Articles tagged “news”

Discogs Announces Crate Diggers Partnership

crate diggers

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with the premier vinyl-centric event in the world, Crate Diggers! While the Discogs website connects music collectors all over the world, Crate Diggers turns that virtual experience into something more tangible, and we’re looking forward to bringing the event to 10 (!) different cities across the globe in 2017. “We’re often […]

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Support Blog: Discogs Help Desk Update!

Discogs Help Desk

Hi all, Greetings from Discogs Community Support Team! We have some big changes coming to our Discogs Help Desk this week, and wanted to give all of the Discogs community a heads-up! A little background: We took the first steps in the process a little under two years ago, when we deprecated our proprietary support system […]

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Interview with Casual Aztec and Troubled Youth

Casual Aztec and Troubled Youth

In this fourth and final installment of our series profiling DJs around Portland who are helping to cultivate a more inclusive music scene, we talk to DJs Casual Aztec and Troubled Youth about their involvement with the long-running Bridge Club, the evolution of Portland’s music scene, and some timeless wisdom on dealing with assholes.  Can you start by telling […]

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Interview with PSY//CHIC Creator Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin

In this third part of our series profiling DJs around Portland who are working to cultivate a more inclusive music scene, we talk to DJ, artist, and nightlife curator Vera Rubin about “nighttime installation”-slash-party PSY//CHIC, the need to reinvent the club on queer terms, and the labor entailed with throwing parties in Portland. Can you start by telling us who you are and what […]

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Record Breaking Numbers: Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights

Read the words, “Marketplace analysis” or “database highlights,” and you may find yourself immediately hitting the back button on your browser. However, we’ve found that the numbers we’ve collected from the Discogs Marketplace and Nielsen Mid-Year Report tell us a story of just how much the music industry can change within a year. We’ve assembled […]

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Interview with KBOO Urban Music Director Deena Bee

Deena Bee

This is the second in a series profiling DJs around Portland who are working to cultivate a more inclusive music scene.  This week we catch up with veteran vinyl selector and music programmer Deena Bee to talk radio, dance parties, and the importance of esoteric broadcasting. Can you start by telling us who you are and what […]

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Interview with Women’s Beat League

This is the first in a series profiling DJs around Portland who are working to cultivate a more inclusive music scene. Based out of Portland’s own S1, Women’s Beat League works to provide a space for female and non-binary folks to share skills and equipment in a safe and inclusive environment, whether through workshops, lectures, […]

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10 Spanish Records You Need To Put Your Hands On

Few people would believe me whenever I tell them that underground culture constitutes a really big part of the Spanish cultural life. Whether it’s always been this good, or at some point some bands were very much copycats of international trends, could be subject of a nice (and rather long) debate. But what’s clear to me is […]

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Crate Diggers Spotlight: 101 Apparel

101 apparel

As the third annual edition of Discogs and Grimy! Presents Crate Diggers PDX draws near (August 27th, 2016), we caught up with one of the sponsors of the Crate Diggers series, 101 Apparel. 101 creates one of the freshest groove music-inspired clothing lines out there, and collaborates with top notch DJs and musicians on the regular. The founder, […]

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Reflecting On Alan Vega’s Career: Taking A Walk On The Wild Side

Suicide - Alan Vega

I can’t believe it’s been already a month since Alan Vega passed away. Not that I expected him to live forever, but for someone who created some of the most menacing, avant-garde music of his generation, there was certainly a sense of timelessness that will run beyond this world. And no matter how many more times I listen to […]

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