Live Convention ’18: DJ Koco’s Top 10

In support of Live Convention ’18, taking place in Toronto, September 21st through the 23rd, we caught up with one of Japan’s top crate digging DJs, DJ Koco aka Shimokita. He hit us with a list of 10 of his all-time favorite breaks. Live Convention ’18 consists of 6 events over 3 days, features the Cratery […]

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On The Record: Amos Lee

Before he released the acclaimed album My New Moon last month, before he opened for Bob Dylan in 2005, before he was signed to Blue Note in 2003, and before he picked up a guitar, folk-soul luminary Amos Lee was just a little kid with no clue what was going on. “I have a spotty […]

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The Discogs Top 50 Best Selling Records Of July 2018

After spending just one month outside the top spot thanks to Ghost, Pink Floyd is back. Hardly a surprise. What might be surprising, however, is that a cassette made it into the top 50 in July. And it’s a new cassette, at that! There’s been a lot of talk — and a lot of balk […]

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Weekend Dig #2: Most Wanted Rare Rock Releases by Style

The format here is simple: below is a big list of rare and highly sought after Releases. Chances are you won’t be able to afford many of them, but take a moment to click around on any of the pages and you’re likely to discover some other great Releases by the same artist, singer, bassist, […]

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Discogs Mix 75 – Hotthobo

For his second exclusive Discogs Mix (he contributed #41 back in 2015), Hotthobo returns to our series in support of his upcoming European tour (dates at the end of this post). Randy “Hotthobo” Ellis co-owns and serves as label manager for California’s Hobo Camp and Voltaire Records. He’s a longtime vinyl DJ and record collector, the […]

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Discogs Presents Live Convention ’18 Toronto

Discogs is excited to once again team up with Toronto’s premiere Boogie Funk collective, Love Handle, to present Live Convention ’18! What is Live Convention ’18? It is six incredible vinyl-centric events spread over 3 days and nights, featuring some true legends in the crate digging game! For anyone in the general vicinity, this is […]

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What Even Is Yacht Rock Anyway?

Today in offbeat styles of music, we explore what we can only assume is that dude manspreading next to a Yeti cooler’s favorite type of music; Yacht Rock. We’ll cover what the style is, touch on some controversy with the newly-coined term and list the best Yacht Rock albums to fill your sails. The Creation […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Vinyl: Classic Rock Records You Should Own

By Kat Bein So, you’ve decided you’re into classic rock. It’s a great place to start for any vinyl collection, mostly because classic albums were released on vinyl in huge numbers and are therefore usually pretty cheap grabs. They sound solid as ever, because vinyl is a miracle medium and the ’70s were a golden […]

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Weekend Dig #1: Most Wanted Rare Electronic Releases by Style

The format here is simple: below is a big list of rare and highly sought after Releases. Chances are you won’t be able to afford many of them, but take a moment to click around on any of the pages and you’re likely to discover some other great Releases by the same artist, from the […]

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More Than ‘Good Enough’: A Survey Of Mudhoney’s Albums

It’s been 30 years since Mudhoney hacked their way into our hearts with the single Touch Me I’m Sick. In the ensuing decades, a lot has changed — yet frontman Mark Arm’s band of garage-grunge weirdos remain. To mark the milestone, the band is readying album number 10, Digital Garbage. It’s out Sept. 28. To […]

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