Vinyl record shops in the Philippines
Nowadays, trends from before the 1980s are finding their way back in the 21st century. Collecting vinyl records is one of these trends Filipinos are learning more about to bring back the kind of music that people used to listen to – without the frills and autotune of modern mp3s.
Here are seven vinyl record shops in Metro Manila you can visit to start or grow your vinyl collection.
1. Vinyl Dump Thrift Store in Quezon City – affordable classic records
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If you’re looking for budget-friendly records, go to Vinyl Dump Thrift Store in Cubao, Quezon City. Vinyl records are sold for as low as P300 each (~USD5.84). The records range from as early as the 60s to the 90s.
This is also a good place to visit if you’re starting out in vinyl collecting. The shop owner, Joel Devicais, will walk you through any record you inquire about and will even suggest records that you might like.
What’s more, the shop is expanding its resources to include 90s toys, comics and books, vintage cameras, and other popular items from the 90s.
Address: Store #23, General Romulo St., Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 439 8558/0915 926 7260
Vinyl Dump Thrift Store’s Facebook page
2. Plaka Express in Quezon City – repair services available
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As vinyl is considered vintage, it can be quite upsetting when a treasured vinyl record – or CD – gets broken or scratched. For those who are looking for repair services for vinyl and CDs, Plaka Express in Quezon City is the shop for you.
Furthermore, you can find OPM records in this shop as well as merchandise such as bags and T-shirts you can wear to music festivals or even concerts.
Address: #50 Palawan St. Bagong Pag Asa, Quezon City
Opening hours: 9AM-7.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 0965 759 3989/0919 911 3401
3. Trax Manila Records in Marikina City – cassettes and CDs here too
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Trax Manila Records in Marikina City also has CDs and cassette tapes available for purchase. Along with that, you can go ahead and buy a cassette tape player in the same shop for that 90s feel and nostalgia – especially for those born in that time.
Records such as OPM, movie OSTs, and vintage records from the 50s-90s are available to play for retro-themed parties or to bring nostalgic vibes to your grandparents.
Address: 60 Sapphire St. cor Sandalwood, Marikina City
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 10AM-7PM | Closed Mondays
Telephone: 0917 564 4582
4. Play RECORD Stop in Makati – delivery & pickup services
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For quick transactions or those who don’t want to linger outside for a long time during the pandemic, Play Record Stop in Makati offers pickup and delivery services.
Aside from records, rotary mixers and turntables to play them with are available in this shop.
For those who are interested in visiting the shop, an appointment is required.
Address: 4963 Guerrero, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 1PM-6PM | Closed weekends
5. Treskul Records & Café in Mandaluyong – talk vinyl over coffee with fellow fans
Treskul Records & Cafe in Mandaluyong, on the other hand, lets you dine in as you buy your records. What’s more, it’s an ideal place for music lovers to mingle and discuss each other’s vinyl collecting hobbies.
This shop and cafe also lets you buy and sell records – so that you can always keep your collection refreshed and share your preferred genres of music with others.
Address: CIFRA Building, 641 Boni Ave, Mandaluyong, 1550 Kalakhang Maynila
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 12PM-8.30PM | Fri 12PM-9PM | Sat 1PM-9.30PM | Closed Sundays
Telephone: 0927 823 0516
6. Backspacer Records in Pasig – sealed and brand new box set editions available
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If you’re one of those vinyl collectors who prefers your records to be in pristine condition, or if you buy in bulk, Backspacer Records in Pasig has sealed and brand new box set editions available for purchase. Each set can range from P3,500-P32,000 (~USD68.25-624.30).
You may also find limited and special edition records here, as well as exclusive releases from Backspacer Records itself if you’re wanting to listen to something new.
Address: 2nd Floor D’Ace Plaza, United St. corner Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Opening hours: 12PM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 0917 510 4762
7. Satchmi in Mandaluyong – listen to your favorite records in private listening rooms
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For those looking for a hangout spot that’s not a mall or cookie-cutter restaurant, try going to Satchmi in Mandaluyong, where you can listen to your favorite vinyl records in a private listening room with your friends or family.
Satchmi is also a cafe that offers dine-in options from their own branded coffee, non-coffee, and tea beverages to sandwiches and pasta, so you can fuel up while you enjoy the music playing in the background.
Address: 4F SM Megamall Fashion Hall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11AM-10PM | Sat–Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone: (02) 401 6905
Vinyl record shops in Metro Manila
If you’re a newbie to records who wants to know more about vinyl or a seasoned collector who simply wants to purchase vinyl records and build a collection, these shops are there to cater to your specific needs.
Do check out their social media handles for booking appointments, opening hours, and updates.
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