Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cratedigging in Copenhagen, Denmark, at Second Beat Records

Copenhagen's Second Beat Records Store Front
Related to Elements: Crate Digging, DJ

Denmark native and fellow crate digger Jesper was kind enough to provide a nice, short and sweet guest blogger's Record Store Review for one of his preferred local record sellers.   Besides being a well-versed jazz head and knowledgeable record collector, he's also producer of the original diggin' documentary Beat Diggin' available at crateescaperecords.com 

Jesper writes:

One of my favorite local used record shops.  They carry pretty much all genres of modern rhythmic music from Hip Hop, soul, funk, jazz and rock, to afro, reggae, electronic, punk and world music.  Sometimes you can even find some avant garde or classical.  It’s a pretty small space, but there are usually new records in several times every week, and the prices are fair.  Sometimes they price a lot of stuff down to move stock faster and make room for more.  And when they get bigger collections in, you can usually get a nice discount, if you buy a bunch.  There’s usually also a bunch of bargain bins on the floor with the occasional odd gem.  A great thing for hiphop heads is that they don’t seem to take hiphop very serious, so it’s often priced pretty cheap (yay!)

The Jazz section holds vintage, jazz funk and avantgarde


I highly recommend this shop for any digger or collector visiting Copenhagen.  The only setback is that there’s no listening station, but they will usually play you a couple of tracks on the turntable, if you ask nicely.  As a service to customers they have started posting about new arrivals on their Facebook group.

Psych, prog and punk is found in the Rock section

They also sell used books (mainly music, art and philosophy), collectable comics and vintage toys.  And when you’re in the area, you can take a stroll though the nearby Assistens cemetery, where a number of jazz greats like Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster and Kenny Drew have found their eternal resting place. 

Jazz and more Jazz!

10 of my best recent pick-ups: 

Siah & Yeshua Da Poed: Visualz EP, NM – 4 Euros

Main Source: Peace is not the word to play PC 12”, NM – 10 Euros

Tribe: Check the rhime 12”, NM – 1,5 Euros

Ice-T: Ya don’t quit 12”, NM – 2,5 Euros

Funkdoobiest:  Brothas Doobie LP, NM, stickered sleeve – 4 Euros

Kam: Neva again LP, German press PC, NM – 4 Euros

Gary Bartz NTU Troop’s Harlem Bush Music: Uhuru LP, VG++ – 6 Euros

Leon Thomas: Spirits known and unknown LP, VG++ – 6 Euros

Roy Ayers: Virgo vibes LP, VG++ – 6 Euros

Jorge Ben: A tabua de Esmeralda LP, VG+ – 7 Euros

Buses: 18, 6A, 5A, 350A. 


Second Beat

Jagtvej 129, Nørrebro

Copenhagen, Denmark


Website: www.secondbeat.dk

Thanks for the informative review Jesper!  

Guest record store reviewers always are welcome if they are members of the Cratedigging Cooperative, contact me via private message at the forum if interested in contributing.  If not interested, but you love the hunt for good music, please join us!

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