7 Places to Hunt for Vinyl Records in Bangkok
Vinyl sounds better! Whether you are listening to music on Youtube, CD, MP3, or on the radio – the audio is compressed, which means quality is reduced and details are lost. Vinyl, on the other hand, is a true lossless format, and music on it sounds as good as the creator of it intended. Appreciated for that very quality by music enthusiast all over the world, the Vinyl format enjoys a remarkable revival.
We have compiled a list of 7 Bangkok record shops, in no particular order, you can turn to for vinyl crate digging.
1.) ZudRangMa Records
Onwed by DJ Maft Sai of Paradise Bangkok, this record shop features Thai Molam & Lukthung, World Music, and Retro Soul & Funk.
2.) 1979 Vinyls and Unknown Pleasures
This boutique vinyl store, is also a concert venue with space of up to 40 people. It’s located in the same building as the upscale barber Black Amber. Their focus is Brit-Pop/Rock.
Located in the Ekkamai Shopping Mall, this stylish shop focuses on Funk, Soul and Jazz records. They also sell second-hand vintage audio systems.
Located in an old shop-house, this place is a cozy café on the ground floor, and record store on the second floor. They focus on Indie Pop.
5.) Fatblack Record
Located at Crystal Design Center, this store offers new releases and classics of Indie/Pop/Rock bands. They also sell turntables.
Probably the biggest vinyl store in Thailand, with everything from the 40’s to the 90’s. On 40-squaremeters this shop features around 40,000 vinyl records crammed in crates.
Opening Times: Daily 12pm – 8pm
Location: Fortune Town (3rd floor), Ratchadaphisek Road
For information call 02-641-0101.
7.) Garage Records
Initially started as an online shop, Garage Records recently opened a small shop in Lad Phrao. They focus on 80’s-90’s Rock.
More about Vinyl Culture in Bangkok
Check out the below video, which was produced by The Vinyl Factory - a renowned UK-based record label, vinyl pressing plant, record shop and music magazine - in collaboration with the team of ZudRangMa Records.