crate digging Archive

  • The dusty fingered world of the film score collector. Kingsley Marshall talks movies and soundtracks with crate digging fanatics.

    The World’s Greatest (Movie Soundtrack) Crate Diggers

    The dusty fingered world of the film score collector. Kingsley Marshall talks movies and soundtracks with crate digging fanatics.

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  • Jeff Jank, Lyrics Born's Tom Shimura, Philip Lehamn, Mike Paradinas, Rob Luis, Will Quantic and Peanut Butter Wolf wax lyrical with Kingsley Marshall on the resurgence of the seven-inch record.

    Seven Inches of Sonic Satisfaction

    Jeff Jank, Lyrics Born's Tom Shimura, Philip Lehamn, Mike Paradinas, Rob Luis, Will Quantic and Peanut Butter Wolf wax lyrical with Kingsley Marshall on the resurgence of the seven-inch record.

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  • Crate digging with the beat archaeologists.

    Dazed: Digging In The Crates

    Crate digging with the beat archaeologists.

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  • Mad diggers know their name. The best beat finders in the business.

    iDJ: Mad Diggers

    Mad diggers know their name. The best beat finders in the business.

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  • First published in Clash. The core components of the hip hop holy trinity – comprising graffiti, breakdance, and the complementary skills of the DJ and MC – have long been understood.  Integral to each of these elements however are a slew of other skills.  Crate digging – or the sourcing of records – whether for sampling, DJ’ing or simply to satisfy a gap in a record collection, remains something of a dark art. 

    Clash: Digging In The Crates

    First published in Clash. The core components of the hip hop holy trinity – comprising graffiti, breakdance, and the complementary skills of the DJ and MC – have long been understood.  Integral to each of these elements however are a slew of other skills.  Crate digging – or the sourcing of records – whether for sampling, DJ’ing or simply to satisfy a gap in a record collection, remains something of a dark art. 

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  • First look at the Dublab crate digging project, looks great, can’t wait. Here’s how the crew describe it “Secondhand Sureshots is a filmed experiment in creative sound recycling. Dublab directors Bryan “Morpho” Younce & Mark “frosty” McNeill sent beatmakers Daedelus, Nobody, J.Rocc and Ras G on safari into L.A. thrift stores with orders to make new music out of five finds while the cameras filmed the whole process. The result is a mini-documentary about putting […]

    Secondhand Sureshots Trailer

    First look at the Dublab crate digging project, looks great, can’t wait. Here’s how the crew describe it “Secondhand Sureshots is a filmed experiment in creative sound recycling. Dublab directors Bryan “Morpho” Younce & Mark “frosty” McNeill sent beatmakers Daedelus, Nobody, J.Rocc and Ras G on safari into L.A. thrift stores with orders to make new music out of five finds while the cameras filmed the whole process. The result is a mini-documentary about putting […]

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  • Nice find from the BBC vaults. Producers Toby Amies and Tamsin Hughes  interviewed a dozen or so record collectors, including Steinski, Aaron Fuchs of Tuff City Records, Mark 45 King, Coldcut, Mr. Scruff, Keb Darge, and Johan Kugelberg, for a documentary. Inexplicably no longer part of the BBC iPlayer archive but, hey, what is? Instead, you can download it here. More features on beat mining and crate digging are scattered all over Deconstructed, making your […]

    Beat Mining with The Vinyl Hoover

    Nice find from the BBC vaults. Producers Toby Amies and Tamsin Hughes  interviewed a dozen or so record collectors, including Steinski, Aaron Fuchs of Tuff City Records, Mark 45 King, Coldcut, Mr. Scruff, Keb Darge, and Johan Kugelberg, for a documentary. Inexplicably no longer part of the BBC iPlayer archive but, hey, what is? Instead, you can download it here. More features on beat mining and crate digging are scattered all over Deconstructed, making your […]

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  • Why didn’t I think of this? Great video from the superb Crate Kings website documenting NY’s WFMU Record and CD Fair. Vinyl Junkies I © Holger Kist from holger kist on Vimeo.

    Crate Diggers Doc

    Why didn’t I think of this? Great video from the superb Crate Kings website documenting NY’s WFMU Record and CD Fair. Vinyl Junkies I © Holger Kist from holger kist on Vimeo.

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  • Trunk at DC #49.

    Deconstructed Live: Jonny Trunk DJ Set

    Trunk at DC #49.

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