For the Record: A Brief Guide to Crate Digging in Beirut
It is a general assumption today that there are only two kinds of people who purchase and collect vinyl records: men in their forties desperately seeking the feel-good nostalgia of their glory days, and pretentious hipsters.
But no, buying vinyl records, both old and new, is a popular practice for DJs, producers, collectors, and plain and simple music lovers. A wonderful world of awesome jazz, 80s cheese, obscure Arabic pop, and other gems await those willing to dig for them.
If you intend on digging, here are a few places to start (but that doesn’t mean you can’t still discover some of your very own).
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