Articles tagged “interview”

An Interview with Toma and Esther of Balades Sonores Record Shop in Paris

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Crate Minds showcases some of the best sellers on Discogs. You’ll meet the people behind the crates (virtual and otherwise), get some insights into the life of a record seller, and learn tips on selling records from the best in the biz. We had a chat with Toma and Esther, who run Balades Sonores in […]

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One-Music-EU’s Paolo Annicchiarico on Digging in Panama and Selling on Discogs

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With over 23,000 items for sale and over 10,000 contributions to the Database, Paolo Annicchiarico of One-Music-EU has one of the most eclectic music selections available on Discogs. To maintain this high standard, Annicchiarico spends a significant amount of time crate digging in countries far away from his Italian mother country. One place, in particular […]

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An Interview with Uri from Hivern Discs in Barcelona

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So many things have happened since Hivern Discs was founded 10 years ago in Barcelona, and the label’s founder, Uri (also known as John Talabot, among many other pseudonyms), has changed equally. In that decade, he has kept honest to his music taste, which has developed as he met new people, new doors opened, and […]

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An Interview with Italy’s SOK Online Record Store

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SOK has grown its online-only store into a formidable presence on Discogs over the past five years. With nearly 26,000 records for sale in the Marketplace and over 3,000 contributions to the Database, we can thank SOK for a wealth of information about records from their Italian homeland. Don’t sleep on the fantastic records from […]

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An Interview with Mick Weston of England’s Wired Records

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Located near the Peterborough City Centre and train station in England, Wired Records (mick2105wiredrecords on Discogs) has been a long time coming. As a young teenager in the 1970s, Mick Weston dreamed about owning his own store while he helped out at his uncle’s record shop. However, it wasn’t until a motorbike trip to Copenhagen […]

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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 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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How Do I Listen to Bebop and Hard Bop? This Author, Composer, and Saxophonist Can Help

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When it comes to learning the mechanics of bebop, there’s no more monumental tome than the Charlie Parker Omnibook, which Jamey Aebersold and Ken Slone compiled in 1978. One educator described this 60-page landmark in Charlier Parker transcription as “the Bible for anyone serious about learning improvisation.” However, given its subject, the Omnibook isn’t for […]

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Studebaker Hawk on Collecting, Spinning, and Dropping Records

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When a pair of turntables showed up in the living room of a 15-year-old Studebaker Hawk, a future of lugging heavy crates of vinyl, cleaning dusty 45s, and giving up all available wall space to record shelving came into focus. The eclectic record collection that teenage Hawk had built in his youth became tools for […]

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