Articles by SoLil

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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Crate Diggers Amsterdam: 10 Records That Inspired And Influenced DJ Dimitri

Dimitri Kneppers

On Sunday October 21st, the second edition of Crate Diggers Amsterdam will take place during Amsterdam Dance Event’s ADE Hangover. We’re honoured that Dutch legendary DJ Dimitri has joined the line up of DJs spinning records during the record fair! Ahead of his set at Crate Diggers, he shares 10 records, 10 milestones that inspired […]

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Dazion’s Top 10 For A Slow Start: Crate Diggers Amsterdam

Dazion Crate Diggers Amsterdam

Since the release of his superb debut EP, ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’, on Music From Memory offshoot Second Circle back in January 2017, Dazion – AKA producer, DJ, live performer and visual artist Cris Kuhlen – has been a man in demand. The fabulous response to that record, which perfectly showcased his love of “goofy” drum […]

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Crate Diggers Amsterdam: Bassi Maestro’s Favorite Double 45s

Bassi Maestro

On Sunday October 21st, the second edition of Crate Diggers Amsterdam will take place during Amsterdam Dance Event’s ADE Hangover. One of the DJs who will be spinning records during the fair is Italian DJ Bassi Maestro. We met Bassi Maestro at VENYL Fiera del Disco di Venezia earlier this year and are excited that […]

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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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