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We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. This week's top arrivals display a healthy balance of past and present. Highlight 12"s include a highly sought-after Pepe Bradoc [...]

10 essential rock and pop records to look out for this month (June)

May 23, 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 [...]

How New York’s jazz clubs helped define the music; Jason Moran on STAGED

May 22, 2015

Jazz pianist and artist Jason Moran has lived in Harlem for twenty two years. While he has seen the area change dramatically in that time, to understand where modern Harlem is today you have to [...]

Gallery: 15 of the most beautiful turntables ever made

From Lego DJ booths to handcrafted hardwood plinths, we've scoured the world of Hi-Fi for beautiful record players. Engineers and DIY-minded individuals have continually experimented with turnt [...]

Crate Diggers: Wrongtom

May 21, 2015

Illustration: Laura Breiling Our Crate Diggers series profiles record collectors across the globe. This time we head to East London for a cuppa with dub-wise "vampire" Wrongtom. Name: [...]

Gallery: Inside Bristol’s reggae sound system culture

May 20, 2015

A visual introduction to Jamaican sound system culture in Bristol. Brought to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s during the first wave of mass immigration from the Caribbean, sound system culture p [...]

International improvisation: The making of Lifted’s ambient fusion album

Jumping off the grid in pursuit of communal emancipation, 1 by Lifted on PAN could be a contender for album of the year.  Max D is an innovative producer, but for a while now he's been itching [...]

Label spotlight: 22a

May 19, 2015

Our Label Spotlight series is a monthly illumination of the labels from around the world whose musical vision, design and innovation are keeping vinyl at the cutting edge in 2015. Having checked i [...]

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (18th May)

May 18, 2015

We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. This week's record bag is not light on reissues (or quality for that matter) as we celebrate the return of some fantastic reco [...]

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