Record stores are slowly dying off, but one marketplace is healthier than ever. RA’s Richard Carnes takes a look at how Discogs has changed the face of record buying.
Where do you buy your records from? While many vinyl lovers lament the closure of countless record shops due to the rise in internet shopping and a growing digital-only audience, diggers worldwide have had to find new ways to source their fixes of the black crack. Warehouse operations such as Juno and Chemical Records, and popular specialist electronic outlets like Phonica, Boomkat, Hardwax, Rubadub and Piccadilly may be the main ports of call for listeners only interested in brand new records, but if you talk to people who are interested in disco, boogie, ’80s and ’90s house, UK garage, jungle and other genres of yesteryear, it’s likely at least some of their collection has been procured via a website which holds no stock at all: Discogs.
Keeping it DEEP, Broadcite and Talking Music Productions proudly present ‘Frequencies’.
Renowned maverick and visionary record label Broadcite with Talking Music Productions have combined their underground muscle to bring you a most delectable Easter soiree. `Frequencies` takes place on bank holiday Easter Saturday 3rd April, at the salubrious ‘Long Room’ situated in the heart of London`s Vauxhall, and will feature label head and recording artist Atjazz, who’ll be heading the line up purporting a thrust of deep, electronic soulful sounds.
”BANK HOLIDAY EASTER SUNDAY SPECIAL”
YES People, Londons No1 Club Night RETURNS!!! Yes I Repeat RETURNS!!! Rhythm n Funk is BACK!!!….. No more waiting as we return on Bank Holiday Easter Sunday April 4th, where we will give you that special raving Experience like No other!!!! (ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS)