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New independent record store, Yo-Yo Records, to open in London

The store will break away from Cosmos Records London 

A new independent record store is set to open in London.

Placing a bigger focus on dance and reggae music, as well as 12″s and 7″ singles generally, Cosmos Records London - which originally opened back in 2015 - will re-launch as an independent store, Yo-Yo Records, in Hackney on 21st February. 

Posting on Instagram on Monday 17th February, owners said, "It is with a heavy heart that we would like to announce our upcoming split from Cosmos Records here in London as of closing time this evening, and we will reopen on Friday here at our same location on Hackney Road as a new independent shop."

They continued: "We have nothing but respect and admiration for Cosmos, and it has been an honour and a pleasure to represent the shop here in London for almost five years, but after my 20-year apprenticeship with Cosmos it is time we head out on our own." 

The new store will be based at 324d Hackney Road London, E2 7AX.

Read the full statement below.

The brainchild of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Edwin Pouncey, and Soho Radio's Pete Flanagan, a new record shop called Ecstatic Peace Library recently opened in North London.