Vinyl Collector: Altan Mentes

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Country: Turkey
Genre: Pop, R&B, Italo-Disco, Rock, World, Electronica & Synthpop 

Collecting For 19 Years

I collect because I love the sound of vinyl.  I prefer vinyl over a CD and have been collecting ever since 1999 when CD was still the format of choice. While most of my peers collect full albums to add to their collections I prefer building a collection of singles; which is the majority of my collection; on vinyl because I love collecting all the different remix versions you could get on singles.

One of my favorite genres is Italo Disco.  Every time the radio here in Istanbul plays 80’s Italo Disco it becomes my mission to find that song on vinyl . My favorite artists and biggest influence are Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, George Michael and Sade.


Music will always part of my life and so will vinyl.


“10 Albums or Singles That I Listen To Often”.

P.E. Profiles (8)

P.E. Profiles (9)

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My name is Maurice Edwards and I’m an avid vinyl collector, music historian and novice DJ. My music background consist of 20 years of music retail and promotion and independent artist consulting. I had the fortune of working for two of the largest music retail outlets; Tower Records and Virgin Megastore. After my tenure with major record stores in 2004, I founded a web-based self-funded start-up company called Evolution of Media (EOM) which focused on the needs of independent and major artists in the music industry. Evolution of Media (EOM) grew from 27 unique visitors to over 50,000 unique visitors per month within the first year of going live. What set EOM apart from other competitors was that we limiting site reviews and recommendations to only outstanding emerging artists and major artist that were not visible within the mainstream. Besides working with independent artist from around the globe I established working relationships with the promotion departments of Sony, Interscope and Shanachie records assisting them with extra promotion for artist such as; Al Jarreau, Sky Edwards (Morcheeba), Miki Howard, Vesta Williams, Phil Perry and many more.