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For some of us, we have never stopped riding the wave and the thought of hanging up our surfboards fills us with dread. I think being born in the 70s if you were hit by music and the vinyl bug then it will remain with you in some way for life. I can’t imagine the […]

For those that don’t know, going from record shop to record shop hunting down the right tracks that will eventually find their way into your prized record collection is to many, known as crate digging! Originally the phrase was coined back in the late 80s, early 90s and broadly associated with hip hop and the use […]

The title of this article requires looking at things from several angles and standpoints. Let’s take a look from a Dj’s perspective, in particular, mine. I’ve been Djing and mixing (this is a very important distinction and the subject of an upcoming article) for over 30 years. Until around 2015/16 I was exclusively analog, you […]

I’m from the old school, my Dad was a fanatical collector and subsequently, I am now bordering on the obsessive. I grew up with records, yes, records, not vinyl. From a young age, I was force-fed more music than the average child of the 80s. I was raised to appreciate the format that is now […]

As you know waxwrx™ is a vinyl specific website (it’s in the name) and recently I was approached on Facebook by a user aspiring to become a waxwrx™ crew member. His initial question was “can I join the crew if I spin on DVS?” Well, this was a tricky one and got me thinking deeply! […]

For those that know me, you'll know that I've been very fortunate over the last 3 or 4 years to have owned or played on most of the rotary mixers available on the market. I started my journey from very humble beginnings, namely the Omnitronic TRM202. This little mixer kick-started a chain of events that [...]
When you buy that first record you aren't just saying 'yes' to record collecting, you are also saying 'no' to drugs. You'll never afford both! They should definitely introduce addicts into the wonderful world of record collecting. Growing up in the late 80s, early 90s I am very grateful for discovering records. I never set [...]
This article is bound to divide opinion and before I dive into my experiences and opinions, they are just that...opinions. There is no definitive right or wrong here. Let's focus on dance music as that is where the opinions are more divided and sub-genres litter the landscape bringing categories and confusion in equal amounts. There [...]