With Crate Diggers gearing up for a massive string of events in Berlin, Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles, Mixmag has compiled a collection of images from past gatherings to offer an intimate look at the all-encompassing vinyl community.
Not just a record fair, Discog's Crate Diggers is also a party series that showcases the industry’s finest vinyl selectors. Co-founded by Zernell, a veteran of the Chicago house scene now living in Los Angeles, the event has grown immensely since it’s debut in Portland in 2014.
With regards to what allows Crate Diggers to standout, Zernell says it attracts the full scope of vinyl lovers: “We promote comradery. We get all types music lovers together to celebrate vinyl. From kids hanging out on a Saturday with their dads to the old man who's been collecting before it was cool, when it was the only way to own music. The whole vinyl community is on display at Crate Diggers events.”
The upcoming Crate Diggers events take place in Berlin on September 23 featuring Kenny Dope, Andres and Breakbeat Lou, while the following week September 30 they’ll be in London with Rick Wilhite and Mike Huckaby. Then on October 7 Crate Diggers makes its way to Amsterdam with Osunlade, Karizma and Atjazz. The series concludes in Los Angeles on October 14 with Danny Krivit and Ron Trent.
All events are free entry and they’ll be giving away the first Crate Diggers vinyl release in London. Listen to Mike Huckaby's 'Phuture 2' off the debut release below.
View the gallery above to check out the unique atmosphere of Crate Diggers.
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