• TIM over 10 years ago

    TIM edited over 7 years ago
    Paris

    Admins: la-voie-du-sabre, Cicerobuck & Qpchan
  • la-voie-du-sabre over 10 years ago

    cicerobuck edited 6 months ago
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    Updated on April 26th, 2015
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    Need any info while in Paris? Try here.
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    For forthcoming records fairs in France, see there.
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    Thanks to all oggers helping with the updates
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    ALL ACCESS
    ROCK | INDIE
    3 rue Brochant 75017
    Tel: 00 33 (0)6 16 09 90 16

    ANALOG COLLECTOR
    CLASSICAL | JAZZ | POP | AVANT-GARDE | ELECTRONICS
    13, Rue Charles V 75004
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 21 90 29
    Often more expensive regarding Mint items. Trades ok for old Blue Notes. Very little (mainstream) pop.

    BEDISC
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand
    4, Rue des Grands Champs 75020
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 09 04 05

    BELLOT RECORDS THREE
    AFRO
    4, Passage Montgallet 75012
    No sign of life for a while...need confirmation if still existing or not.

    BETINO'S
    HIP HOP | SOUL | FUNK | JAZZ | ELECTRO | HOUSE | AFRO
    32, Rue Saint-Sebastien 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 14 61 34

    BEST OUEST
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand
    84, Rue de l'Ouest 75014
    Tel : 00 33 (0)6 88 09 06 13
    Jean-Pierre will probably offer you a coffee in his tiny messy shop!

    BIMBO TOWER
    EXPERIMENTAL | NOISE | IMPROV | AVANT-ROCK | ELECTRONICA | JAZZ
    5, Passage Saint-Antoine 75011 - Metro: Ledru Rollin
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 49 29 76 70
    Mostly news (CDs, CDRs, LPs, Cassettes, DVDs, Zines, Books), but also some "collectors", usually a bit expensive, but not overwhelmingly.

    BLACK RAIN MUZIK
    REGGAE | DUB
    55 Bis, Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011

    BORN BAD
    ROCK | PUNK | SKA
    17, Rue Keller 75011 - Metro: Ledru Rollin / Bastille
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 38 41 78
    Great store. Vinyl lovers!

    BOULINIER
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand
    20, Boulevard Saint-Michel 75006
    14, Boulevard Jourdan 75014
    You can go again & again & find rubbish only... but one day you'll be really lucky! maybe... Double check conditions of records!

    CHAUMIERE A MUSIQUE, LA
    CLASSICAL | JAZZ
    5, Rue Vaugirard 75006
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 54 07 25

    CINE MUSIQUE
    SOUNDTRACKS
    50, Rue de l'Arbre Sec 75001
    Small vinyl section, this is THE shop for CD soundtracks in Paris.

    CROCO DISC
    ALL-STYLE
    40 & 42, Rue des Ecoles 75005
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 54 33 22
    2 shops next to each other, Rock/Pop on the left side, Soul/Funk on the right side shop.

    CROCO JAZZ
    JAZZ
    64, Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève 75005
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 46 34 78 38

    DAME BLANCHE, LA
    JAZZ | CLASSICAL | MODERN CLASSICAL | AVANT GARDE | POP | FOLK
    47, Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève 75005
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 54 54 45
    Rather expensive although deals can be made. The real stock is not in the shop but 1mn away, also open to customers.

    DEEP ROOTS MUSIC
    REGGAE | RAGGA | DUB
    25, Rue Lucien Sampaix 75010
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 39 31 30

    DEMOCRATIE formely SILLY MELODY
    ALL-STYLE | SECOND HAND | COLLECTABLES | VYNIL ONLY
    1, Rue de Turbigo 75001
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 56 24 05 55

    DISQUE - HIFI
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand
    139, Rue de Charenton 75012

    DOUBLE STYLE
    RAP | R'n'B
    35, Rue Fontaine 75009

    DUB WIZE
    REGGAE | DUB | RAGGA
    60, Rue Hermel 75018
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 46 06 01 03

    DYSPHORIE
    GOTH
    15, Rue Guy de La Brosse 75005

    EXODISC
    ALL-STYLE
    70, Rue du Mont-Cenis 75018 - Metro: Jules Joffrin (line 12)
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 23 39 40
    Rather expensive but nice knowledgable advice. Gary used to work for Gong & Marianne Faithfull.

    EXOTICA
    EXOTICA | EASY LISTENING
    11, Rue Saint Sabin 75011

    FARGO VINYL SHOP
    ROCK
    42, Rue de la Folie Méricourt 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 48 05 49 52

    GIBERT JOSEPH
    ALL-STYLE
    26, Boulevard Saint-Michel 75006
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 44 41 88 50
    Good news shop, knowledgable clerks. Lots of second hand CDs, even obscure ones. Probably the best shop to find new releases on vinyl at decent price

    GILDA
    ALL-STYLE
    36, Rue Bourdonnais 75001 - Metro: Chatelet
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 33 60 00

    GOODIES RECORDS formely Oldies but Goodies
    SOUL | JAZZ | BLUES | ALL-STYLE
    3 Rue de Palestro, 75002 - Metro: Etienne Marcel/Réaumur-Sébastopol
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 48 87 14 37
    Large stock of second hands vynils, the owner is a "dinosaur" of the vynils records shop in Paris, he is a "Soul" specialist too, but warning: he is very moody!

    GROOVE STORE
    SOUL | HIP-HOP | JAZZ | HOUSE | REGGAE | ROCK | FUNK | R'N'B | LATIN | DISCO | GARAGE
    29, Rue des Dames 75017 - Metro: Place de Clichy or Rome (line 2)
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 44 90 09 46 Open: Tuesday To Saturday 12-7.30pm

    GROUND ZERO/SMALLVILLE
    ELECTRO | INDIE ROCK
    23, Rue Sainte-Marthe 75010
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 03 83 08
    Fair-priced news.

    HEARTBEAT VINYL
    2nd Hands SOUL | FUNK | DISCO | HOUSE | ROCK | TECHNO | JAZZ | WORLD
    26, Rue Godefroy Cavaignac 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)9 51 65 92 08 Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00 till 20.00 (Sunday and Monday on special appointment only).

    HIBISCUS
    WORLD
    6, Boulevard de Strasbourg 75010
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 49 75 75

    ILLOGICALL MUSIC
    63, Rue Blanche 75009
    Open: 13H-19H30
    MYLENE FARMER, MADONNA, JOHNNY HALLYDAY, and pop/variété stars specialist

    L'INTERNATIONAL RECORDS
    INDIE POP & ROCK | PSYCHEDELIC ROCK | KRAUTROCK | SYNTH-POP | HOUSE | NU DISCO | TECHNO | DUBSTEP | AMBIENT | DRONE | HIP HOP | FUNK | SOUL | AFRO | REGGAE | SOUNDTRACKS | LIBRARY
    Vinyl, CD, cassettes, DVD & books.
    12, Rue Moret 75011 - Metro: Ménilmontant (line 2) or Parmentier (line 3)
    Tel : 00 33 (0)9 80 57 12 61
    Facebook
    Open: Monday To Thursday 12-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12-10pm

    LENOX
    ROCK | BLUES
    138, Rue Legendre 75017
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 28 02 45
    need confirmation if still open or not!?

    LIBRAIRIE DU PROGRES
    YIDDISH MUSIC
    23, Rue des Ecouffes 75004 - Metro: Saint-Paul (line 1)
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 72 94 44

    LUCKY RECORDS
    POP
    66, Rue de la Verrerie 75004
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 72 74 13

    MAISON DE L'AUDIOPHILE, LA
    CLASSIC | JAZZ
    11/17, Rue de la Chine 75020

    MASTER OF ROCK
    ROCK
    7, Rue de la Jonquière 75017
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 63 08 88

    MONSTER MELODIES
    ALL-STYLE
    9, Rue des Déchargeurs 75001 - Châtelet
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 28 09 39
    Going Downhill! Rather expensive, good for old 7" digging though.

    MOTS ET MERVEILLES
    CHILDREN'S MUSIC | NON MUSIC
    63, Boulevard Saint-Marcel 75013

    MUSICFEARSATAN
    ROCK | ELECTRO
    28, Rue Rodier 75009 - Metro: Anvers
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 56 92 29 60

    MUSIC AVENUE
    BLACK MUSIC
    10, Rue Paul-Bert 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 24 16 20
    friendly & helpful owner, rare enough to be mentioned...

    MUSIC PLEASE
    FUNK | SOUL | DISCO
    5, Rue Jean Moinon 75010
    Tel : 00 33 (0)6 99 14 72 71
    2nd hand, reissues and new releases. vinyl only!soul,rock,funk,rap,afro,latin,garage,pop,psyche,reggae,jazz...
    OPEN : from tuesday to saturday, 14h-20h, 2 PM-8 PM
    facebook : musicplease record shop

    MUSIQUES - MUSIQUES
    ALL-STYLE
    13, Rue Gérando 75009 - Metro: Anvers / Cadet
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 58 10 75
    Small and clean shop with lots of Audiophile press but not only. Mostly Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Soul and classic 60ies Jazz. Some second hand. The guy knows his stuff and has been working in the industry for decades.

    NOSTALGIA
    FRENCH POP COLLECTORS
    2, Rue Planchat 75020

    O'CD Ecoles
    ALL-STYLE
    26, Rue Des Ecoles 75005
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 25 62 93
    Second hand CD chain that is also doing vinyl now.

    PAPAGENO
    LYRICAL
    1, Rue Marivaux 75002

    PARALLELES
    ALL-STYLE
    47, Rue Saint-Honoré 75001 - Metro: Chatelet
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 33 62 70

    PARIS JAZZ CORNER / LUTECE JAZZ
    JAZZ | POP (some)
    5 & 7, Rue de Navarre 75005
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 36 78 92 and 00 33 (0)1 43 37 61 80
    Decent prices. Jazz addicts, this is THE shop you need to visit while in Paris!

    PATATE RECORDS
    REGGAE | DUB
    57, Rue de Charonne 75011

    PLUS DE BRUIT
    POP | ROCK | PUNK | REGGAE | CHANSON | JAZZ
    35, Rue de la Rochefoucauld 75009
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 49 70 08 70

    POP CULTURE SHOP
    INDIE ROCK | EXPERIMENTAL ROCK | SHOEGAZE | PUNK | ELECTRONICA | NEW WAVE | POP | SOUL JAZZ | NOISE
    23, rue Keller 75011
    00 33 (0)1 43 55 34 68
    Originally a comic book store, it now carries a healthy section of Vinyls, new stuff and second hand. Pretty up to date with the current trends in independant rock and avant garde. Good prices and good service/communication. Also a section of independant CDs and CDRs. And comics!!!

    RECORD STATION
    SOUL | FUNK | POP | ROCK | SIXTIES | REGGAE | JAZZ
    13, rue des Récollets 75010 - Metro: Gare de l'Est
    Tel : 00 33 (0)6 17 91 39 53
    2nd hands vinyls, mostly mainstream US imports, everything seem overpriced. Only if you don't mind paying more than internet...

    RIDEAU DE FER, LE
    ALL-STYLE
    12, Rue André del Sarte 75018
    Recently re-opened with two new owners after Michel retired in September 2010. Still the same but cleaner and less messy. A little less records than previously. Still comics but no more CDs or DDVDs. Only second-hand. Mostly all sorts of rock, but some electronic, jazz, soundtracks, etc...

    ROCK PARADISE
    ROCK'N'ROLL ROCKABILLY
    42, Rue Duranton 75015
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 45 58 40 30

    R'N'ROLL VOLTAGE
    HARD ROCK
    23, Rue du Roi de Sicile 75004 - Metro: Saint Paul

    ROCKET RECORDS
    ROCK
    1 Ter, Rue Lacharrière 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 48 06 23 27

    SILENCE DE LA RUE, LE
    ALL-STYLE
    39, Rue Faidherbe 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 24 16 16

    SONIC MACHINE
    ROCK | PUNK | SKA
    8, Rue de la Fontaine du But 75018
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 58 10 11

    SOUFFLE CONTINU
    ROCK | METAL | FREE JAZZ | ELECTRONICA | CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
    20-22, Rue Gerbier 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 24 17 21

    LA SOURCE
    HOUSE | TECHNO | ELECTRO | DUBSTEP | DISCO | LEFTFIELD | ELECTRONICA | AVANT ROCK
    News & second hand, thorough selection.
    46 rue Albert Thomas, 75010 (Metro Jacques Bonsergent / République)
    Monday to Saturday 14H-21H

    STEDO TNT
    HIP HOP | R'n'B
    9, Rue Palestro 75002 - Metro: Réaumur-Sébastopol (line 3 & 4)

    SUPERFLY RECORDS
    SOUL | FUNK | JAZZ | AFRICAN | LATIN
    53, Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth 75003 - Metro: Arts & Métiers / Strasbourg St-Denis / Temple / République
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 44 61 06 07
    Tuesday to Saturday 12H-20H

    SYNCROPHONE
    TECHNO | ELECTRO
    6, Rue du Commandant Lamy 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 21 42 77

    TECHNO IMPORT
    ELECTRONIC | DANCE-FLOOR
    16, Rue des Taillandiers 75011
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 48 05 71 56

    TOOLBOX / SPHENOIDE
    TRIBE | TECHNO | DUB | HARDCORE | DRUM & BASS | BASS MUSIC | BREAKCORE | EXPERIMANTAL | ALTERNATIVE
    30, Rue Saint-Ambroise 75011 - Metro: St Ambroise (line 9)
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 48 05 80 16
    Mainly news and a few 2nd hands
    Tuesday - Saturday 12H-20H

    VINYL OFFICE
    ALL-STYLE
    9, Rue Trousseau 75011
    Wednesday - Saturday 14H-20H (Sometimes other special openings with guest record dealers)
    jazz, rock, pop, chanson française, classical, soul, reggae, punk, OST, psych, prog, yé-yé, garage, etc...

    VIOLETERA, LA
    CHANSON | POP
    12, Rue Papillon 75009
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 45 23 34 17
    Collectors' items only

    WALRUS
    CAFÉ | NEWS
    34 ter, Rue de Dunkerque 75010
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 45 26 06 40
    closed on mondays

    ZIC & BUL
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand + COMICS
    76, Avenue de la Republique 75011
    good selection of rarities, but very expensive/overpriced

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    5EME DISQUE, LE
    ALL-STYLE
    53, Rue Mouffetard 75005
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 36 17 04

    7EME DISQUE, LE
    ALL-STYLE
    2, Rue Cler 75007
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 45 50 00 75

    ABBESSES CD
    ALL-STYLE
    43, Rue des Abbesses 75018
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 52 10 14

    AKUESON WORLDWIDE
    AFRO
    89, Rue de Dunkerque 75009
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 78 01 27 10

    BOOK OFF
    *OPERA STORE
    J-POP | ALL-STYLE
    29-31 Rue Saint-Augustin, 75002
    Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 60 04 77
    *QUATRE SEPTEMBRE STORE
    ROCK | JAZZ | IMPORTS
    11 Rue Monsigny, 75002
    Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 60 00 66
    *FAUBOURG ST ANTOINE STORE
    90 Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, 75012
    Tel: 00 33 (0)1 58 51 21 72
    Japanese music specialist! They can also import something for you (30-50€ per disc).

    CD CHOC
    ALL-STYLE
    *21, Boulevard Montmartre 75002
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 42 61 31 25
    *7, Rue aux Ours 75003
    *96, Boulevard de Montaparnasse 75014

    CD CORNER
    ALL-STYLE
    17, Rue Ecole de Médecine 75006
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 26 74 47

    COLETTE
    FASHION
    213, Rue Saint-Honoré 75001
    for the "hipsters"!

    COMPACT BOUTIQUE
    85-87, Boulevard Sebastopol 75003

    DISC INTER / AD MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
    AFRO
    2, Rue des Rasselins 75020 - Metro: Porte de Montreuil (line 9)
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 73 63 48

    DOMI T'ROCK MUSIC
    ROCK
    38, Avenue de Saint-Ouen 75018

    HARMONIA MUNDI
    CLASSICAL
    *15, Avenue de l'Opéra 75001 - Metro: Pyramides (line 7 & 14)
    *20, Rue de Rivoli 75004 - Metro: Saint Paul (line 1)
    *54, Rue St. Placide 75006 - Metro: St-Placide (line 6)
    *Cité de la Musique 75019 - Metro: Porte de Pantin (line 5)

    OCD
    *24, Rue Pierre-Lescot 75001
    *12, Rue Saint Antoine 75004
    *46, Rue du Commerce 75015

    PLASTIC SOUL RECORDS
    93, Avenue Ledru Rollin 75011

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    VIRGIN MEGASTORE
    ALL-STYLE | News only
    *99, Rue de Rivoli 75001
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 44 50 03 10
    *5, Boulevard Montmartre 75002
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 13 72 13
    *52/60, Avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 49 53 50 00
    *Gare Montparnasse Niveau A Pl Raoul Dautry 75015
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 45 38 06 06
    *15, Boulevard Barbès 75018
    Tel : 00 33 (0) 1 56 55 53 70

    FNAC
    ALL-STYLE | News only
    *1/7, Rue Pierre Lescot 75001
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 41 40 00
    *136, Rue de Rennes 75006
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 49 54 30 00
    *74, Avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 53 53 64 64
    *24, Boulevard des Italiens 75009
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 48 04 02 03
    *109, Rue Saint-Lazare 75009
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 55 31 20 00
    *4, Place de la Bastille 75012
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 43 42 04 04
    *30, Avenue d'Italie 75013
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 58 10 30 00
    *26/30, Avenue des Ternes 75017
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 44 09 18 00

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    Defunct - all info obsolete
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    12 INCH (closed in fall 2009)
    HOUSE | DISCO | FUNK | GARAGE | ELECTRO
    19-21, Rue Palestro 75002

    AFRIC'MUSIC
    AFRO
    3, Rue des Plantes 75014

    ARTS SONORES (closed in summer 2009)
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand
    8, Rue des Taillandiers 75011

    BASEMENT TRACKS
    ELECTRONIC ALL-STYLE
    22, Rue d'hauteville 75010 Paris

    BASSELINE
    HOUSE | TECHNO
    139 Rue Saint Denis 75002

    BEAT SQUEEZE
    HIP HOP | SOUL | FUNK | BREAKBEAT
    52, Rue de la Rochefoucauld 75009
    60, Rue Notre Dame de Lorette 75009

    BLACK CHERRY BLUES
    BLUES | JAZZ
    15, Rue Chaptal 75009

    BLACK LABEL
    D'N'B | JUNGLE | BREAKBEAT
    25, Rue Keller 75011

    BLUE MOON (closed late 2006)
    REGGAE | RAGGA | DUB
    84, Rue Quincampoix 75003

    BPM
    US HOUSE | TECHNO
    1, Rue Keller 75011

    B-SIDE
    HIP HOP | SOUL | FUNK | DISCO
    38, Rue Hermel 75018

    CD CHOC
    ALL-STYLE CD-ONLY
    15, Rue Soufflot 75005

    CHAMPS DISQUES (closed 1993)
    DANCE MUSIC
    84, Champs Elysées 75008

    CHEZ YOURI
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand
    60, Rue D'Argout 75002

    CLUB NEWS
    HOUSE | DISCO | TECHNO
    37, Rue Saint-Honoré 75001

    COLLECTOMANIA
    ALL-STYLE
    20 Bis, Rue de l'Ingénieur Keller 75015

    COMPAGNIE DU DISQUE, LA
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand
    2, Rue Maublanc 75015

    DA GROOVE
    HOUSE
    17, Rue de l' Echiquier 75010

    DISCAIRE, LE
    ALL-STYLE
    57, Rue Saintonge 75003

    DISCOPARNASSE
    COMMERCIAL DANCE MUSIC
    66, Boulevard du Montparnasse 75015

    DISCO PUCES
    ALL-STYLE
    102, Boulevard Beaumarchais 75011

    DISCOFLY
    DISCO | FUNK | 2nd hand
    74, Rue de Rochechouart 75009

    DMC
    HOUSE | GARAGE | ELECTRO
    2, Boulevard Richard Lenoir 75011

    DOWNTOWN RECORDS (ex VIBE STATION)
    HOUSE | GARAGE | ELECTRO
    57, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine 75011

    DRUM & TRIBE
    HARD TECHNO | BREAKBEAT | DRUM'n'BASS
    6, Rue des Taillandiers 75011

    ECOUTE CE DISQUE
    CHANSON | FRENCH POP
    12, Rue Simon Le Franc 75004

    EN AVANT LA ZIZIQUE
    ALL-STYLE
    8, Rue Baudelique 75018

    EXTENDED
    ALL-STYLE
    42, Rue Quincampoix 75004

    HAPPY WORLD
    TRANCE | TECHNO
    163, Rue Saint Martin 75003

    HARDSCAPE RECORDS
    HARD ELECTRONIC
    41, Rue des peupliers 75013

    HOKUS POKUS
    HARD TECHNO | ACID | HARDCORE
    32, Boulevard Richard Lenoir 75011

    JACKSON DISQUES
    ALL-STYLE
    144, Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière 75010

    JUSSIEU MUSIC
    ALL-STYLE
    19, Rue Linne 75005

    JUSSIEU CLASSIQUE
    CLASSICAL
    16, Rue Linne 75005

    JUSSIEU JAZZ
    JAZZ
    5, Rue Guy de Brosse 75005

    JUSSIEU REGGAE
    REGGAE
    20, Rue Linne 75005

    KATAPULT
    ELECTRO | MINIMAL | TECHNO
    2 rue de Franche Comté 75003 Paris

    LIVRE AU TRESOR
    28, Rue de l'Ermitage 75020

    LOUP DU FAUBOURG, LE
    CHANSON | FRENCH POP
    14, Rue des Gobelins 75013

    MARCHE NOIR
    HOUSE
    52, Rue D'Argout 75002

    MILIEU OFFENSIF
    INDIES | EXPERIMENTAL
    78, Boulevard Diderot 75012

    MY ELECTRO KITCHEN
    ELECTRO | MINIMAL
    60 rue Quincampoix 75004

    MUSIC HALL
    ALL-STYLE | 2nd hand
    55, Avenue St Ouen 75017

    OEIL DU SILENCE, L'
    EXPERIMENTAL
    91, Rue des Martyrs 75009

    ONE DJ'S SHOP
    HOUSE | TECHNO
    4, Rue des Taillandiers 75011

    PHAT BEATZ
    ELECTRO | TECHNO
    57, Rue Saint-Maur 75011

    SALINAS
    ELECTRONIC ALL-STYLE
    18, Rue de Veron 75018 Paris

    SAMAD
    HIP HOP | SOUL | FUNK
    163, Rue Saint Martin 75003

    SOUND RECORDS (closed spring 2011)
    BLACK MUSIC
    6, Rue des Prêcheurs 75001

    STREET SOUND
    FUNK | HIP HOP | NEW JACK
    6, Rue Ganneron 75018

    T-MAXX
    RAP | R'n'B | DANCEHALL | RAGGA
    111, Rue St Denis 75001

    TROGLODISC
    ROCK | POP | EASY LISTENING
    5, Rue Fromentin 75009

    UPTOWN RECORDS
    HIP HOP | SOUL | FUNK
    Galerie les Parnassiens - 98 Bd Montparnasse 75014

    URBAN MUSIC
    HIP HOP | R'N'B
    22, Rue Pierre Lescot 75001

    WAVE
    EXPERIMENTAL
    36, Rue Keller 75011

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  • TIM over 10 years ago

    you are the man la-voie-du-sabre.

    thanks a bunch for contributing!
  • lenzz over 10 years ago

    Hi guys... this is great. I am in Paris now and by checking my mail I found the mail from TIM. Think I have a great day!

    Thanks! La-voie-du-sabre
  • djz over 8 years ago


    chanco
    By the way, Does record stores have a summer vacation in france or in Pris?

    First 15 days of August at least. It could be more as last week of july and the next 3 or 4 weeks.
    You can ask them by e-mail.
  • eyto over 7 years ago

    Any recommendations on good cd, vynil stores with extra cheap prices (if possible) and rare gems?
    some of the genres im looking for (might be a bit confusing tho)
    abstract instr. hiphop (fly lo and co.)
    dubstep
    electro
    techno
    +1 any shop with any kind of experimental/awkward/forward thinking/rare/local stuff?

    thanks in advance for your help guys, this topic helped me a lot already! : )
    cheers
  • ambro_italo over 7 years ago

    Hi boys
    After all your advice (many thanks), spent a great 3 days in Paris wandering the streets to many of the stores on list in this thread, concentrating on disco, soul etc.
    Not much in the way of amazing stuff that you can't purchase in UK but still great for a dig and to meet all the characters that run these stores.

    Also STREET SOUND on Rue Ganneron has closed down for good as well.

    Looks like these stores are slowly falling foul to the internet trade.

    Also, many re-issues were seen so keep an eye out if you are only after original pressings.

    Did find:
    1. Cerrone VII - Your Are the One LP (Malligator) with original poster for 5 euros
    2. Passengers - Hot Leather (Uniwave) for 10 euros
    3. Vin Zee - Funky Bee Bop (Fulltime) for 8 euros

    And a few others, but this was over 3 days of finding not much.

    Good luck!

  • sorenfissure over 6 years ago

    hey I am traveling around the world chasing record stores etc and I follow Discogs closely but I must say keeping up with whats still open & whats closed is hard to follow sometimes. Can't we have a central list for each country that is directly updated with closed or not next to it rather than go though all the posts to work it out? After all god knows they need our business as I'm finding out the longer I travel.
    That said anyone help me on second hand electronica & hip hop stores in Paris?
  • eyto over 6 years ago

    [quote=la-voie-du-sabre][/quote]

    first of all, thanks for the reply guys!
    I would not define a genre, as I like quite a lot, but I like a lot of things that can be found on boomkat.com or at rushhour.nl.

    mostly, I'm into the dilla style newish hip-hop (mostly instrumental) and stuff that are put out by the label jazzy sport for example.

    I also equally love 60s-70s type of funk, tricky dubstep 12s, experimental electronics (mostly ambient or noise type of stuff) but I would also like to buy a few art rockish stuff.

    If you could suggest a few records stores with a reasonable price that still exist, where I can find 2 or 3 of these specific genres at the same time that would be more than awesome. It would also be very great to have a wide spectrum of each genre at the given record store, as, most of the time, I'm not looking for the mainstream kind of stuff within a genre.
  • eyto over 6 years ago


    [quote=cicerobuck][/quote]

    next tomorrow? what do you mean? is there a final sale? : DD

    Thanks for your reply btw. I have visited Bimbo Tower yesterday on account of your recommendation. It is really a place to see. Lots of wierd, obscure stuff. Full of noise/experimental electronics, and guitar music from the milder kind of stuff till the very harsh, hard to find japanese records. There are also some books and artworks if I'm not mistaken.

    I was at the artwork/bookshop called Lazy Dog, where I met a very friendly chap, who told me that Silly Melody, Silence de la Rue and Betino's are a good place to find some great electronica-hiphop.
  • ballmouse over 6 years ago

    i'll be in paris for a couple days, so does anyone know the best shops for old techno, house, and disco? and how far away would these shops be from the big tourist attractions? (lourve, etc.)
  • la-voie-du-sabre over 6 years ago

    unfortunately, we've had quite a few record shops closing recently. it's actually starting to be quite hard to find oldschool stuff in paris. you'd better be off looking in second hand outlets such as boulinier or silly melody (both pretty central).

    as for disco i'll let others answer as it's not exactly my cup of tea.

    a mapping site for locating and itineraries.

  • ballmouse over 6 years ago

    MY ELECTRO KITCHEN is mainly techno. That should be added to the description. Very cool shop and worth a look for foreigners. Lots of newer releases from good techno labels: wagon repair, ghostly, brontosaurus, etc
  • Dec over 6 years ago

    la-voie-du-sabre
    second hand outlets such as boulinier or silly melody

    Silly Melody has all second-hand on the street outside, and it looks like some new stuff inside (the shop is upstairs, above a bookshop, with both books and vinyl on the street when it's open).
    I was there a few weeks ago and scored some cheap 1980s New Wave LPs from the secondhand section.
    They also had some fairly rare Punk 7" singles, but they were all too expensive for me.

    Does anyone remember Faster Pussycat, on rue des Taillandiers?
    It was a clothes and record shop, and their (mostly Indie) vinyl was arranged by label (in 1987), with an almost complete set of 4AD and Factory releases.
    A shelf high above the counter had most of the Sordide Sentimental 7" singles.
  • -Ik- over 6 years ago

    Qpchan
    the Fargo Shop
    42, rue de la Folie Méricourt


    been there already:
    small shop with a good selection of classics, folk & soft rock – 50% vinyl, 50% CD

    they have also high quality posters and goodies

    supporting the Fargo label, you can purchase their magazine (Eldorado) and gig tickets as well (printed on limited edition tickets)
  • deejaydoc over 5 years ago

    Last time in Paris, I spent days going from "record store" to another, only to find very little actual records and not a very good selection. This time, thanks to all posting here, I went straight to Betino's, based on the forum suggestions and had a very efficient record search. They have four technics with headphones for easily listen to all records in the store. Prices are not cheap, but the selection of Disco/Funk/Soul is great!
  • Nadsatt over 5 years ago

    Nadsatt edited over 5 years ago
    MY ELECTRO KITCHEN finally reopened last week and is now manage by a guy from "Le Batofar" club.

    He told me that he will continue in the same way with a selection of techno, house, disco and electro news.
  • cicerobuck over 5 years ago

    Cool. I kinda doubt that, but good for them if they manage to pull it =)
  • erinon over 5 years ago


    DISCOPARNASSE

    This used to be, with Champs Disques, one of 2 main spots for all

    i used to live in paris round 79/80 and Champs disques(as well as Lido Music just down the road) were the shit when it comes to disco, i still have so many great rekids i bought there, went to have a look at the pasage were it used to be last time i was over just for the memories.
    funny thing thing tho is that, i'm really sure they never had a lot of the
    stuff i'm after nowdays, like those Arpadys Tele libary rekids, or the
    more "cosmic" french stuff, it was realy all based around imports - never been to Discoparnasse unfortunately ;)
  • adrianowarsaw over 5 years ago

    whatup everyone. I've been livin in paris for almost half a year now and been record diggin since the very first day I came here. My primary interest is underground rap of the mid 90's- to early 00's (especially French/Parisian stuff like "Le Puzzle" or "Harcelement Textuel" as well as typical US boom-bap like "Rezidue" or "Shadez of Brooklyn"). Upon the recommendations here these are the places I've been to:

    CROCODISC (super knowledgeable employees & great selection of french rap)
    SILLY MELODY (great 2nd hand wax for decent prices)
    BETINO's (great selection & friendly staff)
    BOULINIER (THE Mecca for crate digging in Paris - been to both - the one at St.Michel & the one close to the RER B stop CiteU)

    My question: Considering my taste in music, are there any other worthwhile places left for me to visit?

    Peace!
  • olalbazar over 5 years ago

    My Electro Kitchen seems to be nearly closed: "Bail à céder" ("for sale") on the show window...
    A lot of backstock to looking for...
  • cicerobuck over 5 years ago

    Yeah, and it's only open now from Thursday till Saturday...
  • Nadsatt over 5 years ago

    I think this list must mention Pop Culture (23 rue Keller).

    This shop is in the same street as Born Bad and have a great indie vinyl section.
    Most of the store is about comics books but at the bottom you will find a nice record selection. He works directly with US labels like Captured Tracks, Not Not Fun, Hozac,Mexican Summer ect...

    He also have the relase of french labels (Desire,SVN SNS Records,Atelier Ciseaux...).

    Great selection of cds and tapes too.

    This is definitely a place to go if you are in garage rock, Post-Punk, synth-pop and all the indie and experimental stuff.
  • cicerobuck over 5 years ago

    Yeah. It's agood place. I buy often ther, even if it's a bit pricey.
    Will add, thanks for reminding ;)
  • -Ik- over 5 years ago

    ALL ACCESS
    ROCK | INDIE
    3 rue Brochant 75017
    Tel: 00 33 (0)6 16 09 90 16

    "All Access est un concept-store singulier dédié à la Musique sous toutes ses formes. Un lieu à la "Hi-Fidelity" où trouver une large sélection de supports (audio, video, livre, photo), très attaché à la qualité et la rareté. Les CD's en imports Japonais, version cartonée mini LP, cotoient les vinyles en pressages originaux US ou UK, ainsi que des coffrets en tirage limité. En plus de l'accueil et du conseil, All Access vous invite dans son auditorium équipé de matériel audiophile (le matin sur rendez-vous) afin de vous faire écouter la musique dans des conditions exceptionnelles."

    >>well it just opened and it looks like 10 sq. meters of a personal collection with some books and T-shirts on shelves... Not really the revolution for the Parisian record shops yet, but who knows?
  • soul-central-records over 5 years ago

    For soul funk original vinyl 45s & LPs, go to:

    Superfly Records, Paris
    REcord Station, Paris
  • vinyl-discount over 5 years ago

    T-maxx records (6 months ago)and urban music are closed .
  • eyto over 4 years ago

    what happened to Silly Melody?
    Don't tell me they re finished with selling vinyl there... loved that place...
  • cicerobuck over 4 years ago


    TIM

    DEMOCRATIE
    ALL-STYLE | SECOND HAND | VYNIL ONLY
    14, Boulevard Saint-Michel 75006
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 56 24 05 55
    Formely SILLY MELODY

  • djz over 4 years ago


    la-voie-du-sabre
    MUSIC AVENUEBLACK MUSIC10, Rue Paul-Bert 75011Tel : 00 33 (0)1 40 24 16 20friendly & helpful owner, rare enough to be mentioned...

    some house music records here (comes from Vibe Station, RIP...).
    House records for 2 eu such as Stricly Ryhthm, Drop, Underground Resistance (seen 2), Twisted & Tribal,
    Lots of records for less than 7 eu
  • bwhorsfall over 4 years ago

    Currently two weeks into a month in Paris and have visited a lot of stores so far, I am buying 12 inch singles (or Maxi 45s as they are called here) in the pop/alternative/dance/funk/soul genres, pretty broad but I can highly recommend the following for a huge range of good well cared for vinyl stock and friendly/knowledgeable staff:

    Betinos - The owner was super-friendly, helped me search out the shelves and prices were reasonable
    La Yeti (Rue Jules Valles, Saint Ouen Market) - Massive amount of stock, vinyl in great condition, you can spend hours in here, best in the market by far
    Crocodisc - Absolutely great for searching out those rare 12s that you haven't seen in nearly 30 years, prices not extreme

    I am going to give a special mention to Music Avenue on rue Paul Bert, the owner here (DJ MaZ) is an absolute legend, went in today, found some 12s (some for 2 or 3 Euros in great condition) and we got talking about a flight case he had in the shop (I'm already planning on how to get the vinyl home to Australia), after showing me a couple of options, he said come back in 2-3 hours and I will have a second-hand DJ bag for you to look at, he then goes home in his lunch hour, brings back his own carry case which holds about 55 LP's and can be taken on as carry on luggage, perfect, exactly what I needed and I still have room to pick up a few more 12's, if you are interested in funk/soul/rap of any description, I cannot recommend this guy enough, possibly the friendliest man in Paris.
  • Qpchan over 4 years ago

    bwhorsfall
    possibly the friendliest man in Paris

    absolutely, went there a few times & he was always the nicest person.
    Now let's list the "ugly bastards"...and there are a few ;)
  • cicerobuck over 4 years ago

    Monster Melodies ;)
  • Qpchan over 4 years ago

    arghhhh!

    well, today me & fistondub went to check out:
    RECORD STATION
    ALL-STYLE
    13, rue des Récollets 75010
    Tel : 00 33 (0)6 17 91 39 53

    a bit of time wasted, most records are Funk or Jazz, mostly US press, prices are higher than internet, so not point really. Next....
  • soul-central-records over 4 years ago

    soul-central-records edited over 4 years ago
    RECORD STATION has great records at book prices, if your looking for something very special in NM / Mint
  • cyd.inn over 4 years ago

    cyd.inn edited over 4 years ago
    I went to Goodie Records in 3 Rue Palestro, Paris on September 2011.
    I read on this thread that the owner "is a dinosaur of the vinils records shop in Paris, he is a Soul specialist too, but warning: he is very moody!"

    I walked to the door on 11am it was locked. may be he was out to brunch. I came back on 1pm and still locked. maybe he eats a lot. then I came back on 2pm, it was not locked, so I opened the door and get in. there was an old man behind the desk doing his thing. I said hello and walked my self inside. The thread was saying the truth, the collection was huge, from soul/funk and 70's rock. His collections are too large most of them are layed there on the floor. and you could not even get your hands on the rack. so I flick trough what's there on the floor.

    After browsing down on my knees for 5 minutes, the old man start asking me in frenchm which I did not understand coz I don't speak french. then he said "what are you looking for?", "Just looking aroung to see if I could find something I desire", I replied. Then with another unfathomable french and a handsign that gesturing "MONEY"(The thumb rubs repeatedly over the tip of the index finger and middle finger) he said "No looking. Go"

    WTF!!! and there was no one other than me on the store, so I was the only possible buying customer at the time. a patient one too I should say after waiting him for 3 hours to open the store. and I was about to ask him the price for Hawkwind records since it has no price on it. If he was bit sensible like the poeple at Ground Zero (paris) who immediately recognized my taste just by looking at what I was flicking (even offered me some band that I might going to like) he would get some "MONEY" that he wanted so bad.

    So much for the love of music, records bla bla bla. He should change the store name to Greedy Records.
  • Faddone over 4 years ago

    Paris is well worth a visit just to experience SUPERFLY records. Such a great store!!

    I agree on RECORD STATION, everything that was even close to a little interesting was 40€+. Still no holy grails though... Has anyone actually bought a record there with those prices?

  • cicerobuck over 4 years ago

    @cyd.inn : to tell you the truth, Roger carries the reputation of being borderline racist. I've never seen a massive proof of that, and his love of soul and blues should attest the opposite, but I've seen clues. Too bad, because even if he's overselling his stock and knowledge a little, he's still a good source... I suggest you go to Plus De Bruit. Superfly is also a tad overrated. You won't find underpriced records there either, and as they pride themselves of carrying holy grails, you might get disappointed...
  • konkordski over 4 years ago

    What's the name of the record shop close to Les Halles, it has vintage hi-fi section in the ground floor while records are up the stairs?
  • cyd.inn over 4 years ago

    cicerobuck
    to tell you the truth, Roger carries the reputation of being borderline racist.

    no wonder he treated me like that, I'm asian. He's stock is amazing though. fit my taste. if only he could be nicer, price would be no problem for some item.
  • cicerobuck over 4 years ago


    konkordski
    What's the name of the record shop close to Les Halles, it has vintage hi-fi section in the ground floor while records are up the stairs?


    Monster melodies

    cyd.inn
    where is that exactly anyway?


    PLUS DE BRUIT
    POP | ROCK | PUNK | REGGAE | CHANSON | JAZZ
    35, Rue de la Rochefoucauld 75009
    Tel : 00 33 (0)1 49 70 08 70

    It's righht under Place Pigalle, less than 500m...
  • julesparis over 4 years ago


    cicerobuck
    Monster melodies

    ridiculously overpriced
    and closed down too, non ?
  • julesparis over 4 years ago

    lol @ google top suggestion when typing monster melodies "monster melodies proxenete" => hmmmm that page that took over the official link in top post over there is quite tasty indeed - http://www.discogs.com/groups/topic/97484?page=1#1296976

    record shopping in Paris is dead, as far as I'm concerned
    and in Bruxelles too, which is a bit of a shame as it's always been way more enjoyable there

    gloria mundi etc. hu
  • julesparis over 4 years ago

    arf, apparently still going on / official page is http://www.monstermelodies.fr/ rather than that "he pimped me for 6 years" blog
  • konkordski over 4 years ago


    julesparis
    ridiculously overpriced

    Exactly.
  • Qpchan over 4 years ago

    BLACK CHERRY BLUES 15, Rue Chaptal 75009 is no longer...
  • soul-central-records over 4 years ago

    try these two shops for original soul funk jazz vinyl... they also stock really cool 45 Central adapters for spinnin 7" records... exclusive designs inc The Bullet!

    LENOX RECORDS - 138 Rue De Legendre, Paris
    SUPERFLY - 53 rue Notre Dame de Nazerath, Paris
  • -ddd- over 4 years ago

    Eh mais c'est pas fini My Electro Kithcen, j'y vends mes disques!

    La boutique n'en a plus pour longtemps (encore que) mais j'y fais venir des tas de news depuis novembre, et je me déplace pour des ventes hebdo au Udo, au Zero Zero. DDD, j'imagine que les ventes itinérantes ne rentrent pas dans cette section connaissant l'esprit "forum discogs français"
  • gormandizer over 4 years ago

    I just got back from a trip to Paris and had a great time at La Dame Blanche. Great selection of jazz records. Everything I just added to my collection (except the two Jaco records) came from an hour or so browsing there. Very helpful staff, a little pricey but not outrageous. The "secret" shop around the corner is where the real action is. Definitely worth a visit for jazz collectors or fans looking for discs in great condition.

    I also hit up Bouliner, but was unimpressed. Disorganized and poor selection (again, only shopping for jazz. Can't comment on anything else).

    My only regret on the trip is I was record shopping on Monday, so Crocojazz was closed.
  • soul-central-records over 4 years ago

    Yes, La Dame Blanche at the flea market zone is well worth the trip, there are now 7 record shop units ther on the 2nd floor and more coming soon i hear

    they also stock really cool 45 Central adapters for spinnin 7" records... exclusive designs inc The Bullet + Dome!

  • cicerobuck over 4 years ago

    La Dame Blanche has nothing to do with the flea market area, it's right by le Pantheon and close to Sorbonne
  • Qpchan over 4 years ago

    Anything moving in Paris recently? Not there anymore for regular check up.... cicero?
  • la-voie-du-sabre over 4 years ago

    je ferai un p'tit tour prochainement, histoire de mettre à jour certaines infos et d'en ajouter d'autres
  • soul-central-records over 4 years ago

    La Dame Blanche is a big antique and second hand market building at Porte de Clignancourt, get off at the end of metro line 4 - you'll find La Dame Blanche amongst the flea market zone where they sells trainers etc. Its well worth the trip, as there are now 7 record shop units there on the 2nd floor and more coming soon i hear

    they also stock really cool 45 Central adapters for spinnin 7" records... exclusive designs inc The Bullet + Dome!

  • Imaxandco over 4 years ago

    I often go to Zic et Bul on Avenue de la République, as it seems to me that has an amazing choice of UK and US first press and rarities (probably the best I saw in paris), unfortunately prices are a bit too high. It's good to spend some time there however as the owner is knowledgeable and you can listen to the record on two decks with earphones. The store has also a very extensive ebay boutique with thousands of items - it's good for checking the prices before paying a visit : http://stores.ebay.fr/ZIC-et-BUL-76-av-republique-paris11

  • Imaxandco over 3 years ago

    Imaxandco edited over 3 years ago
    I paid a visit to Monster Melodies today (they are still open)

    A first sight it looks like they have an enormous stock of records.

    However the whole shop is very poorly organized, originals are mixed with many reissues, and there are acually very few original UK or US press. The few "rarities" they have on the wall are totally overpriced (They sell a US Decca of The Who Sell Out for 200 EUR!!).
    Owners are also grumpy.
    The only good side is their location and proximity to transports.

    Avoid this place
  • fistondub over 3 years ago

    i think i never bought one single record at monster melodies. on the other hand i bought a few at Parallèles not far for the first said place.
  • Qpchan over 3 years ago

    Never understood how places like Monster Melodies still in bizness, everything is overpriced and staff is unfriendly...
  • ----io---- over 3 years ago

    Hey everyone,
    Could someone recommend a record shop in Paris where I could find some IDM/Electronica LPs? I'm looking for stuff from Warp (Autechre, Aphex Twin, Bords of Canada, Plaid, Clark, Bibio...) and some Amon Tobin, Murcof, Trentemoller, Bjork, Massive Attack...
    Thanks in advance!
  • adrianowarsaw over 3 years ago

    I'd recommend Crocodisc on rue des ecoles (RER B stop Saint Michel/Subway stop Odeon) - that's the place to go if you're lookin for specific stuff by name. I've found most of the mid 90's french rap I was looking for in that shop, so it might be the safest bet for you as well. BUT if you wanna go crate diggin, then hit up BOULINIER by the crossing of Blvd Saint Michel & Saint Germain (v. close to the aforementioned store) - that place is a fukin gold mine, with 3 floors to dig around on. Have a good one man, and don't forget to get wasted on some french wine! ;)
  • ----io---- over 3 years ago

    thanks for the quick answer! I'll definitely check these ones.
  • Imaxandco over 3 years ago

    Boulinier St Michel is not really good, they have piles of crap and beat-up records and you will be very lucky to find something interesting there ... but who knows. Crocodisc is allright but don't expect a lot either.

    If you are into electronic you'd better off to Techno import in Paris 11 I suppose
  • cicerobuck over 3 years ago

    If you want vinyl, then you should forget those above addresses. You might find second hand stuff close by at Democracy (formely Silly Melody), for new warp etc stuff, go to Gibert Joseph, also in the same area. You might also find some stuff second hand at Le Rideau De Fer, Exodisc or Plus De Bruit
  • cicerobuck over 3 years ago

    oh, and for other electronic music more on the dance side, there sure is Techno Import, but more stuff closer to electronica at Syncrophone on same street. You might also fin some at Toolbox
  • fistondub over 3 years ago

    basically speaking you would find the latest warp or autechre simply at the Fnac shop.
  • cicerobuck over 3 years ago

    LA SOURCE
    HOUSE | TECHNO | ELECTRO | DUBSTEP | DISCO | LEFTFIELD | ELECTRONICA | AVANT ROCK
    News & second hand, thorough selection.
    48 rue Albert Thomas, 75010 (Metro Jacques Bonsergent / République)
    Open monday-saturday, 14H-21H

    Just opened, no phone there yet, but get in touch with us through facebook or here with me. No CC machine yet, but there's a few vending machines within 1mn walk all around.
  • soul-central-records over 3 years ago

    'Superfly' very central in the city - 10 min walk from Gare L'Est and recommended for original soul jazz funk 12" LPs + 45s ... they also sell great 45 CENTRAL adapters for soul funk 45 rpm vinyl

    + check out 'Record Station' very close by 3 min walk from Gare L'Est
    Great soul funk original LPs

    + 'Silly Melody' + 'Crocodisc' 5 min walk from Notre Dame
  • cicerobuck over 3 years ago

    huh... they're all already in the list and fairly accurately described
  • restless over 3 years ago

    Thanks for this very handy list guys. One change : Synchrophone is on rue des Taillandiers in the11th
  • restless over 3 years ago

    Also there is a 2nd hand jazz store called Jazz Museum on 68 rue du Poteau 75018
  • Elukkae over 3 years ago

    Quick comment on Crocodisc. Went through the rock store today (did not have time to properly go through the jazz & soul shops). Ok selection on the surface, BUT two crucial problems: the conditions are varied, to put it nicely, and not marked on the records (meaning that everybody takes the records out of their sleeves); and the pricing is high and random (25 euros for G+ Second Edition by PIL?), not reflecting the conditions of the records. Despite the impressive first impression, after going through the goods I am left with a feeling that the guys do not care for the stuff they sell; records without inner sleeves, water damaged sleeves sold for NM prices, etc... quite a disappointment. Bought a few vinyls though after thorough digging, so there were also releases in which the pricing/quality ratio was OK, but it bugs me if when I cannot trust the shop.
  • Imaxandco over 3 years ago

    I totally agree but Crocodisc has never and will never be a place to buy collectors and rarities. It is the kind of shop which sells vast piles of low-priced records, mainstream bands. You can buy small records there for 20/25 euros but don't expect much.
    For collectors and originals uk / us presses in mint condition I recommend Zic et Bul it is by far the best store in Paris for prog/psyche/pop rock in perfect condition but at a very expensive price. Cheers
  • cicerobuck over 3 years ago

    Ha! Zic & Bul is borderline sham. ALl records are vastly overpriced appart from the trash. YOu might get lucky occasionaly, but don't even bother if your time is ltd. You'll find better deals at Rideau De Fer or Plus de Bruit.
  • Qpchan over 3 years ago

    looks like there is a new shop in town https://www.facebook.com/HeartbeatVinyl
    any good? styles? comments are welcome...cicero...
  • philou over 3 years ago

    philou edited over 3 years ago
    you also have

    YETI'S RECORDS
    23 rue Jules Vallès
    Saint Ouen (puces de)
    Second hand and destock in all styles, vinyls only
    It is very closed from Paris (metro : Line 4 - Porte de Clignancourt)

    You have many other shops around, specialy in Marché Dauphine at the first floor
    15 years ago, you had KGB Records in the aera (defunct)
    Sphenoide can be also added to closed shops

    I remember also I visited a shop perhaps rue Aboukir or around (metro : Sentier), didn't find it in the list, anyone knowing it?
  • marquez over 2 years ago

    I'm in Paris from 22-24 November with my family.
    Not much time left for crate diggin'

    Best (Second Hand) stores for Black Music : Disco, Boogie, Funk 12" ?

    Thanks,
    Phil.
  • bwhorsfall over 2 years ago

    Was in Paris in September looking for similar 12" vinyl, had best luck at Betino's, Music Avenue and Crocodisc (Soul)
  • raevol over 2 years ago

    Hi Phil,

    just done the same journey with my family, so..not so much time.

    You'd better go to Goodies Records, definitely the best 2nd hand vinyl store in Paris!

    Ok, you have to walk ON vinyls, literally! there you can find tons of soul funk & jazz, as well as french library music, italian composers.. prices are quite high but you can haggle over the price, you HAVE TO! the owner is an old grumpier man but after a while begins to suggest good records..he doesn't speak english.

    Highly reccomended!

    Goodies record Rue de Palestro 3 , metro Réaumur - Sébastopol

    [quote=marquez][/quote]
  • Qpchan over 2 years ago

    Seen to be a few new or recently open shops not listed yet here, see http://disquaireday.fr/disquaires/
  • juhaniemela over 2 years ago

    juhaniemela edited over 2 years ago
    I went through some shops in Paris last week:
    Betino's, Music Avenue, Toolbox & Fargo. All shops seemed to be open until 19:30 and at least the first 2 were willing to haggle with the prices, I didn't buy from the others.

    Betino's and MA had some decent price disco, funk and beats/rap but plenty of other stuff seemed a bit too pricey for me, including EBM/Industrial stuff they had at Betino's. Toolbox more for all electronic stuff; electro, dnb, bass, hymen recs etc. Fargo was the only disappointment with boring and narrow crates, 90% rock.

    Edit:
    One very positive thing I noted about Parisian stores was that their 2nd hand stock was in very good condition. It came as such a nice surprise after getting used to the shit standards London stores so often offer.
  • soul-central-records over 2 years ago

    La Dame Blanche - Recommended for saving time over a weekend in Paris... 6+ record traders all grouped together

    La Dame Blanche - It is a big antique and second hand market building at Porte de Clignancourt, get off at the end of metro line 4 - you'll find La Dame Blanche amongst the flea market zone where they sells trainers etc. Its well worth the trip, as there are now 7 record shop units there on the 2nd floor and more coming soon i hear
  • julesparis over 2 years ago

    You should check this brand! new! discogs sister-site:
    http://www.vinylhub.com/record-stores/Paris-France?mode=map
  • Imaxandco over 2 years ago

    Hello a_passEnger,

    I don't know much soul and jazz but for jazz I believe you have many addressesl listed above in Paris including la Dame Blanche, Paris Jazz Corner, etc depending on your budget and what you are looking for

    For soul I visited once Crocodisc Soul which has a dedicated store for soul and world music but they store mostly common stuff . I would suggest Betino's or Superfly
  • fistondub over 2 years ago

    fistondub edited over 2 years ago
  • ra.skill about 1 year ago

    Hi all,
    I'm about to spend a week in Paris and want to do some record shopping while I'm there.
    I'm predominantly looking for House, Techno and HipHop 12"s from any year.
    On a budget so looking bargains but happy to spend the time and dig for them.

    Can someone please recommend me a couple of stores I should check out.

    Much appreciated :-)
  • Toolbox_records_FR about 1 year ago

    thank you (you can leav Sphenoide name in it, as a the ancient name of this shop.
    But it would make sense to put it at "T" as Toolbox instead of "S" as Sphénoide...

    Anyway thanks for editing :)
    Physical Recordshops are precious :)
  • Qpchan about 1 year ago

    Qpchan edited about 1 year ago
    ok done!
    also added SAMAD 163, Rue Saint Martin 75003 and URBAN MUSIC 22, Rue Pierre Lescot both in the "closed shops" section, could someone double confirm?
    also, ECOUTE CE DISQUE seems to have closed down in 2011 or 2012 http://www.societe.com/societe/ecoute-ce-disque-348380478.html
  • emptycyb1 about 1 year ago

    I think Democratie also is closed....
  • Qpchan about 1 year ago

    really ? Silly Melody gone? there wasn't much happening there anymore recently...
  • emptycyb1 about 1 year ago

    yes indeed, Aurélien left the shop, so not much action there anymore. They had a few great providers, but that was so seldom... Anyhow, I'm pretty sure last two times I stopped by (December and February) it was closed. With their stock, they'll probably do something with it, but as of now, the shop doesn't exist anymore at that adress anymore.
  • matt-the-rug about 1 year ago

    Hey. I am going to Paris soon with my girlfriend. Which are the best shops for Hip-Hop? As I will only have a little bit of time to go shopping
  • emptycyb1 about 1 year ago

    Hip hop? Paris isn't as good as it used to be in that regard. I guess your best bets are Groove Store and Betino's. What kind of hip hop you lookin for?
  • matt-the-rug about 1 year ago

    Thanks I will take a look. Mostly 90's and old school
  • nexus23 about 1 year ago


    @ soul-central-records
    quote 'La Dame Blanche - It is a big antique and second hand market building at Porte de Clignancourt, get off at the end of metro line 4 - you'll find La Dame Blanche amongst the flea market zone where they sells trainers etc. Its well worth the trip, as there are now 7 record shop units there on the 2nd floor and more coming soon i hear '

    I've visited the flea market at Porte de Clignancourt some months ago, the record shops at the first floor as you described were still there. Although I must say that browsing was very uncomfortable as everything was stacked very tightly. And when I tried to check a David Bowie cd box set which they had on display I was called off by the owner in a very unfriendly way 'Don't touch' - this was the last record shop on the left side. Prices were very expensive in all of these stores. I ended up in not buying anything there, yet I found a nice record shop outside this building on Rue Jean-Henri Fabre, friendly owner, good discounted selection and he agreed on a further discount on a mutiple purchase.
    Still, the whole 'marché aux puces' is worth a visit, next to the record stores at 'La dame blanche' was a cool exhibition of toy robots - no entry fee and definitely worth seeing!
    And there are so many excellent restaurants in Paris, Tripadvisor will help you!
  • happenedtobehere about 1 year ago

    One great store missing from the list is "Balades Sonores". They sell new and second hand - covering rock, jazz, funk, soul, latin, afro, indie, electronica, hiphop. They recently expanded to the shop next door and have band showcases most Thursdays. The owner, Toma, is very friendly and the stock is in good condition - prices are fair. They also sell turntables.
    Address is 1 Avenue Trudane, metro Anvers (just south of the Sacre Coeur)
    https://www.facebook.com/baladessonores?fref=ts

    Of the others, Music Please is definitely worth a visit. The owner, Slim, is very knowledgable and enthusiastic, but they don't accept credit cards.
  • hysteric about 1 year ago

    thanks for this great and detailed listing

    one quick question.. from the shops listed here, is there one (or two) in particular to hit for 80s French maxis "années quatre-vingts", italo-disco, etc
    low to mid priced

    I will be testing the patience of my girlfriend to try any more than 2 shops ;-)

    thanks in advance!
  • emptycyb1 about 1 year ago

    Hey Hysteric, you should try with Nostalgia, Monster Melodies, La Violetera, Le RIdeau de Fer, Gibert, Crocodisc and Boulinier.

    Oh and by the by, Bimbo Tower has now been closed for over a year
  • Imaxandco about 1 year ago

    Avoid Monster Melodies at all costs!

    Instead you can try the musical library "paralleles" which is located close and also sells records
  • hysteric about 1 year ago


    emptycyb1
    Hey Hysteric, you should try with Nostalgia, Monster Melodies, La Violetera, Le RIdeau de Fer, Gibert, Crocodisc and Boulinier.

    merci! :)
  • emptycyb1 about 1 year ago

    Monster Melodies usualy has loads of cheapo french variété/pop 7"s on the ground floor, hence the recomendation

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