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The Most Popular Albums on Discogs in July 2020

nraney posted August 3, 2020

We’re back with another list of juicy Discogs data tidbits. Our monthly ranking of the most popular albums is determined by how many people added the record to their collection on Discogs in July. To be included on this list, the album must have been dropped in 2020 with a physical format, which excludes some […]

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10 Amazing Afro-Club Records Hand-Picked by Jokkoo

Jokkoo posted August 2, 2020

In partnership with dublab Barcelona, a non-profit online radio station with a sister site in Los Angeles, Discogs shining a light on artists. The following is a list of must-listen Afro-club albums chosen by Jokkoo. Jokkoo was born around two years ago in Barcelona as a reaction to the lack of contemporary African musical representation […]

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DJ Rich Medina Spins the Story Behind His Personal Record Collection

Christopher Masagatani posted July 31, 2020 We all love buying records, but there’s something special about scoring from a private collection. Now, imagine if that private collection belonged to a legendary DJ. Fantasy became reality when we partnered with Philadelphia shop Brewerytown Beats and its owner, Max Ochester, as he set out to acquire part of the collection of DJ Rich […] Continue Reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Celebrating Houston Rap

Keith Nelson, Jr. posted July 30, 2020

The Houston sound is a hodgepodge of styles bred from regional influences that makes it sound authentically Southern. One of, if not the most identifiable, sounds of Houston hip-hop is “slowed music,” a style of music production where the tempo and pitch of the music are dragged down to syrupy levels with parts of the […]

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5 Songs to Honor the Life of The Roots’ Malik B.

nraney posted July 30, 2020

The music world lost another great this week. The news broke on the death of Malik B., renowned MC and former member of The Roots, on Wednesday, July 29. “We regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Basit. May he be remembered for his devotion […]

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There’s a New Way to Watch Live Performances from Some of Discogs’ Most-Collected Artists

nraney posted July 29, 2020

In 2020, music fans saw concerts and stadium tours replaced by living room live-streams and increased record sales. The future of the live music fest may still be in flux, but we know what the present looks like: online festivals. From Monterey Jazz Festival to Tomorrowland, big-name events have pivoted to offering digital experiences for […]

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Zapp Taught Funk How to Talk, Then a Tragedy Silenced Them

Morgan Enos posted July 28, 2020

If Stevie Wonder never croaked the alphabet through a plastic tube on a childrens’ show, a funk pioneer’s career arguably wouldn’t have happened. One day in 1973, Wonder stopped by Sesame Street to perform a tune he wrote for the show — and when Roger Troutman watched, his ears pricked up. “A-B-C / 1-2-3 / […]

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10 Songs by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green You Need to Hear

Morgan Enos posted July 27, 2020

When Fleetwood Mac proclaimed in 1977 that they’d “never break the chain,” one of their links was stranded in the past: Peter Green. His absence still haunts the band. “I’d always get people in the hotel room on tour and say, ‘Now I want you to hear Peter Green,’” their drummer Mick Fleetwood said in […]

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7 Great Finds on Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie Archive Collection

Ron Hart posted July 27, 2020

Paul McCartney took his fans on a wild ride in the 1990s. The first half of the decade was largely spent celebrating his past, thanks to a pair of quality live albums (1990’s Tripping The Live Fantastic and 1991’s MTV Unplugged Official Bootleg) as well as an exhaustive multimedia deep dive into the history of […]

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25 Years Ago, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Released E. 1999 Eternal, A Classic That’s Forever Human

Keith Nelson, Jr. posted July 25, 2020

Harmony is powerful. Choir singing has been linked to boosting the immune systems of those with cancer and scientists have argued that the human brain is more receptive to harmony. It’s also why a rap group from a forgotten town in the Midwest was able to make cop killing, welfare checks, and unspeakable illegal activity […]

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