Crate Digging

Mayer Hawthorne – Dusty Fingers Segment

Mayer Hawthorne hits the crates to mine some gems.  During the trip he explains his love for vinyl, purchasing multiple copies, and the value of common records. You look for like names on there that you might know.  You look for instrumentation.  You look for labels. The label says a whole lot. It’s not rare, … Read more

Soulman – The Truth Is Forever (Breaks & Sample Mix Download)


Sample and Breaks fiends rejoice… Soulman has returned, at least partially, to breaks and sample mixes!  For those who don’t know, Soulman was the master digger behind World of Beats, record dealer to the stars, and creator of way too many volumes of Archaeologists Classics.

"Just when you thought I was retired from the break mix game (I thought I was retired too, who knew)… I started working on this mix almost exactly one year ago and finally finished it today while the wife was at the movies with the kids watching Up (they said it was good).

I just grabbed whatever rock records were laying around at the time and played whatever sounded half decent. Dollar bin to ultra rare psych… it’s all over the place."

The Truth Is Forever mixed by Soulman

[via Soulman]

No tracklist provided… back cover after the break!

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Digging – Crate Digging Narrative

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.

Mr. Supreme’s 45 Listening Session

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.

Bernard Purdie’s “Purdie Shuffle” Highlighted In NY Times

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

Copyright Criminals: This Is A Sampling Sport – Documentary Trailer

The documentary Copyright Criminals: This Is A Sampling Sport delves deep into the history, artistic, and legal arguments surrounding sample based music creation.  Copyright Criminals follows the birth and rise of sampling through interviews and commentary from such notables as Q-Bert, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Mix Master Mike, Clyde Stubblefield, George Clinton, DJ Spooky, … Read more

J Rocc Secondhand Sureshots Pt. 1 and 2

A couple of segments from Dublab’s Secondhand Sureshots film… producer/DJ J Rocc flips through some finds picked up during a thrift shop excursion then tells a quick story about buying rare Goblin vinyl in Europe.

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$12,500 Record Cabinet by Atocha

The Record Cabinet by Atocha Design boasts 6 vinyl drawers, four CD drawers, and comes with a $12,500 price tag.  With each piece being custom made to order, each drawer holds 95 LPs  upright in soft-touch gliding drawers.  Just throw in the $24,000 Avid Acutus reference turntable and you’re ready to roll.

Questlove’s Digital Crate Digging

You thought you were the only one having some fun with digital digging? Notable Quote: "Aiight, hit me back in a second. I gotta make a beat man, I’m hyped."