Why Do I Collect Vinyl? – Michael Flowers Jr.

Ever since I was a baby, from what my parents tell me, I’ve always loved music. My father had a nice collection of records and I would sit and watch him play them. And a kid starting in my preteens, I often hung around people my parents age and many of them had record collections. I even had a DJ friend. So you know the inevitable was going to happen. I started deejaying when Iwas 10.I also started my initial collection when I was in my late teens. Going to the record was so much fun. I enjoyed being exposed to … Continue reading Why Do I Collect Vinyl? – Michael Flowers Jr.

Why Do I Collect Vinyl?:  DJ Rinaldo Silva

Country: Brazil Genres: Funk, Soul, R&B Collecting For 20 Years I’m a worshiper of the 70s, 80s and 90s … funk and oldies music especially anything  connected to Black Music. I consider myself a sincere, helpful, supportive, cheerful,  deejay. Music protagonists that I am, I must choose what I want to play and always present an unforgettable show! Listening … creates a beautiful musical show! In my opinion a world without the art of music, is an uninspired world and a world without emotions. Music in particular, makes the soul transcend to a perfect imaginary and a state of equilibrium. It makes … Continue reading Why Do I Collect Vinyl?:  DJ Rinaldo Silva

Why Do I Collect Vinyl?: Mehdi H.

Vinyl Collector: Mehdi H. blueingreenjazz on Instagram Country: Canada Birth Country: Morocco Genres: Jazz, Soul & Rock Collecting For 8 Years    That’s really a hard question. I don’t really know ‘’why’’, but I really think I couldn’t really decide and this was simply meant for me. I remember the very first record that was ever in my hand was a copy of Neil Young’s Harvest. I was looking through stuff in a flea market and came across it, I simply recognized the name because my father is a huge Neil Young fan. The copy was in bad shape so … Continue reading Why Do I Collect Vinyl?: Mehdi H.

Why Do I Collect Vinyl?: DJ Joao Carlos

I started collecting records at the age of 15 and by the age 17 I started playing in several nightclubs in the North Zone of São Paulo.  I have a collection of some 1,500 records with almost 25 years of experience running a record store.  I am currently owner of the store Lado C Discos, which opened November of 2006 located in Rua barão de Itapetininga, 37 – store 05 !! – having as a specialty in Black Music, Jazz, Mpb.  Vinyl collecting has brought me something very precious in life, which are the friends I made through music. It … Continue reading Why Do I Collect Vinyl?: DJ Joao Carlos

Why Do I Collect Vinyl?: André Tobias

Country: Brazil Genre: Rap, R&B, Funk, MPB & Jazz Collector For 25 Years My relationship with music began in the late 80’s, when my uncle who was part of a sound team, used to take me with him on gigs .  Eventually as I became older vinyl became a way to relieve the tensions and stresses of day to day life.  I always felt that collecting vinyl was a healthy vice. I say that, because it was through vinyl collecting that I was able to make great friends and visit new places.  Today I am directly and indirectly still involved with … Continue reading Why Do I Collect Vinyl?: André Tobias