But where do professionals and enthusiasts buy records in and around Berlin? And where can you buy vinyl to play at home?
Maybe you want to expand your collection, or start collecting for the first time. We’ve asked DJs and music enthusiasts about the kinds of records that Berlin has to offer – check out these stores!
Our top 8 record shops in Berlin
- Hard Wax– The record shop when it comes to electronic music. This Kreuzberg store offers a huge selection and world-famous DJs like Ricardo Villalobos are regular customers.
- Vopo Records – This Prenzlauer Berg-based record shop specializes in punk, rock, hardcore, alternative and hip hop. In addition to a well-assorted range of new and second hand vinyl, it also sells merchandise.
- Gordon Café & Records – An impressive house and techno collection in a cosy café atmosphere with Israeli snacks.
- Bass Cadet Records – Fans of dance and disco classics are catered for in this nice little record shop with friendly staff in Neukölln. The store also sells vintage clothes in line with the vintage vinyl theme.
- Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free – With the latest imports and collector items from a wide range of genres, Mr. Dead & Mrs Free is not just a well-kept secret – Nick Cave is also a fan of this store.
- Jazz Dreams – This is one of the biggest European stores specializing in jazz, blues and boogie, with over 35,000 records. In addition to this extensive collection, Hi-fi components can also be bought a reasonable price.
- Soultrade – Whether it’s soul, funk, hip hop or nu jazz, this wide selection of new and second-hand records caters for both collectors and DJs. It also sells DJ accessories such as cartridges.
- Wowsville Records– Wowsville is a unique store in Kreuzberg specializing in rock’n’roll, R&B, soul, jazz and punk. The shop is actually located in a bar, giving it a smoky atmosphere.
We hope that one of these record shops is the right one for you, and recommend
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Photo by Sebastian Grimm