Kirsten Stoller

Kirsten is a Discogs Product Owner, focusing on localization. She loves to sing off-key, and is a self-described audiophile, bibliophile, ailurophile, & imperfectionist. As a former reference librarian, Kirsten loves organized and open information, community engagement, and helping people.
Articles by Kirsten Stoller

Digging in Tokyo: Manhattan Records

Tokyo’s oldest hip hop record store, Manhattan Records, has been going strong for over 30 years. Located in the heart of the Shibuya music scene, you can find Manhattan Records tucked just around the corner from Face Records, Next Records, Nerds Record Store, and Disc Jam DJ Gear. Manhattan Records: manhattanrecords.jp Social Media: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram VinylHub: www.vinylhub.com/shop/9663-Manhattan-Records Focus: […]

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Crate Diggers PDX Vendor Spotlight: Musique Plastique

This will be Luke Buser’s third year selling vinyl at Crate Diggers PDX.  Luke has been joining us since the very first Crate Diggers in 2014.  This year, Luke will be representing his new Portland record store: Musique Plastique. We chatted with Luke Buser and Tony Remple, who co-owns Musique Plastique, about collecting vinyl, their shop, and Crate Diggers.  […]

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Digging in Tokyo: City Country City

City Country City Tokyo

Shopping for records while drinking might be a combo you occasionally enjoy when online shopping (wait, I placed how many orders last night?!?), but rarely a combination you get to indulge in when away from the internet… However, if you are visiting Tokyo you’ll have the chance to visit some amazing record store cafes that perfectly combine your love of vinyl […]

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The Official Discogs Android App

It’s been almost a month since we released the Official Discogs App for Android!  If you haven’t checked it out, give the free Official Discogs app a spin now: The Discogs app for Android is of course a great Collection and Wantlist tracking tool, but it has a whole variety of other useful features (and […]

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Digging in Tokyo: Lighthouse Records

You’ll never forget the very first record store you visit in Japan: most shop owners take such exquisite care of their stock, the displays are artfully designed, and each record has been expertly graded and cataloged. Lighthouse Records was the first record store I checked out in Japan, soon after landing in Tokyo.  I was awestruck by […]

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Discogs Android App: It’s finally here!

The Official Discogs App for Android is now available in the Play Store! Discogs launched our first official app for iOS several months ago, and ever since all we’ve been hearing is… @discogs what’s the ETA on the Android app? I’m dying here! — eric cloutier (@eric_cloutier) March 31, 2016 .@discogs any word on that android […]

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Digging in Tokyo: Best Sound Records

Like many of the best independent record stores in Tokyo, you might miss Best Sound Records if you are quickly walking by.  This is because many of the best small shops in Tokyo aren’t on the street level, but hidden from view up a flight of stairs, or even up several flights of stairs. This […]

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Digging in Tokyo: Dessinee Shop

Tokyo is a paradise for vinyl collectors! In the right neighborhood, you’ll bump into a record store around every corner, and Shibuya is definitely the “right” neighborhood.  Everywhere you wander you’ll find a new record shop, audio gear store, or vinyl bar to tempt you inside. Just a short distance south of Shibuya crossing, you will find Dessinee Shop. Dessinee […]

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Digging in Tokyo: Flash Disc Ranch

Flash Disc Ranch

After days of visiting a seemingly endless number of immaculately clean and organized record stores in Tokyo, walking into Flash Disc Ranch Used Records reminded me of many of the used record stores I frequent back home in Portland, Oregon.  It was quirky and looked like the dream hideout of true vinyl collector. Flash Disc Ranch :   VinylHub  […]

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Digging in Tokyo: Face Records

Digging in Japan is a dream for many record collectors. I made that dream a reality last month when I spent a week wandering the streets of Tokyo exploring as many of the local record stores as I could fit into my short visit. I started my week wide-eyed and sleep-deprived, emerging from the train station’s […]

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