Owner: Christoph Best
MON – FR: 13.00-18.30
Genres / About the shop:
Best records is one of the shops that are sometimes overseen for whatever reason. This store is not called “Best” by choice, but because this is the owner’s name. Christoph Best. He is a humble and smart person as you can tell from this interview about the state of second hand record affairs “Über die politische Ökonomie der Schallplatte”: http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/39/39462/1.html.
The small store is piled full of records which are partly in decent displays, but mainly standing around on the floor or stacked, because it is too much to fit. Roughly 50% of the stock has price tags (there is a sign on the counter that stresses that these are fixed prices), what stands on the floor without a price sticker is usually around 10 Euro, unless it is really trashed or an obvious gem that the owner has not put a sticker on yet. They carry all genres with a focus on Soul, Funk, Hiphop, Jazz, Brazilian, but also a selection of Rock, Punk and Independent. In this store you really have to dig and around, also in the back room. Cash only.