The Vinyl Detective – Murder, Sex, Mayhem and Rare Record Collecting
September 3, 2020
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The Vinyl Detective – Murder, Sex, Mayhem and Rare Record Collecting

Violent deaths, a nameless protagonist, creepy villains who favour matching outfits, millionaire Japanese benefactors, femme fatales, sex, drugs, rare jazz albums, and a pair of cats.
August 30, 2020
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Be Ready, Rocksteady – The Latest Spotify Playlist

The sparkling dawn of the new political day heralding Jamaican independence in 1962 was a setting sun by ’66. Those fading hopes also reflected ska’s slide in popularity.
August 26, 2020

Review: Naim Nait XS3 Integrated Amplifier and ND5 XS 2 Network Player

The Nait XS3 integrated amplifier and ND5 XS 2 network player pairing from the house of Naim offers performance and musicality at a price much less than their sonic abilities would suggest.
August 21, 2020
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The Summer when Everything Changed

For me, the last few summers blend together. I’d struggle to pin down if the full moon party I played at was last year or three years ago, when I watched Purple Rain in the park, or exactly which year my bike got stolen. I can’t imagine that I’ll mistake 2020 for any other summer.