About Us

Borderline MUSIC is Chicago’s first and only dance record store, located in Chicago’s gay and lesbian neighborhood -- Andersonville -- specializing in Dance, Imports, Remixes and DJ compilations.

Borderline MUSIC is a new and used CD and Vinyl Record store that specializes mainly in dance and imports. We also carry collectibles, new and used DVDs, and more. Borderline opened in August 2000 and has continued to support and celebrate Chicago’s gay community ever since.

I opened Borderline MUSIC because of my intense passion and knowledge of music. I have worked in many nationwide chains and even worked at a record label out in LA. After my return to Chicago, I was saddend by the lack of music that was available to the fans. This is why Borderline MUSIC had to open. We carry everything from domestic titles to the ‘hard to find’ that are not released in the states. 

Our products com from the US, Canada, Australia, U.K., Japan, France and anywhere else that your favorite artist may be released—we’ll get it. Since our opening in 2000 the store has exploded on the scene!—Not only have we had we had local DJs spinning Live, but we’ve also had many in store-appearances by amazing artist such as Lady Gaga, Charlie XCX, Darren Hayes, Natalia Kills, Abigail, Amber, Donna De Lory, Kristine W., Pepper Mashay, and many others!

If you ever are in Chicago, stop by and check out our storefront—The store is a visual and exciting experience. We have collectible memorabilia that covers the walls, signed autographs from the best: Cher, Erasure, Kylie Minogue, Amber, Cyndi Lauper, Kristine W., Depeche Mode, Go-Go’s, Rupaul, Lisa Stansfield, Donna Summer, Eartha Kitt and many more. A multi media screen playing your favorite videos and what would a dance record store be without a disco ball! We look forward to serving ALL your music needs.