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I'm here this week. any recommendations?
― maarten, Sunday, 1 February 2009 20:35 (4 years ago) Permalink
― elan, Sunday, 1 February 2009 22:44 (4 years ago) Permalink
where are you going from? mr dead and mrs free is great but is kind of a satellite of london/western stores for berlin kids who want to buy new indie records. i never found some place full of can lps that everyone in germany was bored of or anything.
― schlump, Monday, 2 February 2009 00:32 (4 years ago) Permalink
The last time I visited Berlin, I cannot say I found too many impressive stores at all. But then, what I am looking for is mostly back catalogue stuff, which was very disappointing.
― Geir Hongro, Monday, 2 February 2009 00:51 (4 years ago) Permalink
what kinda back catalogue stuff? i picked up the last tav falco lp and american primitive on record from mr dead, which was really cool, but indicative that it was somewhere well stocked rather than full of really unusual stuff.
― schlump, Monday, 2 February 2009 01:20 (4 years ago) Permalink
If you want to buy electronic and dance music, the best shop I've found in Berlin is Space Hall:
Hardwax is okay for vinyl I guess, but their CD section is minuscule. And even the vinyl section seems to be limited to certain trendy genres, whereas Space Hall has pretty much everything. It's the only place in Berlin where I've managed to find old Air Liquide and Jörg Burger CDs.
― Tuomas, Monday, 2 February 2009 10:39 (4 years ago) Permalink
going weekend after next - anyone know any o those house-clearance / remaindered stock / dead people's collections junk shop style record shops where you might find a motherlode of prince / killing joke / whatever amongst the milva / peter maffay / bap LPs?
― iglu ferrignu, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 07:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
go to the flea market (Flohmarkt) in the Mauerpark for that sort of stuff. good record stalls there.
― cb, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 07:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
go to "Mr.Dead & Mrs.Free" (strange name, I know) on Nollendorf Platz.
there's a lot of good stuff there. I was particularly struck by all the rockabilly vinyl compilations with these vintage hardcore pornography covers.
I also like Station B in Prenzlauerberg.
― The New Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 13:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm heading there for a long weekend in July and would love any record shopping tips, both secondhand and new...
― Barnaby, Hardly, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Staalplaat in (again) Prenzlauerberg for experimental
― Radio XL1 (S-), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 15:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Unless it moved recently Staalplaat is down in Neukölln now, on Flughafenstr.
― pshrbrn, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't doubt it is, I got that recommendation from a friend.
― Radio XL1 (S-), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
i have been living in berlin for more than a year now and i never went to a record store. except saturn, media markt and that sort of crappy megastore. up till two weeks ago - before the u2 stopped its regular schedule - i even walked to nollendorfplatz every morning without realising that there was a record shop close to it. weird.
― alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
What's happened to the u2?
― Radio XL1 (S-), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
if i understood well they are building an elevator at the gleisdreieck. therefore up till september(!) the u2 does not circulate from wittenbergplatz to gleisdreieck. you have to change to the u1 up till gleisdreieck. why do you want to know?
― alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
Station B shut down about 2 years ago. Staalplaat has indeed moved to Flughafenstr.
My top recommendation would be Dense http://www.dense-shop.de/where-to-find-us/ Probably my favourite shop in Berlin. Great selection.
Musik Unter Den Gleisen at the top end of Friedrichstrasse has a pretty decent selection of vinyl & cds including second hand in the basement. I use it a lot, admittedly mostly because it's 5 minutes walk from my flat. http://musikdrehscheibe.de/kont.php4
"Freak Out" on Prenzlauer Allee is a decent enough indie record store http://www.freakoutrecords.com/ Although it's been a while since I've been there..
― Duke, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
also, there's a great place on weserstr. called rumski pumski, or something, except that google tells me it's definitely not that. anyway, run by ed from dense promotion, and seemingly pretty great for avant stuff.
― pshrbrn, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
Want to know 'cause I'm spending a lot of time in Berlin (e.g. this weekend for Matmos, perhaps moving there for a while in August) lately and the U2 goes everywhere I want to go. Oh well, better than when the U1 was closed and I lost convenient transportation to three of my favourite fast-food joints. Sorry for the thread derailment.
― when use becomes abuse (S-), Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
There's always a replacement bus service, it's a bit slower but being Deutsch über Reliable.
― AJD, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
no pun intended, presumably.
― pshrbrn, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
Spacehall mentioned by Tuomas above now has 2 shops next to each other on Zossener Strasse -- one vinyl, one CD. Both very large, new and secondhand. Perhaps worth a visit if you are in Kreuzberg 61.
― Duke, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
Off there on Thursday for the first time... Any further tips?
― Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Monday, 25 July 2011 22:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
rumpsti pumpsti is tucked away down a side street in neukölln & is awesome for soundscape concrete aktionist rumble & drone & abstract laptop music / sound-art http://www.rumpsti-pumsti.com/ Weserstrasse 165 & not so far away from the staalplaat store (Flughafenstr - a 10 minute walk) which reminds me of howard & andy jacques' these records in elephant & castle when that was going - tons of stuff - jap avant prog, field recordings, drone, noise, etc. spacehall in zossener strasse does indeed have a smashing techno vinyl ( vinyl building a couple of doors down from the cd shop, nice tibetan eatery over the road from it ) - you really had better know how the techno you're looking for is categorised tho cos it's all filed by category - is it "retro deep tuesday step" or "dark balaeric nu-afternoon beats" - you can always ask the ladenbesitzer ( or ladensitzer as i like to call'em ). managed to pick up a couple of morphine records 12"s & an oni ayhun - whoop!.never got around to visiting Dense records cos i bust the chain on the bike i borrowed. musikdrehscheibe / musik unter den gleisen: Friedrichstrasse 128 has a rummaging basement but I didn't really see anything of interest - i'm sure that stuff comes & stuff goes there. i'd suggest skipping it if you're on a tight schedule. The Mauerpark Flohmarkt (Sundays) isn't really much of a "flea" market, just stalls and stalls and stalls of guys selling damp old ryuichi sakamoto lps for 30€ a pop - who knows you might get lucky with something but it will take you forever to trawl the whole market ! i got nothing but i enjoyed the stöbern ! there is a good variety there i did see both bogshed & material lps, which makes a change from peter maffay & udo lindenberg, i guess!
― iglu ferrignu, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
2nd hand electronic stuff?
― EDB, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink