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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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Crate Minds: An Interview With Discogs Record Seller, Buy24Hours

Discogs Seller Buy24Hours

While we love visiting as many record stores as we can, there are many record sellers on Discogs who don’t have a brick & mortar shop, and who are only selling records online. Despite not having a physical storefront, these record sellers still have plenty of good tales about their journey to record selling, collecting, […]

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Crate Minds: Meet Peter from Mixed Up Records Glasgow!

Crate Diggers London Mixed Up Records

In this edition of Crate Minds, we’d like to introduce Peter from Mixed Up Records in Glasgow. Peter has been selling on Discogs as mxdup98 since 2007 and was present at our first Crate Diggers in the UK a few years back. He’ll be traveling to Brighton this weekend to join us at Crate Diggers. […]

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Crate Diggers: Bringing A Bit Of Manchester To Brighton!

Crate Diggers Brighton

With only a few days to go until Crate Diggers Brighton, it’s time to introduce a few more special guests! Rotation.MCR, Manchester’s record fair and after party posse, will be making their way down to Brighton to bring you the best of the city’s record scene. In advance of this Saturday’s Crate Diggers, we had […]

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Crate Minds: Meet Andy From Disc Covery Records!

Andy Halstead Disc Covery Records

In our Crate Minds series, we highlight the people behind the Discogs accounts. Andy Halstead from Disc Covery Records has been selling online and at record fairs for years. You more than likely dug through one (and probably more) of Andy’s crates if you have ever been to a record fair in England, France, Germany, […]

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Introducing Crate Diggers Brighton Sellers: Near Mint!

Near Mint Crate Diggers Brighton 2019

With only a few days to go until Crate Diggers Brighton, it’s time to introduce some more sellers joining us at The Brighton Centre! Crate Diggers’ special guests Near Mint launched their first record fair in London last year and will be coming to Brighton with many of their sellers this Saturday. The Near Mint […]

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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

motown-collection-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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