Articles by SoLil

Independent Label Market Brussels 2019 Is Back

Independent Label Market Brussels

In the weekend of April 20 and 21, we’ll be heading to Brussels, Belgium to celebrate independent music at the second edition of the Independent Label Market Brussels! After the success of the first edition last year (almost 2,000 visitors!), this year they’re teaming up with Listen Festival as part of the Sound District – […]

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Discogs Is Back At The Biggest Record Fair In The World In Utrecht!

Record planet

We’ll be heading back to Utrecht, The Netherlands for the spring edition of the biggest record fair in the world! Record Planet Mega Record & CD Fair will take place on the April 13 and 14. With around 500 stalls full of records, CDs, books, memorabilia and more, there is something there for everyone. We’re looking forward […]

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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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Discover West-African Funk, Soul & Afrobeat With Laden3.0 And His Partners

Martin King Bansah

A few months ago, we highlighted Discogs seller Laden3.0 on our blog. After reading about his unique approach to record selling, we had a few more questions to ask him, especially about his partners in Nigeria and Ghana, how selling records helps them and what music they have unearthed. Martin Mutschke, owner and CEO of […]

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Ten Influential Bands And Artists From Florida

We took some time to dive into music made by bands from Florida because there is much more to the Sunshine State than Key Lime pies, alligators, manatees, Disney, oranges and beaches. We couldn’t list everybody, but these are ten of the most influential bands and musicians from Florida. Unlike the notorious Florida Man meme, these […]

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The Discogs Guide To Utrecht Record Shops

Utrecht Record Shops Map

Utrecht is known for the Dom tower, the terraces on the wharves around the canals, and Dick Bruna’s famous creation Nijntje (Miffy). And twice a year, the city of Utrecht turns into the record capital of the world. In April and November thousands of record collectors travel to the center of the Netherlands to visit the […]

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Staff Picks: Favorite Holiday Releases

Favorite Holiday Releases

The Holiday season: You either can’t wait for the radio to start playing endless lists of sugary songs about snow, fire places and red-nosed reindeers, or you can’t wait for the radio to stop playing them. There seems to be nothing in between. Until now that is. Because it turns out that our list of […]

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50th Edition Record Planet Mega Record & CD Fair Utrecht

Record planet

In the weekend of 17 and 18 November, the biggest record fair in the world will be celebrating its 50th edition! Record Planet Mega Record & CD Fair takes place in Utrecht, The Netherlands. And if you have time to spare with 500 stalls to dig through, please drop by our booth, because we’d love to meet you […]

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Supertone Records: A Piece Of Reggae History in Brixton, London

Alex Wally B Supertone Records

During our visit to London last month, we popped into reggae specialists Supertone Records in Brixton and were greeted by the broad smiles of Alex Caramellino and shop owner Wally B. While Wally looked after the shop, Alex showed us around, telling us all about the reissues he has been working on. He also told […]

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Random Wax Captures Record Collectors’ Dedication

Igor Leonidovic was born in the USSR and currently lives in Bochum, Germany, where he works freelance as a commercial photographer.  His spare time is spent on photographing record collectors and their collections. He has come across so many interesting stories, that he is currently working on his first exhibition, “Random Wax”, which should take […]

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