Düsseldorf and pop music - this liaison has a long tradition. Kraftwerk and die Toten Hosen are the most famous domestic export hits, musicians like Hauschka, Stabil Elite and the Grandbrothers are also revered here.
There is a lot of music in the city. One who has been an important part of this vibrant scene for over a quarter of a century is Ralf Brendgens, the smart owner of Hitsville Recordstore in Wallstrasse. The shop, in which selected new and used vinyl records and CDs change hands, is hidden away in the alleyways of the Altstadt (Old town), but the way there is well worthwhile. Whether Pop, Hip-Hop, Punk or Electro - Ralf Brendgens is a luminary and not only shares his collection, but also his knowledge.