Li-Pi Records

  • Music
  • Books,Movies & Music

4 Jiuxianqiao Lu

Impressive in both selection and size, Li-Pi Records’ 798 store has expanded bit by bit since its opening in 2008. Vinyls from virtually every genre – from classic rock to domestic indie releases to hip-hop and everything in between – start at 240RMB and line the spacious shop’s walls, which are made accessible by library ladders. On our visit, a Beethoven symphony plays loudly from a raised stage in the venue’s largest room, making for a great spot to stick around for a coffee (americanos are 35RMB) after browsing. Recently Li-Pi has ventured into manufacturing its own devices, with its first product a suitcase turntable called the Luntik (3,520RMB), which has bluetooth and wireless capabilities.


What’s spinning? Co-founder Eric Chen recommends the shop’s selection of film soundtracks, including a red vinyl of The Pianist (2002) filled with poetic Chopin pieces (278RMB).

Venue name: Li-Pi Records
Contact:
English address: 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, 798 Art District
Chinese address: 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798艺术区

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