Elon Shares His Favorite NYC Record Digging Spots

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
March 30, 2020

Elon Shares His Favorite NYC Record Digging Spots

A regular face amongst the circuit in the USA and widely respected by his peers, Elon shares his favorite NYC record digging spots.

Noha’s PanickPanick imprint has cemented itself as a vital label for revered diggers and tastemakers for some time now, and notably one of the finest releases in recent years, Patagonia’s Chi ci Pensa. Returning for his second outing on the label at the end of February is NYC based ReSolute affiliate, Elon with his Another Brick EP. A talented producer in the game for well over a decade.

It is no secret regarding label founder Noha and Elon’s friendship, seeming somewhat aligned with their sounds and output. Elon’s last delivery on the label came in 2018 entitled ‘Stoner’, it is evident why they called him back again. Recent years have also seen the New Yorker release on the likes of ReSolute on several occasions and the famous Get Physical outlet.

Elon is a DJ’s DJ, a craft track selector with a penchant for unusual, hard-to-find gems. Recently, he shared his favorite NYC recording digging spots, but then the Coronavirus pandemic took hold of all our lives, and especially so in the hard-hit State of New York.

“Although we would love be able to visit these spots over the coming period, circumstances say otherwise, so we can spend even more of our time on Discogs where I am frequently searching for records all year round” – Elon

With a hopeful mindset that we will get back to normal life soon, and that such normal life will include record shopping, enjoy Elon’s favorite NYC recording digging spots below:

Human Head

Favorite NYC Record Digging Spots

Amazing local record shop in Bushwick, great place to dig around for old and new music from pretty much any genre!

Lovely stuff and enough listening stations, good prices, go dig!!

Halcyon the Shop

Favorite NYC Record Digging Spots

Great store, mainly focusing on electronic music, but you will be able to find some jazz, hip hop and other genres.. recently moved to Etiquette, which is a massive cafe/restaurant with a super chill vibe.

They have showcases, broadcasting and events on occasion Check it out!

The Mixtape Shop

Favorite NYC Record Digging Spots

Great store in Bed-Stuy, beautiful interior design with Klipschorn system and super nice booth located inside a café… great selection of new and old house, disco and techno.

The Thing

Favorite NYC Record Digging Spots

If you really loooove digging and you’re ready to get your hands dusty like never before, this is the place!  Cheap records piled up in the basement of Greenpoint’s thrift store.


Favorite NYC Record Digging Spots

Especially these days when most shops are closed or when your country puts you in quarantine, Discogs is the best and biggest online platform to get any music!

I use Discogs the most to be honest, when you are too lazy to get out of the house and want to check old records or sell the ones you haven’t played for years.
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