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“My Favorite Record Stores” by QUANTIC (Columbia / UK)

In honor of all the great record stores in the world still doing their (essential!) thing. We asked some of our favorite artists out there to give us a little run down of their personal favorites.

Here are some of QUANTIC‘s personal favorites.

Favorite Hometown Record Store : The Discery, Birmingham

@QuanticMusic: This is the closest major record store to my hometown in Worcestershire, it was the first record store my father took me to. Its always got a great selection of Jazz, Reggae & Rock and the guys who run the store have a very unique brand of West Midlands humour! That and always a cup of tea on offer when you walk through the door.

The Discery
99 Bromsgrove St Birmingham
West Midlands B5 6QB, United Kingdom‎
+44 121 622 2219

Favorite International Record Store : Superfly Records, Paris.

@QuanticMusic: Paulo and Manu from Superfly have been long supplying the demand for Niche tropical, african and Jazz records.They have a splendid selection of selected re-issue and an endless supply of quality African LPs and 45s. Well worth a stop by there if you’re in Paris.

Superfly Records (Link)
53 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth 75003 Paris
Tel 01 44 61 06 07

R.I.P – Record Store I miss the most 

@QuanticMusic: There used to be a store in Bogota, when I first moved to Colombia, it was unfortunately knocked down to make way for the Transmilenio mass transit system. It was a small 2 floor house full of vinyl delights, the sort of place you’d enter one day and come out weeks later, bearded and caped in colombian record dust, but I found records there I’ve never ever seen since.


Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born Musician, Producer & DJ making Soul, Electronic & Latin Music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Carribean.

Currently working from his Sonido del Valle studio base in the highlands of Bogota, Colombia, Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality.

Quantic’s enigmatic productions and musical expressions as Guitarist, Accordionist & Studio engineer have earned him a large international fanbase and constant engagements as a music selector, remixer & band director. Quantic’s fifteenth studio record is planned for release in late 2013.

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Montreal-based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).