Articles by SoLil

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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Crate Minds: Meet Hans, Of Discostars Amsterdam

Hans Discostars Amsterdam

In this edition of Crate Minds, our recurring series highlighting some of our most active Sellers from all over the world, we’re introducing Discostars Amsterdam! Discostars has been around for 58 years, and in the beginning was a chain of multiple shops scattered around the Dutch capital. Current owner Hans van der Graft has been running […]

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Record Palace Amsterdam Celebrates 30th Anniversary In Paradiso


If your record shop celebrates its 30th anniversary and is based across the street from Amsterdam’s iconic music venue Paradiso, then it’s clear where to throw the anniversary party! That’s what some of Record Palace owner Jan van Dorsten’s friends thought too. They planned the event at Paradiso before telling him and worked on getting […]

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Crate Diggers Amsterdam 2018 at ADE Hangover!

We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with Amsterdam Dance Event to bring you the second edition of Crate Diggers Record Fair Amsterdam! Crate Diggers Amsterdam Record Fair 2018 will be part of ADE Hangover, on Sunday the 21st of October. The Hangover is initiated by ADE, Into the Woods and Stichting NDSM-werf, […]

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Rob Lythall, Organiser Of London’s Largest One-Day Record Fair

Victoria Record Fair

On the 8th of September, you can find us at the biggest one-day record fair in London, the London Victoria Record Fair at the Horticultural Halls. We’re looking forward to meeting you, hearing your feedback and answering any questions you may have. And we’ll bring some goodies of course! It will be our first time […]

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Madonna At 60: From “Madonna” To “Rebel Heart”


If, like me, you grew up in the 80s, Madonna will more than likely have a special place in your heart. An unstoppable trailblazer since the first decade of her career, she brought the underground overground, and she’s the reason concepts such as Vogue are known worldwide. While many 80’s artists were old-fashioned by the […]

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Kate Bush’s Best Records, According To The Discogs Community

Kate Bush Record

Magical, spellbinding, ground-breaking, eclectic, unique, genius: there are not enough words to describe Kate Bush’s music. Today marks this wonderful singer/songwriter, dancer, and musician’s 60th birthday. Kate was only 19 when her debut single “Wuthering Heights” topped the UK charts in early 1978. The song, inspired by watching the end of a BBC mini-series based on […]

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