Articles tagged “record shops”

6 Digging Spots You Can’t Miss In Melbourne

 Melbourne (population 5 million), known for its amazing selection of food and coffee, AFL (a strange game where people in the smallest shorts imaginable kick an egg-shaped ball around a giant egg-shaped park) and general quality of life, may not be the capital city of Australia, it isn’t even the biggest… but when it […]

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What’s The Best New Digging Hotspot In Sydney?

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 Sydney has seen a lot of changes in regards to record stores over the past decade, but right now it’s looking like the city’s vinyl specialist stores are once again growing in numbers… especially in Newtown and Enmore, located conveniently in the Inner West of Sydney. All within a short walking distance from each […]

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Ladies Love Vinyl: A Digger’s Guide To Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is quickly becoming a must-visit city in Europe in terms of gastronomy, design, and its enormous “hygge-factor” (hygge is the national word for ‘cozy’), but Copenhagen is also more than worth a visit for vinyl lovers. According to Vinylhub, Denmark is home to 58 shops and just 5.6 million inhabitants, which makes it pretty […]

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The Discogs Guide To Amsterdam Record Shops

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 With a Discogs office based in Amsterdam, how could we not have a Discogs Guide to Amsterdam Record Shops? Whether you’re into Techno, World Music, Funk, Soul, Rock, Classical Music or Dutch ‘Smartlappen’, and whether you like your record shops spacious and stylish, more cosy or rough around the edges: with around 30 record […]

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The Top 10 Weird Record Store Names

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The names of record stores worldwide can be wild. And they can be wild because most of them are independent and don’t need to be vetted by big corporations’ focus groups and marketing execs. It is a similar trend with comic books stores and our dearly departed friends, video rental stores (RIP). Our ability to […]

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A Crate Digger’s Guide To Edinburgh Record Shops

The Scottish capital is simply stunning, from medieval lanes to mountainous surrounds shadowed by the beautiful Edinburgh Castle. Beneath Edinburgh’s historically drenched touristic wow-factor lies a diggers treasure trove, with a plethora of record shops scattered across the city that will keep all types of collectors busy. Last week we went on an Irn-Bru powered […]

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Interview With Discogs Seller minty-vinyl

We interviewed Guenter Herke, a prolific seller of Discogs and mastermind behind eccentric label Slowboy Records. His shop in Düsseldorf, also called Slowboy Records, is a treasure trove of rare and in-demand vinyl. We caught up on the inspiration behind his label, that one time Henry Rollins dropped by the shop after closing, and a […]

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10 Reasons To Go Record Shopping In Athens, Greece

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Last year, we visited Athens, Greece for the first time and were blown away by the record scene there. As if the astonishing Acropolis rising up in the middle of the city, the mouth-watering food, and the beautiful weather weren’t enough! Here are 10 reasons to go record shopping in Athens and book your flight […]

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Digging in Tokyo: Tower Records

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Yep, that’s right –  Tower Records still exists! Not only does a Tower Records still exist in Tokyo, but it’s freaking huge. Nine stories to be exact. Ten if you count their basement performance venue. Tower Records, Shibuya is actually one of the biggest music retail outlets in the world. The nine-story shop is approximately 5,000 square […]

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The Discogs Guide To Taipei Record Shops (Taiwan)

Ni Hao! In late January, the Discogs crew went to Taipei, Taiwan to attend the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals IX and partner up for an after-party, the Bastid’s BBQ. As you may know, Taipei is one of the most popular tourist cities in Asia, however vinyl culture and record shops over there have […]

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