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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:24 PM

useful info:
http://www.nu-breed.co.uk/camden/docs/history.htm

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The Camden Records stall was set up in the late 80s by the original owner Horace. At the time they sold all types of dance music, particulalry US House and Garage as well as Euro Techno. During the early 90s the stall became extremely popular as it was one of the first shops in London to start stocking the new UK underground hardcore sound that was just beginning to blow up. Many famous faces passed through regularly to stock up on the latest tunes.

Due to the huge success of the stall Horace teamed up with a man called Sash to open another shop on the Kings road in Chelsea. They decided call it Lucky Spin Records. Both shops were shifting huge quantites of vinyl, the next step was to set up a record label. Two labels were launched - Camden Tunes and Lucky Spin Records.

Sasha and Horace's partnership broke a few years later, Horace kept the stall, while Sasha kept the shop but decided to sell it to Moving Shadow who re-opened it as Section 5 Records.

Camden kept on going with a patchy appearance schedule until 2000 when it was bought by Snypa and T-Lite from Slow Motion Records alongside Lemz, one of the original employees (and later co-owner after Horace sold his share).


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Posted 11 April 2006 - 10:10 PM

:laugh: that's haste's website.

Since Camden Tunes the label only released in 1993 and 1994, I think it should listed as being owned by Horace and Sasha Cohen (and thus be related to Lucky Spin et al).

As for ownership of the Lucky Spin label...  :blink: do we add Horace?

Hastey?

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 09:40 AM

To be honest I haven't got a clue. Horace defiitely ran Camden Tunes but I'm not sure about his involvement in Lucky Spin.

I could ask Sacha, of course ;)
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Posted 12 April 2006 - 09:40 AM

that'd work  :wink:

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:25 PM

Camden Tunes was just Horace.

Luckyspin etc. was Sacha

Where did we get Horace Cohen from??
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 01:05 PM

View PostPhokus, on Apr 11 2006, 11:10 PM, said:

Since Camden Tunes the label only released in 1993 and 1994, I think it should listed as being owned by Horace and Sasha Cohen (and thus be related to Lucky Spin et al).

What should it be?

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 01:08 PM

I don't know his surname, I don;t think anyone really does. He's just known as Horace
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 08:22 PM

I e-mailed Sacha about this twice and PMed him, and he ignored all of them.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 02:59 PM

Does anyone know what month Moving Shadow opened up Section 5 on Kings Road in Chelsea? I've got it down as February 1994. Apologies if this has already been mentioned elsewhere.

I was listening to JJ's upload of Richie on Coastal Radio - 13th December 1993 on deepinsidetheoldskool. During the show he mentions Playford having started working on a special track with Goldie (Inner City Life), which I find to be surprising, as I didn't think that would have been started in 1993. This got me thinking when Shadow relocated from Stevenage to Soho, and whether the relocation in any way coincided with the opening of Section 5?

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:30 PM

JJ got back to me:

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it was around February 1994 as Steve Lyall left Lucky Spin in late 1993 and there were adverts for the new shop in the March 94 magazines


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:50 PM

Confused by this bit

View Postsk, on 11 April 2006 - 09:24 PM, said:

useful info:
http://www.nu-breed....ocs/history.htm
"Camden kept on going with a patchy appearance schedule until 2000 when it was bought by Snypa and T-Lite from Slow Motion Records alongside Lemz, one of the original employees (and later co-owner after Horace sold his share)."

What appearance schedule was that?
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

From page 8 of Eternity Magazine Issue 15:

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Lucky Spin records is relocating to new premises and will be opening from the 28th February at, 103 Holloway Road, London N7.

Now to find out when Shadow relocated from Stevenage. We know Playford was still there at the time of writing Inner City Life from this:

https://web.archive....les/goldie.html

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:18 AM

Moving Shadow feature in Eternity Magazine Issue 23 (November 1994) :

"It is run from a small lounge on the outskirts of Stevenage, near London, and I went over to interview the main man behind all operations, Rob"