Articles tagged “Crate Minds”

Meet Night Dreamer, the Direct-to-Disc Vinyl Recording Specialists

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Based in London, record label Night Dreamer works exclusively putting out releases that are recorded direct-to-disc (a single-take performance cut directly to acetate) at their partner studio, Artone, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The young label started in late 2019 and has already played host to some of the great and good of world music. From […]

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An Interview with Ari Roze of Australia’s Plug Seven Records

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Supplying vinyl connoisseurs with an amazing selection of vinyl, handpicked from digging trips worldwide, Melbourne’s Plug Seven Records located in Fitzroy has cemented itself as a must-visit for any music lovers visiting the city. From contemporary hip-hop to ’80s Afro-jazz to ’70s Latin gems and beyond, you can be sure to find some amazing music […]

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An Interview with Jon Ordon of Australia’s Revolve Records

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I’ve seen a fair few record sellers come and go in Australia, but one seller’s name has kept popping up over the years — and that I have been active buying vinyl from. That name is Jon Ordon of Revolve Records. I have fond memories of heading down to his shop in Sydney, Australia, digging […]

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Karl “Tuff Enuff” Brown Talks Starting Out, ’90s Clubland, and What’s Next

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Karl “Tuff Enuff” Brown is a founding father of underground garage, a true heavyweight of the United Kingdom’s dance scene, and, last but not least, a Discogs Seller supremo. From an early love of music to cutting his teeth in the studio backroom to seminal productions, he played a pivotal role in evolving garage from […]

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An Interview with Tom Berry of England’s Sound Records

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Based on High Street in Stroud, England, Sound Records has been selling records to the five valleys of Gloucestershire since 2018 (and worldwide even longer on Discogs since 2015). During the United Kingdom’s second lockdown, Sound Records teamed up with local Stroud-based publication Good on Paper for a series of recorded sets highlighting local DJs. […]

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An Interview with Stephan Gyory of Australia’s RecordStore

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Servicing Sydney, Australia, with the finest in vinyl treats since the early-2000s, RecordStore is one of the few survivors of the area’s deep dance music culture heyday, which at one point saw no less than 14 record stores in a 1-square-kilometer area. Owner Stephan Gyory has been pushing vinyl since the early ’90s (first working […]

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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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