Articles tagged “database”

Mistakes Were Made, Lessons Were Learned

Too many times I have found myself paying “collectable album” prices at a record convention whilst hopped up on cheap gas station coffee and a lack of sleep. My pockets empty and the vinyl storage boxes stack up as I pass out twenty dollar bills like business cards. Not even minutes after departing the cramped […]

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Don’t stress the crates yo.

I ultimately will fail at my task of cataloging every record. Simply put, they just made too many of the things. You could spend your entire life devoted to cataloging. I know a few people like this who are extremely powerful vaults of information, that have devoted their entire lives to a single region or […]

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Texas Part Two: Stock Covers Are, Like, Deep, Man.

If you stare into the abyss long enough, the abyss stares back. Listen to the static long enough, and you might hear voices or a song distantly in the background somewhere. Eventually patterns may manifest themselves, imagined or otherwise. Records are really no exception and yet the world of stock covers wasn’t something that caught […]

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Fox: I Am No Longer Allowed To Buy Records (Part I)

I am no longer allowed to buy records. As per intervention between several staff members and record store professionals, it has been determined that given the opportunity, I will buy the magic beans, 100% of the time. My purchasing habits have been witness in public to be confusing to onlookers and confounded record dealers accepting […]

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Fave 5 – J-Zone

In this installment of our Fave 5 artist spotlight series, Hip-Hop musician and rapper J-Zone breaks down his 5 Most Inspirational Drummers. For those that follow J-Zone on Twitter or have read his many features on sites such as egotripland, it’s a well known fact that not only is J a pro behind the boards, […]

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Diggin’ Into Discogs Data

Our community members have submitted over 5.4 million releases to Discogs since 2001. All of this data, combined with the many data points for each release, gives rise to patterns and trends in the data. We switched our search engine from Solr to Elasticsearch earlier this year, and doing so has given us a ton […]

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Fave 5 – Slimkid3

Next up in our Fave 5 artist spotlight series is one of Hip-Hop’s most well rounded artists: rapper, singer, producer, and DJ, Slimkid3! Tre Hardson aka Slimkid3 began his career in the entertainment world as a dancer. After making numerous TV appearances, most notably on In Living Color, Tre became best known for being a […]

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Fave 5 – 45 King

We’re keeping our Fave 5 series moving with an entry from another classic Hip-Hop producer; this time with the one and only 45 King! Mark James aka The 45 King began DJing and making beats in the mid ’80s. If you’re reading this profile, you can probably guess why his chosen moniker is the 45 […]

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Fave 5 – Diamond D

Next up in our occasional artist spotlight series, Fave 5, is the legendary Hip-Hop producer, MC, and DJ Diamond D! Originating from the birthplace of Hip-Hop, the Boogie Down Bronx, Diamond D‘s introduction to the music world came in 1989 as the production side of his group Ultimate Force. Soon thereafter, he would embark on […]

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Fave 5 – K-Def

Welcome to the first in an occasional artist spotlight series: Fave 5, where we’ll be checking out a quick rundown of five favorite records in a recording artist’s collection. Setting off the series is one of the unsung heroes of the Hip-Hop production world: K-Def. Hailing from New Jersey, getting his start under the tutelage […]

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