We live in the digital era of Spotify and Apple Music where analog may seem to be quite outdated, but there’s no denying that there are some die-hard vinyl fans amongst us who might still be in a hunt for some “old-school” record labels. Music lovers, as you step inside a vinyl record store, those vintage record players, will remind you of what it’s like to listen to a genuine quality of music. It’s a different feeling altogether.

Want to listen to the funkiest beats? Crate-diggers, we’ve rounded up the best vinyl record stores in Bangkok for you to treasure good music. Dig in.

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Bungkumhouse Records

Bungkumhouse Records (formerly known as 1979 Vinyl and Unkown Pleasures), houses the most unique, rare, and vintage vinyl records in Bangkok. Tucked away in a sub-soi, perched on the roof of Thonglor’s Black Amber Barbershop, this sleek store specialises in 90s Brit-pop, indie, and even soul funk disco. Step inside and be surprised to find the most interesting vinyl records over here. Whilst you spend an hour or two digging in to find your favourite records, some quirky souvenirs might feast your eyes as well. The record store often hosts music gigs on their cosy garden-like balcony, too.

Bungkumhouse Records, 4th Floor Black Amber barbershop 125/18 Sukumvit55, between Thonglor soi 5 and soi 7, Opposite HQ condominium, Bangkok. Contact +66 8 6606 2230 Open Wednesday – Sunday 1pm-9pm.

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ZudRangMa Records

Have you been looking for Luk Thung or Thai Funk music? Grab the newest releases of Experimental Disco Molam, Dope R&B Lae, or DIY Disco Molam from ZudRangMa Records to get a slice of authentic Thai music. From Thai classical and contemporary to International music, there is an array of genres to explore here — from Luk Thung and Ramwong, to Ethiopian and even Bollywood record music. The best part? If you already know what you want to buy, you can order the vinyl record online via their website. Also, if you’ve missed the memo, they happen to have a recording studio called Studio Lam, which started as a ZudRangMa radio podcast in 2008 making airwaves with heavy Luk Thing and Molam. Now, you hear it as the record label ‘Paradise Bangkok’ with DJ Maft Sai leading the record store.
ZudRangMa Records H.Q. Sukhumvit 51, Bangkok. Open: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

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8 Musique

Find classic albums from the ’50 to newly released albums that are rarely found in Vinyl and CDs. If Buddha Bar, Downtempo, The Beastie Boys, or House Music matches your vibe, then you’ll find your kind of music here.

8 Musique, Eight Thonglor, LG floor (Sukhumvit 55), Bangkok. Contact +66 2 713 8366;’ Open everyday  11am – 9:30pm.

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Vinyl Die Hards

Vinyl lovers, it may take you more than 24 hours to go through the entire store with the number of vinyl records this place stores. Vinyl Die Hards houses a large collection of second-hand records, and even offer reissued or remastered vinyl records from your mainstream favourites like Coldplay, Maroon 5, Adele, Jason Mraz, and many more. Sip some aromatic coffee whilst you are hooked in finding some good music.

Vinyl Die Hards, 1F The Ninth Place Serviced Residence. Opposite to Paradise Park. Srinakarin Road. Contact +66 2 383 8769 Open everyday 10am – 8pm.

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Track Addict Records

Whether you’ve been grooving to the track from Grease and 500 Days of Summer or are in a mood for Pink Floyd, this hidden gem houses all rare and new records for you to explore. Track Addict Records is a cosy store that will remind of the vintage blast from the past these vinyl records often evoke. It’s also very ‘grammable.

Track Addict Records, MT&T Building, Sukhumvit Soi 69, Phra Khanong Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, Contact +66 2 054 9669 Open everyday 8:30am-5pm.

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Hall of Fame

We are still not over Aladdin, are we? Well, finally we can listen to ‘A whole new world’ in the most classic way. Hall of Fame is always on the edge with its latest collection with new and used vinyl records. Arguably one of the largest record stores in Bangkok, Hall of Fame is located in the heart of Fortune Town. From classic rock to country music and heavy metal, you name it and they’ve got it. Our advice? There is a cluster of vinyl record stores at Fortune Town you can explore, which ensures you will go back home with something or the other.

Hall of Fame, Room No. 3058, Fortune Town, Ratchadapisek Rd. Dindeang Bangkok, Contact +66 8 1844 9709; Open everyday 1-8pm.

Alisha Pawa
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Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.