Long Live Vinyl!
No matter what new digital technology may hit the market, devoted vinyl lovers
never lose their loyalty to the good old-fashioned record. For decades, vinyl devotees, music hobbyists, and professional DJs have been flocking to Hard Wax, a Kreuzberg temple of techno founded in 1989 that has built a solid reputation as one
of the best record sources in the city. Nestled in a red-bricked courtyard off the Landwehr Canal, Hard Wax is housed in a former printing factory whose raw, post-industrial feel is the perfect platform for some of the underground styles that drove Berlin’s world-famous electronic music scene. From Detroit house to dubstep, retro Italo disco to the latest minimal techno,
there’s a wealth of both popular and rare vinyl to discover, plus accessories like record bags and t-shirts. Fans from further afield can keep their record collections
fresh and up to date via Hard Wax’s online shop. Paul- Lincke- Ufer 44a. T: 030 61130111. www.hardwax.com