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Ever been curious about the crazy money people pay for records?  From time to time a record trades hands at way above what even the most dedicated collectors are willing to pay. Forking out a four [...]

Poll: Tell us your favourite highlife record

We invited Mogadisco to share their top 10 highlife tracks and records, giving us some fresh African sounds to add to the collection. But being the greedy bunch we are, we can't help but want more. N [...]

Britain’s tiniest vinyl record shop open for business

Originally posted on FACT. A shop claiming to be the UK’s smallest vinyl record shop has opened its, er, door. Owner Matthew Hawton cut the ribbon of Marrs Plectrum Records this week in the ga [...]

This brilliant video makes your favourite record sleeves sing

October 23, 2014

Bet you've never seen ABBA beat box with Bowie, Prince and Serge Gainsburg. We're not going to lie, we've seen some cool record sleeve-related videos in our time, but this is one takes the biscuit. [...]

Brian Eno prepares rare and previously lost material for trio of vinyl releases

Originally published on FACT. Original ambient material coming your way. That soothing wave just keeps rolling in this year. In addition to the bounteous crop of new ambient records we’ve high [...]

Incredible photos of record grooves under an electron microscope

A stunning (and scary?) close-up of vinyl record grooves.  Tactile and textured, vinyl is all about psychical character. So we were delighted to find these striking photos of vinyl under a scannin [...]

Turntable manufacturer Vestax may have gone out of business

October 21, 2014

Patchy reports suggest that the Japanese company has "ceased operations". It has been reported that Japanese turntable and DJ gear manufacturer Vestax may have gone out of business. As spotted on D [...]

5 must-have Record Store Day Black Friday exclusives

On 28 November Record Store Day (RSD) take on Black Friday with a stock of exclusive, limited edition vinyl releases. We've done the hard work for you, funnelling out 5 must-have releases for holiday  [...]

Aphex Twin Syro listed for over $1000 by first time sellers on Discogs

October 20, 2014

Limited edition copies of Syro are now being listed on Discogs for three times the original price and in most cases by first time sellers.  Released on 22 September by Warp, the stunning limited [...]

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