Profile Music has been a hallmark of the Melbourne Music scene for over a decade, tracing its roots back to their original store ‘Rhythm and Soul’, for which Profile’s founder, Steve Giardina, worked and contributed to, from 1996 until late 2006 when he bought and then rebranded the store.
Prior to this, his love for records saw him living and working throughout Europe. From 1986 to 1995 he worked at three of London’s most prestigious record stores; starting at HMV Records at the young age of 17. This allowed him to cater, not only to the diverse musical taste of Europe’s largest city but also to an ever-growing list of well respected international DJ’s.
Steve attributes the creation of Profile Music to the ‘Great Vinyl Depression’, which saw a nationwide move away from vinyl in favour of a new craze, that of mp3s. While the nation was busy indulging in their newfound ability to pirate music, Steve’s belief in the importance and eventual resurgence of vinyl never waivered.
And from that, Profile Music was born.
“We pride ourselves on scouring the globe for the greatest underground and sought-after records to cater to the vast and eclectic tastes of Melbourne’s vinyl enthusiasts. We spend countless hours, listening to, and reflecting on, the plethora of music in circulation today, so we can offer each of our customers a tailor-made selection of records that will appeal to each of their unique musical tastes.
Our hand-picked assembly of new and second-hand records and CDs, range from: House, Techno, Jungle, Beats, Ambient, Disco, Funk, Soul, Boogie, Italo, Electro, and Synthpop.
In addition to this, we have our online store, which is updated daily and gives you access to our worldwide network of distributors.
So, if we don’t have the record you want in store, but it is available online, simply send us an email and we can ship it directly to you, or you can pick it up from our Prahran store.
We pride ourselves on selecting records that are out of the ordinary. We want to offer you music you’ll love, but also selections you won’t find anywhere else.
It’s always a pleasure to meet music enthusiasts both new and old, and we’re excited to help you find the next addition to your music collection.”
Thank you from Profile Music.
147 Greville Street, Prahran
P: +61 3 9510 1133