Articles by SoLil

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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The Discogs Guide To Amsterdam Record Shops

Amsterdam Record Shops

With a Discogs office based in Amsterdam, how could we not have a Discogs Guide to Amsterdam Record Shops? Whether you’re into Techno, World Music, Funk, Soul, Rock, Classical Music or Dutch ‘Smartlappen’, and whether you like your record shops spacious and stylish, more cosy or rough around the edges: with around 30 record shops […]

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10 Contemporary Reggae Records, Recommended By World A Reggae’s Danny Creatah

World a reggae Contemporary Reggae Records

Living in a tiny village in The Netherlands where nothing really happens, I was surprised to read in a local newspaper that someone who only lived a few miles away founded of one of the larger international reggae platforms, I reached out to Danny “Creatah” Sengers, who started World A Reggae a couple of years […]

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Crate Diggers Spotlight: Spätkauf With White Centipede Noise At A-Musik


Crate Diggers is all about supporting the record collecting community around the world. In the Crate Diggers Spotlight series we highlight record shops and their (local) initiatives to celebrate music and the record culture. This time, we want to put a-Musik and their monthly late night shopping event “Spätkauf” in the limelight. a-Musik record shop is […]

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The Hova Skivmässa Record Fair In Sweden

The oldest record fair in Sweden is taking place in Hova again this year, and this time Discogs will be there! We’re looking forward to attending the fair and meeting the Swedish record collecting community. And we’ll make sure to pay a visit to the local Otterbergets campsite, where many records change hands during the […]

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