Spun back: Spacehall in Berlin
The Spacehall in Berlin is a very special place for all Vinyl-lovers!
It focuses especially on Electronic-music but there still is a little Hip-Hop soul and reaggae to it! It persists of 3 big rooms or “Areas” as you might say.
Every “Area” has it’s own style of Music stored in it, wich makes it easy to get what you’re searching for.
First Area - Merchandise, Box sets & Soul, Jazz, Reaggae, etc…
The first area is the smallest of all three. It contains a lot of Merchandise like bags, mugs, posters, shirts and other cool stuff. Also there are some Vinyl-Box sets.
Compared to the other rooms, the Vinyl collection in here is small. But there’s still a lot to dig through. The Genres consist of Soul, Funk, Reaggae, Dub, Jazz, etc….
The store all-in-all is not a place for fans of those namend genres, But it still is worth taking a look in the first room!
Second Area - Drum and Bass, Dubstep, IDM, Indie, Rock, Metal,….
In my opinion the most beautiful Area of the record-store. It’s designed in a nice twilight-forest style Making it not always easy to read some labels, But the feeling of shopping for Vinyls in a twilight-forest is just too great!
First of… if you’re a drum and bass/jungle fan, it is your duty to visit this shop! 3 and a half displays of DnB/Jungle/Oldskool/Breakbeat happily await you! I personally spent 4 and a half hours in this record shop digging through DnB and only made 1/3 of it all.
Other Genres in this room include a not too shamefull collection of dubstep and IDM
Also there are displays filled with Metal, Rock, Krautrock, and a lot of Indie music. Sadly i can’t say much about those Genres as i don’t know shit about them :)
Third Area - Modern EDM and all kinds of Techno
This is where all real Techno-freaks and Club-Dj’s meet.
A Big room full of all kinds of Modern EDM you’ve never even heard of. Desinged in a nice moody Lounge-style it even has a couch to sit on.
It has pretty much everything from IDM to Gabber. Wich means: There is a shit-ton of EDM in that room.
If you’re a Dj still playing vinyl (if you do… Big Ups to you sir!) This is where you need to come. If there’s a new vinyl realease in the techno world… Here’s where you can find what you’re looking for! On top of all that this room has more than five Record Players on wich you can listen to the vinyl and maybe even scratch a little
All in all i can say that this is the Record store for all the Electronic-music junkies out there. And for those who like the sound of real instruments… The first area is worth a visit all by itself! It’s all a bit expensive but i guess that’s vinyl… ;)
So if you’re in Berlin and somewhen in you’re life touched a record and liked it… Don’t hesitate to come here.
My Rating: 9/10