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We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. We should probably start by announcing that there are 100 golden Mini Mansions 7"s out there for the speedy collectors amongst [...]

10 essential rock, pop and indie records to look out for this month

March 28, 2015

The good people at Norman Records provide the latest in our genre rundowns, picking out 10 must-have rock, pop and indie records. They might not have an actual bricks and mortar record store (a [...]

A personal history of Mute Records through 10 classic albums

March 27, 2015

Considering how diverse and rich its catalog is, it may come as a surprise that there was never a Mute master plan. Inadvertently started in 1978 when synth fanatic Daniel Miller released his own re [...]

Spirits Rejoice: 10 seriously heavy deep jazz gems from apartheid-era South Africa

March 25, 2015

South African afro-jazz expert and Matsuli Music boss Matt Temple digs deep on this stunning selection of spiritual jazz from 1968-1979. Nowhere has jazz been as prominent a vehicle for protest [...]

From The Last Poets to Herbie Hancock, listen to a new vinyl-only mix by Henry Wu

March 24, 2015

One of the most exciting emerging producers around gives us a taste of his record collection. For our last vinyl-only mix, we happened upon Django Django rooting around in the library for some  [...]

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (23rd March)

March 23, 2015

We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. This week's record bag features a clutch of our favourite labels, from three of London's most on it imprints 22a, The Trilog [...]

Jump Blues: 10 romping and stomping R&B 45s that won’t break the bank

March 21, 2015

Itchy feet? Jazzman Records' Orsi Muntyan has 10 inexpensive but no less essential R&B records on 45 that will have you dancing up a storm. Words: Orsi Muntyan I’m not going to b [...]

Crate Diggers: Anthony Naples

March 20, 2015

Our Crate Diggers series profiles record collectors across the globe. After probing Motor City Drum Ensemble on his most personal records and entering the bizarre world of Jonny Trunk, we interrog [...]

Exclusive: Record Store Day hits back at accusations of “betraying” small labels

March 19, 2015

We put the accusation from small labels that "Record Store Day really isn’t fun, and it’s certainly not beneficial to small labels” to RSD.  As we reported last week, two UK indie labels [...]

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