From Spain to Netherlands
We have to hand it to vinyls. In this digital day and age where you can just simply download everything on your phone, including music, the gramophone record is still enjoying steady sales and support, all thanks to a loyal community of audiophiles and tastemakers after that warm, nostalgia-rooted sound. Wax definitely sounds better than your average mp3—yes, we said it—but another thing we love about collecting is that record buying is whole experience in and of itself. So, if you ever feel like taking on collecting records as a hobby, here are some of the best record stores in Europe we think you should start with.
Elevate – Berlin
Hidden somewhere in the very hip Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Berlin is Hard Wax, a record store and distribution company founded in 1989. An institution in the Berlin scene, this iconic plattenladen has close ties with the Detroit techno scene, making it a true DJ’s wet-dream.
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Rush Hour – Amsterdam
Just a few metres away from the famous Singel is Rush Hour, one of Amsterdam’s most treasured record stores. Founded by DJ Antal Heitlager in 1997, the shop offers an amazing collection of house, techno, disco, jazz, hip-hop and pop.
Discos Paradiso – Barcelona
A true paradise for records lovers, Discos Paradiso is not only one of the few remaining record stores in the Catalan city, but also the most organised, which makes record hunting a lot more easier (and maybe a little less stressful for people with OCD like us!).