Articles tagged “record shops”

The Discogs Guide To Amsterdam Record Shops

Amsterdam Record Shops

 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

the-electric-fetus-record-store

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

Record shops Athens

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

Tower Records Shibuya

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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The Discogs Guide To Utrecht Record Shops

Utrecht Record Shops Map

Utrecht is known for the Dom tower, the terraces on the wharves around the canals, and Dick Bruna’s famous creation Nijntje (Miffy). And twice a year, the city of Utrecht turns into the record capital of the world. In April and November thousands of record collectors travel to the center of the Netherlands to visit the […]

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Meet André Martins of Hauz of Wax Before Crate Diggers Amsterdam

On Sunday, October 21st, the second edition of Crate Diggers Amsterdam will take place during Amsterdam Dance Event’s ADE Hangover at NDSM Wharf, Amsterdam. In anticipation, we’ve been highlighting some of the fantastic vendors that will be selling at our booth. André Martins opened Hauz of Wax a little over a year ago with a […]

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Crate Minds: Meet Hans, Of Discostars Amsterdam

Hans Discostars Amsterdam

In this edition of Crate Minds, our recurring series highlighting some of our most active Sellers from all over the world, we’re introducing Discostars Amsterdam! Discostars has been around for 58 years, and in the beginning was a chain of multiple shops scattered around the Dutch capital. Current owner Hans van der Graft has been running […]

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