Record stores with a focus on minimal music

Best record shops around the world with a focus on minimal

If you are an electronic music enthusiast or selector and love to collect vinyl, here’s a list of record stores that you should definitely visit.

At some of them, you can still find a few copies left of our latest releases FSRO004 “Mirror Time” by Bucurie and FSRO003 “Transmisiune Intergalactică” by Oana. The first two EPs, FSRO001 “Suflet Prezent” by Dragutesku and FSRO002 “Similar Feelings” by Piktor have been sold out, yet some rare copies can be found if you dig deep on the internet’s online vinyl markets.

In the last years, the minimalistic approach to the house and techno genres brought forward on vinyl has been rising in demand worldwide, as collecting good music in physical format remains an important thing in a world that offers a lot of new ways in which you can own digital assets. Also, from time to time, people love to gather and enjoy small events or special DJ performances at some of the venues, while they’re looking for new records, specific equipment for their turntables or other music gear and accessories. There are thousands of shops all over the world, yet here we’ll focus on those where you can mainly find music from the house, microhouse, deep house, tech house, techno, minimal techno and closely related genres.

Australia 🇦🇺

Something Else Records | 488 King St, Newtown NSW, 2042 Sydney

Sydney’s only record store specialising in electronic dance music offers a large selection from the minimal, house, techno, dub techno, electro and ambient universe as well as equipment from brands like Allen & Heath, Sennheiser, Ortofon, Audio Technica, UDG and Technics.

France 🇫🇷

Techno Import | 16 rue des Taillandiers, 75011 Paris

Aside from the shop, the team behind the venture also hosts regular live and podcasts sessions. Among their guests, we find Philippe Petit, Modgeist, Francesco Belfiore, Petit Batou, Mancini, Ramona Yacef and many others.

Total Record | 7 rue Durand, 34000 Montpellier

Vinyl and DJ equipment shop focused on modern electronic music. Occasionally, the venue hosts inspiring in-store sessions with local selectors. Their stock supply is very dynamic and you can always find the latest releases.

Yoyaku Record Store | 14 Boulevard de la Chapelle, 75018 Paris

Specialized in cutting edge electronic music and affiliated with the well-known label Yoyaku Records, the venture offers a large selection of house, techno and minimal, including the in-house series and sublabel releases. Co-founded by Varhat and Benjamin Belaga, the Paris-based record store, record label and booking agency remains one of the most active out there, with a very busy schedule for 2022 as well.

Germany 🇩🇪 | Hofer Str. 32, 95182 Döhlau

Explore our EP Reviews or Exclusive Premieres columns in order to find out more about the latest vinyl releases we carefully select to promote in collaboration with and add to our collection.

FSRO003 & FSRO004 In Stock | Ludwigsluster Str. 33, 19370 Parchim

The shop offers a large selection of records focused on underground electronic music as well as exclusive apparel related to various international labels.

Elevate Berlin | Gubener Str. 24, 10243 Berlin

Here, the record selection focuses on the realms of underground house, techno, ambient and leftfield electronica as well as the in-house labels Beste Modus, Unison Wax, Beste Freunde, WE_R House, 803 Crystal Grooves, Pleasure Zone, Rawax, Sound Of Vast, Transcendent and many others. | Grünberger Str. 54, 10245 Berlin

Founded in 2002 by a small team with a strong passion for vinyl and urban culture, the shop offers a varied selection of releases, DJ equipment and accessories, art prints and exclusive merchandise, like t-shirts, hoodies and headwear. HHV also acts as an underground record label, with active sublabels Project: Mooncircle, 90’s Tapes, Beat Jazz International and HHV Boombap 45s.

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Mitte Musik | Libauer Straße 6, 10245 Berlin

Here you’ll find thousands of records, new, old, second-hand and rare collectables that you can also enjoy listening to on the in-store Technics equipment. Exclusive clothing, tote bags and art prints can be found as well.

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Greece 🇬🇷 | Ν. Χαρίτου 27 431 00 Kardítsa

The store specialises in electronic music from the house, techno, minimal, electro, disco and indie universe, as well as music equipment like headphones, DJ mixers, styluses, slipmats and others.

Hungary 🇭🇺 | Ó utca 35, Budapest 1066

One of the oldest record stores in Hungary with varied and numerous electronic music offers. The supply of records is constantly changing and the inventory is updated weekly. Exclusive Carhartt clothing, headwear and other accessories are also available.

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Italy 🇮🇹

Disco Piu

Disco Più | Via Flaminia 393d, 47924 Rimini

Active since 1979 and managed by Gianni Zuffa, the shop offers a vast selection of underground electronic music, professional DJ equipment and accessories, studio gear, hardware and instruments. From time to time special events are hosted, inviting renowned DJs to play while their online radio feature is always ON AIR.

FSRO003 & FSRO004 In Stock

Trenta 3 giri | Via Gennaro Stanislao De Crescenzo, 84123 Salerno

From house, techno and minimal to ambient and experimental, here you can find a carefully curated selection of records with a continuous upload, including the best new underground vinyl-only releases.

Japan 🇯🇵

Disk Union ディスクユニオン | 3-31-4 Shinjuku, 160-0022 Tokyo

Dive into music! Choose your favourite vinyl from thousands of records, new, old and rare pressings. Aside from carefully selected underground electronic music, here you’ll find a large selection of various other genres, including disco, electro, rock, jazz, reggae, ambient and leftfield electronica.

Freestyle (名古屋) | 2-41 Nagoya-shi, 453-0804 Aichi

Founded in 1999, the shop is specialised in four-to-the-floor house, techno and minimal music while records from the disco, acid, trance, breakbeat and related underground genres can also be found here.

Technique Tokyo(テクニーク) | 15-1 Udagawa-cho, 150-0042 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

From minimal, house and techno to funk, electro, ambient, experimental and everything in between the shop has it all, as well as various other goodies, such as exclusive t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, art prints and everything related.

Tower Records タワーレコード | 1 Chome-22-14 Jinnan, 150-0041 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

“No Music. No Life”. Tower Records is the best place to find music from all genres in vinyl format, including a vast selection of various electronic music. The venture also aims to further revitalize the local music scene and acts as a record label, collaborating with numerous artists.

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Romania 🇷🇴

MadPiano | Str. Stelea Spataru 13, Bucharest

Founded by two passionate vinyl collectors and music lovers, the record shop is constantly supplied with mostly electronic music only good for dancing, of all genres and styles, old and new, both Romanian and international. All records are carefully selected and stored in the best conditions, in an inviting space within Manasia Hub, away from city crowds, where any listener or curious person is welcome to step into the world of music and art in all its forms.

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Misbits | Str. Fainari 43A, Bucharest

“My space became a place with a lot of records and music and I was thinking “Why not have a place for friends where they could listen and enjoy some good records as we did some time ago in my old room?” So, the story began. My friends supported and encouraged me, everybody was happy and we still are.” – Miss I (founder & manager)

Switzerland 🇨🇭

Sihl Records | Martastrasse 114, 8003 Zürich

Shaped and inspired by the house and techno movement the store has an integrated lounge, offering a cosy atmosphere and records from all over the world providing musicians, music lovers and artists a place to meet and exchange ideas. Their in-store DJ sessions and podcast series turn up to be amazing every time.

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

ColdCuts // HardWax | 26-34 Southwell Rd, London SE5 9PG

The venture has been pushing its love for vinyl records and electronic music since 2015 whilst also offering a personal, professional and honest service. There’s a vast selection from various genres as well as merchandise like gift cards, slipmats, exclusive clothing and art prints.

Juno Records | PO Box 45557, London NW1 0UT

Based in London, Juno is one of the largest dance music and equipment stores in the world. Launched in 1996, the venture built a reputation as the most comprehensive source for new and back catalogue electronic dance music, DJ and studio equipment. Here you can find over 500 new releases each week.

FSRO003 & FSRO004 In Stock

Redeye records | Unit 5, Cristal Business Centre, Knightsdale Rd, Ipswich IP1 4JJ

Since 1992, the shop specialises in electronic dance music with a focus on house and techno, drum & bass, dubstep, electro and experimental genres. You can find thousands of records and some rare gems here.

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List by AndreiB
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