A huge record fair is coming to the Northern Quarter

Manchester Record Fair
23 November 2017 (7pm-late)



Vinyl’s second coming is going from strength to strength and music enthusiasts will have another opportunity to top up their collection.

Manchester’s famous vinyl culture will be on show as labels new and old descend on Common later this month. New music, old music, weird music, forgotten favourites and maligned classics, be transported to the future through the medium of the past.

Alongside the all the music on offer will be prints from some of Manchester’s finest independent artistic talent.

Participating sellers confirmed so far are –

Eastern Bloc

Established in 1985, Eastern Bloc’s long running championing of record culture in Manchester needs little introduction! One of the earliest UK record shops Supporting and importing dance music, previously located in Afflecks Palace and now residing in Stephenson Square few shops in the world, never mind Manchester can boost such a wealth of previous customers and staff, including Laurent Garnier, Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Sasha, Chemical Brothers, DJ Marky, Anthony Shake Shakir, Pepe Bradock, Josh Wink, Ben Sims, Derrick Carter, Carl Cox, and Marcus Intelex amongst others. Eastern Bloc remains a relevant and positive force in Manchester and we look forward to what goodies they will bring down to Common on the 23rd!

Natural sciences
Under the firm hands of label boss Animal, Natural Sciences have been steering a steady course through the murky waters of warped house, mutant techno and freak inducing electro for some time now.

Banana Hill
Beginning life as a successful eclectic night stemming from Sheffield but spreading across the country, the brainchild of Cervo and JVC, Banana Hill serves up rhythm infected dance floor music across a truly diverse spectrum. The Label of the same name maintains this identity, whilst only fledging its debut, fielding a sensitive set of edits by Cervo of Moroccan musician Mijid Bekkas, stays loyal to the original instrumentation but rolling in its bassline.

Leon Paddock (Private collection)
Leon paddock is a longtime Manchester collector and part of local label Ourtime Music. While Ourtime’s main focus is on deep, melodic, Detroit style techno Leon’s personal collection knows no boundaries and it is from these deep crates he will be selling! Expect to see an array of rare gems on sale featuring Electro, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Boogie, Disco, Post Punk, New Wave, Indie, House, Techno, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Balearic, Soundtracks, Ambient, Dub, Reggae, Afro, Jazz, I.D.M.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant