October 26, 2007
Breakbeat Science and halcyon, two pillars of NYC’s electronic dance music
industry with a long history of collaboration, have joined forces to better
serve the DJ community. The two specialty music retailers will remain
independent, but will operate from one seemlessly integrated, easily
accessible, full service location, at halcyon the shop, 57 Pearl Street in
Dumbo, Brooklyn’s fashionable waterfront district.
At halcyon the shop, customers will find a separate section curated by the BBS staff and populated with the same catalog of top notch Drum and Bass and Dubstep vinyl they have come to expect. New releases will be received every Friday. Shoppers will be treated to the same friendly atmosphere and excellent service that has been a hallmark of halcyon’s tenure on the scene.
Internet buyers will be able to browse and purchase the new BBS releases via halcyon’s new e-comm site at www.halcyontheshop.com. To celebrate the union, BBS DJs will join the halcyon DJs for an official inaugural event on Friday, November 2, 7-9pm, at the shop’s weekly “NÃ¼ Pschidt” session, where new beats are previewed live in the mix. “NÃ¼ Pschidt” is broadcast live from halcyon the shop on www.dailysession.com.
The unconventional pairing of these two venerable brands has roots that date back to 1999 when, shortly after the launch of halcyon, (then a DJ-lounge/vinyl shop in the Carroll Gardens area of Brooklyn,) the BBS DJs began a weekly residency dedicated to showcasing a sophisticated, “chill” strain of Drum and Bass. Although halcyon’s shop yielded the sale of Drum and Bass records to BBS, “Acupuncture,” as the night was known, became a staple of NYC nightlife and a home to the BBS crew, running weekly on Fridays for the full five years halcyon spent at it’s birthplace; ending only when halcyon transformed into halcyon the shop, relocating to it’s current location in 2004. BBS founder DB recalls, “halcyon and BBS have enjoyed a longstanding relationship, so it’s no accident that when we needed to relocate BBS, we chose to partner with them again. Our audience is down with halcyon and there is a lot of mutual respect amongst our staffs.”
For NYC’s beat afficianados, the unification of Breakbeat Science’s unparalleled expertise in the Dubstep and Drum and Bass genres with halcyon the shop’s obsessively curated collection of House, Techno, Funk and more, promises a return to the day when the record shop was musical crossroads where open minded DJs could freely explore a diverse spectrum of sounds. halcyon owner, Shawn Schwartz explains, “halcyon has always celebrated musical diversity and promoted interaction amongst the various facets of the broader community, so we’re excited to welcome the Breakbeat Science massive back into the fold.”
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About halcyon the shop
halcyon the shop is a dynamic concept space in Dumbo,