Articles by SoLil

Madonna At 60: From “Madonna” To “Rebel Heart”


If, like me, you grew up in the 80s, Madonna will more than likely have a special place in your heart. An unstoppable trailblazer since the first decade of her career, she brought the underground overground, and she’s the reason concepts such as Vogue are known worldwide. While many 80’s artists were old-fashioned by the […]

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Kate Bush’s Best Records, According To The Discogs Community

Kate Bush Record

Magical, spellbinding, ground-breaking, eclectic, unique, genius: there are not enough words to describe Kate Bush’s music. Today marks this wonderful singer/songwriter, dancer, and musician’s 60th birthday. Kate was only 19 when her debut single “Wuthering Heights” topped the UK charts in early 1978. The song, inspired by watching the end of a BBC mini-series based on […]

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The Discogs Guide To Amsterdam Record Shops

Amsterdam Record Shops

With a Discogs office based in Amsterdam, how could we not have a Discogs Guide to Amsterdam Record Shops? Whether you’re into Techno, World Music, Funk, Soul, Rock, Classical Music or Dutch ‘Smartlappen’, and whether you like your record shops spacious and stylish, more cosy or rough around the edges: with over 30 record shops […]

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10 Contemporary Reggae Records, Recommended By World A Reggae’s Danny Creatah

World a reggae Contemporary Reggae Records

Living in a tiny village in The Netherlands where nothing really happens, I was surprised to read in a local newspaper that someone who only lived a few miles away founded of one of the larger international reggae platforms, I reached out to Danny “Creatah” Sengers, who started World A Reggae a couple of years […]

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Crate Diggers Spotlight: Spätkauf With White Centipede Noise At A-Musik


Crate Diggers is all about supporting the record collecting community around the world. In the Crate Diggers Spotlight series we highlight record shops and their (local) initiatives to celebrate music and the record culture. This time, we want to put a-Musik and their monthly late night shopping event “Spätkauf” in the limelight. a-Musik record shop is […]

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The Hova Skivmässa Record Fair In Sweden

The oldest record fair in Sweden is taking place in Hova again this year, and this time Discogs will be there! We’re looking forward to attending the fair and meeting the Swedish record collecting community. And we’ll make sure to pay a visit to the local Otterbergets campsite, where many records change hands during the […]

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Crate Diggers Spotlight: Candy Records in Køge, Denmark

To celebrate and support the music collecting community, we have been organising Crate Diggers events around the world. But we want to make sure to highlight initiatives at your local record shops as well. That is why we have the Crate Diggers Spotlight! One of the first participants is Candy Records, in Køge, Denmark. Owner Jan Mellin […]

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The Rare Record Collection Of Jo Van Knee

Giovanni Freak Out

When Jonatha and Marco, the organisers of VENYL Fiera del Disco Venezia, asked us if we were interested in meeting a friend with an amazing record collection, of course we jumped at the chance! So on the beautiful sunny Friday before the fair, Jonatha drives us to the countryside outside Venice. We don’t know what […]

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Vandisc Convention Internationale Du Disque & CD

Laurent Cretelle Vandisc

On the 28th and 29th of April, the 17th edition of Vandisc Convention Internationale Du Disque & CD will take place in Auvers sur Oise, near Paris, in France. It’s the first time we’ll be attending a record fair in France, so we’re looking forward to meeting the French record collecting community and exploring the record […]

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More Passion For Vinyl!

Passion For Vinyl

Five years ago, Anouk Rijnders and Robert Haagsma published their book Passion For Vinyl – A Tribute To All Who Dig The Groove. A book full of interviews with vinyl aficionados and record collectors from around the world. This month, their second book Passion For Vinyl Part II – An Ode To Analog (featuring our very […]

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