After seven years, the record shop is moving on from its Stoke Newington Road home.
"After seven years here in Dalston the time has come to move on," the shop's owners said in an Instagram post. Kristina Records is located along the same stretch of road that's home to NTS Radio plus venues like Birthdays and Dalston Superstore.
The shop hasn't confirmed where its new home will be, but confirmed its current location will shut at the end of August. The post added: "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."
🚨 ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨. . 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. KR xx . . . #kristinarecords #recordshop #vinyl #records
The sands in Dalston really are shifting. 7 years ago @kristinarecords opened its doors and rapidly became a key part of the busy, vibrant and culturally exciting Kingsland Road music and dance scene, alongside Dance Tunnel, NTS Radio, Dalston Superstore, Vogue Fabrics and numerous parties in basements, bars, snooker halls, kebabs shops and pretty much anywhere else you could set up a pair of turntables or CDJs. . The shop was always buzzing with energy and excitement, and you could almost guarantee that you would bump into a friend, fellow DJ or promoter every time you ventured through the door. Great selections, old and new filled the racks and a number of now established label owners and producers could be found behind the jump – @lobstertheremin , @going_good , and @janefitzhq to name a few. There were some legendary in-stores too, @dezandresmahogani and @hunchmusic standout (imagine that now!), along with those we did for Thunder, such as Patrice Scott, Keith Worthy and Linkwood. . It’s shame to see the shop move, but Dalston has changed, feeling of frontier has dissolved and the electricity that once crackling through the Friday night air has dissipated, replaced by Coran designed new-build apartments and investment bankers. Maybe they aren’t so interested in old Chicago house records or the latest German imports? Hopefully this is just the start of new chapter for shop but maybe pop in before it goes, buy a record, have a chat, then pop into Dalston Superstore for a drink and savour a few minutes of what that small strip of road the most exciting place in London for a time. . Good luck @jason_spinks x __________ #kristinarecords #dalston #recordshop #recordshopping #gentrification #kingslandroad
Back in 2016 we visited Kristina Records for an edition of The Hour.