The world’s best record shops #113: Evrlst Inc., Nice





Dans L’eu de Nice.

Every week, we pick out one must-visit spot from a different city around the world with photos and a little bit of history. Think of it as a kind of 1000 places to see before you die for record shops.

Our next stop is in the south of France and a suitably sun-soaked summer spot on the Riviera. Perfect to pick up new and second hand industrial records then…

Evrlst Inc.


Location: 25 rue tonduti de l’escarène, Nice, France

Go for: New wave, punk, gritty electronica and funk

What’s the story? A record shop that largely specialises in post-punk, industrial, new wave and electro may seem at odds with the glamour and climate of the French Riviera, but not for the team at Opened just over two years ago by Franck Del Gallo, has become a beloved locale by the sea, fuelling the city’s eclectic, underrated music scene.

Inside, is brimming with alternative dance floor cuts. New records from their own imprint – a label that’s welcomed releases from Vox Low and Kraftwind to name a few – battle for space with second hand Akira soundtracks, funk from Crystal Grass and killer disco from Yan Tregger. With a stellar listening station and minimalistic decor, is a treat for the eyes as well as the ears.