EMI In The Netherlands: Gramophone House

Gramphone House Bovema

When I talked to my dad about my visit to Record Industry in Haarlem, he asked me if I had heard of Gramophone House. I hadn’t, so he told me about this villa in Heemstede that is called Gramophone House. I looked it up and thought it was worth researching it a bit as the […]

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Cheaping Out: Budget Label Exploitation Releases

Why spend time and effort hunting down unique talent when you can ride the coat-tails of what’s trending? This is the general thought process that seemed to go into Cash-In/Exploitation records put out by Budget labels. For the most part, these releases are not very interesting inept covers of popular songs kept closely to the […]

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Discogs Mix 008 – Monty Luke (Mixcloud Celebration of Curation)

Monty Luke, label manager for Carl Craig’s seminal Detroit label Planet E, and owner of the Black Catalogue label, delivers a deep mix of raw underground electronic music in this eighth installment of the Discogs mix series. This months mix is part of Mixcloud’s Celebration of Curation 2013 –– a two week fiesta of collaborations with […]

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Recorded From Client’s Furnished Tape: Century, RPC and Mark

With the relatively recent release of the book Enjoy The Experience, there has been some renewed interest in privately pressed records. In the glory days of record pressing, one used to be able to send a tape off to a company and have returned a full pressing of sometimes as a handful of records. The […]

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Release Day — September 25, 2013 – Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind…

On the website for the radio station I listen to online, I came across a message which said it has been 22 years ago today, that the album Nevermind by Nirvana was released. That message took me way back. I was 15 and wearing army boots, checkered flannel shirts and carrying a schoolbag with band […]

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Music Trivia — September 20, 2013

1) Which pioneering hip-hop track was released this week in 1979? A: “Rapper’s Delight,”, by The Sugar Hill Gang. 2) In 1934, RCA Victor released the first 33 1/3 rpm record. What was the recording of? A: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. 3) In 1960, this track went to #1 on the charts in the U.S., and […]

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Cylinders: More Than A Series Of Tubes

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been flooding the databases with cylinder recordings. I figured I would take some time to bring everyone in on what I’ve been working on and what I’ve learned so that if you see any in the field or if you have a collection yourself that you’re trying […]

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Wildcard Wednesday: Road Music

Summer is officially winding down over in our neck of the woods and maybe mostly all over. Kids are going back to school, college kids scramble to finalize fall term, and for the workers….well the dream of having any summer vacation is pretty much over. As we start to turn the corner into fall, its […]

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Forum Notifications

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Release Day — September 17, 2013

Nostalgia trips are fun, and we’ve definitely been down that road on recent release days, with official bootlegs from Bob Dylan and the massive Clash box set highlighted last week — but it’s good to mix the old with the new from time to time. This week brings us the perfect release for doing just […]

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