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June 14, 2019

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Whirlwind Recordings label boss Michael Janisch (above centre) steps back into the spotlight as bassist and bandleader for his upcoming sixth album, Worlds Collide, which is released on his label on 6 September. The recording features a stellar cast of US players, including saxophonist John O’Gallagher, trumpeter Jason Palmer, drummer Clarence Penn and Indo-American guitarist Rez Abassi, all appearing on sessions cut at Abbey Road’s Studio 3, with additional parts added by saxophonist George Crowley, keyboardist John Escreet and drummer/percussionist Andrew Bain.

The album shifts the bassist’s sophisticated compositions into a higher gear, with the band digging into several hard-driving tracks including the cool strutting ‘Another London’ and the horn-powered ‘An Ode to a Norwegian Strobe’, alongside the extended lines of the jazz-rock tinged ‘Frocklebot’. Janisch tours the music this autumn with a heavy-hitting Brit band (pictured above) featuring saxophonists Nathaniel Facey and the aforementioned Crowley, pianist Rick Simpson and drummer Shaney Forbes who play the following UK-wide dates: Blue Arrow, Glasgow (24 Sep); The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh (25 Sep); East Side Jazz Club, Birmingham (26 Sep) and Kings Place, London (album launch, 27 Sep).

Mike Flynn

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Music Freelance The history of the saxophone

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With their sleekly modern good looks, extraordinary expressive range, and inextricable relationship with jazz, the instruments of the saxophone family have become quintessentially associated with some of the most exciting musical developments of the 20th century.

 

Yet, by the time early jazz musicians first seriously got their hands on them in the 1920s, these instruments had already been in existence for around eight decades – and in the classical arena had suffered a prolonged, painful neglect orchestrated by influential figures who should have known better.

 

When he unleashed his new invention onto the Parisian scene in the early 1840s, Adolphe Sax immediately ran up against opposition from the manufacturers of orthodox wind instruments. Wagner hated it and infamously declared that it sounded like the made-up word Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge.

 

 

Legal challenges, insolvency and the occasional death threat were some of the more serious consequences endured by Sax at the hands of his conservative opponents. And those who preferred not to sue, bankrupt or threaten to kill him plagiarised his designs, fully aware of their potential significance in the longer term.

 

As today, high-profile performers of traditional winds endorsed models made by their favourite manufacturers, and had the power to prevent the introduction of saxophones into established orchestras. Sax had designed one set specifically for use in classical orchestral music, and another (in different keys) with an eye towards their potential adoption by military bands.

 

It was the latter which came temporarily to his rescue when the French Government reformed its provision of military music in 1845 and the nation’s bands adopted saxophones into their ranks; but even then a powerful musical trade union attempted to prevent Sax from being granted a patent for his designs.

 

 

Helped by the patronage of Napoleon III, Sax established a saxophone class at the Paris Conservatoire in 1857, and this encouraged classical musicians to take it seriously. But the venture folded in 1870 after France was defeated by Prussia, and it was not until 1942 that the class resumed under the leadership of saxophonist Marcel Mule.

 

When (composed) ragtime fused with the (improvised) blues to create early jazz in the 1910s, the instrumentation of marching bands became crucial to the dissemination of the new music. Cornets, clarinets and trombones could all be cheaply acquired owing to a huge surplus of second-hand military instruments in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War in 1898; the saxophone fell into the same category, but was slower to establish itself as a leading voice in jazz, starting to come into its own in dance bands during the 1920s.

 

 

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of BBC Music Magazine. 

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Discogs Staff Top 100 Des Albums Les Plus Chers Vendus Sur Discogs: France

Étant des collectionneurs nous-mêmes, nous n’avons souvent pas hésité à débourser de conséquentes sommes pour se procurer un disque rarissime ou très peu pressé. Nous étions curieux de voir si nos records personnels pouvaient rivaliser avec les vinyles les plus vendus dans la Marketplace Discogs depuis 2005.

Pour ne pas froisser les partis impliqués, nous ne dirons pas si ces dernières atteignent le haut de la liste mais nous avons pensé que vous ne seriez intéressé par ladite liste et les disques vendus le plus cher.

Nos critères comprennent les albums qui ont été vendus et payés sur Discogs. Tous les prix ont été convertis en dollars américains basés sur les taux de conversion au moment de la vente. Des doubles peuvent apparaître dans la liste car vendus plus d’une fois.

Chacun de ces disques ont une histoire unique qui en retour explique leur valeur. Nous avons inclus un lien vers chacune de ces sorties où vous pourrez trouver des informations dans les notes présentes sur la page! Elles vous aideront à comprendre l’origine de leur célébrité.

Est-ce que vous avez remarqué d’autres tendances intéressantes? Laissez-le nous savoir dans les commentaires. Nous publions aussi une liste des disques les plus chers achetés dans le monde.

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  1. Billy Hawks The New Genius Of The Blues album cover

    $805.13

    Sold: 2015-11-01 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Stateside

  2. The Norman Haines Band Den Of Iniquity album cover

    $805.13

    Sold: 2015-11-24 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Odeon, Odeon

  3. Nick Garrie The Nightmare Of J. B. Stanislas album cover

    $807.67

    Sold: 2018-08-30 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Disc’Az

  4. Can Am Des Puig The Book Of AM, Part One: Dawn And Morning album cover

    $807.67

    Sold: 2018-08-01 / Format: LP, Album, Gat / Label: Disques Labo Lab

  5. Le Grand Kalle Et L

    $815.88

    Sold: 2018-09-14 / Format: LP, Comp / Label: AMB (2)

  6. René Urtreger Trio René Urtreger Trio album cover

    $822.37

    Sold: 2017-03-24 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Versailles (2)

  7. Immortal Pure Holocaust album cover

    $822.43

    Sold: 2017-10-03 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Osmose Productions

  8. Pink Floyd The First XI album cover

    $822.43

    Sold: 2017-10-21 / Format: 9xLP, Album, RE + 2xLP, Album, RE + LP, Comp, RE + / Label: Harvest

  9. Nord Cameroun Rythms Lamido album cover

    $822.43

    Sold: 2017-10-27 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Sonafric

  10. The Norman Haines Band Den Of Iniquity album cover

    $842.85

    Sold: 2015-09-29 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Odeon, Odeon

  11. Bobby Boyd Congress Bobby Boyd Congress album cover

    $843.29

    Sold: 2016-06-02 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Okapi Records

  12. Celebration (4) Old Green Village album cover

    $850.00

    Sold: 2013-07-11 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Le Kiosque d’Orphée

  13. Nord Cameroun Rythms Lamido album cover

    $851.34

    Sold: 2019-02-28 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Sonafric

  14. Dennis Wilson (2) And Rumbo Sound Of Free album cover

    $851.87

    Sold: 2017-02-26 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Stateside

  15. Les Joyaux De La Princesse Exposition Internationale - Arts Et Techniques - Paris 1937 album cover

    $853.24

    Sold: 2018-12-02 / Format: 2xCDr, Album + 7″, Blu + Box, Ltd / Label: Les Joyaux De La Princesse

  16. Mütiilation Vampires Of Black Imperial Blood album cover

    $855.52

    Sold: 2017-03-25 / Format: 2xLP, Ltd, Num / Label: End All Life Productions

  17. Les Joyaux De La Princesse Aux Petits Enfants De France album cover

    $856.51

    Sold: 2012-09-16 / Format: Cass, Album + Box, Ltd / Label: Les Joyaux De La Princesse

  18. Pink Floyd Pigs On The Wing album cover

    $863.08

    Sold: 2018-03-10 / Format: 7″, Promo / Label: Harvest

  19. Yves Klein Conférence À La Sorbonne 3 Juin 1959 album cover

    $870.00

    Sold: 2016-01-29 / Format: 2xLP, Num / Label: Not On Label

  20. We The People (2) St. John

    $881.17

    Sold: 2017-10-17 / Format: 7″, EP / Label: London Records

  21. Les Joyaux De La Princesse Aux Petits Enfants De France album cover

    $890.92

    Sold: 2013-02-22 / Format: Cass, Album + Box, Ltd / Label: Les Joyaux De La Princesse

  22. Johann Sebastian Bach / Paul Tortelier Six Suites Pour Violoncelle Seul album cover

    $900.00

    Sold: 2018-05-14 / Format: 3xLP / Label: La Voix De Son Maître, La Voix De Son Maître

  23. The Beatles Les Beatles 1965 album cover

    $904.36

    Sold: 2012-12-18 / Format: LP, Album, Mono / Label: Odeon

  24. Jean-Pierre Mirouze Collective Marriage (Original Soundtrack) album cover

    $909.19

    Sold: 2018-11-07 / Format: LP, Album, Promo / Label: Disques Bagatelle

  25. Yves Klein Conférence À La Sorbonne 3 Juin 1959 album cover

    $910.12

    Sold: 2018-12-28 / Format: 2xLP, Num / Label: Not On Label

  26. Le Kene Star De Sikasso Hodi Hu Yenyan album cover

    $916.80

    Sold: 2013-12-19 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Mali Kunkan, Le Kiosque d’Orphée

  27. The Cure 10:15 Saturday Night album cover

    $932.44

    Sold: 2018-09-11 / Format: 7″, Single, Promo / Label: Polydor

  28. Lester Young Le Dernier Message De Lester Young album cover

    $934.38

    Sold: 2018-06-19 / Format: LP, Album, Mono / Label: Barclay

  29. Jean-Claude Vannier L

    $935.36

    Sold: 2018-07-27 / Format: LP, Album, Tex / Label: Suzelle

  30. Shotgun Express I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round album cover

    $942.44

    Sold: 2018-05-21 / Format: 7″, EP / Label: Columbia

  31. Un P

    $945.25

    Sold: 2017-08-16 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Fond Rouge

  32. Georges Arvanitas Quintet Soul Jazz album cover

    $945.30

    Sold: 2018-04-30 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Columbia

  33. Pierre Schaeffer & Guy Reibel Solfège De L

    $954.01

    Sold: 2014-01-12 / Format: 3xLP + Box / Label: Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (ORTF)

  34. Billy Hawks The New Genius Of The Blues album cover

    $966.39

    Sold: 2014-04-29 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Stateside

  35. Billy Hawks The New Genius Of The Blues album cover

    $975.78

    Sold: 2018-10-06 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Stateside

  36. Le Mystère Jazz De Tombouctou Le Mystère Jazz De Tombouctou album cover

    $992.66

    Sold: 2018-07-17 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Mali Kunkan, Le Kiosque d’Orphée

  37. Jacky Giordano Pop In... Devil

    $998.98

    Sold: 2017-11-11 / Format: LP / Label: Editions Montparnasse 2000

  38. Sandy Marton Modern Lover album cover

    $999.00

    Sold: 2014-05-30 / Format: CD, Album / Label: Hot Tracks (3)

  39. Michel Kiener Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations album cover

    $999.99

    Sold: 2017-02-21 / Format: 2×12″ / Label: Cercle Kallistos

  40. Donald Byrd Quintet Parisian Thoroughfare album cover

    $1,000.00

    Sold: 2018-10-21 / Format: LP, Album, Mono / Label: Brunswick

  41. Nord Cameroun Rythms Lamido album cover

    $1,006.81

    Sold: 2017-12-14 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Sonafric

  42. Barney Wilen Tilt album cover

    $1,009.21

    Sold: 2016-04-04 / Format: LP, Mono / Label: Swing (3)

  43. Ernest Ansermet The Royal Ballet album cover

    $1,021.61

    Sold: 2019-02-25 / Format: 2xLP + Box / Label: Rca Victor

  44. Mütiilation Vampires Of Black Imperial Blood album cover

    $1,025.88

    Sold: 2012-05-03 / Format: 2xLP, Ltd, Num / Label: End All Life Productions

  45. Jean-Claude Vannier L

    $1,033.24

    Sold: 2018-10-19 / Format: LP, Album, Tex / Label: Suzelle

  46. Mütiilation Vampires Of Black Imperial Blood album cover

    $1,038.70

    Sold: 2013-05-03 / Format: 2xLP, Ltd, Num / Label: End All Life Productions

  47. Mal Waldron Candy Girl album cover

    $1,048.03

    Sold: 2018-03-18 / Format: LP, Album, Promo / Label: Calumet

  48. Ernest Ansermet The Royal Ballet album cover

    $1,048.98

    Sold: 2018-09-27 / Format: 2xLP + Box / Label: Rca Victor

  49. Nokturnal Mortum Kolovorot album cover

    $1,055.57

    Sold: 2016-11-09 / Format: 3xLP, TP / Label: Osmose Productions

  50. Barney Wilen Quintet Barney Wilen Quintet album cover

    $1,061.72

    Sold: 2017-05-16 / Format: LP, Mono / Label: Guilde Du Jazz

  51. Nick Greenwood Cold Cuts album cover

    $1,063.40

    Sold: 2017-08-15 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Kingdom Records

  52. Nokturnal Mortum Kolovorot album cover

    $1,077.14

    Sold: 2016-11-09 / Format: 3xLP, TP / Label: Osmose Productions

  53. The Nathan Davis Sextet Peace Treaty album cover

    $1,078.37

    Sold: 2019-02-11 / Format: LP, Album, Mono / Label: SFP

  54. Travis Scott (2) Cactus Jack X Saint Laurent album cover

    $1,091.86

    Sold: 2018-10-06 / Format: LP, Comp, Ltd / Label: 12on12

  55. Bobby Boyd Congress Bobby Boyd Congress album cover

    $1,103.24

    Sold: 2016-10-15 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Okapi Records

  56. Yves Klein Conférence À La Sorbonne 3 Juin 1959 album cover

    $1,104.44

    Sold: 2014-04-21 / Format: 2xLP, Num / Label: Not On Label

  57. Gazoline Killer Man / Radio Flic album cover

    $1,105.96

    Sold: 2017-05-03 / Format: Acetate, 10″, Single / Label: Egg

  58. Billy Hawks The New Genius Of The Blues album cover

    $1,110.74

    Sold: 2018-07-14 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Stateside

  59. Thelonious Monk Piano Solo album cover

    $1,135.77

    Sold: 2018-02-24 / Format: 10″, Album / Label: Swing (3)

  60. Nick Garrie The Nightmare Of J. B. Stanislas album cover

    $1,157.27

    Sold: 2017-10-28 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Disc’Az

  61. Yves Klein Conférence À La Sorbonne 3 Juin 1959 album cover

    $1,169.21

    Sold: 2018-07-13 / Format: 2xLP, Num / Label: Not On Label

  62. 13th Floor Elevators Reverberation (Doubt) album cover

    $1,174.90

    Sold: 2017-10-30 / Format: 7″, EP / Label: Riviera (3)

  63. Les Joyaux De La Princesse Exposition Internationale - Arts Et Techniques - Paris 1937 album cover

    $1,179.60

    Sold: 2012-12-14 / Format: 2xCDr, Album + 7″, Blu + Box, Ltd / Label: Les Joyaux De La Princesse

  64. William S. Burroughs Electronic Revolution album cover

    $1,200.00

    Sold: 2016-12-25 / Format: CD, Ltd, Unofficial / Label: Crash Magazine

  65. Billy Hawks The New Genius Of The Blues album cover

    $1,211.79

    Sold: 2016-12-26 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: Stateside

  66. Garnet Mimms As Long As I Have You / A Little Bit Of Soap album cover

    $1,226.37

    Sold: 2018-06-07 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: United Artists Records

  67. Adam

    $1,227.67

    Sold: 2018-07-04 / Format: 7″, Single, Jukebox, Promo / Label: Barclay

  68. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $1,248.39

    Sold: 2017-02-13 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  69. Byard Lancaster Funny Funky Rib Crib album cover

    $1,255.09

    Sold: 2019-01-22 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Palm, Disques Vendémiaire

  70. Zoot Sims Avec Henri Renaud Et Son Orchestre Et Jon Eardley Zoot Sims Avec Henri Renaud Et Son Orchestre Et Jon Eardley album cover

    $1,277.80

    Sold: 2017-02-13 / Format: 10″, Album, Mono / Label: Ducretet Thomson

  71. Les Joyaux De La Princesse Exposition Internationale - Arts Et Techniques - Paris 1937 album cover

    $1,279.32

    Sold: 2009-02-11 / Format: 2xCDr, Album + 7″, Blu + Box, Ltd / Label: Les Joyaux De La Princesse

  72. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $1,288.16

    Sold: 2016-02-03 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  73. Moonblood Taste Our German Steel! album cover

    $1,316.25

    Sold: 2019-03-16 / Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num / Label: End All Life Productions

  74. Jean-Michel Jarre Equinoxe album cover

    $1,344.36

    Sold: 2016-08-19 / Format: LP, Album, Yel / Label: Disques Dreyfus

  75. Shotgun Express I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round album cover

    $1,355.70

    Sold: 2019-03-28 / Format: 7″, EP / Label: Columbia

  76. Moonblood Taste Our German Steel! album cover

    $1,363.78

    Sold: 2018-11-17 / Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num / Label: End All Life Productions

  77. Mütiilation Vampires Of Black Imperial Blood album cover

    $1,371.22

    Sold: 2015-04-25 / Format: 2xLP, Ltd, Num / Label: End All Life Productions

  78. Georges Arvanitas Quintet Soul Jazz album cover

    $1,389.72

    Sold: 2016-03-01 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Columbia

  79. The Stranglers 5 Minutes album cover

    $1,398.65

    Sold: 2018-09-22 / Format: 7″, Single / Label: United Artists Records, United Artists Records

  80. Les Joyaux De La Princesse Exposition Internationale - Arts Et Techniques - Paris 1937 album cover

    $1,400.00

    Sold: 2011-05-04 / Format: 2xCDr, Album + 7″, Blu + Box, Ltd / Label: Les Joyaux De La Princesse

  81. Nokturnal Mortum Голос Сталі / Voice Of Steel album cover

    $1,400.60

    Sold: 2016-11-09 / Format: 2xLP, Album, TP / Label: Osmose Productions

  82. Bobby Boyd Congress Bobby Boyd Congress album cover

    $1,468.67

    Sold: 2019-03-22 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Okapi Records

  83. Yves Klein Conférence À La Sorbonne 3 Juin 1959 album cover

    $1,498.55

    Sold: 2016-02-15 / Format: 2xLP, Num / Label: Not On Label

  84. Yves Klein Conférence À La Sorbonne 3 Juin 1959 album cover

    $1,524.39

    Sold: 2017-11-14 / Format: 2xLP, Num / Label: Not On Label

  85. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $1,527.98

    Sold: 2017-12-13 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  86. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $1,585.46

    Sold: 2017-11-10 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  87. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $1,633.80

    Sold: 2011-05-13 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  88. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $1,659.48

    Sold: 2014-03-12 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  89. Subway (18) Subway album cover

    $1,693.86

    Sold: 2016-05-08 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Epic

  90. Pink Floyd Pigs On The Wing album cover

    $1,713.05

    Sold: 2019-01-05 / Format: 7″, Promo / Label: Harvest

  91. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $1,750.00

    Sold: 2012-08-25 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  92. Various De La Viande Pour Le Disco album cover

    $1,817.72

    Sold: 2013-05-29 / Format: Cass, Comp, Ltd, Pla / Label: Banana Split

  93. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $1,887.16

    Sold: 2019-04-07 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  94. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $2,000.00

    Sold: 2015-05-22 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  95. Mütiilation Vampires Of Black Imperial Blood album cover

    $2,000.00

    Sold: 2009-08-11 / Format: 2xLP, Ltd, Num / Label: End All Life Productions

  96. Joy Division Licht Und Blindheit album cover

    $2,175.00

    Sold: 2012-05-15 / Format: 7″, Ltd / Label: Sordide Sentimental

  97. Zoot Sims Avec Henri Renaud Et Son Orchestre Et Jon Eardley Zoot Sims Avec Henri Renaud Et Son Orchestre Et Jon Eardley album cover

    $2,334.78

    Sold: 2018-06-22 / Format: 10″, Album, Mono / Label: Ducretet Thomson

  98. Dominique A. Un Disque Sourd album cover

    $2,470.69

    Sold: 2016-05-28 / Format: LP, Album / Label: Not On Label (Dominique A. Self-released)

  99. Jean Dubuffet Pleure et Applaudit album cover

    $2,883.40

    Sold: 2018-08-19 / Format: 10″, Ltd, Num / Label: Galleria Del Cavallino Venise

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Discogs Staff Label Spotlight: Daupe!

Daupe! is an independent label from the UK specializing in rare rap releases on vinyl. Since its inception, the label has been highly influential in the world of indie hiphop thanks to the quality, limited runs, presentation, and even the format of releases.

Some of the records can fetch a pretty penny on Discogs, and it’s clear with the commitment to quality that Daupe! treats physical media and vinyl culture with the greatest respect. We wanted to catch up with head honcho The Purist to get to know the philosophy of the brand a bit better.

Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m The Purist. I’m a producer (sometimes), DJ, and creative director of Daupe!

You’re a self described “purveyor of luxury rap beats,” and your label is a testament to that, with releases selling out almost instantly every time and high quality control. You definitely seemed to be a precursor to a new type of label in rap music. How did you know there was a demand for this kind of material?

I had just always done it for the love of the music and the culture. People weren’t really doing vinyl releases that much, and if they were it was on the “stack high, sell it cheap” model. I knew it would come back, but not like this. I suppose now people are just jumping on the bandwagon looking for a quick buck.

What effect did Discogs have in terms of resale on your releases? Once you saw what was happening, did that inform how you operated as a label?

Well, we had to limit the Japanese releases to one per customer as we saw the resale market taking off. People started trying to cop 20-30 copies of each release.

Speaking of the Japanese releases, can you explain the motivation to do different versions of each release — particularly the Japanese releases at a time when people were not doing obi strips outside of Japan as much as they are today?

Well we were still wholesaling a small amount of the releases at the time. And a Japanese store called Jet Set took a quantity of my album Trill, so we made some custom obi strips just for them. We just carried on from there. Never thought it would catch on like it has. Shout out to Jet Set.

Looking at what Roc Marciano did with his releases this year, he claims to have had success with a more independent approach. With the growing trend of artists working apart from major labels, what can labels like yours offer these kinds of artists?

We offer a fairer split of profits than a major or previous indies, giving the bulk to the artist. We put a great deal of care into the design and manufacture of the finished product. The delivery of these takes a great deal of expertise. Also, the sheer logistics of getting the product to the customer isn’t to be sniffed at.

As a producer, how is sampling and physical media a central part of your workflow?

Every track I’ve made is 100% sampled and 100% sampled from vinyl. Kick, loop, effect; everything.

What does your record collection look like these days? What kind of things are you buying?

It’s not as crazy as it used to be. So I’ve been moving on stuff, just trying to keep it sane. I’ve currently got the entire SPM library sitting in my kitchen. These days mainly stuff from Japan and the former Soviet Union. Always on the lookout for gospel, too.

Aside from records to sample, what kind of things are you listening to?

Everything from Ghanaian disco to Japanese boogie. Kadhja Bonet still gets played on the daily.

Being from the UK, how do you manage to stay up on genres that just are not so prevalent over here; gospel for example?

You have to travel. It’s no good digging for gospel in London.

Having been a collector from both the pre- and post-Discogs eras, what impact has Discogs had on the culture?

Dealers cant pass off trash records just because they are rare anymore. By the same token, it’s hard to come up on any steals, as everyone knows a record’s value at the click of a button.

We ran a great event in Brighton this year As the hub of your operation, why did you choose Brighton and what do you like about the city there?

It’s a cool city; close to home and close to London. It was no-brainer.

For those people travelling to Brighton to visit and dig, what are your recommendations for the city?

Go digging in Rarekind Records. It’s something of a Brighton institution. For some local seafood hIt up, Ridde & Finn’s or 64 Degrees.

Finally, what should we be keeping our ears/eyes open for in the coming months from the label?

The new Westside Gunn 4th Rope record is out now. Everything else is top secret.

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