Articles tagged “interview”

An Interview with El Palmas: Digging into Venezuelan Music Gems

Maurice Aymard (a.k.a El Palmas) lives in Barcelona but was born in Venezuela. Music represents an important part of his life both as a fan but also as a record shop and label owner, DJ, and industry professional. His first step in the business was opening a store in Caracas called Galaktika Records that soon […]

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What Is a Master Tape, Anyway? Acoustic Sounds’ Chad Kassem Explains

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You’ve probably noticed this phrase on releases by artists from the Crickets to the Beatles, from Sonny Red to Grant Green: “From the original master tapes.” Which sounds enticing, right? As a selling point, this telegraphs that the contents are organic, authentic, and analog. But this begs a simple question to which a surprising few […]

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Mike Patton on Record Stores, Music Scores, and Doing More with Bungle

After three sold-out shows in February, Mr. Bungle is back with a brand new album. Fortunately for Discogs, we got to hear from Mr. Mike Patton himself about his thoughts during this strange time. Mike Patton: I should be on the road right now … My whole year got canceled, so I’m taking the quarantine […]

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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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Sunaoira Is the Next Generation of Korean Record Collector

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There are numerous kinds of record lovers — collectors or “diggers” as we refer to them — around the world and they each have their own way of finding various kinds of music. We refer to them as “diggers,” but this time, we’re highlighting a slightly different record collector from Daejeon, South Korea. With a […]

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An Interview With Discogs Contributor Paolo Annicchiarico

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With great risk comes great reward. When Paolo Annicchiarico, AKA ocasomarino, left his home country with the only goal of getting into some heavy record digging, he found enough albums and stories to last a lifetime. Luckily for Discogs, as he’s devoted much of his time to submitting a considerable amount of these records and […]

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Wayne Coyne Talks Life, Fast Food, and What It Means to Have an American Head in 2020

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I have gotten more and more negative as the year has dragged on. I just want it to be Christmas, so we can all have something to look forward to, then draw a line under this bizarre, challenging, and, in many ways, depressing year. I was in this foul funk where I seemed to be […]

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An Interview With Yui of Mion Records, One of Discogs’ Top Contributors

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With over 5,600 submissions, Mion Records stands as one of Germany’s top contributors on Discogs. Despite being based in Berlin, the shop has earned a solid reputation for its wide variety of rare and uncommon Japanese records which are, of course, dutifully submitted to the Discogs database. Yui, Mion Records’ founder, was kind enough to […]

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Acoustic Sounds’ CEO Chad Kassem Talks Reissuing Jazz Classics and “Keeping Vinyl Alive”

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When CDs hit the market in the mid-1980s, almost everyone took the bait. Much of the listening public curbed their record collections and spent fistfuls of cash on what was seen as a durable, futuristic improvement on crackly old vinyl. Chad Kassem, then a minimum-wage cook with a music obsession, was one of the few […]

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Leon Michels on the Diamond Mine and What It Takes to Score

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The creative process differs wildly. For some, it’s a caffeine-fueled routine. For others, it’s a substance-sustained free ride. For Leon Michels, it can vary from project to project. The co-owner of The Diamond Mine and namesake of El Michels Affair (which dropped a new album this year) boasts many producing recording credits with the likes of […]

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