Long-play (LP), or vinyl records, have made a come back as music artists revive the love for old-time records. More recently Indonesian bands, White Shoes and the Couple Company, as well as international pop star, Justin Timberlake, have released albums on vinyl. Classic Vinyl records are still rare but can be found around Blok M, Kemang, and Kebayoran Baru where stores also sell classic record players.
Whilst the magic of shopping for vinyls is the tangible flipping and digging through crates to find those diamonds in the rough, the hidden gems amongst in the sea of musical assortment, many vinyl record stores in Jakarta have adapted to selling LPs online as well.
Monka Magic has placed vinyl collections in convenience stores. Located on Kemang Raya, Monka Magic is heaven for vinyl records from indie musicians as well as restored version of LPs from Radiohead and New Order. They also sell merchandise and other interesting things.
Gunawan Suhadi established Kims Varia as a tribute to his love for Indonesian music. Kims Varia is a destination for collectors looking for vinyl collections from the 1970s and 80s.
Basement 1 Blok M Square Blok B 196-197,
Jalan Melawai, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Musikamar is another option for those hunting for vinyl records both from international and local artists. The store sells old vinyl records as well as the new ones from artists like Daft Punk, Mocca, or She and Him.
Block M Square Lt. Basement no.165 V Kebayoran Baru, Melawai, Jakarta Selatan
When people hear the name, they will certainly recognise that this is a vinyl record store, inspired by the vinyl generation itself. 33rpm is a home for vinyl collection from 90s artists, as well as few European progressive music from the 1970s and 80s. Vinyl collectors are sure to discover a few rich finds here.
Jalan Cipaku 1, Pasar Santa Modern Market
Lantai Dasar Blok AKS Nomor 170, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Piringan Hitam Record Store
Originally in Block M, Piringan Hitam Record Store (PHR) relocated to Senayan Trade Centre to reach a wider market and provide a more convenient shopping experience. The shop sells various turntables to suit any budget.
STC Senayan Lantai Dasar No. 115, Gelora, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
In addition to the above mentioned places, vinyl seekers can also find more phonograph records at Laidback Blues Record Store, Substore, Lian Records, Ragtime Records, and Floating Record Store.