A-1 Records: Inside The Vinyl Vault

Face masks are a must.   One of the world’s premier vinyl spots, A-1 Records opens the doors to its basement archives to reveal some of the never before seen stacks of music treasure. The store’s vinyl specialists explain the significance of A-1 Records within NYC and tell tales of encountering producers, crate diggers, and music fiends … Read more

Sales of Turntables Increase Along With Vinyl

It’s been widely reported that vinyl sales are up, but with recent rumors surrounding the alleged death of the Technics 1200, some would find it difficult to believe that turntable sales could be healthy as well. New York retailer J&R Music claims record sales for the 21 different analog and digital turntable models that it … Read more

Hip-Hop In Detroit w/ Black Milk & Guilty Simpson

Current TV takes a tour of the Detroit hip-hop scene with Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, and more.  Highlights include studio footage, thoughts on the significance of J Dilla, and vinyl shopping with Black Milk at The Record Collector, one of his favorite Detroit record stores.

Groove Store Record Shop Footage (Paris)

Typical record store videos fall into the category of extraordinarily ordinary.   However, anytime vinyl footage is combined with a soundtrack such as “Free Soul” by John Klemmer, it becomes a vitual must view.    Here’s a tour of the smaller sized, but seemingly well stocked Groove Store Record Shop located in Paris France.

Crate Diggers Record Convention 1 Year Anniversary

The 1 year anniversary of the Crate Diggers Convention takes place on Saturday, September 26th 2009. Crate Diggers Record Convention Saturday, September 26th 2009 12-5pm Entry Fee: $5 Bombay Bar & Grill Ventura, CA Visit Natural Habitat for more info.

Another Beat Swap Meet (Trailer)

More footage of the vinyl fun taking place at LA’s Beat Swap Meet. The next event takes place September 13th.

See event flyer after the break!

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J-Zone’s Top 10 Record Diggin’ Stories

Dante Ross features a guest from none other than producer/crate digger J-Zone who lists his Top 10 Adventures in Diggin’.  J-Zone tells tales of his top 10 record digging adventures, which include rare rare demo tapes, crazy dollar bin finds, record store heists, and a store that even Large Professor reportedly refused to dig in. … Read more

Night Owl Record Show (Portland) Fall ’09

The nation’s first night time record show will reconvene on Saturday, October 17th, 2009.  Positive transactions promise to be in full swing with collectors and DJ’s swapping vinyl, food, and drinks. "A portion of the proceeds from The Night Owl Record Show will go to benefit KBOO, Portland’s nonprofit community radio station." Night Owl Record … Read more