Gramaphone Records

The store in 2010
interior of the store in 2014
Gramaphone Records in 2003

Gramaphone Records is a DJ-based vinyl record store in Chicago, Illinois.


The store opened in 1969 and originally sold folk, Jazz, and Blues music. By the 1980s, the store was selling house music records. The store was the first of its kind in the Chicago area, focusing on vinyl for DJs, and since has become a destination point for traveling DJs[1]. The store focuses on stocking House, Dubstep and Electronic Music[2] and has been important in the promotion of Chicago house music.[3][4][5] It is currently owned by DJ Michael Serafini[6][7].

In FilmEdit

The store has been featured in the documentary Better Living Through Circuitry.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Kaskade: 'Electronic [dance] music is the sound of today'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  2. ^ "A Day for the Records - Arts & Life - The DePaulia - The student newspaper of DePaul University". 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  3. ^ "Gramaphone Records: Standing Strong | XLR8R". 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  4. ^ "Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics". GQ. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  5. ^ "Your Guide to Record Store Day in Chicago: House Music Edition | 5 Magazine". 5 Magazine. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  6. ^ "Disco Gets Revenge at Go Bang!; Jason Kendig and Jackie House Take on the Endup". 2014-02-10. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  7. ^ Kot, Greg. "Frankie Knuckles' legacy still standing tall". Retrieved 2018-03-27.