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‘Right now I’m into Libyan reggae’: the music label delving into the Arab world's back catalogue
Jannis Stürtz has trawled Casablanca and rooted around a factory in Sousse for music. The Habibi Funk founder talks about his passion for Tunisian disco, Sudanese jazz and Lebanese soft rock

Alexis Petridis

22, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Record by near-unknown producer sells for $41,000 to become most expensive on Discogs
Producer Scaramanga Silk, who earns nothing from sale to anonymous bidder, is baffled: ‘I do not believe that any record is worthy of such a valuation’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Feb, 2021 @4:55 PM

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Kyrgyzstan ballads, Okinawan folk, Ugandan hymns … the album rewriting global music history
Excavated Shellac rejects the western canon of pop, rock, jazz, classical and more to champion 78rpm gems from overlooked corners of the world – ‘an alternate universe’, according to the man behind it

Garth Cartwright

26, Jan, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Keep Christmas baubles up through lockdown | Brief letters
Brief letters: Christmas decorations | Use for old Guardians | LP fans | Voice notes


05, Jan, 2021 @5:52 PM

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UK music streaming hits a high note amid the lows of Covid
Lewis Capaldi leads the way as format accounts for more than 80% of music consumption in 2020

Gwyn Topham

04, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Elvis meets the Evil Dead as comedy rewinds to the VHS era
The cult show that splices Evil Dead II with Elvis Presley hits is now on video cassette as standups hark back to retro formats

Brian Logan

08, Dec, 2020 @7:35 AM

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Back on track: UK vinyl sales heading for best year in three decades
Fans unable to go to gigs in Covid pandemic spend money instead on record collections

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

21, Nov, 2020 @8:30 AM

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$5 gigs, not $10m deals: the story of US punk label Dischord Records
With no contracts and cheap releases from the likes of Fugazi and Minor Threat, Ian MacKaye and comrades rejected booze, drugs and riches to give US punk a conscience. They look back on 40 years of righteous noise

Daniel Dylan Wray

20, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Thurston Moore webchat – your questions answered on black metal, the Fall and the joy of disco
Ahead of new album, By the Fire, Moore talked about where he ate in New York, the power of Jimi Hendrix, and his newfound love of home recording during the pandemic

Guardian music

23, Sep, 2020 @12:42 PM

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Vinyl records outsell CDs in US for first time since 1980s
Report on first half of 2020 finds that vinyl makes up 62% of physical music revenue

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Sep, 2020 @7:43 AM

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Vinyl countdown: indie stores bank on one big day to claw back buyers
Record Store Day offered welcome relief for retailers as customers queued up across the country

Nosheen Iqbal

29, Aug, 2020 @6:03 PM

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Beatles' Abbey Road tops US bestselling vinyl LPs of the 2010s
Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die is the only album made in the 2010s to feature in the US Top 10 vinyl sales of the decade

Laura Snapes

10, Jan, 2020 @10:39 AM

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