In rotation: 9/22/15

Discogs announces official app for iOS and Android: “As the Vinyl Factory reports, the app will be based on MilkCrate, an existing third-party app for browsing the site’s huge library of new and second-hand records. It also features the ability to catalogue collections, view prices on the marketplace, add to wantlists and search the database for music.”

Time for vinyl to get back in its groove after pressing times: “Located in Milwaukie, Oregon, which borders Portland to the south, Cascade is a labor of love between three partners: CEO Rainey, mastering engineer Adam Gonsalves and certified public accountant Steve Lanning. As music fans and vinyl aficionados, the trio knew they were tapping into a growing demand.

St. Mark’s Place Is Losing The Last Of Its Record Shops: “When news of their demise was first announced last year, the WSJ reported, ‘Sounds, the last of once-many record shops on the strip, recently limited its business days to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays… [the] space went on the rental market this month, with its first showings this week.'”

Ormskirk Nostalgia: An Ormskirk Record, “Frederick B. Rudd of 16 and 28 Derby Street West had one of the first businesses in Ormskirk to sell gramophones and gramophone records. Formerly a musical instrument dealer in the early 1900s, the post WWI boom in the sale of the gramophone and 78rpm records meant Rudd’s little shop at No 28 must have been packed with a vast range of recordings.

VINYL 101: Originals vs Reissues- A Guide to Buying Records, “’Originals vs. Reissues’ is a recurrent topic among vinyl junkies. A quality reissue can offer a great alternative to owning a scratchy original, or spending big money on something scarce. That said, many factors help determine whether you’ve purchased a good or bad pressing of a record. This article hopes to outline a few points which can help you along in your crate digging adventures.

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