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NYC Dance Music Institution Halcyon Record Store Reopens Inside Output

DJ Jus-Ed of Underground Quality will "christen the space in a private reception on opening night."

by Alexander Iadarola
03 February 2016, 8:55pm

Image courtesy of Halcyon

On Friday February 5, New York dance music institution, Halcyon, is reopening its record store inside the Williamsburg club, Output.DJ Jus-Ed of esteemed imprint, Underground Quality, is set to "christen the space in a private reception" that night, according to an announcement from the store.

The two-story record shop will doubly function as a café, bar and event space, and is "vaguely styled after a Stasi-era Eastern European diner car," according to the statement. Not just any diner car, though: this one will have a Funktion-One sound system.

Explaining their curatorial intentions for the event space, Halcyon promises to "host frequent events that span the spectrum of DJ and vinyl culture, complementing Output's powerhouse programming by focusing more on the emerging talents, challenging sounds, and fringe styles."

As far as food goes, it looks like they'll be running a strictly artisanal affair, featuring coffee from the likes of For Five Roasters, and brick oven pizza from famous local restaurant Roberta's, of Bushwick.

Last but not least, for those wondering exactly what will be gracing their shelves, they tell buyers to expect a "tightly curated collection of 5,000 titles with selections leaning heavily towards the latest releases in domestic and imported House, Techno, Bass, Hip-Hop and more."

Since opening in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens back in 1999, the Halcyon record store has shifted between a number of NYC locations, including a storefront in Dumbo and an intergalactic-themed pop-up in South Williamsburg.

The new store will be open seven days a week from noon to 8pm. Read Halcyon's full announcement here.

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