Brixton’s Beloved Record Store, Universal Roots Records, Set to Close its Doors

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Brixton’s Beloved Record Store, Universal Roots Records, Set to Close its Doors

Universal Roots Records, a beloved record store in Brixton, South London, has sadly announced its decision to close its doors on Saturday, July 29.

In a statement shared by Brixton Buzz, Jah Lingwa, the owner of Universal Roots Records, cited several reasons for the store’s closure, including the challenging cost of living crisis and the impact of Brexit. The economic climate in recent years has made it increasingly difficult to sustain the business.

Lingwa also mentioned that negative interactions with a few individuals played a part in the final decision. As a peaceful person, he expressed a desire to distance himself from such negative vibes and energies.

A look inside Universal Roots Records in Reliance Arcade, Brixton – Brixton  Buzz

After five years of dedicated service, Universal Roots Records, located in Brixton’s Reliance Arcade, has been a haven for reggae, dub, lovers rock, roots, and ska music enthusiasts. The store’s closure will mark the end of an era, leaving behind cherished memories and a strong impact on the local community.

Universal Roots Records expressed heartfelt gratitude to all the loyal customers who supported the store throughout its journey. Lingwa thanked “all the beautiful people” and expressed immense appreciation for the great experiences, wonderful encounters, and the joy of sharing incredible tunes with the community.

As Universal Roots Records bids farewell, it leaves a legacy of pure vibes and a significant contribution to the vibrant music scene in Brixton.


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