We all love buying records, but there’s something special about scoring from a private collection. Now, imagine if that private collection belonged to a legendary DJ.
Fantasy became reality when we partnered with Philadelphia shop Brewerytown Beats and its owner, Max Ochester, as he set out to acquire part of the collection of DJ Rich Medina.
Brewerytown Beats, which also hosts the Philly Soul Talk speaker series, is an independent record store in North Philly that specializes in funk, soul, hip-hop, and reissues. Through his contributions to the local music scene, Ochester has formed unbelievable connections. He and Medina go way back, so when we heard about this story, we had to share.
For those not aware of the East Coast scene, for the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ, one of few on the planet capable of taking audiences worldwide on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afrobeat, funk, breaks, and dance classics.
Together with Max and his staff, we are able to share unprecedented access to not only Rich’s collection but also the story behind it. We are proud to let the Discogs community share in the once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy vinyl straight from the mind of a master DJ. This video comes courtesy of Brewerytown Beats.
What’s playing? The first tune is “Changing Man” by Power of Attorney. Interested in the records that Medina mentions?
Dig the collection and buy right from the source in this special Discogs Shop set up by Brewerytown Beats exclusively for this project. Max took some time to list some of his favorites from the collection; they added a ton of releases from the Cornerstone Mixtape series. Here they are with some juicy data from the database. Enjoy!