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Time there half/full day
Time to visit 11am onwards
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Getting there Train: Parliament or Victoria Park /Tram: 86

If you are chasing vinyl records this guide will have your day sorted with a record shop every 200 metres. Visiting 7 records stores and a few bars to help you along the way. These stores will have pretty much every genres you are looking for, new, old, rare and classics, all for a fair price.

 

northside records

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Northside Records is in Monocle top 100 retail stores worldwide and owner Chris Gill brings the funk every Thursday on his show “The Get Down” broadcasted at midday on Three Triple R Melbourne Community Radio Station. At Northside you will find the records Chris plays on his show and many many more. You can expert to walk out with a bag full of vinyl. Northside hold live regular instore events and has their own record label that helps local musicians get their music on wax and into the world. www.northsiderecords.com.au | 236 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

 

Searchers records

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Searchers started as a book store. Then, in 2012 bassist of Melbourne band Architecture in Helsinki - Sam Perry and his friend Jakob Schmitt  brought the business and started to push more vinyl. Now, the store is somewhat of a music library with floor to ceiling records. These maybe the deepest crate in all of Melbourne, it is one of those record stores you will never walk out of empty handed. www.thesearchers.com.au | 93 Smith St, Fitzroy | 03 9939 0096

 

Plug seven records

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Owner of Plug Seven, Ari Roze has been digging for over 20 years. Now, he has hauled tens of thousand of records from all over world into the Smith Street shop. Here you will find rare gems, classics and they always have some local heat too. Their weekly record drops are large and if your fast you will pick up some well sort after records. Their crates have a big selections of hip-hop, rap, soul, jazz, blues, disco, latin and all that funky shit. www.plugseven.com | 313A Smith St, Fitzroy | 03 9029 6194

 

Skydiver Records

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Vinyl for the dance floor. Skydiver was started in 2016 by three local DJs who have their fingers in many pies. From Daydreams International, Animals Dancing, Octalogic, Orca and even Everyday Coffee. Dig the deep crates into house, techno, disco, italo, synth-pop, new beat, new wave, cosmic and ambient. www.skydiverrecords.com | A/167 Johnston St, Collingwood | 03 9995 9050

 

dutch vinyl

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This place got its name because the owner Tam Patton and Mark Reuten brought 1000’s of records from Holland to Melbourne to start what is now Dutch Vinyl. The collection is eclectic and you can definitely find a bargain in these bins. These guys take pride in their vinyl, they clean and care for the wax, so that old records play like new. They will also buy your pre-loved records too. www.dutchvinyl.com.au | 269 Johnston St, Abbotsford | +61 481 882 219

 

HUB 301

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Hub 301 owner Greg Molinaro has spent years in Melbourne’s dance music scene and his knowledge and tastes shine through in his selections on the shelves. Their is plenty of records from local heroes and the worldwide wax is always banging. You should even keep your eye out for an instore vinyl release party at The Hub, check: Facebook | 301 Johnston St, Abbotsford