Inside Roger Steffens’s Rare Reggae Archives

Babylon Falling delivers a tour of Roger Steffens’s incredible Los Angeles reggae archives.  The author, archiver, and radio host opens the doors to his personal collection and reveals a compact museum that would leave even the most prolific and organized enthusiasts in awe. During the tour Roger Steffens nonchalantly explores various chambers and sections of … Read more

Abbey Road Studios Mastering Engineer Pressing Vinyl

Sean Magee, mastering engineer at Abbey Road Studios, shows off the legendary studio’s vinyl lathe and album cutting process. The engineer explains some of the history behind vinyl production and technical considerations such as lateral (volume) and vertical (phase) movement that are key to sound reproduction.

Clean Vinyl Records With Wood Glue aka The Vinyl Facelift


All vinyl collectors and DJ’s share the same never ending annoyance, dust and grime on records. To deal with these issues, more adventurous vinyl collectors have tried more than their fair share of DIY methods and treatments, some of them a little crazier than others. This particular treatment happens to include, of all things, wood glue. [image via imgur]

Note: Crate Kings bears no responsibility for whatever you may do to your precious record collection, turntables, or other audio equipment.

Instructions go something like this:

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Kon & Amir Digging @ Amoeba Records

Famed DJ’s and crate diggers Kon & Amir dig for disco and more at Amoeba Records.  The duo shows off a number of finds, including Michael McGloiry, Kellee Patterson, Zingara, Googie and Tom Coppola, Lorraine Johnson, King Tutt, Herbie Hancock, and Willie Bobo.