Hyundai Card Music Library

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Remember when your mother took you to the candy store for the very first time? And you just stood there for a moment, in awe of how many flavors there were? Divided into an upper and lower level, music lovers can recreate just that excitement at the Hyundai Card Music Library. An architectural beauty by Choi Moon-gyu, the lower level boasts a collection of over 10,000 records that include everything from Korean hip hop to Western classics. Visitors can take a listen to the music by making a request to the in-house DJ or using one of the six record players they have on site. (Lovers, romance a bit by recreating the Before Sunset scene when they listen to Kate Bloom’s “Come Here”).

The staff at hand can even give you tips on how to spin if you’d like. Featured on one special wall is the library’s Holy Grail—a rare vinyl collection that includes The Beatles’ 1966 controversial cover of Yesterday and Today and one of the nine existing albums of the Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen. On the upper level of the library, there are over 3,000 music related books as well as every single issue of Rolling Stone ever published. Yes, all 1,161 issues, dating back to 1967 when the magazine first came out. To show that they’re breathing music in real time as well, the performance center, called Understage, will be a space for concerts of many different genres. Entrance to this world of music is exclusive to Hyundai card members, eight times a year and each member is allowed up to two guests. Yes, when it’s this sweet, there’s gotta be a limit. 

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Venue name: Hyundai Card Music Library
Contact:
Address: 246, Itaewon-ro
Yongsan-gu
Seoul

Opening hours: Tue–Sat:12–9pm, Sun:11am–6pm (Closed on Monday)
Transport: Hangangjin Station(Line 6), exit 3.
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