Jess Thompson

Articles by Jess Thompson

Miniot’s Wheel Reinvents The Turntable

Wheel record player by Miniot horizontally wall-mounted

It’s being touted as the most minimalist take on a turntable ever, and definitely caught our attention with the original take on spinning records. Wheel is a cleverly inverted turntable, hiding all the functional components like the tonearm, needle, and amplifier to fit compactly within the platter. If you didn’t know it was a record player, you’d probably […]

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5 Records 5 Stories: Miro SundayMusiq’s Most Prized Records

From The Counter from YAM Record, London with Miro SundayMusiq

On the back of ‘From The Counter’, a travelling series of vinyl-spinning DJ sets from local record stores across Europe brought to you by Discogs and Boiler Room, we bring you ‘5 Records 5 Stories’. ‘5 Records 5 Stories’ gives the DJs the opportunity to showcase some of their favorite records from their collection that […]

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The Netherlands’ Newest Record Pressing Plant To Open In A World War II Prison

The Netherlands' newest record pressing plant, Deepgrooves will be established in this former WWII prison

The Netherlands is getting a brand new record pressing plant! Chris Roorda, founder of Deeptrax Records in Leeuwarden is opening Deepgrooves along with co-founder, Pascal Thulin. Two pressing machines will be installed in Blokhuispoort, which previously served as a World War II prison and has been open to the public since 2007. Deepgrooves aims to alleviate some of […]

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Essential Wax with Dan Deacon

Essential Wax is our new series in partnership with U-Turn Audio where we talk to a different artist each week about the records that have made an impact on them and their work. We’re super psyched to be kicking off the first edition of Essential Wax with Dan Deacon, as he tells us the story behind some […]

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Discogs’ Record Store Day 2017 Hauls: Staff Picks

We hardly need an excuse to buy records, but Record Store Day is always a good opportunity to support our local record stores, rub shoulders with other vinyl lovers, and maybe catch the odd live act playing in-store. Between us this year we covered a decent number of stores across several cities and scored a pretty […]

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Meet The Organizer Behind Barcelona’s Fira del Disc Record Fair

Fira del Discs record fair to be held at L'estacio del Nord

This weekend we’re heading to sunny Barcelona, Spain for Fira del Disc record fair. This is the 23rd edition of Fira del Disc and they’re still going strong after all these years, bringing together a mix of international vendors specializing in various genres and formats. Ahead of the event, we caught up with Fira del Disc […]

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Discogs merch Has Landed In The EU

Pale models wears black Discogs t-shirt in front of brick wall, now available in EU online store

Great news if  you’re an EU dweller and you’ve been after Discogs merch but refuse to pay shipping prices – our EU merch store is now open and ready for business! Click the Shop link at the bottom of any page on Discogs site and it will take you through to our online shop. If you’re […]

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‘The Record Store Of The Mind’ Is The Most Important Read For Music Fans

Record Store of The Mind book cover

‘The Record Store Of The Mind’ is an essential read for any music fan and record collector. You don’t have to take my word for it; both Robert Plant and T-Bone Burnett, as well as legions of other fans, also think so. If you’re interested in getting beyond the surface of popular music, you’ll find […]

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The Discogs Guide To Record Store Day Shopping

Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day 2018 is here and we are here to help you to make the most of it! Most of our tips for effective Record Store Day shopping come down to preparation, getting a little feisty when you need to, and perhaps a little cunning. If you don’t feel like leaving the house, you […]

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Discogs and Boiler Room Present ‘From The Counter’ in Madrid

Boiler Room and Discogs event From The Counter promo poster

Discogs is teaming up with Boiler Room to bring you a new series of in-store sets from up and coming DJs across the world, called From The Counter. It’s a travelling series that aims to get music lovers into their local record stores and puts the spotlight on vinyl-spinning DJs. Our first edition was on 7 March 2017 […]

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