East In West Vinyl Archive

In 1970 Mohammed Ayub founded Oriental Star Agencies in Birmingham. This record store and label became one of the most influential and important parts of South Asian history and diaspora in the UK and worldwide.

Before the store had to close in 2017, True Form Projects rescued much of the record collection and other artifacts in order to archive them and keep them protected for future generations. As part of our 3-year National Heritage Lottery Funded project, we are archiving over 3000 records and will be collecting memories of the music and culture contained in these important records.

For more information please email us at [email protected] and look at the work so far here.