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Crate Diggers: Lewis Durham

February 5, 2016

Our Crate Diggers series profiles record collectors around the world. Following UK bass maverick Andrea Parker, we meet 78rpm and blues enthusiast Lewis Durham of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Fronted  [...]

Andrew Weatherall, Beatrice Dillon and Tapes: Listen to the 5 best mixes this month

Zouk on this. Uncovering records through mixes might just be the next best thing to rummaging around in a record shop. So, each month we’ll be trawling through the wild world of online mixes  [...]

The world’s best record shops #005: Superfly Records, Paris

February 4, 2016

Our quest for the world’s best record shops takes us to the French capital. Every week, we pick out one must-visit spot from a different city around the world with photos and a little bit of  [...]

LIsten to a new vinyl-only mix from Garden City Movement

VF Mix 32 is an international affair. Israeli trio Garden City Movement are always looking to break new ground, not least for being the first to drop a track by Uri Geller in one of our mixes.  [...]

How John Cale rebuilt Music For A New Society, his most intimate and devastating album

February 3, 2016

That John Cale’s discography outside of his work with the Velvet Underground starts and ends with Paris 1919 is indeed a most impoverished viewpoint. Right up there is 1982’s oft overlooked Music  [...]

Soul séga: An introduction to the island funk sound of ’70s Mauritius

Introducing séga, the “blues of the Indian Ocean”. Purveyor's of the world's finest micro-scenes, lost rhythms and tropical melodies, Strut Records' latest compilation heads to Mauritius via L [...]

From John Cage to Kool Herc: A Brief History of Turntablism

February 2, 2016

We explore the history of turntablism, from its primitive beginnings with travelling showmen right up to contemporary sound installations and the DMC. Words: Sophy Smith Coined by DJ Ba [...]

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (1st February)

February 1, 2016

We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. A meaty week for guitar heads with Savages' vital second LP Adore Life going straight in the crate, alongside Metz' 7" 'Eraser', [...]

The audacious, disruptive genius of Frank Zappa in 10 records

January 29, 2016

Arch surrealist and prog satirist, virtuoso and give-a-shit iconoclast, Frank Zappa blazed his own trail across genres and eras like no-one else. In the throes of a vinyl reissue campaign and with [...]

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