Sometimes when I can’t think of a good topic to write about I’ll check random items in my collection to see if anything spikes my interest. So, it hit me. Why not take a moment to explain this incredibly simple but fun Discogs feature.
To access this, go to your Discogs collection page. Next to the search box is a link labelled “Random Item”. Pressing that will take you to a random item in your collection. That’s it! Maybe you’ll use it to plan out your next big DJ set or even just to find something to listen to when option paralysis takes hold.
I selected a few random items from my own record collection to share. I admit I did cherry pick the results a little. Some stuff I just don’t remember enough to write about. Some stuff is really boring. I have some pretty awful taste. Here’s what I got:
Decent dub records seem to do an absolutely wonderful job being totally evasive to me in the field. This is probably one of the first actual dub records I’ve found that wasn’t an in-press reissue.
Those are the ones I chose! It helped me realise that I have no clue what’s in my record collection. I say I do, but I did pretty bad on the quiz.