In today's age of technology it seems that music has become more accessible and affordable than ever for the listener. There are a myriad of sites that host fee driven and free downloads of digital files such as wav and mp3's of old, new and undiscovered musicians. Brick & Mortar stores can be found in numerous cities across the globe, and there's no shortage of exclusive online shops as well. All of which tend to sell digital formats of music in some form. However, as of late, we've seen a resurgence in the vinyl record format which is analog. Some claim that sales have grown in purchasing new & used vinyl as much as 40% from 2014 to 2015. Vinyl purists boast of the sound quality of their preferred medium being far superior to the digital sound that most play in their rides, favorite recreational spots and places of employment. The purpose of this blog posting is not to debate that stance as it can go both ways, some prefer vinyl's analog sound and others the digital format. It's purely up to the consumer to decide which type of music format is best for them. The purpose of this blog posting is to pay homage to a well forgotten format of music that still tends to flourish amongst a distinct population of the music consumer world, VINYL!!! Be ye a 45RPM 7", 78RPM, 10" dub plate, 12" single or 12" Full Length LP collector, all vinyl lovers will agree that there's a nostalgia that is strongly associated with vinyl that can not be duplicated by the compact disc or digital download format. One such collector, Afrika Bambaataa of the mighty and infamous ZULU NATION (pictured below) was recently interviewed by the FUSE network show called CRATE DIGGERS.
Typically called "Bam" for short, the founder of the ZULU NATION and former Black Spade Gang Leader is more known for his direct work in helping to birth the Hip Hop Culture in the mid 70's. He was known amongst his Dee Jay counterparts as the "Master of Records". He hosts a collection so vast that it has to be stored in a warehouse and filed by interns that he has working for him. Shout out to Mr. SITH from Southern California for putting me up on this episode. Peep how Bam keeps up with his collection and preserves the vinyl format that got it all started.
Be sure to check out FUSE TV on YouTube for more videos showcasing vinyl record collectors. Use "Crate Diggers" in the YouTube search engine. PEACE
This article was written by Ahmored Tieghur 01/25/2016 for WANDERING EYES BLOG!