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New record shop to open on Bristol's Gloucester Road

Disk Frisk is due to open in late April

  • Aneesa Ahmed
  • 24 March 2022
New record shop to open on Bristol's Gloucester Road

A new record store, called Disk Frisk, is due to open in April at Bristol's Gloucester Road.

Disk Frisk will mostly sell used recordings from the 1970s to the early 2000s, and will be run by local DJs Kane Orchard (AKA Kayne the Hermit) and Corey Miller (AKA Morey Cillar). After starting off with a virtual storefront on Instagram, the two finally decided to open a physical location.

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Disk Frisk are known for their rare international selections, which include Raghunath Seth, and Kaifi Azmi's 'Kahaan Tak Aasmaan Hai' - a disco-infused Bollywood synth compilation, and a Caribbean Flava All Star dub 7-inch.

Writing on Instagram, Disk Frisk say that this has been a project that they're excited for and that they're grateful for all of the support they got for their virtual marketplace on Instagram.

Kane and Corey said: "A crazy few months doing this just from our own homes, especially with one of us working a full time job. We want to thank all the people who have bought from us and supported the instagram which has ultimately allowed us to get this far and make the jump to a physical space so soon!"

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The location of the store, along the iconic Gloucester Road, will situate the record shop in the heart of all the action, and near other creative boutiques, studios and music shops.

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Pat Muncaster, one of the building directors, told RA "The shop space is part of a larger building soon to fully open as The Old Drumbank Studios, a new mixed-use co-working and creative space in Bristol.

"It was formerly home to one of the city's most well-known and long-running musical equipment shops, band rehearsal and practice rooms. However, after being vacated early on in the COVID-19 Pandemic and left empty for over a year, it began to descend into a state of disrepair. It's now being completely refurbished, with a new lease of life being breathed into it.

"We wanted to do something cool with the old shop space, and so it felt like a natural fit to work with Disk Frisk and keep that part of the building as a space serving Bristol's music community. It also ties in with one of our core aims in taking on the building, which was to be able to support and provide platforms for up and coming businesses."

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For more information, make sure you're following Disk Frisk on Instagram.

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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