Raine Cardinaels-Baird

Articles by Raine Cardinaels-Baird

An Interview with Australian Funk Hustler DJ Kinetic

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DJ Kinetic has been at the forefront of the Australian vinyl trading scene for years. Known as the go-to guy for rare local funk, you can always be assured he has a bunch of records that you would happily rehome into your collection. We asked him a few questions to get an insight into his […]

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How to Find Local Australian Sellers in the Discogs Marketplace

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Discogs connects record collectors and sellers across the globe. If you live in Australia and want to support local businesses, here’s how to find fellow Australians in the Marketplace. How to Find Local Australian Sellers in the Marketplace The easiest way to find local Sellers on Discogs Marketplace is to use the filter located in […]

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A Guide to the Modern Music of Indigenous Australia

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following article contains images and voices of people who have died. The songs of a culture that spans back some 50,000 years or more. The passing on of ancient stories, narratives of modern struggles and protest, the sounds of joy and pain. This is the […]

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10 Best Ozploitation Movie Soundtracks

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Article by Jason Murphy and Raine Cardinaels-Baird We’re taking a journey into the sounds of Ozploitation. Ozploitation refers to the mainly low-budget and direct-to-video films to come out of Australia from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. The main thing linking these films was the exploitation of aspects of Australian culture and stereotypes to attract […]

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The Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes Sold on Discogs in 2019

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Cassette sales on Discogs have continued to grow steadily at quite a rapid pace over the past few years. On top of that, the Discogs community has added over 50,000 new submissions to Discogs Database in 2019 compared to the previous year. Due to the often short runs produced and (and the fact that the […]

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How to Care for Cassette Tapes

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Love them or loathe them, the humble audio cassette tape is having a moment. Cassette sales grew nearly 25% in 2018 after an increase of more than 50% in 2017 on the Discogs Marketplace. Let’s take a look into how to keep your cassettes sounding their best. For some cassette collectors, the thrill of finding […]

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Discogs Presents: EMC Record Fair 2019 In Sydney

November saw the first of many collaborative Record Fairs to happen in Australia. To start off, we teamed up with EMC (Electronic Music Conference) and Pioneer DJ to bring you an electronica themed fair, with vendors having a strong focus on bringing the public some of the finest selections of electronica on all formats from […]

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6 Digging Spots You Can’t Miss In Melbourne

 Melbourne (population 5 million), known for its amazing selection of food and coffee, AFL (a strange game where people in the smallest shorts imaginable kick an egg-shaped ball around a giant egg-shaped park) and general quality of life, may not be the capital city of Australia, it isn’t even the biggest… but when it […]

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What’s The Best New Digging Hotspot In Sydney?

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 Sydney has seen a lot of changes in regards to record stores over the past decade, but right now it’s looking like the city’s vinyl specialist stores are once again growing in numbers… especially in Newtown and Enmore, located conveniently in the Inner West of Sydney. All within a short walking distance from each […]

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Discogs Presents A Sydney Record Fair As Part Of Electronic Music Conference 2019!

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We’re happy to announce that we have joined forces with Electronic Music Conference and Pioneer DJ to bring you Discogs Presents EMC Record Fair 2019! Discogs Presents EMC Record Fair will be part of the Electronic Music Conference, on Saturday the 16th of November at the Factory Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney Australia. The Discogs Presents EMC […]

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