Blackmarket Records - D&B no longer downstairs.....

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  1. theraw

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    Went in to Blackmarket yesterday and went downstairs to check the D&B out, there was no records down there whatsoever, just some fit bird selling serato and traktor controllers for a company called Beat Control (or something like that), all the D&B is now upstairs next to the house music!!!!!!!! :mad: Man that basement has been legendary for D&B for sooo many years i'm quite sad that it's gone, i remember going in on a Saturday years ago and Nikki Blackmarket would be behind the decks mixing and handing out records. Anyway, just thought i'd give ya a heads up and see what people's thoughts are, i guess it's just another sign that vinyl sales are on the decline unfortunately....
     
  2. jsmith89

    jsmith89 Hmph..... silly...

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    whattt?? sucks man, got a certain satisfaction from asking to go downstairs some afternoons with no-one actually staffed down there, got the whole basement to myself mmm
     
  3. theraw

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    yeah man, it only happened a couple of days ago apparently, the guy upstairs didn't know anything about D&B either so i'm guessing they've ditched some of the staff from downstairs as well....
     
  4. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    Damn.
    Well at least they are still open.
     
  5. rj_dnb

    rj_dnb Well-Known Member

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    No more basement sessions then
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    Rinsed that album for a looong time
     
  6. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    fuuz3r KRISTJAN V

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    and who's fault is this? :D
     
  8. Mr_Whitty

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    Shit! They said they were having a revamp of the downstairs part... Damn, at least BM is open still
     
  9. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    I don't think they have sacked anyone as far as I've heard.
     
  10. evermind

    evermind Broken Symmetry

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    I went there last week and I was told it was being refurbished
     
  11. Mr_Whitty

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    Gonna go today so will find out what's happenming lol
     
  12. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    no disrespect to BM, but everytime I go to Soho to get records I always seem to find something better in Sister-Ray.

    Sad news though. Hopefully its just a refurb or something.
    Sign of the times though, people shop online more nowadays.
     
  13. charlie131

    charlie131 Well-Known Member

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    damn, miss pink has probably gone then, thats a shame, when i was buying vinyl, youngsta was working there, always used to give me the low down on what was happening with tempa and recommend good vinyl's dnb or dubstep...

    Shame
     
  14. Mr_Whitty

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    She's still there
     
  15. Mr_Whitty

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    Yep beat control take up the basement now! All vinyl upstairs!
     
  16. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    Used to spend loads of time in there, seems a bit of a shame no downstairs now. Might have to go pop my head in and have a look.
     
  17. jsmith89

    jsmith89 Hmph..... silly...

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    went in today they're selling some tech stuff downstairs now as someone else mentioned too, seems a shame really. need to find me a new dnb bassment
     
  18. daz_dj

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    I am sure vinyl will be avaliable at BM, definately agree I bet most people on here will have memories of the basement, nothing beats the feel of vinyl. One record shop still striving on during these difficult times.
     
  19. Mr_Whitty

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    They needed them to come in to survive I suppose! Sign of the times!
     
  20. evermind

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    Just went to Soho to check out vinyl stores. BM soho now officially sucks for DnB, they have such a poor selection (imo). I didn't think I'd find any DnB in the other stores, Phonica didn't have any but to my surprise I was more lucky in Reckless and another one, can't remember the name. Where do you go for DnB vinyl? Online is the way to go now I guess...