NOT a dusty old vintage vinyl shop, this one. The Cockburn Street (pronounced Co-burn!) music store is full of brand new LP’s and singles for the 21st century.
Having started life in a basement in Old Town, Underground Solu’shn specialises in more beat-oriented records: Hip-Hop, House, Funk, Electric and Techno, as well as Jazz and some Indie. I tend to drop in for a specific record, or to browse the new releases. It’s a joy to sift through their well-chosen stacks of LP’s and singles, without any fluff or padding. There are also plenty of CD’s, and a few niche music magazines on sale.
Underground Solu’shn is quite pricey, as their records are brand new, but the many new releases and left-field genres they stock set them apart from most vinyl shops. The staff are clued-up not only about the music in their store, but the wider Edinburgh scene, so it’s worth asking about live gigs and new band recommendations. Pick up a few flyers while you’re there as well.