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ATTENTION! This list is mostly from 2003, with some updates in 2007. Due to the paradigm shift in the music sales model many of the brick-and-mortar stores have closed. The good news is that many digital dance music download stores are now in business. Selection and availability are becoming excellent.
Music shopping is one artform of the eclectic-minded dance music DJ and music enthusiast. Out-of-the-mainstream artists, tracks and pressings are prized finds. Here is an incomplete list of stores and links to store guides specializing (to a greater or lesser extent) in dance music product. Comments and additions are welcome. Please send them to: D.J. Rhythms (djem[put at sign here]afn.org)
Platenkoning Recordshop Hasselaerssteeg 12, 1012 MB (that's on opposite from Central Station) Ph./Fax +31-(0)20-6247841 Hours: Mon-Sat 13.00-18.00; Thur. 13.00-21.00 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org buys and sells used records and cd's (only in excellent or better condition); specializes in 12 inch vinyl maxi singles. Music styles include: house, techno, jungle, dance, disco, rap, r&b, electro, pop, jazz dance and reggae. The website also includes info. about their affiliated dj's and you can listen to the latest dj-mixes in Real Audio. They also buy and sell old handheld video games, cartridges, tabletops, etc.etc.
Sonic State Records 8 Russell Rd., Rhyl, Denbighshire, North Wales LL18 3BU Ph. : 01745 355002 Email: email@example.com Online record shop specializing in all styles of techno, trance, tech-house, hardstyle, hard trance, hard house, hard-dance, progressive, and house. Their site has a dedicated links page where they are building a comprehensive selection of the best dance music, dj and clubbers sites on the web.
Confi-Dance Records - Online Store and Label 42 Portholme Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4QQ, UK Ph.: +44 (0) 1757 708858 (Office Hours) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Online vinyl record store and label specialising in hard/tribal/progressive house and trance. The store features bargain and competive pricing. Confi-Dance Management represents artists and dj's, including: artists: Blue Haze, Gazor, Mood Society, Sub Culture DJ's: Michael Burns, Andrew Best, Phil Davy, Tony Reader, Bren Kehoe. Tune Inn Records - CLOSED! 2 Wren Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4PH UK Mail order: PO 57 Selby Noth yorkshire YO8 4ZT UK Specialist vinyl record store featuring all the latest trance, techno and acid tunes. Offers a searchable online database with MP3 clips of every record in stock, secure ordering and next day despatch on all orders.
Tandoori Space Records 13 Market Place, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9HH UK Ph: +44 01458 830249 Fax: +44 01458 831035 Email: SimonTSScott@btinternet.com Website: http://www.btinternet.com/~Tandoori.Space/ Retail music store with a worldwide mailorder service stocking psychedelic trance, acid trance / techno, drum and bass, dub, reggae, ska, ambient, Asian and global fusion. Formats include records, cd`s, mix tapes, pipes, bongs and beyond.
(Thanks to Ian Prittie (Ian.Prittie@midwal.ca) for this information on Toronto) Traxx on Yonge St. (downtown) Lots of vinyl, CD singles collection not bad. HMV has "the Bassment", which often times doesn't have what I want Sunrise records on Yonge St. Just added to the upper level which is all dance. Pretty decent. Play de Record Lots of good import stuff.
(Thanks to Sarah Gianetto of Dream Music / www.azraves.org for this info.)
Burn Music (602) 947-9247 Plastik Records 1340 E. Broadway Rd. Ste. 103 Tempe, AZ 85282 Ph.: 602-968-0474 Fax: 602-968-6963 Notes: Premier vinyl service for Djs. Specializing in underground house, progressive house, trance, techno, breakbeat, acid jazz, and hip hop. Clothing and mix tapes/CDs. Several 1200 listening stations and DJ booth. The "Plastik Records" label is also run out of the store. Sound Factory 2519 E Campbell Tucson, AZ Ph.: 520-325-2142 Fax: 520-795-7997 Subvox Music 37 South 5th Avenue Tucson, AZ ; 85701 Ph.: 520-903-9900 Swell 1444 S Scottsdale Rd, Tempe Ph.: 602-945-3898
Apollo Records Berkeley, CA Email: email@example.com An 18 year old 'brick and mortar' retail store converted to a website. Encyclopaedic knowledge of soul music and all forms of dance music; 100's of records and cd's for sale; archival service for out-of-print and rare grooves; and an eclectic mix tape catalog chronicling the history of hip-hop culture and its' most famous dj's around the world. Catalog info. available on the website. Money orders/Visa/Mastercard accepted.
Custom Beats Records 823 W. Valley Blvd., Colton, CA 92324 Ph.: 909-824-1664 Email: Custombeat@aol.com Specializes in dance music: 12 '' vinyl, CDs, mix tapes and rare grooves. They do mail order.
(Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for submitting a list and info. on some of the stores below.)
Fastlane Records 12610 E. Hadley St., Whittier, CA 90601 Ph. :(562) 698-3313, Fax: (562) 698-3711 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twelve Inches Dance Records and CD's 2010 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Ph.: Toll free: 1-888-659-2010 Fax: 202-659-1733 Notes: complete line of domestic and import dance releases and hard-to-get and out-of-print dance classics, plus remix services and extended play CD maxi singles. House, hip-hop, R&B, Hi-NRG, acid jazz, reggae, dance classics.
Sagitarius, 1608 N Ft Harrison Ave., Clearwater Florida 33755 Ph. 813-461-6288 Fax 813-442-2873 Notes: Good selection of jungle, house, breakbeat, hip hop, 12 in, mixtapes, cds, listening stations, also large inventory of clubware, record bags, flight cases, ect. Weekly shipments, knowledgable owners.
Hear Again CD's, 818 W University Ave. / 32601 (next to Taco Bell) Ph.: (352)-373-1800 Stock: Used CD's (buy, sell, trade) Hyde & Zeke Records 402 NW 10th Ave., Gainesville, FL Notes: Mainly stocks rock, pop and alternative with some soul, jazz, blues and house. Specs, 1412 W University Ave. / 32603 - CLOSED! Ph: (352)-376-5303 Notes: Wide selection of commercial product (not particularly oriented towards dance music). Smoke, 1009 W University Ave. / 32601 - CLOSED! Ph: (352)-375-8267 Stock: Import 12" vinyl. Notes: Building a selection of the current trendy club favorites. Subversion Records, 3102 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 - CLOSED! Urbandwax Records - CLOSED! Notes: Phat selection of electronic music. Complete selection of techno, trance, house, drum-n-bass, ambient, acid jazz/funk, experimental, trip hop, breakbeat, 7" and 12" reggae, lots of rap, disco, and many used gems. They also carry DJ Competition Videos, Graph Mags & Supplies, and other DJ supplies. Their web site features weekly releases and full stocklists on jungle, house, trance, downbeat, techno, hip hop, mixtapes, vinyl & cd's. They have a very knowledgable and friendly staff.
DJ's Record Shop, 2999 Edison Avenue Ph: (904) 388-6426 Notes: Vinyl, CD: Many older titles, some promos. The Record Bin 41 Arlington Rd. S. Jackonville, FL 32216 Ph: (904) 721-1771 Fax: (904) 721-5580 Notes: Vinyl, Cd's, mixed tapes, clothing, mixers, lighting, turntables record boxes, inhouse recording studio, sound Open: Mon. 12-8 / Tues. - Fri. 10-8 / Sat. 12-6
Serious Sounds 190 Malabar Road, S.W., #117 Palm Bay, FL 32907 (407)-952-5551 Notes: Records, tapes, CD's, posters, comics, t-shirts and more. Home delivery, mail order and D.J. service available.
Blockbuster Music (S. Dixie Highway store) Notes: Large store with wide selection of import and domestic commercial product. Blue Note Records, 16401 N.E. 15th Avenue North Miami Beach, FL 33162 Ph.: (305)-940-3394 / (305)-940-7342 Fax: (305)-948-3523 Notes: Excellent inventory of pop, rock, alternative, blues, jazz and vintage music, including classic disco. Loads of used LP and 12" vinyl, CDs and CD singles. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Now also with live entertainment in an adjacent cafe (bar?). Carjul, 3360 Coral Way Miami, FL 33145 Ph.: (305)-444-9800 Notes: New domestic and import 12" vinyl, LPs, CD singles and CDs. A store for DJ's staffed by DJ's. Massive selection, excellent prices. Large catalog of classic dance and Hi-NRG. CD Exchange, 21477 N.W. 2nd Avenue North Miami, FL (S.E. Corner Countyline Road & 441) Notes: Large selection of used CD's. Great prices. The CD Solution 1012 N.E. 15th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Ph: (305)-761-7100 1590 So. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gable, FL Ph: (305)-662-7100 4938 N. University Dr., Lauderhill, FL (305)-748-9929 Notes: Large selection of used domestic CD's. Great prices. Uncle Sam's Musicafe, 1141 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139 Ph: (305)-532-0973 Notes: Large selection of new and used domestic and import 12" vinyl, LPs, CD singles and CDs. There are also two stores in the Ft. Lauderdale region. This one probably has the best selection of dance music. The Underground Record Store, 3303 NW 7 St. Miami, FL 33125 Ph: (305)-649-8622 Fax: (305)-649-0756 Notes: According to an ad in DMA mag: 24 hour mail order service tribal, deep house, garage, trance, progressive, house, techno, hip hop, breakbeats, rap, freestyle, classics and DJ accessories. Import and domestic 12" at unbeatable prices. Virgin MegastoreYesterday and Today Records
9274 S.W. 40th St., Miami, FL 33165. Ph: (305) 554-1020 Email: (see web page) Notes: the original Yesterday and Today Records in Miami has been in business for 25 years. They have been voted "Miami's Best Record/CD Store 2005" by the Miami New Times)! Y&T is Miami, Florida's most unique and oldest collector's (vinyl) music shop. They specialize in used, new, domestic, import 45's, LP's, CD's and memorabilia from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. They also carry laser discs, open reels, magazines, books, and miscellaneous rare/collectible items. Yesterday and Today Records is still OPEN and should not be confused with the now closed Yesterday and Today Dance Music store of Miami Beach.Yesterday and Today Dance Music
1614 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 --CLOSED! Notes: July 2001: AWK. This store has closed. Todd Saunders ran one of the best dance record shops in the USA. The paradigm shift in music from vinyl and CD to digital formats plus the ever changing style preferences results in an ever-shifting music industry. Former description: Specializing in underground, house and disco club music. Massive selection of new and used including large catalog of classic dance / disco with great prices. Staffed by DJ's who know the underground music industry and club scene. Exceptional and personal mail order service.
All Book and Records Notes: Loads of used CD's (incl. CD singles) and vinyl (LP and 12"), including many buried treasures. Blockbuster Music on N. Federal Highway Notes: Wide selection of new commercial product including imports. The Disc-Jockey Store 862 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 Ph.: (305)-564-3594 Fax: (305)-561-7396 Notes: Specializing in dance music for the DJ. Large selection of DJ remix service CDs and Vinyl. Excellent store for DJ equipment / sound systems. Larry's Records Notes: A treasure trove of used product. Last several times I've been there the 12" vinyl section was in such a mess it was closed off. It has been that way for years. Oh well. Sid's Records Uncle Sam's 3271 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33064 Ph.: (954)-941-3973 4580 N. University Dr. Lauderhill, FL 33351 Ph.: (954)-742-2466 Notes: Large selection of new and used domestic and import 12" vinyl, LPs, CD singles and CDs. The store in Miami Beach has the best selection of dance product.
The Drop Shop Orlando, FL Note: Their web site gives you know clue as to where they are in Orlando. Underground Record Source 926 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803 Ph.: (407) 894-5944 Fax: (407) 895-3700 Mail Orders: (800) 881-5944 Email: UndergroundRecord@worldnet.att.net, email@example.com Notes: Undoubtedly one of the primary sources for well selected underground / house club dance music in Orlando. Vinyl Frontier 318 W. Colonial Drive Orlando, Florida 32801 Ph.: 407-872-1844 Mail order ph.: 407-872-3141 Fax: 407-872-6877 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Notes: Specializing in underground house, progressive, breaks, and drum and bass. They do special orders and carry CD's. Chain and commercial product stores in the region include: Camelot, Peaches, Specs, Wherehouse (formerly Blockbuster) and The Virgin Megastore (at Downtown Disney)
Luscious Records 937 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Fl 33705 Email: email@example.com Ph.: (727) 502-WAXX / Toll-free (877) 502-WAXX Fax: (727) 821-FUNK Contact: Andy "Madhatter" Mara (DJ/Buyer) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Related links: Dynamic Sound Labs
The Alternative Record Store 11502 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33612-5745 Ph.: (813) 977-6383 / Fax: 977-6394 Email: email@example.com Chakra Records 1709 N. 16th St. in Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605-3723 Ph.: 813.247.4764, Fax: 813.247.4764 Galaxy Records 3817 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629-5013 Ph.: (813) 289-8414 The Groove 1416 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 Ph.: (813) 979-7051 Fax: (813) 971-4115 Notes: Large selections of progressive music and clothing with a helpful and knowledgeable DJ staff. Nep-tune Records 1501 1/2 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629 Ph.: 877-NEPTUNZ (=877-637-8869) Fax: 813-259-1095 Owner: John Panopoulus / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Complete selection of dance 12" vinyl and CD compilations. United House Culture 1224-A South Dale Mabry Tampa, FL 33629 Ph.: 813-251-1307, 813-254-4946 Fax: 813-251-1486 Email: email@example.com Record store, dj equipment store and dj and artist promotions and booking agency. Their website features: an online catalog with Real Audio samples, new releases listing and ca. 15,000 + titles specializing in trance, electro breakz, progressive house, jungle, Florida homegrown and hard-to-find, out-of-print electronic dance classics; dj and artist bios, booking and contact information, plus an events listing; pro audio and accessories; and links. Vinyl Fever Records and Tapes 2307 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-6322 Ph.: (813) 251-8399 World Underground 927 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606-2418 Ph.: (813) 251-1307 Record store chains in the area include: Blockbuster, Camelot, Musicland, Music Express, Sound Warehouse, Spec's Music. Major music equipment retailers include: Thoroughbred Music and Mars.
Dancetarium 4655 Lake Worth Road Lake Worth, FL 33463 Ph.: (561) 432-4090 Fax (561) 432-5667
The Disc-Jockey Store 1481 South Military Trail, Suites 1 & 2 West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Ph.: (407) 966-6881
Dixie Sound Works 42 Milton Ave. Alpharetta GA. 30004 Ph. 888-Mix-Jock Web: www.dancekings.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 12 inch vinyl and CDs. Specializing in House, Breaks, D&B, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Remix Services. Knowledgeable and courteous staff.
Looney Tunes 1106 Boylston St. (near Copley Square) Ph: (617)-247-2238 Notes: Large selection of classic dance (disco) vinyl. 1001 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge (near Harvard Square) Ph: 876-5624 Notes: Used vinyl and CD. Seems to have less dance than the store on Boylston. Vinyl Connection 23 Huntington Ave., Boston 02116 (next to Chaps Bar & Copley Square Hotel) Ph.: (617)-536-2560 Notes: Specializing in import 12" singles and CD's. Particularly good selection of NRG and Eurobeat. Caril Mitro is the proprietress. Tom Morganti collects and independently sells from a massive collection of classic dance 12" through this store.
Upstairs Records 2968 Avenue X Dept Int Brooklyn, NY 11235 Ph.: (718) 332-3322 / (800) 824-0855 Fax: (718) 332-6232
RPM Records 1223 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Ph.: 215.928.1RPM (215.928.1776) Fax: 215.925.RPM1 (215.925.7761) Comments: One of the nicest looking stores... HMV of Underground music. Lots of really good music, helpful employees, and even a lounge so you can hang out. Stocks both domestic and import 12" vinyl, CDs, mix tapes, and clothing. Genres include deep, vocal, progressive, and hard house, trance, techno, breaks, drum & bass, trip-hop, downbeat, etc. Mail and Web ordering is available. "Specializing the the Underground Dance Scene" RPM Records provided by DJ Brad Anderson, email@example.com
The Attic 513 Grant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15209 Ph.: 412-821-8484 Fax: 412-821-5179 Comments: Ad in DMA mag: "One million 12 in. singles, buy/sell/trade. Extensive inventory of all genre and formats. Rare and out-of-print LPS also available. Send or fax your want list." Future Sounds 2101 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Ph.: 412-421-3727 Fax: 412-351-3747 Comments: Can order just about anything domestic and import, records and CDs from rave, house, trance, hardcore, jungle, etc. Future Sounds info brought to you by DJ Dr. Nusonic, firstname.lastname@example.org HyperVinyl 352 Atwood St. Oakland, Pittsburgh Ph.: 412-681-4164 Fax: 412-681-3091 Comments: Hip little store. Magazines, CDs, and records, of course. Fine small collection. Breaks, House, Trance, D&B, +etc. This store has more of an edge than others. Can order over the phone. It's run by The instigator. Hypervinyl info brought to you by DJ Dr. Nusonic, email@example.com
Twin Spin Records 237 Old River Road, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 Ph.: (717) 825-3445 Hours: Mon 1-6 p.m., Tue-Sat 1-8 p.m. Comments: Excellent prices and selection, incl. both domestic and import 12" and CD. These guys provide mail orders, play tracks over the phone and allow orders for new import releases the Saturday before they are released (Tuesdays). House, Techno, Rave, some Radio. If nothing else, call for the price!!!!! Information provided by: Terrance Jones from Norfolk, VA (aka DJ Savone)
Illmatic Records and Tapes 10645 Ferguson Rd #103 Dallas, TX 75228 Ph.: (972) 270-1667
Joyryde Records 104 Church Street Suite 15 Burlington, VT 05401-4449 USA Ph.: 1.802.863.9166 Fax: 1.802.863.9166 Selections of the finest house, downtempo, drum & bass, progressive, techno, breaks & dj gear by Odyssey, Pioneer, Stanton, Vestax & more...
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