Vinyl Records

Yamaha Debuts R-N303 Network Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver

It has been 63 years since the Yamaha Hi-Fi Player, the world’s first audio component bearing the “Hi-Fi" name, was released in 1954, and Yamaha has …

Audiophile

The world's best record shops - collected in one map

August 23, 2017 In Features<p><b>Collected on one map.</b><p>Every week we profile one record shop from around the world that we believe you should visit. Whether …

Music

An All-Latina All-Vinyl DJ Collective Spins a Safe Space for Music and Identity

When Claudia Saenz first dreamt up the idea of the Chulita Vinyl Club during her commutes between San Antonio and Austin, she wasn’t trying to start …

El Salvador

The Story of “VP Records,” One of the Largest Independent Reggae Labels in Jamaica, Queens

New York City is home to many cool record stores, but few have stories as inspiring as the one behind VP Records in Jamaica, Queens. Like many …

Music

Discovering the 1950s records that reflected the aspirations of American life

August 23, 2017 In News<p><b>From Strings For A Space Age to Cocktail Time and more.</b><p>Today you’re most likely to seek instructions on how to live your life …

Music

Catch up with the best new music on our latest radio show (August 2017)

August 23, 2017 In News<p><b>Two hours of new music from across the globe.</b><p>VF editor Anton Spice returned to Soho Radio this week for the latest instalment …

Music

Ostgut Ton sub-label A-TON is releasing two vinyl-only Function LPs

August 23, 2017 In News<p><b>Essential archive techno tracks from the Berlin imprint.</b><p>Berghain imprint Ostgut Ton’s sub-label A-TON is releasing two …

Music

Lee “Scratch” Perry remakes iconic dub album Super Ape for limited edition vinyl release

August 23, 2017 In News<p><b>The classic album gets a 2017 update.</b><p>Jamaican dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry has remade his Black Ark studios album <i>Super Ape</i> …

Music

For sale: Vinyl collection of 6020 records

It took Kel Raine 71 years to gather his massive collection of records - and now the 87-year-old is preparing to sell all 6020 LPs.<p>The music lover, …

Music

Notorious B.I.G.’s 1994 Classic ‘Ready to Die’ Remastered Vinyl Will Feature The Original ‘Baby’ Cover

Vinyl Me, Please record club has released some important, seminal classic sets before, such as The National’s <i>Boxer</i> 10th anniversary reissue and the first ever vinyl release of Fiona Apple’s <i>Tidal</i> but it’s high time hip-hop got its due. VMP apparently agrees, announcing <i>Vinyl Me, Please Rap and Hip …

Rap & Hip-Hop

U-Turn Elevates the Turntable While Making Vinyl More Approachable

I wasn’t a vinyl guy, and then I saw U-Turn’s turntables, and then we ran one of our biggest reader votes ever, and then it was all over.<p>While I …

Music

VPI introduces new all-in-one turntable with headphone amp

The Player is the latest turntable to be produced by New Jersey-based brand VPI. Featuring a built-in phono stage, and a headphone amplifier with its …

Audiophile

Vinyl is the best way to listen to music

Graham Clark and Sean Lecomber get into the groove of debating the value of vinyl records.<p>According to Clark, vinyl records are essential—both for …

Music

Crosley Radio’s Vinyl Rocket will Transport You Back to the 1950s

The vinyl record has gone from niche collector hobby, to nearly breaking back into the mainstream as the physical media format of choice. Chances are …

Music

John Carpenter's most iconic movie themes collected on new limited edition vinyl anthology

August 22, 2017 In News<p><b>Including Escape from New York, Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China and more.</b><p>Film composer and director John Carpenter is …

Pop Culture

DJ gets crowdfunders in a spin with cardboard-housed DIY turntable

Stephen Ying – known professionally as DJ QuestionMark – has developed an all-in-one turntable system in a box that's designed to get those new to …

Music

“CREEPSHOW” vinyl gets deluxe treatment re-press via Waxwork Records, now available!

Waxwork Records recently pressed CREEPSHOW 2 to wax with a deluxe, double LP treatment, complete with all new artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. With …

Horror Movies

U.S. GPO Announces Release of Digitized Bound Congressional Record for the 1930s

From the GPO:<p>The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), in partnership with the Library of Congress (LC), has made available on <b>govinfo</b> digitized …

U.S. Congress

HAAi's 10 favourite Turkish records

<b>From rare psych to disco cuts.</b><p>HAAi likes to twist your melon. This much is certain. When we asked the Australian born DJ for a list, she put her hand …

Music

The world’s first Prince exhibition is opening in London

August 22, 2017 In News<p><b>A celebration of the Purple One.</b><p><i>My Name is Prince</i> – the first official exhibition devoted to Prince Rogers Nelson – is opening …

Music

Moroccan Gnawa maestro Maalem Mahmoud Gania’s last album released on 2xLP for the first time

August 22, 2017 In News<p><b>Solo fare from storied Pharoah Sanders and Floating Points collaborator.</b><p>Moroccan Gnawa musician Maalem Mahmoud Gania’s …

Music

Notorious B.I.G's Ready To Die reissued on double vinyl

August 22, 2017 In News<p><b>A classic reborn.</b><p>Notorious B.I.G’s 1994 debut album <i>Ready To Die</i> is to be reissued on double vinyl via subscription service …

Music

Nine Inch Nails collaborator Alessandro Cortini is selling his personal collection of synths

August 22, 2017 In News<p><b>Featuring rare studio gear, including a strange voodoo // hoodoo machine.</b><p>Alessandro Cortini is a synth don known best for …

Nine Inch Nails

Watch the BBC's classic 50 Years Of Island Records documentary online

August 21, 2017 In News<p><b>“The most diverse and influential independent record label in history.”</b><p>Produced to coincide with the label’s 50th anniversary …

Documentaries

Stellar Price Cuts! 250+ Markdowns For 72 Hours

Sorry, this deal sold out<p>Sorry, this deal sold out<p>10% OFF + SHAKER<p>Sorry, this deal sold out<p>EXTRA 40% OFF<p>Sorry, this deal sold out<p>LIMITED TIME PRICE …

Iran

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' original score for The Vietnam War released on 3xLP

August 21, 2017 In News<p><b>With 90 minutes of new music.</b><p>The original score for 10-part BBC series <i>The Vietnam Wa</i>r created by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross …

Music

The 10 best new vinyl releases this week (21st August)

August 21, 2017 In Features, New Vinyl Releases<p><b>New music from Grizzly Bear, Ariel Pink, Kyle Hall and Byron The Aquarius.</b><p>This week’s record rundown …

Music

A record store is opening inside Bristol music venue The Exchange

August 21, 2017 In News<p><b>Focussed on punk, indie and hardcore.</b><p>Specialist Subject Records, previously based in Exeter, is opening a record store inside …

Music

Cult 1984 wavesurfing doc Tradewinds gets first OST vinyl release

August 21, 2017 In News<p><b>“As if Tangerine Dream made inspirational beach movie tracks.”</b><p>Pacific City Sound Visions, the gloriously trippy experimental …

Music

Listen To 50,000 Vinyl Recordings, Online, For Free

Image: iStock<p>The Internet Archive is now home to the world's largest collection of digitized vinyl recordings, with the <i>Great 78 Project</i> working …

Music