True Colors: What You Should Know About Black vs. Colored Vinyl

For decades, colored vinyl was looked upon as some open joke. A way that record companies could charge more while distancing themselves from what many music lovers demanded from their records: high-quality sound. Almost without exception, a colored vinyl disc would play with much more noise and hiss compared to their black counterparts. Well, those […]

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Discogs Mix 81 – Pau Roca

Discogs Mix 081 - Pau Roca

Pau Roca has risen as the new “house master” of Barcelona, as described in a review of the Sónar festival. He has been playing regularly at such festivals as Mutek, Sónar, Brunch In the Park, DGTL, and BAM. As head of  the vinyl-only Bons Records, he released records by likes of Doc L. Junior, Philou […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of February 2019

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Greetings fellow humans. Reporting live from the Dutch office where I’m licking my proverbial wounds from the Utrecht record fair all weekend, which I’ll blab about in a later post. In the meantime, once again back with another list of things you should have bought, had you known about the real top 50. What was […]

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Dublab Record Fair: Daddy Differently On Record People

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Discogs is happy to support the annual dublab Record Fair on Saturday, April 27! Leading up the event, dublab program host Daddy Differently, aka Spencer Velasquez, regales us with some tales about record collecting and the characters you encounter along the way. Dublab is an independent, non-profit internet radio station. This event is part of […]

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Independent Label Market Brussels 2019 Is Back

Independent Label Market Brussels

In the weekend of April 20 and 21, we’ll be heading to Brussels, Belgium to celebrate independent music at the second edition of the Independent Label Market Brussels! After the success of the first edition last year (almost 2,000 visitors!), this year they’re teaming up with Listen Festival as part of the Sound District – […]

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Tom Morello Discusses His Atlas Underground Influences

Late last year, Tom Morello released The Atlas Underground, an album he referred to at the time as a “sonic conspiracy” featuring a disparate assembly of artists like GZA, Gary Clark Jr., Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights, K. Flay, and so many more. Ahead of an upcoming tour, Morello decided to double down on this blueprint with […]
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American Football’s Guide To Unsung Indie Classics

American Football

Last month, midwestern emo paragons American Football released their acclaimed third self-titled album. This triumph came almost 20 years after their debut LP hit shelves in September 1999 — and failed to light up the charts. The record didn’t generate much hype, and by 2000, they decided to call it quits. The then-trio probably thought […]

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Record Store Day Releases Worth A Fortune

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Love it or leave it, Record Store Day has undoubtedly become a cultural phenomenon. Hardcore collectors and casual enthusiasts alike get an opportunity to dig for hard to come by and potentially lucrative limited-edition records. Though many releases are “limited,” they are often printed in the thousands of copies, which tends to inhibit large increases […]

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Tips For Getting Everything You Want On Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019 is almost upon us. Every year, there’s chatter that it won’t be as crazy as the last one. And every year, it seems to get worse: more to keep track of, higher demand, longer lines. Whether you’re brand new to record collecting or you finally want to take that next step, […]

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Record Store Day 2019 Releases To Watch Out For

Record Store Day 2019

With over 400 releases in the US alone, the lineup for Record Store Day 2019 is a bit unwieldy. Many of those releases are bloated box sets or entirely unnecessary major label reissues, but there are still plenty of gems in there. We’ve combed through as many as possible and picked a handful of records […]

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