Clouds Hill Recordings Is a Slice of Analog Paradise

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Tucked away on the fourth floor of an otherwise unspectacular brick building in Hamburg, Germany, a small and scrappy team is producing some of modern rock’s boldest records. “It’s only 10 minutes away from Central Station, but in the wrong direction,” says Johann Scheerer, founder and owner of Clouds Hill Recordings. “No one really knows […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Records the Easy Way

How to Clean Vinyl Records

Despite being one of the most formidable formats known to mankind, vinyl records have a propensity for attracting dust and grime. Between late-night listening and Sunday morning sessions, once new and shiny vinyl can start to show some serious wear quicker than expected. Not to mention those rare gems pulled from the crate that haven’t […]

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How Record Stores Can Make the Most Out of Record Store Day with Vinyl Hub

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VinylHub is an online database of brick-and-mortar record shops around the world. Buyers use VinylHub as a first stop for mapping out their next record adventure. Make your record store more discoverable ahead of Record Store Day 2021 (June 12 and July 17) by adding it to the VinylHub with information like location, opening hours, […]

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An Interview with Australian Funk Hustler DJ Kinetic

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DJ Kinetic has been at the forefront of the Australian vinyl trading scene for years. Known as the go-to guy for rare local funk, you can always be assured he has a bunch of records that you would happily rehome into your collection. We asked him a few questions to get an insight into his […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in March 2021

Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you’re a regular reader of these rankings, you’ll see several recurring acts like David Bowie, Nirvana, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more. March is continuing the trend of modern artists with high-priced collectibles, which […]

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In Defense of the Hits: 15 Best Greatest Hits Records From the Album Era

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At some point early in your journey as a record collector, you’ll be faced with a decision: You’ll be holding in your hand a record by an artist you like and it’s filled with great songs, and yet you are not sure if you should buy it. It’s not that it’s too expensive or in […]

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The Most Popular Impulse! Albums of All Time

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Impulse! Records has reached an impressive milestone: 60 years of ground-breaking, influential, and iconic jazz music. To celebrate, we’re taking a closer look at the most popular albums released by the label. The ranking is determined by how many Discogs users’ have added the albums (more specifically, the Master Releases) to their Collections. The list […]

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The Most Popular New Albums on Discogs in April 2021

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Our regular roundup of the most popular new albums is determined by how many Discogs users added the release to their Collections throughout each month. To be featured on the genre-specific lists, the album must have been released in 2021 in a physical format (like vinyl, CD, or cassette), so it won’t take into consideration digital […]

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An Interview with Jean Yaghlekdjian of Furious-Records and Vinyl Discount

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Our Crate Minds series showcases some of the best Sellers on Discogs. You’ll meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), get some insights into the life of a record seller, and learn tips on selling records from the best in the biz. In this edition, we chat with Jean Yaghlekdjian of Dee Nasty’s […]

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7 Extraordinary Women of Jazz

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Take a moment to learn more about some of the women of jazz who revolutionized instrumentation and performance during the height of the genre’s popularity. Mary Osborne Mary Osborne (1921-1992) is a celebrated guitarist who regularly performed and recorded with her fellow jazz greats of the era. She would go on to co-found the Osborne […]

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