Articles tagged “Crate Minds”

An Interview with Professional Record Seller, Appraiser, and Collector Alan Williams

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Alan Williams (Alwills) has seen his fair share of elusive records over his almost 50 years of collecting and nearly as many years as a professional music memorabilia appraiser. Everything from local Essex punk obscurities to rare Amy Winehouse acetates were graded and priced under his sharp judgment. He’s a true fan of music memorabilia […]

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An Interview with Fumimasa of Japan’s Deadstock Records

I’ve seen more people from overseas travel to Japan to buy records in the last few years (maybe many as half of the customers have been non-locals at record shops in Tokyo pre-COVID-19). You may then be wondering why people travel to this small island country just for records? One of the reasons might be […]

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Crate Minds: An Interview With Discogs Seller, Abandon23

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Crate Minds showcases some of the best sellers on Discogs. Here you’ll get to meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), insight into the life of a record seller on Discogs, how they got here, and learn tips on selling records from the best in the biz. Seller Abandon23 has been a longtime […]

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Crate Minds: Ghost-Records Is Your New Favorite Haunt

Crate Minds showcases some of the best sellers on Discogs. Here you’ll get to meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), insight into the life of a record seller on Discogs, how they got here, and learn tips on selling records from the best in the biz. With a 38-year history of buying […]

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Crate Minds: Records Of Interest With Mirko Rotzsch At Inter Records

Crate Minds showcases some of the best sellers on Discogs. Here you’ll get to meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), insight into the life of a record seller on Discogs, how they got here, and learn tips on selling records from the best in the biz. To many of us, 2002 is […]

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Crate Minds: An Interview With Kai Engel, The Man Behind Funk-Boogie-Kai

For those of you following our Crate Minds series, you know already that many record sellers don’t necessarily own a brick and mortar store. That’s the case of Kai Engel, a German seller who sells music on our platform. And judging by the numbers, he’s been doing pretty good: more than 5,000 reviews and an […]

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Interview With Uwe Weigmann, The Man Behind Firestation Records

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While talking to our interviewee today, one thought came to my mind: Is this the first time we have interviewed a Seller specializing in indie-pop? For those of you that read the Discogs Blog regularly, you know that Crate Minds is normally more focused on the typical Discogs dichotomy of rock and electronic music sellers. […]

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Crate Minds: An Interview With Mike Lewis (Rap & Soul / Lewis Recordings)

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One of London’s unsung music & community heroes, Mike Lewis has been purveying quality records from all corners of the globe for decades. Through the years Mike has gone from retail buying, mail order running through to record label bossing and kindly took time out last week to discuss the inner workings of Lewis Recordings, […]

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Crate Minds: An Interview With Frank Merritt (The Carvery)

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An institution for independent artists and globe-trotting stadium fillers alike, Frank’s Carvery is held in the highest regard amongst a cross-section of musicians. From dubplate cutting, engineering, label running to mastering Grammy-nominated records, Frank kindly took time out earlier this month to lift the lid on all things Carvery. Talk us through where mastering & […]

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Crate Minds: An Interview With Will Baxter of ColdCuts // HotWax

Since its conception and launch in 2015, Will’s ColdCuts // HotWax has grown from strength to strength specialising in the club-centric electronic, dance and disco crossover and never compromising on quality. ColdCuts // HotWax’s unassuming entrance could lead to any old warehouse, but on entry you have an orderly and perfectly categorised wax wonderland, priding […]

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