Now that Ibiza has become the hub for every dance punter in the northern hemisphere, there are few places to escape the zoo. Though the club-nights still host the best of the best in house and techno, dance floors and beaches are invaded by a suffocating blend of bros and bimbos. What’s better than escaping the madness to fill your suitcase with crate finds. You may need to pay overage fees on the ride hope but they won’t compare to the vodka soda prices you paid on the dance floor. Even though the town doesn’t have too much in terms of wax shops, here are a few to get ya started.
Not exclusively a record shop, but this small outfit in town embodies the island vibe while stocking a stellar mix of house records from near and far. While browsing their collection of 90s-esque party wear, it’s evident that the throwback style of Dacha is taken from the island hay day. Looking like they stole Seth Troxler’s suitcase, the busy button ups pair will with funky wax cuts. If you’re willing to brave the streets of town,
Just a few blocks away lies the intimate Can Vinilo. Our pick for ‘most likely to see a famous DJ’, this shop packs heat. They teamed up with Richie Hawtin last year to demo his Model1 mixer so it’s safe to say the industry supports this Ibiza town shop.
One of the classics, this long-running record store may not stock the latest Berlin hits but they definitely embody the White Isle’s vibe. A strong supporter of many artists who have been returning for decades, this classic name is still hanging on.
Layover Bonus: Discos Paradiso, Barcelona
If you’re coming in from a long haul, changes are you may have a few hours in Barca. You could head to Baja Beach club to crack a cold one with boys OR you could snag some wax. Discos Paradiso stocks a wide range of both new and used vinyl on it’s racks and on the web. One for the crate diggers, you may find some classy cuts of retro Balearic sound.