By Uncle Blurt
As you might imagine, the collective BLURT brain trust has done its share of crate-digging—record collecting to all you non-vinyl geeks out there—over the years. Fired up on Jolt Cola and with DJ Shadow’s epochal ode Endtroducing blasting from our Koss headphones, we dig, therefore, we are. So count me in on the first official Discogs Crate Diggers Record Fair and After Party, slated for Portland on August 26. And that’s not all – it will also happen in subsequent weeks in Tokyo, Berlin, London, and Amsterdam, followed by a U.S. encore in Los Angeles on October 14.
Record fair by day, after-party by night; Crate Diggers is the ultimate event for record collectors, vinyl-junkies and music fans of all backgrounds. Crate Diggers is free to attend, bringing the unique hybrid of record fair and dance party to cities all around the world.
Buy and sell records, meet with other members of the vinyl and music community, and dance the night away at the afterparty. Local DJs are on the decks while you dig for vinyl during the day, giving way to international headliners turning up the party late into the night.
Aug. 26 — Portland, Oregon — White Owl Social Club
Sept. 2 — Tokyo, Japan — Contact
Sept. 23 — Berlin, Germany — Prince Charles
Sept. 30 — London, England — Oval Space
Oct. 7 — Amsterdam, Netherlands — De Marktkantine
Oct. 14 — Los Angeles, California — Lot 613