New record store, Sound Advice, opens in Belfast


A new record store, Sound Advice, has opened in Belfast.

Created by DJ and producer Marion Hawkes, the store is located in Banana Block, in the PortView Trade Center, and will open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

According to the official Instagram, the shelves will focus on “[p]sounds that fuel club culture, soul & world reissues, nu jazz, indie rock, wave and leftfield. ”Stock will include both new and used records.

Speaking to Vinyl Factory, Hawkes explained his goals: “Belfast has progressed and is becoming a cultural hotspot, the talent coming from Northern Ireland is incredible right now; and although the city has some good ones. record stores, I noticed there was a gap in the market for something more electronic.

“I wanted to create a safe and inclusive space that everyone can enjoy, even those who are just starting to get started with vinyl. I never want it to be intimidating, ”she added.

DJ Mag recently visited the capital of Northern Ireland for the AVA Festival, a key date in Belfast’s electronic music calendar. Meanwhile, Free The Night, a campaign to change what is widely considered to be Europe’s toughest nightlife regulations, continues to push for the country’s liquor licensing laws and regulations. the opening hours of the premises are modified.


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