A cornerstone of the community, 18 years ago Eldica Records opened on Bradbury Street by Annie Joachim Joseph and her husband Andy Westbury. Andy, once a member of 90’s hip-hop rave outfit 2-Mad, hand-pick’s the records. Annie’s grandmother Eldica Joachim (the shops namesake) was an influential name amongst the West Indian expatriates and music scene of 50s London.
An Aladdin’s cave of familiar sounds you’ve never head before, Eldica provides vinyl selections of sounds from around the world to the DJ’s and collectors of Hackney. As the area has transformed around it, Eldica has resisted, standing strong through plans to demolish Bradbury Street to aid Crossrail in 2016. .
Hear Andy Westbury at our debut show:
Do 4 Love | Newton Ace, Eldica, Lascelle Gordon & Lexus Blondin
Photo by DANIEL JAMES HURST