Select Shopping | Four ways to get your groove on

Music is an essential part of life – a good song can always brighten up your day. For those of us who still crave the tangibility and intimate quality of a CD or vinyl, or even an instrument, here are some of the best places in town to go.

 

Sex Beat Records

Sex Beat Records is a classic record store designed for music fans who enjoy searching for hidden treasures in the form of CDs, vinyl and DVDs. With a special focus on alternative rock, the store imports most of its musical goodies from England and the US. If you’re interested in band merchandise and concert tickets, Sex Beat Records is definitely the place for you.

 

Studiestræde 18, 1455 Cph K; open Mon-Thu 11:00-18:00; Fri 11:00-19:00; Sat 11:00-16:00; 3312 8292; www.sexbeatrecords.dk

 

Accord
Accord is a veteran Danish record store that has been in the business of selling records for over 60 years. It is the biggest seller of second-hand records in the country and allows you the possibility to exchange your old records for either cash or goods. Accord’s history is as charming as the store itself, as it was founded by two Danish taxi-driving brothers during the Second World War. Accord carries all kinds of music genres, so you are bound to leave the store a satisfied customer.

 

Vestergade 37, 1456 Cph K (also in Nørrebro and Lyngby); open Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00; Fri 10:00-19:00; Sat 10:00-16:00 Sun 12:00-17:00; 7015 1617; www.accord.dk

 

4Sound
4Sound is a large chain found throughout Denmark. The store offers everything a musician or band might need, from instruments, to gear, to every imaginable accessory and music programme. 4Sound helps musicians achieve their goals, offering guidance and access to respected musicians worldwide, who often give lectures. Most of the staff are musicians themselves or have an academic background in music, ensuring the service is top-notch.

 

Various locations in Greater Cph; open Mon-Thu: 10:00-18:00; Fri 10:00-19:00; Sat 10:00-16:00; 3318 1900; www.4sound.dk

 

Apollon Musik
Apollon Musik is a cosy music store, perfect for those interested in finding the perfect instrument in a laid-back environment.  Named after the Greek god of music, this store offers more than musical instruments. The staff ensure the customer is comfortable with the choice of instrument and offer advice to beginners and experienced musicians alike.

 

Strandvejen 90, 2900 Hellerup; open Mon-Thu 10:00-17:30; Fri 10:00-18:00; Sat 10:00-14:00; 3962 1006; www.apollonmusik.dk