Why Do People Care About Record Store Day?

What is it about the event that gets people totally mad?
Josh Baines
crate expectations

Learn About the Roots of Colombian Accordion Music with the Help of Quantic’s Globe-Trotting Record Collection

Ahead of 'Curao,' Will Holland invited us into his loft to chat about growing up on Goldie, British Jazz, and cultural appropriation—all via a trip through his crates.
David Garber

How Discogs Dragged Record Collecting Into the 21st Century

A rare interview with the core team at the beloved music cataloguing database and marketplace.
David Garber
crate expectations

Mister Saturday Night's Justin Carter Gets Back to His Choir Singer Roots

Crate Expectations: Ahead of the release of his debut solo album 'The Leaves Fall,' we take a trip through the famed DJ's record collection to learn about an unexpected side of his musical history.
David Garber
thump news

Go Record Shopping with Floating Points in a New Episode of 'What's in My Bag?'

The London musician picks out work by artists including Ornette Coleman, Fumaça Preta, and Charles Earland.
Alexander Iadarola
crate expectations

Soul Clap Take a Tour Through the 10,000 Records in Their Childhood Basement

During Thanksgiving weekend, the Brooklyn-based duo return home to Boston to chat about their sophomore album, decades-long DJ career, and friendship.
Jesse Weiss

Five Super Obscure Disco Records Made Expensive by Big Name DJs

Caribou drops a James Brown edit in his Essential Mix and all of a sudden you're remortgaging the house.
Nick Thompson

I Tried to Find a Record Store in Cuba and Ended Up Participating in a Santeria Ritual

Hunting for records in Santiago, Cuba taught me about the beauty of the chase in a place where vinyl has nearly gone extinct.
David Garber
deep dives

Here's Every Bloke You'll Ever Meet in a Record Shop

The record store is the domain of the maladjusted, here's your guide to the ten dudes who rule it.
Josh Baines

10 Amazing Records You Absolutely Never Need to Hear Again

From "The Ha Dance" to "Deep Inside" here's a selection of genuinely world class records I'd literally pay DJs not to play.
Josh Baines

Seven Things We Learned from Discogs’ State of Record Sales Report

Hold on to those records, cassettes, and minidiscs!
Benjamin Boles
thump news

A Canadian Company Is Trying to End Record-Pressing Bottlenecks

Viryl Technologies leads the charge in pressing plant advancements.
THUMP Canada Staff