Long Live Vinyl!

Where Berlin - - SHOPPING -

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

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