Articles by SoLil

Discogs Presents Mystic Crates: Bassi Maestro’s Favorite Double 45s

Bassi Maestro

On Saturday, November 2nd, Discogs Presents Mystic Crates is happening in Tokyo. We are going to have special DJs at the event, and one of the DJs is an Italian legend DJ Bassi Maestro. He spun at Crate Diggers Amsterdam last year as well. His love for collecting and spinning vinyl goes back to the early […]

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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 around 30 record […]

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Crate Minds: Meet Discogs Record Seller Andy of AndyGrayRecords

AndyGray Boxes

In our Crate Minds series, we put the spotlight on the people behind the Discogs accounts. Whether running a brick-and-mortar shop, selling from a storage space or from their living room, there is one thing all sellers have in common: An incredible passion for music. We spoke with Discogs record seller Andy Gray of AndyGrayRecords […]

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Independent Label Market: A Farmer’s Market For Music Lovers

Independent Label Market - London

Since its inception on Berewick Street in 2011, the Independent Label Market has hosted over 50 fairs globally, bringing together over 400 of the world’s independent record labels from London to LA, and from Berlin to Barcelona.  In a world of online delivery and streaming services, the ILM has helped reinforce the value of community […]

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Crate Minds: Meet Sounds Delft

Sounds Delft Storefront

Meet the people behind the Discogs accounts in our series Crate Minds! This time, we asked Fabian Hofland, Manager at Sounds Delft, to tell us a bit more about their shop in the beautiful historical city of Delft in The Netherlands. What’s your role at the store and your background in general? I’m general manager […]

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Crate Minds: Meet Jürgen Vonbank Of!

In our Crate Minds series, we highlight the people behind the Discogs accounts. This time we would like to introduce you to Jürgen Vonbank of Currently based in the stunning Bavarian village of Vachendorf, is the perfect shop for adventurous diggers and electronic music enthusiasts alike. But we’ll let Jürgen do the talking. […]

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Crate Diggers: From Brighton To The Big Apple

Just over a month after our first Crate Diggers Record Fair in Brighton, UK, the memory of the event, the city, the laid back vibe, and the wonderful people we met still brings a big smile to our faces. The idea behind Crate Diggers is fairly simple: Discogs started organizing free entry record fairs a […]

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Crate Minds: Mathias Gordon Of Recordsale-de

In our Crate Minds series, we highlight the people behind the Discogs accounts. This time we would like to introduce you to Berlin based recordsale-de. They have an incredible stock of 1,200,000(!) items, most of which are offered on Discogs. We asked CEO Mathias Gordon about the story behind their Discogs account. Can you give […]

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What’s It Like To Be A Professional Record Collector? Ask Marc Janssen


While looking into Motown collections a while back, I came across a photograph of a complete collection of Motown LPs which had been exhibited at a previous edition of the Utrecht Mega Record and CD Fair. I found out that the collection was owned by Dutch record collector, Marc Janssen. It turned out that most of the images […]

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10 Reasons To Go Record Shopping In Athens, Greece

Record shops Athens

Last year, we visited Athens, Greece for the first time and were blown away by the record scene there. As if the astonishing Acropolis rising up in the middle of the city, the mouth-watering food, and the beautiful weather weren’t enough! Here are 10 reasons to go record shopping in Athens and book your flight […]

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