DISUSED shops in Cowley will host a gig today after being transformed by a record label into a new music studio.

Independent production company Upcycled Sounds aims to create a 'thriving community gig space', with state-of-the-art equipment to turn empty units at 51 Between Towns Road, in Temple Cowley, into Oxford's newest recording studio.

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Recycled items will be central to the venue, which hosts the launch gig from 7.30pm.

Upcycled Sounds, which is collaborating with arts charity Fusion Sounds, has run a nearby studio and record label for a year.