Articles by SoLil

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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Discogs Presents Mystic Crates: Bassi Maestro’s Favorite Double 45s

Bassi Maestro

On Saturday, November 2nd, Discogs Presents Mystic Crates is happening in Tokyo. We are going to have special DJs at the event, and one of the DJs is an Italian legend DJ Bassi Maestro. He spun at Crate Diggers Amsterdam last year as well. His love for collecting and spinning vinyl goes back to the early […]

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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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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

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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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