Articles by dharmachine

Your Guide To Japanese Music, By Light In The Attic’s Yosuke Kitazawa

We have an incredible guest post from Yosuke Kitazawa from Light In The Attic Records. Yosuke is the Reissue Producer for LITA and is their resident Japanese music expert. He also produced and co-curated Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973. In other words, Yosuke knows of what he speaks. Yosuke […]
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Discogs Spotlight: A Resource For Discovery And Awareness

Discogs Users may have noticed something new on their Dashboard lately. It’s a new visual feature we’re calling the Discogs Spotlight. Discogs Spotlight is our featured visual communication unit that resides on the Discogs Users dashboard designed to give our Users a resource for discovery and awareness. Discogs Users will now have the opportunity to […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Vinyl: Electronic Records You Should Own

So, you want to collect electronic music, but you don’t know where to start? Electronic music is a wild and untamed genre. It’s the voice of experimentation and unbridled ecstasy. It’s a frontier of sound and technology. It’s the crossroads at which disco, funk, hip-hop and pop combine. Of course you’re a little confused. There […]

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Downtown Funk Mix From Straight no Chaser Magazine’s Will Page

The lead cut from Mark Ronson‘s 2015 Uptown Special LP, the Bruno Mars-fronted Uptown Funk was a huge hit and a huge point of contention. It generated lawsuit after lawsuit, resulting in what seemed to be perpetually amended songwriting credits. After the controversy died down just a little, Straight No Chaser Magazine‘s Will Page put […]

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Chicago On Chicago

There’s a lot to love about Chicago: Dusty Groove,
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John Coltrane’s Rarest Records

Craft Recordings is celebrating the 70th birthday of the Prestige label with a yearlong reissue campaign. The first item on the list is Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings, a chronological collection of Coltrane’s Prestige sessions from 1958. John Coltrane released a whopping 45 studio albums in his lifetime, not to mention scores of compilation albums […]

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How I Reissued My Uncle’s 1975 Free Jazz Album

By Nabil Ayers In December 2017, I wrote a blog post about my favorite musical moments of 2017. I was surprised by the amount of feedback I received about a show I’d seen by the New York multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore, my godfather who had moved with my uncle Alan Braufman from Boston to New York City in 1973. […]

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The Many Bands Of R.E.M.’s Peter Buck

Peter Buck

Peter Buck had plenty to keep him busy as a full-time member of R.E.M. from the band’s 1980 beginnings to its 2011 split. But Buck always found time to spread his musicianship around, from production work (Uncle Tupelo’s March 16-20, 1992 among many others) to guest spots (The Replacements’ Let It Be, Billy Bragg, Indigo […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Vinyl: Reggae Records You Should Own

There may be no better genre for kicking back than reggae. Are you stuck in traffic? Reggae will temper that road rage. Need to get some cleaning done? Reggae gives you the feel-good energy to scrub and rub for hours. It’s always good for a party, and there’s no better soundtrack for smoking, whatever your […]

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10 Covers That Nearly Out “Iggy” Iggy Pop

Few men have been more influential to rock and roll’s sound, look and spirit than Iggy Pop, and yet his 50-year career has only seen one Top 40 hit. It’s astounding, and it must have been more than a little frustrating at times, but it must be even more inspiring for the singer, songwriter, and […]

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