A legendary hip-hop record has sold for $126k at auction.
In a recent auction at Sotheby's, ‘Beat Bop’, a record which has long been sought after as the “holy grail” of hip-hop vinyl, sold for $126,000 after an estimated sale price of $2,500 - $3,5000.
The record, one of 500 copies worldwide, was released in 1983. Gray co-founder Jean-Michel Basquiat, who produced, directed, and issued the Rammellzee vs. K-Rob 'Beat Bop' 12” on his own Tartown label, also designed the cover and label artwork.
Sade's album collection has been remastered for a new vinyl box set.
Scheduled for release on the 9th October, Sony have announced details of a vinyl box set titled 'This Far', which features all six Sade's acclaimed albums: Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992), Lovers Rock (2000), and Soldier Of Love (2010), which have been certified platinum 24 times over.
Bloody Mary will celebrate the 10 years of Dame-Music with a new compilation.
French vinyl DJ and producer Bloody Mary, who is based in Berlin, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Dame-Music imprint with a two-part vinyl release across the next two months.
Sales in physical music have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to online music marketplace Discogs.
In their 2020 mid-year report, the website - which also operates as a database - revealed that physical sales on its marketplace rose by 26.69% - a total of 4,228,270 orders - between January and June 2020. These figures are measured against sales in the same period last year.
A documentary about legendary record store, Other Music, will be released this month.
Situated in the NoHo neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York, Other Music record store was a hub for the city's indie rock scene in the early '00s, specializing in closely curated underground, rare and experimental music.
Over 100 independent UK record stores and vinyl specialists are set to open their doors this week.
Following the announcement that retail shops would be allowed to open for business in the UK from the 15th June, a number of record stores confirmed they would be opening their doors, including Rough Trade stores nationwide, and Crash Records in Leeds.
A new record player that allows you to cut your own vinyl at home is available for pre-order, called the EZ Record Maker.
The turntable is also able to play the record after cutting it via its built in speaker, as well as connect to an external audio source.
Conceived by London-based designer Yuri Suzuki in collaboration with Japanese company Gakken, the EZ Record Maker takes the sound from an external aux cable and presses it to a 10" vinyl. Five of these ship with the record player.
A vital part of the recent renaissance of French house and disco producers, Folamour has seen his releases — which come in the form of albums, EPs, remixes and edits — land on labels including Classic Music Company, Church, Kyoku Records and more.
The French DJ/producer's second album, 'Ordinary Drugs', landed in February 2019. The 11-track LP followed his 2017 debut, 'Umami', which included ‘Devoted To U’ and ‘Ivoire’.
Album sales have hit a 60-year low in the US amid the ongoing music industry fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Sales are down on both physical and digital products, while streaming numbers have also taken a hit. This is a further blow for an industry that is already dealing with a wave of festival and gig cancellations around the world due to the lockdown measures and gathering bans that have been put in place by various countries to curb the spread of the coronavirus.