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I’m With Her Explore Vinyl Mastering And Production Process In Mini-Documentary

In 2018, the folky supergroup I’m With Her released their critically-lauded debut album, See You Around. The vinyl pressing of the record was a collector’s dream, with four different editions (black, white, blue, and maroon, all on 180 gram wax) to track down out in the wild. With the continued growth of vinyl as a […]

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Seven Essential Danger Mouse Collaborations You Can’t Live Without

Dager Mouse and Karen O

Since his early days turning Neutral Milk Hotel dirges into trip-hop jams, Brian Burton has been interested in taking the talents of other songwriters and marrying those strengths with his unique gauzy, throwback aesthetic. This desire ultimately sent Burton to the upper echelon of the music industry under the moniker Danger Mouse. The rise began […]

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The Rarest Frank Zappa Records

Zappa's Rarest Records - Zappa In New York

Just months after the Viking I Lander touched down on Mars and tiny Nadia Comaneci racked up seven perfect scores at the Montreal Olympics, something else momentous happened: Legendary experimentalist and contrarian Frank Zappa performed for a “cozy group of 27,500 deranged fanatics” between two shows in New York. After a lot of back and […]

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Inside Vinyl Me, Please’s Exclusive Jazzhead Club

Over the last year, Vinyl Me, Please has ratcheted up its game for rabid record collectors. Whether it’s the ever-increasing number of exclusive variants, the addition of their Classics subscription track, or introducing the world to mostly-unheard gems, they’re flexing these days. That said, it all pales in comparison to their latest large project: a […]

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Prestige Sheds New Light On Catalog To Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Coltrane '58 box set

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and Craft Recordings has given us a lot to appreciate as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Prestige label with a hefty reissue and playlist campaign. The cornerstone is Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings (out April 26), an eight-LP set that presents John Coltrane’s 1958 sessions for the label […]

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Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’ Gets Reissued After Taking Root In Modern Culture

“Buy a mattress and get music made for plants? Huh?!” That’s a quote from Tim Mahoney, who you’ll meet a little later in this story. But I’d say those words are uttered just about every time someone hears the tale of Mother Earth’s Plantasia, an album with the seemingly-unironic subtitle “warm earth music for plants […]

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‘My Origin, Too’: A First Look at John and Yoko’s ‘Wedding Album’ Reissue, From Their Son

John and Yoko's Wedding Album reissue unboxing by Sean Lennon

“I don’t know what to get my mom anymore. I’ve gotten her enough sweaters and hats,” Sean Lennon says with a grin, during a recent conversation about the 50th anniversary edition of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s elaborate Wedding Album box — which hits shelves this week from Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music. “So remastering […]

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Every Sample From De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High And Rising,’ Ranked

To celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary, Vinyl Me, Please has chosen De La Soul’s classic 3 Feet High And Rising as its Record Of The Month for March. Order the two-LP clear splatter edition now. For a certain segment of heads, hip hop reached its zenith in 1989. That’s not because the genre grew stale […]
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Sound Investment: What We Know About The High-End Vinyl Market

In the last 12 months of sales, a handful of downright eye-popping transactions happened in the Discogs Marketplace. Five records broke the $10,000 plateau, which happened only once before in the site’s history! There were two promo copies of The Beatles’ Love Me Do, an unreleased Sex Pistols single, a Japanese Pink Floyd album (surprisingly […]

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SoundCloud Makes It Even Easier To Maintain Independence

Rapper Leaf, who uses SoundCloud Premier

We understand what it means to be a tool for people who play outside of the bounds of the music industry. Producers, DJs, musicians, and labels of all stripes use Discogs as a resource for research, inspiration, and even physical distribution in the Discogs Marketplace. The folks at SoundCloud are kindred spirits on that and […]

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