Here’s a Secret Record Store in Makati
A humble hole-in-the-wall space in the streets of Makati, This is Pop records are thoughtfully curated by none other than the store owner, Toti Dalmacion. Collecting records since he was 10 years old, he’s now running the record label Terno Recordings. Yup, that’s right–we’re talking about Up Dharma Down, Maude, Lenses, and Giniling Festival. What do we expect? Only find the best out of the crate digging!
With the comeback of vinyl records in the form of modern pop, contrary to the store’s name ‘Thisispop!,’ you won’t find anything mainstream pop here. “In the past five years, there’s been a resurgence in vinyl, but the ones who are really supporting the store are the hardcore ones–whether it be electronic, or experimental, or indie,” Toti shares.
What to watch out for (and what we found!): bask in the likes of Pictured Resort, The Finn, Men I Trust, and Prep. This is definitely a nook for the vinyl junkies who are swayed by venturesome and ingenious music. If you think this is you, you might want to drop by and be a member of their hub. Share secrets and keep those best-kept tunes between you and the store. 😉
Thisispop is located at Unit B, Ground Floor, Legaspi Tower 100 148 Legazpi Street, Makati.