Have-A-Break: Crate Minds

As most of our readers know, Crate Minds is a recurring series where we highlight Sellers from all over the world with a spotless trajectory at Discogs. Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to Have-A-Break, a German online record store specializing in Drum & Bass and Jungle.

When looking for new records or hunting down those releases that you have on your Wantlist, finding a seller that matches your tastes on Discogs can be really helpful. For those searching for records in a wide-range of electronic genres, Have-A-Break is a highly-rated and relevant seller based in Germany.

Their trajectory at Discogs seems unstoppable with a staggering number of orders since 2012 and a Seller Rating that speaks for itself. It’s a pleasure for us to introduce you to Have-a-Break.

What’s the name of your shop?


How long have you been selling records on Discogs?

I started selling at Discogs back in 2012.

How did you get into selling records?

I was always very dissatisfied with the inventory other vinyl stores had around my location, especially the Drum & Bass and Jungle assortment. I started buying records for myself directly from the UK and found that many other friends wanted to buy the vinyl records I had. So it began. I started selling records on eBay in 2003 and created my own online record store back in 2004.

Have-A-Break website

What is your favorite record store right now? Why?

It’s my own record store of course! :-)
I don’t want to sound cocky, but the reason is that I have been working on it for nearly 15 years now and have curated a store for Drum & Bass, Jungle, Dubstep, and Breakbeat.

What is your favorite record of all-time?

I don’t have a favorite record of all-time because every situation and mood needs different music. One of my most-played records is Adam F – Circles. It’s a timeless D&B classic.

What is the most valuable item you’ve ever sold?

A Remarc! ‎- Help Me 12″ copy sold for about €200.

What does your own record collection look like?

A lot of deep & classic Drum & Bass and Jungle records.

What has been your best record find?

There are a lot but I think I’ll pick the early Photek tracks.

What is your number one tip for Buyers on Discogs?

My number one tip is for you to include items in your cart and order those items from us!
Joking aside, we offer free worldwide shipping for orders of €150 or more and free shipping inside Germany for orders of €70+. Most of our customers shop until they reach the amount for free shipping. This saves them money and saves us time!

Find your new favorite record at Have-A-Break’s impressive record store.

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Javi Gómez Martínez
Javi is a Spanish immigrant currently living in Amsterdam and our social media and blog guy. When he's not working 9 to 5 (what a way to make a living), he spends his days obsessing about music, spending his Discogs salary on attending gigs and festivals, and going to the movies more than any doctor would recommend.
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