Articles tagged “electronic”

Daft Punk Breakup Breakdown: Album Sales (and Prices) Surge on Discogs

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Daft Punk is dead. Long live Daft Punk. On Discogs, that is. The electronic duo consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their breakup on Monday, February 22 after 28 years of popularizing the house genre, collaborating with other big-name acts, winning Grammys, scoring a movie, and playing at shows (and houses) around […]

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Everything We Know About Scaramanga Silk and Choose Your Weapon

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Words used to describe Scaramanga Silk include “enigmatic” and “cloaked behind layers.” The British DJ has been dropping singles and EPs since 2008. Among those releases was Choose Your Weapon, which became the most expensive record ever sold on Discogs in December 2020. Choose Your Weapon is a promo gatefold with a 12-inch vinyl and […]

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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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Fault Radio Fosters Modern Electronic Music and DJ Culture

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Fault Radio is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to creating a center for modern electronic music and DJ culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally conceived as a pop-up live video streaming platform, it has grown and evolved with the needs of the community to include the production of podcasts, articles, documentaries, music television, […]

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Dave Lee’s First 7 Records: The Foundation of Z Records

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“People say I first heard Larry Levan play it. I first heard it in Boots, Colchester” A true originator and statesman of the United Kingdom’s house and disco scene for over three decades, Dave Lee celebrates 30 years of his label, Z Records, in 2020. All this time, he has been producing seminal singles, remixing, […]

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The Cultural Impact of the Technics SL-1200 Turntable, Then and Now

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“You say … you say … you say, you say, you say, you say, you say one for the trouble …” These words, lurching forward and then pausing and rewinding, hesitant at first, as if aware that a new world awaits on the other side when this pause is resolved, form the opening seconds of […]

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Mort Garson’s New Reissues Show Off the Range of His Synth Legacy

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Sitting in Day Darmet’s living room is a pair of cherished keepsakes: the batons that her father, composer and musician Mort Garson, once wielded during his days as an arranger and conductor for recordings by pop artists like Doris Day, Liza Minnelli, and Rod McKuen. “One of the best times I used to have with […]

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Why You Should Listen to FKA Twigs’ LP1 Through Your Headphones

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View LP1 on Discogs FKA Twigs arrived with a quiet jolt in 2012 with a self-released EP that didn’t sound quite like anything else. Her fusion of electronic music, R&B, choral music, trip hop, and avant-garde pop came awfully close to being that rarest of things: a new kind of music. At this point in […]

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10 Amazing Afro-Club Records Hand-Picked by Jokkoo

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In partnership with dublab Barcelona, a non-profit online radio station with a sister site in Los Angeles, Discogs shining a light on artists. The following is a list of must-listen Afro-club albums chosen by Jokkoo. Jokkoo was born around two years ago in Barcelona as a reaction to the lack of contemporary African musical representation […]

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Resident Advisor Rewind: Skeng by The Bug featuring Killa P and Flow Dan

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Published in partnership with Resident Advisor, our Rewind series dips into electronic music’s archives to dust off albums from decades past. The first sound you hear on “Skeng,” the 2007 anthem by The Bug featuring Killa P and Flowdan, is a man cackling uncontrollably. This tells you everything you need to know about the energy […]

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