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Chef Napalm
04-11-2004, 04:09 PM
redcresent (http://www.dissensus.com/member.php?u=9) posted a link to Discogs (http://www.discogs.com) on the John Carpenter Soundtrack (http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=133) thread and it got me wondering how many of us use resources like Discogs (http://www.discogs.com).

So, informal poll: how many of you use Discogs (http://www.discogs.com)? Other resources?

carlos
04-11-2004, 04:24 PM
i use discogs as a quick reference- i know it's not perfect or complete, but they do have a lot of info in there

also use wolf's kompakiste http://www.kompaktkiste.de/ cause he has lots of scans of covers and labels

i use http://www.allmusic.com/ also

all these resources are flawed- but they're worth checking

what i've been looking for (but haven't found) is a resource like allmusic but for books/literature

Nick Gutterbreakz
04-11-2004, 04:27 PM
Damn, I love discogs! An invaluable quick resource for the music blogger to check his facts. My impending Belgian hardcore week would be buggered without it.. :p

Rambler
04-11-2004, 04:50 PM
what i've been looking for (but haven't found) is a resource like allmusic but for books/literature

Amazon's about the closest thing to that; but if you just want reliable facts there are always library catalogues ;)

john eden
04-11-2004, 06:58 PM
I've only used discogs a little, but it does seem good for what it covers.

I mainly used the stuff listed on my dub links page: http://www.uncarved.org/dub/dublinks.html

The Dub Directory - a directory of the original tracks from which dubs have beeb created.

Reggae Riddims - the version excursion! Mostly on a ragga tip, this is a searchable guide to the many cuts recorded on each riddim.

Tapir's Reggae Discographies - a great resource of reggae labels. Essential for filling those gaps or identifying tunes.

Juha's Studio One Albums - a great, voluminous personal account of some of the best and hardest to pin down music ever made. (alas, now gone!)

Roots Archive - extensive resource for scans of album covers

mms
04-11-2004, 07:28 PM
what i've been looking for (but haven't found) is a resource like allmusic but for books/literature

this is kind of useful, a yellow pages which links to authors pages/fan pages etc.

http://www.authoryellowpages.com/

nomos
05-11-2004, 04:05 AM
I used to use AllMusic.com quite a bit but they've gone and made it all complicated and semi-subscirption. It's also shit for 12"s, etc. I love Discogs. It's helped me sort out a lot of titles, sources and connecctions between artists. I was going to get the Rough Guide to Drum and Bass just as a quick reference but Discogs seems way more useful and accurate. And it's always being updated too.

soul_pill
05-11-2004, 09:22 AM
http://tarzan.spoox.org

is the best discography database for hardcore/jungle/drum and bass i've found.

originaldrum
05-11-2004, 09:25 AM
http://tarzan.spoox.org

is the best discography database for hardcore/jungle/drum and bass i've found.


for real

bring out ya whitelabels..........

nomos
05-11-2004, 01:52 PM
http://tarzan.spoox.org

is the best discography database for hardcore/jungle/drum and bass i've found.
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redcrescent
05-11-2004, 01:52 PM
stuff listed on my dub links page: http://www.uncarved.org/dub/dublinks.html
Fuckin 'ell, what wealth! I'll visit regularly. Thanks.

re.: online music resources. Try Tigersushi (http://www.tigersushi.com/site/intro.jsp), too.

Woebot
05-11-2004, 02:24 PM
also (and this'll save him having to plug it here himself)

www.jahsonic.com

redcrescent
09-11-2004, 04:51 PM
I just ran across Tonspion (http://www.tonspion.de), a German site for free, *legal* good-quality MP3 downloads. It's pretty easy to navigate, even if you don't speak Deutsch, just let redcrescent give you a tour:

There's individual MP3s categorized in sections (electronic, hiphop, world, classics, etc.) in the navigation bar at left. Once inside a section, don't forget to flip the pages ("Seite" in German) to get to the goods, there's plenty of them (the electronic section, for example, has 17 pages). Click on the picture, then look out for the download button (conveniently labeled "mp3 download") to get to the site actually hosting the mp3.
Check "mp3 neu" below the sections bar for the freshest produce.

German label Kitty-Yo is offering a free 10 track compilation, including cover, for download (click "MP3 compilation" on the right part of the screen). Features tracks new and old (Jimi Tenor, To Rococo Rot, Louie Austen...) and mp3 exclusives by Gold Chains & Sue Cie, Rechenzentrum, Rhythm King and her Friends and Taylor Savvy.

Should you want Tonspion to notify you of new arrivals, you can sign up for a weekly email newsletter under, erhm, "mp3 newsletter".

(Please be advised I don't endorse anything except hot hummus, cream cheese and salmon sandwiches for hung-over mornings, I just though you might appreciate.)

bruno
16-07-2006, 03:14 PM
i don't understand why they've subdivided discogs into genres, it's redundant. plus it's annoying to have to sift through duplicates on google, can someone explain the logic behind this? i don't see any.

subvert47
16-07-2006, 03:54 PM
http://tarzan.spoox.org

is the best discography database for hardcore/jungle/drum and bass i've found.

which is now...

http://www.rolldabeats.com/

:)