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7 awesome Hong Kong vinyl stores

We round up Hong Kong's best places to get your dose of black gold

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Vinyl has been enjoying a resurgence for quite some time now, with seemingly everyone and his dog now owning a record player. Big record chains in cities across the globe are now dedicating an ever-growing area to what enthusiasts call 'black gold'.

Here in Hong Kong, we have a fine selection of places where wax heads – and those who are new to the world of vinyl – can experience records, whether buying or just listening to their characteristically warm, rich sound through high-end sound systems. Whether planning to go digging in the crates or just looking for some artsy inspiration, here are some of our city's very best record stores.

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Where to find vinyl in Hong Kong

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The place is a 'must-visit' for classical music and jazzheads. While the collection remains mostly unorganised, true LP enthusiasts will eagerly dig through the stacks of vinyl until they find one of the many hidden gems tucked away in the store.

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  • Yau Ma Tei

An audiophile's oasis, Kubrick offers customers a relaxed listening space and cafe for those with an appreciation of an eclectic range of records. You can find a large selection of releases by Taiwanese and Chinese bands, so grab a coffee, drop by and drop a needle.

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  • Sai Ying Pun

Disclaimer: We don't advise running off with records from here. More of an 'experience' than an actual store, this room is a trifecta of performances by touring DJs, disco nights and listening sessions, and the room is acoustically treated and decked out with four beautiful high-end speakers. Enjoy a drink and get lost in the warm, character-rich sound.

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  • Sham Shui Po

Are you a fan of obscure music? Check out White Noise Records, a local haven for quality alternative music and live performance events with a large indie following. You're guaranteed to get lost in a world of addictive sounds, with gritty selections ranging from old soul to heavy metal and electro-pop.

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  • Mong Kok

Don’t overlook this quaint little shop in Mong Kok – it holds a reputable collection of both classic and modern musical favourites, with a focus on European indie music. Not only does this store sell popular records, but it also hosts live shows and music festivals, so you can see the music come to life.

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Standing in a prime location just a few steps from the Mid-level escalators, this unassuming record shop prides itself on selling brand-new vinyl at very competitive prices. Although carrying a lot of mainstream pop, hip-hop and rock, they also cater to fans of jazz and funk.

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