Berlins most famous record store Hard Wax was founded right after the fall of the Berlin Wall in December 1989 by Mark Ernestus. From beginning on t was specialized on the music that started its triumphal march from Berlin all over the world and makes music lovers all over the world a happy dancing crowd. If you are looking for serious stuff or talk about the differences of Chicago Old School, Detroit House, Disco, Electro, House, New Wave or Techno you are in the right place. But Hardwax is not only shop, but also a meeting place for Djs all over the world but als serves as a distributor for several Berlin-based record labels. Furthermore –– as for example with Dimitri Hegemann's Tresor club –– it shares a privileged relationship with the musicians of Detroit Techno. Some former members of its staff are prominent DJs like Hell, Modeselektor, Marcel Dettmann, Rok or the one and only Mo Loschelder. Still one of the best places in town to flip through vinyls. Only.
Hard Wax, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44a, D-10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg,
Opening hours Mon-Sat 12-8pm; www.hardwax.com