crate digging

Features

These 10 Instagram Accounts Will Renew Your Lust for Records

These streams will make you hot for wax.
David Garber
10.10.16
Features

10 Essential Early Canadian Electronic Records That Deserve Reissues

From a potato farm in Alberta to downtown Toronto, our favourite unheralded releases of the 70s and 80s.
Geoff Snack
7.4.16
thump news

A German Engineer Made the World's First Concrete Record

You've never heard The Rolling Stones like this before.
THUMP Canada Staff
12.30.15
deep dives

Toronto Library Dusts Off Its Massive Vinyl Collection

"You’ll have Bach next to Native American folk music next to some synth-pop record."
Josh Sherman
11.20.15
deep dives

The Plight of “Sandstorm”: Why Do Some Records Become Completely Unplayable?

What kills a classic song dead in its tracks?
Angus Harrison
6.25.15
Interviews

Ghost Hunters: Lilacs & Champagne Talk Samples and Rewrite History With Their Music

Go step by step with the also members of Om, Grails and more, delving into the samples that made their latest LP.
Jonah Bayer
5.8.15
Internet Exploring

Cratedigger FM Lets You Listen to That One Song You've Never Been Able to Find Anywhere Else

"Sure there's radio on Spotify, but you'll only find a few singles, you can't really tell a story."
Dan Wilkinson
4.8.15
Music

Civil War Killed Lebanon's Vinyl Culture

While it's still possible to stumble across a gem, the majority of valuable Lebanese-pressed vinyl has been eaten up by connoisseurs.
Martin Armstrong
10.24.14
Words

Krystal Klear: "Ten Tracks I Don't Want Anyone To Know About"

Krystal Klear goes all Oprah on us, confessing ten secret belters.
Krystal Klear
2.13.14
Words

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Italo Disco (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Mike Simonetti interviews Venetian producer Bottin about the genre's greatest hits (and misses), and the recent kitsch revival.
Mike Simonetti and Bottin
8.15.13