Recently Gabriela Helfet reported on the Vinyl Factory website the news that a new audiophile bar and coffee shop pop-up called Moonglow London has recently opened in Dalston. The Pop-up opened on the 25th of October and will stay open until 18 November.
The concept is based on the kissa jazz listening bars of Tokyo. For those not familiar with this Anton Spice wrote an interesting article also published on the Vinyl Factory website titled “A visual chronicle of Tokyo’s disappearing jazz bars”. For those audiophile freaks among us, Moonglow’s sound-system includes Tannoy Arden Mk1 speakers, with custom crossovers built by Reference Fidelity Components; a Thorens TD124 Mk2, with an original Thorens BTD 12s tonearm, all refurbished by Schopper AG; and an EAR Yoshino 834 integrated amplifier and 834p phono stage.
Project initiator Charlie Osborne said, “I will be putting my record collection behind the bar itself, using my own hifi, and running the place on my own with the occasional help of my wife, family, and friends, with all profits going to the Steve Reid Foundation.” He went on to say “The plan is for record collectors, DJs, and personalities to come and play the kind of music that they may not normally get the chance to play out in public – the bar will not really be focused on dancing in a club sense, although it should ramp up to something fun at the end of each night!”
More Information can be found on their Instagram page here.
Last modified: October 31, 2018