Paste Magazine drops their list of the top record stores in the United States, which includes well known merchants like Dusty Groove, Amoeba, and Turntablelab . Maybe at some point I’ll get around to dropping my own top list, but not until I feel satisfied that all the goodies have been swiped. I’m curious to … Read more
For those with a passion for graphs, Jesse Kriss drops a Java based visual history of Hip-Hop sampling. Both significant original works and their Hip-Hop versions are represented in the application. By no means is it a complete history, but it still does a nice job of touching on some of the more important moments … Read more
A little record fair madness for the the New York diggers. Taking place place 4-6 times a year, Shakey’s Record Fair is supposed to be a combo party/digging event with 15+ record collector/DJ’s spinning. Tuesday, June 17th Supreme Trading 213 N. 8th St. (btw. Driggs and Roebling) Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211 8pm – 2am / 21+ … Read more
4XL over at One Leg Up treats us to a crazy interview with 90’s production stylist Godfather Don as he talks about influences, equipment, recording his first album, and getting signed to Select Records. As a little bonus, check the video from the Beat Diggin’ documentary some years back. One word… "raaaaaer!" Read the … Read more
Crate digging pro The Purist hits us off with a top notch 36 minute dusty mix entitled "No Fat Chicks". The CD was originally a limited Japan only press, but he’s decided to share it with the rest of us and features rare joints by female soul artists such as Barbara Mason, Mary Love, vicky … Read more
Pyrex Scholar takes us on tour of a seemingly endless digging cavern called The Thing, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Apparently this spot is a thrift store with a basement holding what’s rumored to be the city’s largest collection of unsorted vinyl at dirt cheap prices. Another place I’ll have to hit up the next time … Read more
Here’s some crate digging nonsense for those prepping for a weekly flea market/record show mission. We all know this dude (and have probably been him at some point), but I love the line "Whaddya like put a tarp over ya!?"
Eothan "Egon" Alapatt takes us on a Toronto record digging mission at Cosmos Records. We’re treated to a a rare off stage interview with the metal faced villain MF Doom along with other key artists on the Stones Throw label.
Some vinyl addicts take the vinyl lifestyle to the extreme, but this poor guy is truly suffering. I truthfully don’t even know what to say about this one. "I GREW UP IN SCARBOROUGH and I’ve been living in rooming houses since I was about 20. I don’t invite friends here-it’s a pretty small place. For … Read more
Unkut presents an informative Pete Rock interview where he brings up learning to sample from Eddie F, top production influences, and the virtues of working by yourself. An interesting tidbit is that Pete Rock never puts together beats with the artist present… a far cry from the current trend of producers making the claim of … Read more