A selection of interesting reads I found the past weeks. From Lovefingers’ favourite homelistening tracks, a Larry Levan feature to a Jan Schulte interview.

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Playing Favourites by Lovefingers.

Andrew Hogge is a seasoned digger. Aaron Coultate visited his Los Angeles home to hear the records he cherishes most.
Hogge plays records as Lovefingers, a name he first used for an influential blog he ran from 2006 until the end of 2009. Punctuated by things like holiday snaps and birthday shout-outs to his son …

Read the full article on Resident Advisor

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Wat maakt een goede selector (dutch read)

“Een selector is een liefhebber die hopeloos verliefd is op de zoektocht naar uitzonderlijke muziek en dat met geweld met anderen wilt delen.’’ Een podium waar artiesten de kans krijgen om de diepte in te gaan, of waar ze een set kunnen draaien die je niet zo snel van ze verwacht, dat is idee achter het nieuwe Dekmantel Selectors festival…

Read the full article on Dj Broadcast

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Site of the month: Okonkole Y Trompa

Not a real read but more of a site you can spend hours on while discovering unknown treasures. Tipped by Hunee.
“We finally came up with Okonkole Y Trompa, a site on which we upload, on a regular basis, songs that were not available on the Internet – ripped from our personal record collection…”

Go to the site

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Larry Levan, the dj who changed dance music forever

Larry Levan was the first superstar DJ. The first to really convince the world that there was more to DJing than just playing one record after another. For 10 years from 1977 to 1987, Levan was the star attraction at New York’s legendary Paradise Garage,…

Read the full article on The Guardian

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Interview with Jan Schulte (Salon Des Amateurs, Dusseldorf)

Jan Schulte is one of key musicians bringing back organic, tropical, exotic grooves into the modern dance music production. He’s a percussion monster, «Diskoking» creating his own musical world from anything he will get in his hands: empty Jack Daniel’s bottle, drum machines,…

Read the full article on Krossfingers

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It’s 2016- Of course streaming is driving vinyl sales

Last week, research conducted by ICM for the BBC revealed that 45% of people who bought an album on vinyl had listened to it before online. While many news platforms ran with the equally unsurprising news that half of record buyers didn’t play their records in the first month…

Read the full artice on The Vinyl Factory

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