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Reissue | Rob – Make it Fast Make it Slow

17 Apr

I have been thinking about writing about some of my favorite records I have picked of late and some that have been on the want’s list for some time. This release in particular I’ve been after for a while now and am very happy it’s finally been reissued by Soundway who initially introduced the title track to listeners outside of Africa on the diverse Ghana Sounds compilation which was the labels first release.

The title track is a low slung slow burning groove with heavy horns that you can’t help moving to.  The track was also sampled by J Dilla for his Beat CD ’05 almost unchanged which you may have heard.

I initially heard the title track of this recording after coming across the Africa 100: The Indestructible Beat article and 5 Cd compilation written and compiled by Joe Tangari for Pitchfork which I highly recommend checking out, personally this was an introduction to many of my now favorite African artists.

This is the second album that has been reissued from Rob, the first by Analog Africa titled The Funky Rob Way.

I plan on showcasing some more African favorites in coming weeks along with many other records I’m really enjoying. It’s good to be back, there are some more mixes planned and recordings of some DJ sets around Sydney by DJ’s Ive been inspired by.

By the way Independant Record Store Day is on again this Saturday 24th of April get down and support your local store for special releases and in store appearances. I’ll be heading down to the Record Store to pick up a copy of Hermitude’s new album which you can reserve a copy by commenting on the stores Facebook page.

The full list of participating stores around Australia can be found here

Let me know your thoughts if you would like to make a comment or contribution. Thanks

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Biggest Record collection in the world

13 Sep

The biggest record collection in the world but nobody wants it?

Dust and Grooves

2 Sep

Thanks to everyone for checking out the first mix in the DFW Mix Series. The First episode Needle to the Groove has had 850 hits so far which is a pleasant surprise. Thanks for listening we are busy putting together the next episodes for you which will be up online soon.

Something worth checking out is the Dust and Grooves blog. Eilon Paz who is an enthusiastic crate digger himself runs things over at Dust and Grooves. He interviews vinyl enthusiasts from round the world usually in their homes where they talk about their favorite finds and influences.

I really enjoy that he takes the time to ask quite a few questions probing into their musical background and motivations for constantly striving to find that elusive record. He includes quite a few pics of their homes and of course favorite album covers. Check it out at http://www.dustandgrooves.com/

Vinyl is Back

29 Aug

Vinyl Revival – Demand for records is on the rise

Amy Bickel – The Hutchinson News – April 25, 2010

His 16-year-old daughter and her friends couldn’t identify the round black disc. “Is it an overly large CD?” they asked Shane Jensen. How it could even play music was another matter. “All they knew were cassettes and CDs,” he said with a chuckle.

It seems there has been a renewed interest for those circular plastic disks that we at Diggin for Wax all enjoy.

Check out some of the articles at wax for for more details Vinyl is Back

An Ode To Vinyl – To Have and to Hold

7 Aug

Here is a documentary that holds a special place for any Vinyl collector. “To Have & To Hold” is a documentary that embodies the fans who still collect vinyl and focuses on the beauty of the record and the importance to many.

You will also see serious vinyl collectors such as Bobbito Garcia, Chuck D, Questlove, Danny Krivit, Bruce ‘Bluenote’ Ludvall and more being interviewed in the documentary. Check out the trailer below.

Motivations

20 Jun

This is the first post of our new blog. It’s a labour of love and all involved are very passionate about music. Although we do focus on Vinyl we are by no means purists. Use (or misuse) any medium or technology available to be creative.

Always a work in progress our aim is to highlight some of the music that may have been recorded and let slip into obscurity, a one hit wonder or just plain strange.

We all enjoy something that takes you by surprise or by stumbling upon a new find by taking a punt on the oddest sleeve art. You never know what you’re going to come home with, maybe it may be your new favorite.

We want to share what is inspiring us and who knows maybe inspire you to get dusty and head down to your local record store too.

In the coming weeks we are launching the Diggin for Wax Mix Series along with some other treats.

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