88-Keys tells his story of first meeting Q-Tip and gaining notoriety as a crate digger and sample specialist with record dealer John Carraro.
DJ Shadow provides footage of the many records stores and digging spots that he visited during his summer vacation. Basements, hotels rooms, car trunks, and storage facilities all share one thing in common… mass amounts of sweet vinyl.
Justin Holbrook drops a one minute narrative which captures the spirit of crate digging. Complete with notes and well known digging tactics, the short film is all too familiar to anyone who’s spent significant time in the bins. Random Thought: I love it when people hold up records that I own.
Seattle crate master Mr. Supreme (Conception Records, Conmen) gives a short 45 listening session and sneak peak inside his home collection. Random Thought: A Conmen reunion mix would really make my year.
Producers The Alchemist and Evidence go digging in Amoeba Records and talk classic hip-hip, favorite current producers (Havoc, Exile, Black Milk), budget vinyl, and more.
NYC crate dwellers will be unhappy to know that Park Slope, Brooklyn record store Record & Tape center will cease to exist as of May 31, 2009. According to The Brooklyn Paper, store owner Tony Mignone received a sudden, unprovoked eviction letter from the landlord. At this point, the 73 year old store owner still … Read more
Producers Marco Polo, Khrysis,and Eric G take us inside the trenches for what looks like a serious crate digging mission. I wonder if any of their finds will show up on Marco Polo & Torae’s album entitled "Double Barrel" dropping June 2nd. Notable Quote: "If it smells like urine and rats, it’s because there’s urine … Read more
Crate digging and sampling culture is examined in the 45 minute BBC documentary entitled Beat Mining With The Vinyl Hoover. Notable interviewees include Steinski, 45 King, Tuff City’s Aaron Fuchs, Mr. Scruff, and more. The audio will only be available until April 4th, 2009, so go hear it while you can. Listen to the complete … Read more
A must read article about legendary drummer Bernard Purdie, the most recorded drummer in history who appeared with over 2,500 artists on over 4,000 albums. Vinyl diggers will know the name… others will need to do some homework. The New York Times highlights the birth of The Purdie Shuffle along with other great stories including … Read more
Respect to On Point for dropping an interview with Stones Throw artist Dâm Funk as he elaborates on his philosophy behind exposing his DJ set playlists, the practice of covering record labels, sharing knowledge of music, and keeping Funk alive. Notable Quote: "The Hip-Hop generation… ya know, they sampled the Funk, but they don’t really … Read more