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    When in Duesseldorf..

    So, for dannycrates and whoever else might come to my neck of the woods..

    For Duesseldorf there are only a few shops which are mostly non hip-hop centric though (again, if you have time, do Cologne, also good for hip-hop gigs/nights pretty regularly):

    Hitsville - Has a wide span of everything, an especially large and well-stocked used Punk/Rock section with tons of 45s as well. Located in the Old Town, so good location as its worth wandering around that area and also grabbing a few Alt-Beers in one of the breweries.

    A&O Medien - No used vinyl, kind of a mini-HMV. Has new stuff and reissues,sometimes some interesting ones but not very deep stock. Again not a lot of hip-hop. Also pretty centrally located.

    Slowboy Records - Was formerly a pretty large shop with a well-managed selection incl. rather unusual/rare stuff, lots of obscure stuff, Kraut/Punk etc. Henry Rollins was/is a big fan of that store. They moved the shop mostly to Discogs and only have a fraction of their orginal stock now in a shop combined with an interior design store, still an interesting selection tho. Again not a lot of hip-hop. Located a bit off the main drag in Flingern, a bit artsy and "hip" neighbourghood with some nice cafes in between.

    Two new places that opened in the last 1-2 years are actually Beat Retreat (also in Flingern), a hip-hop focused place, which has only new stuff/reissues and some funk/soul/Jazz/electronica, youll find some German/Local labels here as well. Cool store, nice dude, just doesnt have any used stuff unfortunately. The other is Fundus records, an almost boutique-style shop for electronic music, they also do lots of in-store gigs almost every Friday night, and also host lots of parties in the Golzheim club, if that might be something youre interested in. Fundus is in my neighbourhood Oberbilk, kind of the Little Morocco of Dusseldorf, great for fresh stuff from the supermarkets and some great food places, check Grillardine for tasty grilled meat/fish meals, and the Lebanese/Turkish spots on Kölner Strasse. Also Emma Fisch is a cool industrial-type fish restaurant right by the big Volksgarten park, next to it is also a nice craftbeer-place which sometimes has open-tap hours, the place is very creatively (not) named Britische Biere (british beers). But it has tons of brews from all over.

    Other great areas for food is the "Little Tokyo" area around Immermannstrasse and Oststrasse. Düsseldorf has a huge Japanese community and tons of great ramen, sushi, Japanese and other Asiatic cuisine spots there. Sometimes tought to get a table without reservations. If you want the "German" experience then grab a traditional meal at one of the brewery spots in the Old Town, my favorite is Füchschen (little fox), the best Alt-beer in my opinion and the food is heavy on meat-and-potatoes, so dont expect any super-food, just damn good and tasty traditional stuff for that area.

    If youre in that area walk to the Rhine and along the river towards/past the TV tower to the Medienhafen (Media harbour) which has some cool architectural stuff to see. There are lots of spots along there to either sit and have a drink or get some cold ones from one of the many Kiosks (God Bless Germany for allowing public drinking!) and sit on one of the lawns or the mini-beache a bit further out of the center.

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    DWG Warrior
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    Excellent, thanks Beater Pan. (Hitting Koln, Bonn, Dortmund, Nuremburg & Stuttgart too!)

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    Düsseldorf is a waste of time record store wise... go straight to Köln.


    Get on the Killepitsch & Altbier though

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    DWG Warrior
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    Cheers udon! (Just googled killepitsch!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannycrates View Post
    Excellent, thanks Beater Pan. (Hitting Koln, Bonn, Dortmund, Nuremburg & Stuttgart too!)
    Sounds like a good tour. Besides whats mentionned in the last Cologne blog by stilts, check Kontrapunkt, which is excellent for indie hip-hop, rare groove, jazz etc. Quality over quantity with this place mostly.

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    Thanks again BP, will check the Cologne thread.

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    You need to check Black Plastic when in Dortmund. Prices might be a little steep but you can always ask for discount and argue about prices. Quality collection in that store.
    DO-City´s Calling

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    Cheers uralone

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    Thank you Hitsville!
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    Prost Uerige!

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    Back of the net ...
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