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Digging & Dancing: Crate Diggers PDX

Discogs and music label Grimy! joined efforts again to present Crate Diggers PDX. A free all day event created for the vinyl community in the Portland area. Crate Diggers was created last year to bring our local community together and to celebrate our shared passion for tunes and records. It was a big success, and […]

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Charlie Ace And His Swing A Ling Mobile Record Shack

A while back, we posted this photo of Charlie Ace’s Swing A Ling Mobile Record Shack in Kingston, Jamaica, on our Facebook page. A lot of people responded to photo, the coolness seemed to ooze out of every pore of the man’s body. But when I looked at the artist page for Charlie Ace, it […]

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Fresh 45’s preview: MC Leo J and DJ Spinderella

Only a few days to go! On the 30th of July, Discogs and Fresh 45’s present DJ Spinderella’s Birthday Bash in The Crown & Harp, in Dallas, Texas. DJs Scratch, 5-D, Jay Clipp and J.T. Donaldson will fill a night with spinning music on 45s only. We asked host MC Leo J and birthday girl […]

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10 Songs That Make Going To The Gym Bearable

I don’t like sports. There it is. I prefer Gin Tonic over Gym Tonic. Apart from a few years of badminton lightyears ago, and aquarobics in a hotel pool on a tropical island, the only sports I remember enjoying is watching the soccer World Championships once every 4 years. I tend to think I’m missing […]

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Music Sales In 2015 – Numbers That Make Your Head Spin

Last week, Nielsen -an American global information and measurement company- released their 2015 Mid-Year Music Sales report and it is showing a big change in how people in the USA are consuming music. Here’s what has happened in the first 6 months of 2015 compared to 2014, according to Nielsen: CD sales were down 10%, […]

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Fresh 45’s Preview: Jay Clipp & J.T. Donaldson

On the 30th of July, Discogs and Fresh 45’s present DJ Spinderella’s Birthday Bash in The Crown & Harp, in Dallas, Texas. DJs will fill a night with spinning music on 45s only. What are their favorite tracks? We start off this series of mini-interviews with DJ Jay Clipp, who created Discogs Mix 32, and […]

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Discogs & Fresh 45’s present: DJ Spinderella’s Birthday Bash!

Fresh 45’s is a monthly dance night in Dallas, Texas, where well-known DJs get behind the decks and spin their favorite 45s. It won an award for “Best DJ Night” at the 2014 Dallas Observer Music Awards. Sharing the love for vinyl, Discogs and Fresh 45’s have teamed up to present the next Fresh 45’s […]

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Voyage To Record Planet

Last week, Discogs was present at the Record Planet Mega Record & CD Fair in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The fair is a great place for us to get in touch with Discogs users and meet face to face. Liz, Swati, Tasha, Jeremy, Nik and I were there all weekend, to answer any questions you may […]

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Record Store Day 2015 : SoLil’s Vinyl Scores

I went out on RSD afternoon, but it was still very busy at Plato Utrecht. I couldn’t find the Metallica cassette I was looking for and it was so busy that there was no room to browse through their selection. So I got the two non-RSD releases; Selah Sue – Reason and Kovacs – Shades […]

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Dig, Dig, Digging In Utrecht

“I’m diggin, don’t want you by my side Me and my records all alone feels right I’m diggin, need to grow have to push Flicking through vinyl and feeding the rush I dig for the one and I open the hunt It’s taking all day from the back to the front I’m diggin and diggin […]

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