A unique playlist created by Hachi Record Shop and Bar. We have started with a new project for all the vinyl lovers in the world. We create listening experiences that capture the unique essence of cool places that we love. By listening to these original mixes, you’ll feel like as if you were there in person.
Vol. 1 – BEFORE9, Located Karasuma-Oike, Kyoto Japan- Since we wanted to start this project, we wanted to create a listening experience that captures the unique essence of BEFORE9 which is our sister bars. BEFORE9 is a craft beer and craft sake bar located in the center of Kyoto. We have restored a traditional wooden townhouse, a “machiya”, to a modern bar, where you can enjoy both the present and the past while meeting new people over artisanal drinks.
The theme of Before 9’s playlist is “Traditional Modern”. Karasuma-Oike, where the bar is located, is in the middle of Kyoto’s office area. Tall office buildings are standing side by side with traditional wooden houses, an area where traditional culture is handed down as well as new things being created. An area where you can enjoy both modern craft beer as well as traditional sake. That’s the spirit that I tried to capture in this mix.
You can listen the playlist from this article, and of course you can purchase some vinyls at our online store and shop. Stay tuned!
– Written by Hachi Record Shop and Bar DJ Yamaguchi