E-Digging and Crate Digging: A Collection of Posts

Find resources and inspiration with our e-digging/crate digging article collection. We’ve done the research (thanks, SAM) and deemed it necessary to bring all our favourite digging articles together. Whether you enjoy getting dusty in the crates or scouring the internet for vinyl rips, this list should have you covered. 15 More Awesome Places For E-Digging – Links to channels and playlists featuring music from around…

15 More Awesome Places For E-Digging

We’re back with 15 more e-digging channels and playlists. We’ve had a lot of traffic for our two posts on e-digging (The Top 26 Places For “Online Crate Digging” and 21 Ways to Become the MacGyver of E-Digging) so we thought, why not add some more to the list? Below is a list of 15 e-digging channels and playlists on YouTube. No doubt there’ll be some broken links among…

Point Blank’s Guide to Sampling: History, Development & Techniques

We have a special guest editorial from Point Blank Electronic Music School and it’s all about sampling. Sampling is the use of someone else’s recording within your own to create something new. It can range from lifting sections of drums or other isolated instruments to entire musical ideas and right down to milliseconds of material. It’s such a common technique that we’ve developed instruments to…

Virtual Crate Digging With “Digging Into Hip-Hop”

There’ll be no need to get dusty fingers when you’ve tried “Digging Into Hip-Hop”, an online vinyl experience. You’ve heard of e-digging, well now there’s virtual crate digging. Digging Into Hip-Hop is a site that “offers a virtual record shop experience”, allowing you to “dig” through the crates using your mouse/trackpad and keyboard. Unfortunately, the site is limited to hip hop records and only has…

Crate Capers: Nice (France)

It’s been a while but our latest edition of Crate Capers comes from Nice, on the south coast of France. This edition came from a visit in March 2015 —– As unpopular as this may sound, I don’t like London. It’s too crowded, too expensive and continuously grey no matter what season you’re in. The only reason I’ve visited in the past 7 years is…

Typophonic, A Collection Of Typographic Record Covers From The Ages

For the designer fans out there, Typophonic offers a look into the typo-centric world of album covers. As the popular media for music has shifted towards mp3s, cover art isn’t as influential in telling a story as it once was in the 20th century. One website, however, has based its content on the record covers of old with a typographic slant. Typophonic showcases “typographically driven…

Discogs Launch VinylHub, A Database For The World’s Record Stores

Record catalogue website Discogs have created a database for record stores around the world called VinylHub. Whatever you might think about Discogs in the perspective of offline record stores, perhaps this will change your mind. The catalog site has launched VinylHub, a database of record stores from all over the globe. There are currently more than 2,100 shops listed and counting and if your favourite…

Interview: Sumochief

Ashton James Brown interviewed the exciting jazz/hip hop quartet Sumochief and discussed their origins, their thoughts regarding London’s vibrant music scene and how music technology is incorporated into their creative process. The UK hip hop scene has an abundance of talent when it comes to emcees and producers, however live hip hop bands are few and far between. Sumochief are a London based four-piece whose…

Forgotify, The New Tool For Sampling Inspiration

According to the creators of web app Forgotify, over 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. That sounds like a treasure trove for sampling to us. Here’s how it works and how you can use it for creative inspiration. When Lane Jordan, J Hausmann and Nate Gagnon set about creating Forgotify, their initial goal was to give “neglected songs another way to reach…

21 Ways to Become the MacGyver of E-Digging

We gave you a list of 26 “e-digging” channels to find samples but now we have 17 more places to uncover some online gems. Like it or not, searching the internet for records or samples – or “e-digging” – is becoming a widespread phenomenon amongst the music production community. Noisey ran an article called Dusty but Digital: How Producers Went From Crate Digging to Youtube Surfing detailing the growing…