For you hipsters, music lovers and vinyl collectors, don’t overlook Santiago as a city to bring up-and-coming and classic vinyl from all over the world to your doorstep. Possibly the most exciting places to scavenge for cheap, unknown, and obscure Latin records would be Barrio Italia and El Persa Bio-Bio, while the shops tend to have new and old releases that are first-hand. Once you’ve exhausted all these shops, keep an eye out for regular events held by Santiago en Vinilo.
Hunt through the bargain section where old vinyl is sold for a luca (CLP$1,000), or if you’re searching for something in particular, the new records vary from Latin and Chilean music to black music, folk and blues, as well as classic, rock and pop sections. Or visit them online to see their current discounted vinyl.
Av. Italia 1380 Local D, Providencia. Santiago, Chile, +56 9 6236 9592
El Discotecario is known for exhibiting at one end classic rock, and moving through the genres covering blues and indie-pop and veering towards modern electronic music. The records are usually well-priced, and El Discotecariois becoming a household name for those trading vinyl in Santiago, so you should definitely drop by.
Among the quirky Drugstore are plenty of independently run stores and boutiques, and Billboard is exactly one of those, with some of the best rock records of all time alongside 80s classics.
Just a stone’s throw from Sonar and Funtracks is this store, aptly named, hopefully, so you’ll find whatever you’ve been looking for. This record store is linked with the fashionable SONIK clothing store.