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Ambient Soho was a record shop in London’s Berwick Street that was run by Rocket (who was also the artist Further previously here) that specialised in ambient music in the early 90s. They released a couple of limited edition EPs in 1996, from which today’s tracks are taken. The shop closed in the later 90s but the label set up to release the music – Worm Interface – is still operating today. Do go and visit and buy something. The featured artist is Dunderhead. An odd name for an ambient act. But there you go. Turns out it was Nigel Smith. In this incarnation, he produced some dreamy jazz-influenced ambient – a genre now sadly overlooked.


2001 Ambient Soho was forced to close due to development and lived on for a few more months in side of Dragon Discs in Camden (also owned by Rocket) When Dragon Discs closed Both shops were combined and went on to be a Festival Pop up shop known as Records Rock Selling new and used vinyl at many of the uk festivals notably Green Man Big Chill Glastonbury and many more.This has been going on for the last 12 years in September 2013 a new premises was found and reopened as Vinyl at 4 Tanners Hill. SE84PJ in Deptford 10 mins walk from Greenwich and New Cross there is a Coffee Bar, Gallery and record shop. Vinyldeptford.co.uk

(July 15, 2014) Mr Gra said:Always wondered what happened to this shop-still got lots of records and cd's I bought there-Metri and various Weatherall white-label Emissions spring straight to mind..thanks for the update!
When Berwick St was at it's best x

Richard Guy

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"Ambient Soho" was a record shop in London’s Berwick Street that was run by Rocket (3) (who was also the artist Further (2) previously there). It specialized in ambient music in the early 90s. They released a couple of limited edition recordings. In 1994 the shop set up a record label: Worm Interface. Some few of the previously released tracks were re-released on that label.

In 2001 "Ambient Soho" was forced to close due to development and lived on for a few more months in side of "Dragon Discs" in Camden (also owned by Rocket). When "Dragon Discs" closed both shops were combined and went on to be a festival pop-up shop known as "Records Rock" selling new and used vinyl at many of the UK festivals notably Green Man Big Chill Glastonbury and many more.This has been going on for around 12 years. In late 2013 a new premises was found and reopened as "Vinyl" at 4 Tanners Hill. SE84PJ in Deptford. There is a Coffee Bar, Gallery and record shop

Murf Woram

Ambient SoHo was a great little shop, based on the North half of Berwick St…. Always had a few bits worth picking up


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