Crates Records & Gear

8841 N. Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020

1,000’s of Records

Come by and browse through thousands of titles in all genres. We have one of the largest collections of vinyl records for sale in Phoenix. 


Turntables & Gear

Crates is also your #1 source for turntables, vinyl accessories, dj gear, and more. We also carry clothing from Coolin Out, PCCo., and others.


Crates Studio

Crates professional studio recording services are second to none. We provide everything you need to create world-class music. 


Snipz the Barber

With our very own in-store barber, Dave aka “Snipz” will keep you looking fresh.  Snipz provides a full array of barbershop services.


Crates is your #1 source for vinyl with thousands of records for sale.

Whether you’re into hip hop, jazz, funk, soul, R&B, classic rock, or anything in between – Crates has you covered! Browse our selection today!


Crates Studio

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1000s of Records


Snipz the Barber


Clothing, Gear, Accessories & More

Stop by the shop and pick up the latest styles from Crates Records & Gear, Coolin Out, Phlipseyed Clothing Co., and many others. With AZ’s best selection of urban streetwear, grafitti stickers, vinyl toy figures, 45 adapters, protection sleeves, and so much more, we have everything you need to expand your collection!


Record with us. The best sound in town!

Crates Recording Studio

With our very own in-store recording studio and mixing services, Crates can help you get your next music project off the ground. Our talented team of professional engineers can mix and master your project and all at some of the best rates in the valley. 

Professional recording and mixing services are our specialty and they’re the reason why many of our clients prefer Crates Studio over any other local service. With Crates Studio’s mixing and mastering solutions you can feel confident knowing your project is guaranteed to sound amazing!

Mixing & Mastering

Looking for original beats for sale? Maybe you need help getting your album pressed or are interested in producing your music video. With some of the best rates and most talented staff in town we can help bring your project to life. Ask about Crates productions services and how you can get started today!


Need a venue for your album release party? Crates Records & Gear is the perfect place for your event. We offer very reasonable rates and one of the coolest locations in town to host your next event. After all, how many chances do you get to party in a record shop? Contact us to book your show today!



Pro Services


20,000+ Records


Barber Shop

Barber Shop

Snipz the Barber

Schedule an appointment with Crates in-house barber for a cool cut at a great rate.  Plus you can beat the atmosphere.

Full service

Cut or Shave

Snipz offers a full range of barber shop services, including traditional straight razor shaving and cuts in any style you can think of. 

Latest News & Events

Check out coverage from past events at Crates Records & Gear and stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening at the shop via the official Crates Blog. You can see photo galleries and show recaps from many of the best events in Phoenix, AZ. Check it out!

One Year Anniversary

Hard to believe but we’re already near our one year anniversary and it’s time to celebrate! Featuring special guest and world famous turntablist – DJ Swamp LIVE on the 1’s[…]

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January 21, 2018 0

The Haastyle Takeover

Join us at Crates Records & Gear for a night of quality music and good company as we celebrate the life and legacy of our friend Ron Haas aka “Nanotek”![…]

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January 21, 2018 0

Dub Wednesdays

Fresh off the dubplates, Crates Radio & 102.9FM KDIF present Dub Wednesdays playing the very best of dub music and roots reggae each and every week LIVE from KDIF studios.[…]

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July 18, 2017 0

Say Hello

Got a question for us? Send us a message and let us know how we can help. We strive to be your go-to resource for vinyl records and more and can’t wait to show you why Crates Records & Gear is the ONLY record shop you need to visit in AZ!