Label Dive: Be With Records
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by Kelly Doherty
1d ago
In Label Dive, we take a look at labels–big and small–that have been bringing top quality vinyl releases to fans across the world. Launching its first release in 2014, Manchester-based label has built an impressive catalogue of reissues. Abstaining from the genre and era specificities usually attached to labels focused on vinyl reissues, Be With Records has brought artists as varied as Kimiko Kasai, Leon Ware and Cassie to whole new audiences. At the end of a year that’s seen excellent reissues of records such as Wally Badarou’s Colors Of Silence and Bobby Caldwell’s self-titled, we catch up ..read more
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Form & function: 15 years of MasterSounds
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by Kelly Doherty
2d ago
MasterSounds founder Ryan Shaw on the audio brand reaching 15 years. Audio brand MasterSounds is a beloved fixture in the vinyl and DJ community. Founded by Ryan Shaw in 2008 when he was working behind the counter at Phonica Records, the company has bloomed over the last decade and a half. After collaborating on turntable weights with everyone from Phonica to Disclosure, launching multiple well-regarded rotary mixers and carving a stronghold for themselves in the vinyl community, MasterSounds is now celebrating its 15th birthday. During the brand’s 10-day pop-up birthday extravaganza, we talk ..read more
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Our favourite vinyl releases this week (December 1)
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by Kelly Doherty
5d ago
Essential weekend listening. This week’s rundown is by VF’s Kelly Doherty, and contributors Annabelle Van Dort, Emily Hill and James Hammond. Various Artists 20 Years of Phonica Records (Phonica Records) Buy Phonica Records mark two decades with a whopper compilation. With tracks selected from a pool of “people [Phonica] respect and people who support the shop”, the Soho record store offers up an efficiently comprehensive overview of contemporary dance music. From the buoyant lo-fi of Daniel Avery to late night floor-fillers by Will Saul and Dam Swindle, this four-part 12″ collection is an e ..read more
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Vinyl Destination: Matiz, São Paulo
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by Kelly Doherty
6d ago
Vinyl Destination is a series where we visit new and established crate-digging locations and vinyl focused spaces worldwide to learn about the stories, people and records behind them. Located in downtown São Paulo, Matiz is a new venue offering a high-fidelity listening experience to fans of vinyl and high quality audio. Drawing influence from Japanese kissa culture and established spots like London’s Brilliant Corners, Public Records in New York and Martha Bar in Tokyo, Matiz opened its doors this September, positioning itself as São Paulo’s “first listening bar”. After a few months of Matiz ..read more
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The original vinyl collectors of Monterrey, Mexico
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by Kelly Doherty
1w ago
Chantal Flores meets the vinyl collectors and sellers of Monterrey, Mexico. On Saturday evening, Jorge Constancio sits on the edge of the bed in front of the record player and mixes soap and water in a spray bottle. At his feet is one of the many plastic boxes in which he stores his collection of 1,000 records. He has been collecting Colombian music, such as cumbia, paseo, and vallenato, since 1989. “On Saturdays, after playing softball and having dinner with my children, I sit with my records. I play one, I clean it, I play another, I clean it, and so on,” 52-year-old Constancio says. Jorge ..read more
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In Pictures: Japan’s electronic scene in the ’80s and ’90s
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by Kelly Doherty
1w ago
Alex From Tokyo takes us through a photo archive of two decades in Japanese music. Having moved to Tokyo at four, Paris-born DJ Alex From Tokyo has spent a lifetime nestling in the Japanese electronic scene. Working for the Tokyo branch of Mr Bongo and Disorient from 1995, Alex played a curatorial role in compilations Bossa Tres Jazz…When East Meets West and Showa 64 before pursuing a production career in the late ’90s under the moniker Tokyo Black Star. In the time since, Alex has launched his own label (World Famous), provided sound design for brands as far-reaching as Y-3 and Louis Vu ..read more
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Discovering new Dutch sounds
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by Becky Rogers
1w ago
Dutch psych delights ahead of YĪN YĪN’s third album, Mount Matsu. One band paving the way with their take on global psych-funk are YĪN YĪN. Their upcoming LP, Mount Matsu, takes a different path than their previous offerings. Their debut The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers and follow-up The Age of Aquarius were made solely by founding members, drummer Kees Berkers and multi-instrumentalist Yves Lennertz, with Lennertz recently leaving the band. Now with a refreshed line-up, Berkers along with bassist Remy Scheren, keys player Robbert Verwijlen and guitarist Erik Bandt chose to make the album collabo ..read more
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Our favourite vinyl releases this week (November 24)
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by VF Team
1w ago
Essential weekend listening. This week’s rundown is by VF’s Kelly Doherty and Becky Rogers, and contributors Annabelle Van Dort, Emily Hill and James Hammond. Ciel Homesick (Parallel Minds) Buy Toronto native Ciel releases her long-awaited debut album, Homesick. Following an excellent anthology on Eris Drew’s Ecstatic Editions vinyl label earlier this year, it’s a pleasure to spend time with an intentionally connected collection from the producer. Drawing influence and song titles from the elements of traditional Chinese instrumentation, Ciel has crafted a skittish, often minimalist rhythmic ..read more
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This week’s VF HQ playlist
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by Kelly Doherty
2w ago
New additions from Es Devlin, Danny Brown, BAMBII and more. Filled with our new favourite cuts and some older gems, we update The Vinyl Factory HQ playlist regularly for your listening pleasure. This week’s playlist edition features tracks from DJ Manny, Aisha Devi, Evian Christ and more. Check out the playlist below. Follow us here to keep up-to-date with the playlist, carefully selected by VF’s Kelly Doherty ..read more
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A decade of hi-fi haven Brilliant Corners
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by Kelly Doherty
2w ago
Brilliant Corners co-founder Amit Patel discusses the first decade of the Dalston audiophile location. Founded by entertainment lawyers and brothers Amit and Aneesh Patel in 2013, Brilliant Corners has spent the last decade building a reputation as one of the world’s leading hi-fi bar and restaurant venues. Located in Dalston, the space houses a permanent audiophile sound system and regular events and vinyl DJs alongside its izakaya-inspired food offering and natural wine list. In the ten years since Brilliant Corners’ birth, Amit and Aneesh have expanded, catering to London’s growing vinyl a ..read more
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