Ep159: WTF is HD Vinyl?

Ep159: WTF is HD Vinyl?

The science of vinyl records hasn't changed much in the last 60-70 years. Now Güenter Loibl and his team at Rebeat are looking to disrupt the vinyl record industry with the concept they've named "HD Vinyl". Today we speak to Mr Loibl and understand the techniques, advantages and controversies surrounding HD Vinyl.

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Ep158: Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless

Ep158: Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless

Earthless' 2018 album 'Black Heaven' was a tremendous game changer for the band who continue to tour and increase their fan base around the world. Today we chat with guitarist/vocalist and songwriter Isaiah Mitchell about the momentum of Earthless, buying vinyl records on tour and heaps more. Plus a track from the new live LP "From The West".

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Ep157: Joe Harley - The Blue Note Tone Poet

Ep157: Joe Harley - The Blue Note Tone Poet

Joe Harley is passionate about reissuing landmark jazz performances onto audiophile-quality vinyl records, which led him to develop the 'Tone Poet' series for Blue Note Records. Hear the stories of working for the legendary jazz label and the nuances that make these records special.

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Ep155: Andy Gill of Gang of Four

Ep155: Andy Gill of Gang of Four

Alongside his production work, touring and new Gang of Four LP "Happy Now", guitarist and songwriter Andy Gill sits with us to discuss the highly revered LP "Entertainment!" and its continued influence across the music industry 40 years on.

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Ep150: The Daptone Records House of Soul with Neal Sugarman

Ep150: The Daptone Records House of Soul with Neal Sugarman

Daptone Records has a unique sound that reflects on great soul classics of another era, yet reaffirms that good music is timeless. Daptone co-founder Neal Sugarman discusses the label history, ethos, recording strategy, making vinyl records and recording some of the greats like Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley & Amy Winehouse. A very special guest for episode 150 of The Vinyl Guide podcast.

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Ep149: Rap Legend Royce da 5'9"

Ep149: Rap Legend Royce da 5'9"

Royce da 5'9" is one of the world's most respected hip-hop artists and has a new highly personal album "Book of Ryan". Today he shares his story, the challenges of his youth, the methods he uses to write rhymes, his collaborations with Eminem and answers listener questions. Enjoy!

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Ep148: Living Colour's Will Calhoun

Ep148: Living Colour's Will Calhoun

Will Calhoun is best known as the drummer of Living Colour, however his musical building blocks were from jazz legends like Art Blakey & Elvin Jones. Today Will talks about the records of his life, his influences and the advice he had the pleasure of receiving from the jazz legends first hand.

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Ep147: The Vinyl History of Failure w/ Ken Andrews

Ep147: The Vinyl History of Failure w/ Ken Andrews

The band Failure has witnessed major transitions within the world of analogue & digital recording and the re-ignition of the vinyl record format. With their new album, "In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind", Chief Cosmonaut Ken Andrews takes us through the history of Failure recordings, their vinyl history and some of the interesting stories and rare-records of their past, as well as some glimpses of things to come.

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Ep145: Chuck Dukowski of Würm, Black Flag & more

Ep145: Chuck Dukowski of Würm, Black Flag & more

Before Black Flag, Chuck Dukowski formed Würm, a highly revered & influential band to the Los Angeles punk scene. Now Chuck is re-releasing the Würm catalogue for Record Store Day Black Friday and today share tales of the band, stories from his music career and discusses the rare records of his time with Black Flag.

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Ep144: Eric Astor of Furnace Record Pressing

Ep144: Eric Astor of Furnace Record Pressing

Today we get a 'State of the Vinyl' update from Eric Astor, the President & CEO of one of America's largest record pressing plants, Furnace Manufacturing. Eric addresses current pressing capacities, how Furnace selects raw materials for quality control, anecdotes on major box sets, advice and wisdom from a life of experience pressing records and heaps more. Enjoy!

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Ep143: Mark Evans of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo

Ep143: Mark Evans of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo

Mark Evans played bass for AC/DC through their formative years, across the albums "TNT", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" and "Let There Be Rock". Today he shares stories of those albums, making those records, some wild tales of Bon Scott and his current gig with Rose Tattoo.

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Ep142: The Rare and Collectible Records of The Misfits

Ep142: The Rare and Collectible Records of The Misfits

The Misfits have gone from a dedicated cult following to legendary status, filling stadiums when they choose to play, and their early records are highly collectible. Today we discuss the singles, LPs and misc collectables of The Misfits with uber-collector Fredrik, co-creator of the "On Earth As It Is In Hell" discography guides.

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Ep141: The Klaus Voormann Interview

Ep141: The Klaus Voormann Interview

Klaus Voormann has lived the life of an artist, befriending the Beatles in Hamburg, creating the artwork for 'Revolver', then going on to become a collaborator on their many solo works and beyond. Enjoy a conversation full of stories, memories and insight from the epicentre of the greatest band in history during their most colourful times.

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