by Ari Stein in Cool Travel on Saturday 2 February 2008

One of the best record stores I have visited in recent times is the centrally located music store, Dense in Berlin. Their selection is impeccable, their staff are very friendly, and they know their music. I have visited many music stores around the world — including Ameoba in LA, Tower in Tokyo, Kims in New York, and the recently dissolved Smallfish in London — and I have to say Dense is definitely up there. Their electronic section is very well sourced, they have great vinyl and they don’t stock any commercial music. If you ever find yourself in Berlin, make sure you head to this store for music you’ve probably never heard of. [read also about Berlin's Jewish Museum]