Today Kristina Records co-founder Jason Spinks announced the closure of the Dalston-based record store at the end of August 2018. Spinks added that Kristina Records will relocate to a new space, with the exact location and opening dates yet to be revealed.
Opened in 2011 Kristina Records was a welcome addition to East London’s landscape, especially considering the number of record stores that were closing down at that time. Being specialists in new and second hand vinyl Kristina have always harnessed an exceptional supply of records for the discerning listener.
Over the years they have hosted an array of intimate in-stores (Hieroglyphic Being, Deepchord, DJ Dustin, Sacha Mambo, Steve Summers) and expanded their influence by hosting pop-up record stalls and club nights in London named “Dream States” at Dance Tunnel and Corsica Studios.
After 7 years here in Dalston the time has come to move on. We’ll be closing the shop at the end of August and relocating – news about a new spot coming soon so watch this space! We’ve had a great run here, loads of good times and great memories. Really sad to leave but the time is right to start fresh somewhere new!
Thank you to all our customers, followers and supporters over the years. You’ve got a couple of weeks to come and say bye to the place, so pop down for a chat and a beer and buy some records if you can – it will really help with the transition to the new shop!
We will be sharing old pictures, videos and memorabilia from the last 7 years, if you have anything please share, tag us and hashtag #kristinarecords.