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Fresh Design To Launch May 4th

So 2020 has not gone to plan for any of us.


The CoronaVirus Pandemic has resulted

in the San Portablo 1901 shop

on the Riverside in Central Port Talbot

being temporarily closed.

The San Portablo 1901 label

has evolved since 2016

in an olde skool fashion

with sales primarily being made in the shop itself

and where we get to meet an know the customer base

on a face to face basis.

Mainly its people whom were born or lived,

or worked or played in San Portablo

but we have also maintained online support

from places like Llandeilo, Llansamlet, Llantrisant and Llandaff

and we have customers who live on boats on the Thames,

who live in New South Wales, Texas and beyond.


Since the Lockdown the 1901 label

has had to adapt its old skool ways and adhere to the 21st century

and for the first time since it was forged in 2016

San Portablo is going to release

a fresh design online on May 4th.


During lockdown we have been listening to a lot of 90's hip hop

- Gang Starr, Wu Tang Clan, Tribe Called Quest, Missy Elliot, Galliano, Massive Attack, De La Soul, Snoop, Salt n Pepa,

as well as Indie Dance like Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Northside, The La's, Primal Scream.


We have been listening to house music

and recalling events

Like 'Pulse' in Swansea University, 'Meaning of Life' parties that went ahead across the hills of south Wales,

Sunrise, Raindance, Fantazia, Universe

and of course the Pirate Radio Stations

that were spread across the London Radio Dial

like Pulse, Rinse, Don, Innocence, Kool and Galaxy...


It was a time when the first wave of UK urban art

was becoming prominent and