Vinyl Records

A new record pressing plant is opening in California

October 20, 2017 In News<p><b>With environmentally friendly vinyl.</b><p>California’s Bay Area is getting a new vinyl manufacturing hub this year, reports <i>KQED …

Environmentally Friendly

I Was Sexually Harassed By a Baseball Star When I Was 16

In 1992, when I was 16, I got my first job at a record store. I loved so many things about it, but mostly I loved the people I worked with. For some …

Culture

DJ Shadow is selling records from his personal collection again

October 20, 2017 In News<p><b>Including dubplates, new and old LPs, 45s, 12”s.</b><p>Vinyl from DJ Shadow’s private collection is being sold this November, at <i>The</i> …

Cool New Box Set of Music, Stories, and Comedy Benefits Planned Parenthood

Out today digitally is the very cool new box-set <i>7-Inches for Planned Parenthood</i>, which includes a collection of 7-inch vinyl records featuring new …

Culture

William Michael Morgan's 'Vinyl' Spins Nostalgic Solidity Into Digital Era

At age 24, traditional country singer William Michael Morgan is something of a Throwback Thursday voice for the genre, compared favorably to Randy …

Music

An introduction to Beck in 10 records

<b>An album-by-album journey through the topsy-turvy world of Beck.</b><p>Beck Hansen – the grandson of Al Hansen, who co-founded the surrealist art collective …

Oakland businesses lend hand to North Bay fire victims

OAKLAND — From restaurants to record stores, Oakland businesses have helped out evacuees of the North Bay fires any way they could.<p>Oakland’s Sweet …

Ontario

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge releasing NxWorries' Yes Lawd! Remixes on vinyl

October 20, 2017 In News<p><b>One of 2016’s best albums gets the rework treatment.</b><p>NxWorries, aka singer/drummer Anderson .Paak and producer Knxlwedge, are …

Kahlil Joseph's Fly Paper pays homage to the jazz photos of Roy DeCarava

October 20, 2017 In News<p><b>Store X The Vinyl Factory-commissioned work is currently on display at Joseph’s Shadow Play exhibition at NYC’s New …

Artists

Say Hello Again To Rush's 'A Farewell To Kings'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 1, UMe/Anthem/ole label group continues its Rush 40th anniversary album celebrations with a lavish new expanded edition of the band's landmark album <b>A Farewell to Kings</b>.<p>A Farewell to Kings, Rush's fifth studio album, was originally released in …

Turntable Lab releases limited edition Keith Haring t-shirts and slip-mats

October 19, 2017 In News<p><b>Paying homage to a creative inspiration of the music world.</b><p>NYC record shop Turntable Lab has created a new DJ accessories and …

Keith Haring

Chase And Status Are Opening A Record Shop In Brixton

<b>Chase And Status</b> are set to open a pop up record shop in Brixton.<p>The production duo have always been open about their influences, absorbing …

Basement 5's 1965–1980 and In Dub albums reissued

Two albums by punk dub fusion outfit Basement 5 will be reissued on 20 October. Formed in 1978, the group originally featured Winston Fergus and then …

Music

‘Villain of Vinyl’ to open old school LP store in Lexington

DJ Kingpin Kingsley A. Waring--otherwise known as the Villain of Vinyl--will give vinyl fans another spot to get their hands on some vinyl (otherwise …

South Carolina

Smithsonian Institute announces 300-page Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap

October 19, 2017 In News<p><b>This is a journey into sound.</b><p>The Smithsonian Institute’s record label, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is partnering with …

Rap & Hip-Hop

VF Mix 108: Dennis Brown by Time Cow (Equiknoxx)

October 19, 2017 In Features, VF Mixes<p><b>The crown prince of reggae.</b><p>Towards the end of 2016, Equiknoxx dropped <i>Bird Sound Power</i> on DDS and shot straight …

Watch a new documentary exploring the realities of DJ life

October 19, 2017 In News<p><b>DJs talk candidly about the mental and physical toll of touring life.</b><p>The past few years have seen a number of DJs speak …

Documentaries

Goblin's cult Suspiria soundtrack gets 40th anniversary box set reissue

October 19, 2017 In News<p><b>The first 150 copies include an “exclusive hand crafted peacock wand”.</b><p>Goblin’s 1977 soundtrack for Dario Argento’s horror …

Nabihah Iqbal, formerly Throwing Shade, announces debut album

October 19, 2017 In News<p><b>Hear first track ‘Something More’.</b><p>Ninja Tune is set to release <i>Weighing of the Heart</i>, the debut album from electronic artist …

Moodymann’s third album Forevernevermore reissued for the first time

October 19, 2017 In News<p><b>An essential album from one of Detroit’s finest.</b><p>Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann’s <i>Forevernevermore</i> LP is being repressed for the …

What's going on when people talk about digital vs. analogue masters

<b>We asked three mastering engineers to explain one of the most frequently misunderstood parts of the record manufacturing process.</b><p>It’s been 10 years …

Record Store Black Friday Unleashes Huge List Of Exclusive 2017 Releases

<b>Record Store Black Friday</b> is back! Once again, the project has cultivated a huge list of exclusive releases for music lovers across the spectrum. …

Grateful Dead

Record Store Day announces Black Friday 2017 release list

The new releases will go on sale on November 24<p>The full list of <b>Record Store Day</b> releases for <b>Black Friday</b> has been announced.<p>With Black Friday set to …

Shopping

The best, most droolworthy Record Store Day Black Friday 2017 releases

Pick up these on November 24<p>Killer Mike (Run the Jewels), Alison Mosshart (The Kills) and Iggy Pop are all putting out Record Store Day Black Friday …

Record Store Day announces full list of Black Friday 2017 releases

October 18, 2017 In News<p><b>Including a rare Sun Ra LP, new J Dilla, and Notorious B.I.G.</b><p>Record Store Day have announced this year’s exclusive Black …

Notorious B.I.G.

The 8 best high-end amplifiers for vinyl

<b>Having explored the budget and mid-range options, Paul Rigby recommends 8 top-of-the-range amplifiers for your home set-up.</b><p>The amplifier is the one …

Audiophile

A Guide to Adelaide's Best Record Stores

There's nothing quite like listening to music on vinyl. There's a reason the format has hung on after all these years, despite being bulky and …

Kassem Mosse To Release New Record On Ominira

A nine track outing.

Music

Rare James Mason jazz-funk tracks from Rhythm of Life released in limited 7” series

October 18, 2017 In News<p><b>Includes an elusive promo version of ‘Sweet Power Your Embrace’.</b><p>A series of James Mason songs from his ‘holy-grail’ 1977 …

IDLES frontman has his mother's ashes pressed into their new LP

October 18, 2017 In News<p><b>“Now you can see we’ve put everything into our art.”</b><p>Bristol punk band IDLES are releasing a new version of their <i>Brutalism</i> …