Ninety One Records
Independent Record Shop
Ninety One Records is curated collaboratively by a rotating collective of independent record labels representing the artists playing at Ninety One Living Room as well as the wider community of musicians leading the underground new-jazz and world music scenes in London.
The independent labels involved, including Wah Wah 45s, Gearbox and Funkiwala reflect the multicultural integration of the musician communities that is unique to London, and what better place to present this than the historically Bangla community of Brick Lane.
Come and browse the collection Monday-Friday during the day, when a turntable and headphones are available for your listening use. Alternatively, drop into see one of the represented bands play live on Fridays and Saturdays and leave with their album in your bag.
Summer Collection Curated by Gearbox Records
Our current residency is with the excellent Gearbox Records.
Founded in 2009, Gearbox has already established a strong catalogue of work from previously unreleased archive jazz to contemporary artists including alternative jazz, folk and electronic genres. Music is available around the world through a global physical distribution network, its own online music store, and most of the digital streaming platforms.
‘With its satisfyingly fat vinyl platters, audiophile-friendly dIGITAL and imaginative catalogue of rediscovered gems (plus new recordings), LP specialist Gearbox is becoming one of the wonders of the age’ Philip Johnson, The Independent
Spring Collection Curated by Funkiwala
This month’s residency is with the always-excellent Funkiwala Records. Funkiwala Records was created by musicians Kishon Khan and Justin Thurgur, who for over twenty years have been at the heart of a global music community based in London. The label was set up to represent some of the unique music coming out of this scene – British Afro-Jazz, Sufi Samba, Bengali Reggae, Cuban Funk, Mystic Dub, BanglaAfroLatinJazz – a scene committed to breaking down musical borders.
“If further proof were needed that London is a hotbed of cross-culturally inspired expression, it’s new record label Funkiwala”