Javi Gómez Martínez

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 Javi Gómez Martínez

A Little Throwback To From The Archive 2019


The first thing that comes to mind once you cross the doors of the humongous Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) is that you might need a lifetime to go through all the archive. Thanks to a new edition of From The Archive, we had the opportunity to […]

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10 Rare And Expensive Records Found On The Discogs Marketplace


Discogs serves different purposes for different users. As much as you probably already know this is true, sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the versatile nature of the Discogs Database and Marketplace. Yes, Discogs can be the perfect place to check information about your favorite artists, use it for university research, buy records at […]

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Press It Again, Sam! 15 Albums That Need To Be Reissued


There is one thing he can’t buy… a dinosaur! – Homer Simpson It might be true that the “Simpsons did it first” meme applies to almost every single thing that has happened in the 21st century. In Season 3 of The Simpsons, infamous TV presenter Kent Brockman couldn’t buy a dinosaur with all the money […]

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Ten Influential Bands From Australia

How much do you know about Australia? No need to answer this question if you are Australian, but normally, for the rest of you, the answer tends to land in a strong “not so much”. And you’re not the one to blame. Generally speaking, in all non-English speaking countries, culture coming from English-speaking countries is […]

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


When I think of August, all that comes to mind is slacking off around a swimming pool and eating loads of ice cream. But I haven’t really had an August like that for a million years. And it seems like a lot of you haven’t had one like that either in 2019. August is a […]

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Interview With Jenn D’Eugenio, Founder Of Women In Vinyl

Instagram can be a dreadful and hopeless place oftentimes. Mindlessly scrolling through other people’s holidays, inspirational quotes, and whatever-challenge-is-trending-right-now posts can turn a normal, sane human being into a sociopath. Trust us on that one. But sometimes, somehow, a quick visit to this social network can spark joy in our hearts. This is exactly what […]

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The Top 10 Weird Record Store Names


The names of record stores worldwide can be wild. And they can be wild because most of them are independent and don’t need to be vetted by big corporations’ focus groups and marketing execs. It is a similar trend with comic books stores and our dearly departed friends, video rental stores (RIP). Our ability to […]

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10 Video Game Soundtracks More Expensive Than Caviar

Nostalgia is a wild beast. In the few last months, we have written about how different formats and genres are currently experiencing a revival. In addition to the now well-established vinyl revival, we recently established clear trends of increasing prices in the markets for high-end cassettes and expensive CDs. And we’re not only speaking about […]

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

Royksopp album, with artwork from Banksy

It’s happening again, folks! Life is full of coincidences. As I’m writing this, Melody A.M. by Röyksopp is turning 18. At the age of eighteen, in most countries, you can get ready to vote for the first time, drink your first beer, be part of a popular jury, move out of your parents’ house… Life is exciting […]

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The Return Of Elephant 6 Recording Company

Wow! We didn’t see this coming but it feels like in this summer Elephant 6 is back for good. Incredible news for all the fans of the influential imprint. New music will be published in the coming months as well as reissues and… yes, a documentary only available in VHS. What great timing to talk […]

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