Davey Ferchow

Articles by Davey Ferchow

3 Trends That Prove CDs are Making a Comeback

Vinyl has made plenty of headlines in recent years, but CDs also have quite a few stories to tell. As the second best-selling format on Discogs, CDs have continued to be a popular choice for collectors in the Marketplace. Billboard figures show that CDs recently saw their first sales increase in 17 years. Reputable brands […]

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Why You Should Double-Sleeve Your Record Collection

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Accumulating, organizing, and maintaining a record collection can be quite the investment, but if you’re in it for the long haul, double-sleeving your records is the only way to go. Double-sleeving is the use of both protective inner and outer record sleeves. Inner sleeves house your vinyl and easily slide inside your record covers. Outer […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records in May 2022

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The May 2022 best-selling list is here and it includes some Record Store Day titles, new releases, and reissues of classic ’80s albums. Even a month after April’s Record Store Day drop, RSD titles continued to attract fans in the Discogs Marketplace. A Ramones box set, albums by Future and Wire, and EPs from Alice […]

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20 Surprising Songs That Became Hip-Hop Sample Gold

surprising samples that became hip-hop gold

Sampling is a masterful art that takes a great piece of music and completely recontextualizes it until the song is something completely new. Although sample culture is often associated with hip-hop, the earliest examples of sampling occurred in the 1940s with Pierre Schaeffer and the musique concrète movement. Over time, technology evolved to include keyboards, […]

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Test Your Knowledge With These Madlib Facts

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Since 1999, Madlib has been releasing records that push sonic boundaries and elevate the art of sampling to new heights. As an avid crate digger, he has been able to incorporate an incredible array of samples and establish himself as one of the most innovative producers of all time. Whether you’re a fan of Madlib […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in April 2022

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The April 2022 most expensive list is here and it includes an exclusive fan club CD set, a few test pressings, and a rare picture disc with an evocative image. Def Leppard’s Adrenalize made the list as this limited edition CD set was only initially offered to members of the official Def Leppard fan club. […]

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Top 50 Best-Selling Records in April 2022

top 50 best selling records april 2022

The April 2022 best-selling list is here and it’s full of Record Store Day releases and new albums from popular artists. Record Store Day is all over the list as collectors dug through the Discogs Marketplace for those elusive titles they couldn’t find in their local shops. RSD releases from David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Czarface, […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in March 2022

Most Expensive March 2022

The most expensive items sold in March 2022 include a few classical albums, rare 7-inches from well-known bands, and an essential Ethiopian LP. A sought-after classical album from 1960 and the one and only pressing of Trios both attracted the attention of serious collectors. Classical records don’t always pop up on the most expensive list, […]

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15 of the Most Iconic Piano Intros

Donner DDP-80 digital piano in a room decorated with vinyl albums

If you weren’t one of the millions of people who purchased a new instrument in the last couple of years, you may hear a song kick in with some piano and wish you had the opportunity to learn the song and play along. Luckily, stumbling upon products like the Donner DDP-80 digital piano has made […]

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20 Albums Turning 20 Years Old in 2022

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The year 2002 was incredible for music. Some of the 20th century’s most vital artists made profound statements in the new millennium, indie rock and electronic music reached new levels of artistry, and hip-hop embraced adventurous production techniques that helped usher in a new era. It was also the year that Dale’s Pale Ale was […]

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