T.U.M.N is a multipurpose community hub for electronic music fans in the heart of Barcelona, Spain.
Recently opened, ‘The Underground Music Network’ is spread across two floors and has a record store, radio station, booking agency, networking space and recording studio.
It also offers production and DJ classes for those looking to improve their skills or take their first steps towards the creative side of the music they love.
The person behind the launch is Jimi Disko, the founder of the vinyl record distribution service Subwax and record store of the same name.
Jimi was looking to upgrade the Subwax store, but his plans expanded after he fell in love with a much larger location than he was originally looking for. So instead he decided to take over the new space, and expand on his plans to create a community hub.
In Jimi’s own words: “The Underground Music Network is more than a record store: it’s a collaborative centre which will shape and reshape itself with projects and artists involved on many different levels. The project has great meaning to me as I want to use my experience to give something back, mainly by helping young producers and DJ’s get started and also to make the whole Barcelona scene stronger, more versatile and less commercial.”
The Underground Music Network first opened its doors to the public on Tuesday the 1st of June, and that includes the new record store that at full capacity will stock up 10,000 records.
Subwax is also a successful record label run by Jimi, and through the space he will also be running classes and seminars for those looking to set up or run a record label.
Subwax Distribution will also continue, but become its own separate entity run by Baldo Gallego & Paul Marele. Giving a statement they said: “We were very excited when the opportunity arose to take over the distribution side of Subwax. The distribution service has been around for years, with a strong roster of releases and we felt it shouldn’t stop there. Our goal is to grow Subwax into an established name within the world of record distribution, continuing to deliver mostly vinyl exclusive releases, but we aren’t ruling out the possibility to expand to digital distribution in the future, without cutting back on quality.”
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