Independent Label Market: A Farmer’s Market For Music Lovers

Independent Label Market - London

Since its inception on Berewick Street in 2011, the Independent Label Market has hosted over 50 fairs globally, bringing together over 400 of the world’s independent record labels from London to LA, and from Berlin to Barcelona.  In a world of online delivery and streaming services, the ILM has helped reinforce the value of community […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For May 2019

Royksopp album, with artwork from Banksy

This could very well mark Banksy’s first appearance in the number one spot of our Top 30. For reference, this appearance isn’t a record recorded or released by the famous street artists. It’s features a cover spray painted by him. Back in 2002, Röyksopp pressed an ultra-limited edition of their double-LP Melody A.M., with just […]

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Timeless Tracks Of 1985: Feeling Those Stranger Things 3 Vibes

Stranger Things 3 Soundtrack

Once upon a time, going back to 1985 required a souped-up DeLorean and a bolt of lightning. This month, all you have to do is queue up the third season of Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning Stranger Things. This time, it’s summer in Hawkins, and the band of plucky kids from the series are dealing with more […]

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Crate Minds: Meet Sounds Delft

Sounds Delft Storefront

Meet the people behind the Discogs accounts in our series Crate Minds! This time, we asked Fabian Hofland, Manager at Sounds Delft, to tell us a bit more about their shop in the beautiful historical city of Delft in The Netherlands. What’s your role at the store and your background in general? I’m general manager […]

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The National’s Top Five ‘Cincinnati Nights’ Records

The National have always seemed to be cut from the same cloth as Bruce Springsteen — the arc of critical acclaim (and modest sales) through their first three albums alongside the blue-collar determination of touring. With the release of 2007’s Boxer, The National landed in the ears of everyone on the planet with an album […]

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Crate Diggers NYC Profile: Panagiotis Boutsikakis

Panagiotis Boutsikakis at Crate Diggers NYC

On Saturday, July 27 Crate Diggers touches down in New York City at the PlayStation Theater. In the build up to the event, we’ll be speaking to some of the sellers you can find there – starting with Panagiotis Boutsikakis of Motion FM. How long have you lived in New York? I’ve been here for […]

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Jason Mantzoukas’ Top Five ‘Beach’ Records

With Independence Day in the US upon us, summer is officially in full swing. Fresh off his role in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, actor/comedian Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, How Did This Get Made?) is here to help us get by with his favorite literal “beach” records. Little known fact: Jason is […]

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How ‘Magic Science Fiction’ Technology Made The Massive Woodstock 50th Box Set Possible

Woodstock 50th anniversary box set

For decades, the only way to know what it was really like at Woodstock was to have been there. Michael Wadleigh’s Oscar-winning documentary gives you a feel for the vibe, and the original companion albums showcased some tasty nugs — but at the end of the day, they were broad brush portraits of a moment […]

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Music Biographies, Memoirs & Music Books

It probably doesn’t come as a big surprise that as huge music fans, we’re voracious readers of any and all music news, artist biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, album reviews, music criticism, analysis, and everything in between (we’ve been banging on about it all week). Our bookshelves are almost as crowded as our record crates. There are […]

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33⅓ Music Books Are the Ultimate Album Companion For Serious Music Nerds

33 1/3 book series

The 33⅓ series revolutionized the music book. If you’re not familiar with the format, it’s a pocket-sized book series (usually just a little bigger than a CD case), that gives an author free rein to crystallize their favourite albums’ spot in the canon and cut to the quick of what fans want to know: How […]

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