Go for: A bespoke offering of alternative dance and hard-to-find records.
What’s the story? And Can Records is very much a destination. Independently run by Martin Aalykke Kristiansen and his wife, the shop has built a reputation as the go to for dealers and DJs passing through the Danish capital. And don’t just take our word for it, over in LA latter day DJ and collector Elijah Wood swears by Can’s selection.
Located just off the main street in Frederiksberg, amongst cafés and bigger record shops, Can Records is typically understated; there are few signs of vinyl life until you reach the second room where the montage of records on the wall points the way to the crates below.
But anyone looking to spend a day elbow deep in dusty crates will be disappointed. Can Records is expertly curated by Martin based on his buyers’ personal tastes, keeping his stock to a bare minimum. All killer, then.
What you can expect is the finest selection of early electronic, ambient, new wave, disco, rare groove and world records for the head and the feet. Just let Martin take you there.
Explore the rest of Copenhagen’s record shop scene in our definitive guide here.