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Mastering & Engineering: Interview with Frederic Stader

While at a record fair in Cologne late last year, we met Frederic Stader, a Mastering and Vinyl Cutting Engineer from Germany who had worked on one of the best selling releases on Discogs in 2017, a reissue of Through The Looking Glass by Midori Takada. After talking to Frederic we were left with a […]

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Label Spotlight: Daupe!

Daupe! records

Daupe! is an independent label from the UK specializing in rare rap releases on vinyl. Since its inception, the label has been highly influential in the world of indie hiphop thanks to the quality, limited runs, presentation, and even the format of releases. Some of the records can fetch a pretty penny on Discogs, and […]

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Discogs Launches NearMint: The Answer To Your Inventory Management Prayers

Today we have a big announcement for professional record sellers. We are launching a new inventory platform: NearMint. For professional sellers and stores with inventory numbers in the 1000s to the 100,000s, keeping inventory up-to-date can be very challenging and usually involves juggling CSV files instead of shipping orders. NearMint will be providing the tools that […]

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Interview With Discogs Seller minty-vinyl

We interviewed Guenter Herke, a prolific seller of Discogs and mastermind behind eccentric label Slowboy Records. His shop in Düsseldorf, also called Slowboy Records, is a treasure trove of rare and in-demand vinyl. We caught up on the inspiration behind his label, that one time Henry Rollins dropped by the shop after closing, and a […]

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Genres And Styles On Discogs

It’s in our nature to try and organize the creative output of humanity. Categorizing music is part of this habit. We are driven to make sense of the world’s recordings, in part, by grouping them with other recordings that sound alike. When describing music to others, it’s common to relate a recording to a genre […]

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Crate Diggers Profile: Jammyland

For our final Crate Diggers NYC interview, we get the riddims started with dub and reggae specialists Jammyland. We talked with owner Ira Heaps about hanging out with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, his three must-have records, why disco doesn’t always mean what you think and the killer late-70’s hip hop collection he’s bringing with him […]

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Crate Diggers Profile: BreweryTown Beats

With only a few days to go until Crate Diggers New York, we shine the spotlight on BreweryTown Beats – located in the heart of Philadelphia and specializing in funk, soul, and hip-hop. We spoke with owner Max Ochester about running a brick and mortar record store, Philly jazz and what we can expect to […]

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Crate Diggers Profile: Face Records

With less than a week to go until Crate Diggers arrives in New York, we said “Konnichiwa Face Records!” Originally founded in 1994, Face Records Tokyo has been a mainstay of the vinyl community in Japan through their store in Shibuya. They recently expanded to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and celebrate their first anniversary this month. If […]

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Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes

Cassettes are the fastest-growing format of the big three sold on Discogs. They are cheap to produce, making the format appealing to DIY artists looking to release music without investing thousands of dollars. They are also less frequently purchased than vinyl and CDs, which drives production and supply down. Which, in some cases, can make […]

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Rocket Scientist Records

For the latest episode of our Crate Diggers New York seller spotlight, we rode the N train to the end of the line in Queens to meet John Kioussis of Rockit Scientist Records. We sat down with John to talk about classic record stores, iconic New York filming locations and why he’s looking forward to […]

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