October 7, 2017
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.
Having dropped in on the digging-friendly basement at Snickars, our second stop in the Swedish capital is the altogether more refined, highly curated Record Mania around the corner.
Location: Östgötagatan 2, 116 25 Stockholm, Sweden
Go for: Rarities from across the world
What’s the story? A record shop that proves bigger isn’t necessarily better, Record Mania is tucked away on a side-street in central Stockholm. Like Red Light in Amsterdam, Record Mania caters to a very specific type of collector and DJ, skirting the outer-reaches of the dancefloor in search of the most weird and wonderful records available.
Expect rarities from across the jazz, funk, soul, disco and new wave spectrum, as well as any number of goodies from around the world, beautifully packaged and presented with informative, often mouth-watering tid-bit explanations that will leave you subsisting on nothing but crackers for the rest of your visit.
And if you can’t make it to the store, make sure to check out the Record Mania website, which is one of the best in the game, with a stock of highly curated, moreish second hand records that’s refreshed on a weekly basis.