loquearde

Javi is a Spanish immigrant currently living in Amsterdam and our social media and blog guy. When he's not working 9 to 5 (what a way to make a living), he spends his days obsessing about music, spending his Discogs salary on attending gigs and festivals, and going to the movies more than any doctor would recommend.
Articles by loquearde

The Five Records That Shaped Bufiman’s Debut LP: Albumsi

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Jan Schulte is a busy man. Under his alias Bufiman, he has become one of the most revered selectors worldwide. I met him for a hot second during the Discogs record fair during ADE back in October. Some things have happened to him since that first brief encounter, probably the most remarkable one is that […]

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Discogs Lists Highlights: Original Covers vs. Homages

The world of covers paying homage to other covers is my favorite Internet guilty pleasure. There, I said it! I know I’m not alone in my little confessable addiction, while I was researching this piece, I found a good bunch of really cool lists created by Discogs users which helped me heaps while also making […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For December 2019

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The last Top 30 of the decade doesn’t disappoint. We all know how December is always the month when everyone decides to spend big bucks, and Discogs isn’t an exception. It’s pretty crazy to see how 27 of these items went for $1,500 or higher. And here I am, welcoming January’s paycheck as if I […]

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Crate Minds: An Interview With Kai Engel, The Man Behind Funk-Boogie-Kai

For those of you following our Crate Minds series, you know already that many record sellers don’t necessarily own a brick and mortar store. That’s the case of Kai Engel, a German seller who sells music on our platform. And judging by the numbers, he’s been doing pretty good: more than 5,000 reviews and an […]

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Let’s Talk About Love: Our Top 15 Iconic Musician Couples

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If you know how Hollywood works, you’re more than likely aware of how the romantic lives of the professionals working there are linked. That’s not always the case when it comes to the world of music, but the history of the industry is packed with stories of artists who clicked with each other professionally and […]

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Interview With Uwe Weigmann, The Man Behind Firestation Records

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While talking to our interviewee today, one thought came to my mind: Is this the first time we have interviewed a Seller specializing in indie-pop? For those of you that read the Discogs Blog regularly, you know that Crate Minds is normally more focused on the typical Discogs dichotomy of rock and electronic music sellers. […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold On Discogs In November 2019

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Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉 We hope Santa has been good and brought you plenty of incredible records straight out of your Wantlist. While we are all fully immersed in this new decade, the Discogs Top 30 most expensive list is always a bit behind so we can verify orders. So today we’ll be revealing […]

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2019 Belonged To Women And These Are The 10 Albums That Prove It

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2019 belongs to women. I wasn’t planning to start this piece with such a bold statement but this is how this year has felt. I was trying to go for a selection of the year’s best records when I realized that almost of all my selections had something in common: they are from female artists […]

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10 Weird Formats That You Can Find On The Discogs Database

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Exploring the Discogs Database is like going down a rabbit hole. While the content of the biggest database of recorded music on Earth might be a little bit intimidating, there are ways around it that make it really fun to explore. I’m not going to try to depict myself as some sort of content mastermind. […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For October 2019

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It’s not every month that we get to see a number 1 dating back to 1959. I mean, that record has been around for 29 years more than I’ve been. And no, neither I nor you have seen it before in our Top 30. If you’re intrigued by this classical music record, know that you […]

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