Jeffrey Smith

Articles by Jeffrey Smith

Essential Wax with Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

jennifer-otter-bickerdike

Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is a familiar name in the world of pop culture and more importantly, Jennifer is enthralled by vinyl. In her new book ‘Why Vinyl Matters‘, Jennifer interviews hip-hop stars, indie legends, DJs, producers, album cover designers, photographers, label founders and record store owners. Each diving into their own experience with the […]

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The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases – October 13 2017

Top 10 New Releases on Discogs

Welcome to the Top 10 New Releases for the week ending October 13 2017 pulled from the freshest sales data at Discogs! The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases are all the records (vinyl, CD, cassette, or otherwise) the Discogs community has added to their collection from last week’s release day to today, Friday, October […]

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The Best Record Stores In Los Angeles

POWERED BY CRATE DIGGERS RECORD FAIR & AFTER PARTY | LOS ANGELES CA | OCTOBER 14 2017 We’re heading to La La Land, with the best record stores in Los Angeles, California. We asked some of our favorite Angelenos like Robert Francis, Los Angeles Times Music Writer Gerrick Kennedy, and LA Weekly Music Editor Andy […]

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Thelonious Monk’s 100th Birthday: Top 10 Most Collected Releases

Today would have been Thelonious Monk‘s 100th Birthday. He died in 1982 at just 64 years old. To celebrate the birth of one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers of all time, we’re sharing the most collected releases from Monk’s incredible catalog of releases. It’s impossible to encapsulate Monk’s influence, but recognizing he is […]

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Essential Wax with Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus

Nika Roza Danilova has been recording music as Zola Jesus for nearly a decade. From her Sacred Bones debut, ‘Soeur Sewer‘ to the mind-blowing Souterrain Transmissions release ‘Stridulum II,’ to her recent reunion with Sacred Bones, ‘Okovi‘, Danilova’s interpretation of lo-fi pop navigates a very noisy, industrial landscape and has been at the foundation of an […]

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The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases – October 6 2017

Top 10 New Releases on Discogs

Welcome to the October 6th Weekly Top 10 New Releases pulled from the freshest sales data at Discogs! The Discogs Weekly Top 10 New Releases are all the records (vinyl, CD, cassette, or otherwise) the Discogs community has added to their collection from last week’s release day to today. The Weekly Top 10 is your […]

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Counter Culture: Recommendations From Chicago’s Dusty Groove

You walk into your local record store and head straight to the unsorted New Arrivals bin. You flip through seemingly endless copies of ‘Harvest‘ and ‘Wish You Were Here‘ in hopes that someone sold their Pitman Pressing of ‘Head Hunters‘ to make rent. The staffer behind the counter feels your disappointment as you reach the end […]

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Discogs Database Surpasses 9 Million Releases

More than 1 million physical music releases on vinyl, CD, cassette and more have been submitted to the music database since January. We asked you to help us reach 9 million releases in the Discogs database, and you totally came through! We’re thrilled to announce the Discogs database has reached another substantial milestone in our ongoing […]

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Essential Wax with Mura Masa

Mura Masa, aka Alex Crossan, could be seen as everything that’s wonderful about the “internet generation” having a world of music at their fingertips. At 15, Alex “Heard Hudson Mohawke‘s ‘Thunder Bay‘ and discovered that electronic music was a thing.” before discovering James Blake. “Made me realized how far you could go with it!” And […]

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Tom Petty: The Top 10 Most Collected Releases

Word has just broken that Tom Petty, Music Producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, and Singer – has passed away. He was 66. Petty was best known as the legendary frontman of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002. “You and I will meet again, […]

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