The Vinyl Factory Limited


The birthplace of Rough Trade, Honest Jon's, Virgin Records and Rock On, amongst others, we take an extended look at the evolution of record shop culture in west London's most vibrant community.  [...]

Listen to our new podcast on supply and demand in the vinyl industry

August 27, 2015

This is the third episode in a four part series exploring the state of vinyl today. Having asked whether the internet has ruined the joy of record collecting in our first podcast and taken issu [...]

Bang & Works: How Planet Mu introduced footwork to the world

August 25, 2015

Planet Mu's 20th Anniversary comp µ20 charts the label's history of joining the dots betweens genres from IDM and breakcore to grime and dubstep, and lately footwork. Ahead of its release, Rory G [...]

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (24th August)

August 24, 2015

We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. Nothing silly about this season, with this week's record bag full to bursting with eclectic goodies. Whether you're after the  [...]

10 definitive Quincy Jones soundtracks from the ’60s and ’70s

August 21, 2015

A quick fire introduction to the soundtracks of ubiquitous bandleader and super star pop producer Quincy Jones from six incredibly productive years between 1966 and 1972. Words: Eliot Wilde [...]

Capturing the riot grrrl attitude in 10 records

August 20, 2015

Despite being a movement of feminist iconoclasts who had little time or patience for the rock canon, the passage of time has led to a riot grrrl canon itself. Anwen Crawford shares the revolution  [...]

Afro Avant-garde: The essential Art Ensemble of Chicago in 10 records

August 18, 2015

With almost half a century of work to sift through, the oeuvre of windy city's stalwart avant-garde jazz collective is introduced by Todd Jenkins and broken down into a modest list of ten essentia [...]

From Horace Parlan to Captain Beefheart: Listen to a new vinyl mix by Shit and Shine

Texan genre annihilator Craig Clouse drops an eclectic selection for VF Mix 16. Over here at VF, we've been tracking Craig Clouse and his mutant monster Shit and Shine for some time now. From i [...]

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (17th August)

August 17, 2015

We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. This week's record bag has got the Midas touch, with new music from Golden Teacher and Paul White's Golden Rules. There's sp [...]

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