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Despite being one of the most durable physical music formats around, neglect your records and you risk introducing surface noise, scratches, even warping. With these perils in mind, our tech gu [...]

Eastern Crates: 10 super rare Soviet-era records

March 3, 2015

Esteemed vinyl fanatic DJ Scientist digs deep into his astonishing and extensive collection of USSR-era records, journeying through Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and beyond to reveal some o [...]

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (2nd March)

March 2, 2015

We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. Ten stellar records for your collection this week, including an impossibly rare Afro-psych reissue, some left-field '90s Ghan [...]

15 essential Broadcast tracks and the records where you can find them

With Warp set to reissue Broadcast's much sought after back catalogue on vinyl for the first time, here's a look back at the band's career through their unique discography. Originally published [...]

Trevor Jackson: The F O R M A T interview

February 26, 2015

In this candid and personal interview graphic designer, producer, DJ and label boss Trevor Jackson speaks out about the contemporary music industry and the simple joy of physical formats, fourteen [...]

10 best new techno records to look out for

London's top emporium for electronic sounds, Phonica Records cherry-pick the best techno(ish) records in store right now or about to drop.  One of the best things about shopping at an actual b [...]

Gallery: The rise and fall of the pocket record, music’s attempt at portable vinyl

As we discovered in our interactive timeline, the evolution of physical music formats has always tended towards the portable. Yet no-one ever managed to crack the portable vinyl record. Thankfu [...]

The evolution of physical music formats – an interactive timeline

February 25, 2015

With Trevor Jackson preparing to release F O R M A T,  here's our own celebration of the physical music format. Get physical with our interactive timeline which charts the evolution of tangible fo [...]

The dangers of digital: Brian Eno on technology and modern music

February 24, 2015

Digital technology has enhanced music production, recording and distribution in ways unimaginable just a few decades ago, but are we losing something more essential in the process? Chris May talks [...]

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