Greetings fellow eighties music lovers, I have recently taught myself the art of converting vinyl to digital and wanted to share some of the results with other people who have been searching for some of these lost gems.
The main rule of the blog is that I will only post vinyl that I have personally ripped and will only post music unavailable on CD, if any of the artists or owners of these recordings objects to having their work posted, please advise me immediately and I will remove.
You may find a trend to some of these posts as I have, over the past few years, focussed my collecting to remixes by Shep Pettibone and Francois Kevorkian, two of the true innovators of the 12″ remix. Many would follow and try to duplicate the success of these two DJ’s turned remixers/producers but in my opinion, they will always be the first and the best.
Over the last five years, there has been an increasing number of impressive compilations of 80’s 12″ singles released on CD and I encourage anyone who has a love for this highly creative period in music to search some of these compilations out, currently I can highly recommend the Dance Classics series coming out of the Netherlands by Rodeo Media but am happy to supply any recommendations on request.
I must also recognise the inspiration behind this blog, firstly DjPaulT at http://burningtheground.net , who has been at the forefront of music blogs for more years than I can remember and secondly, djrichiep at http://djrichiep.com who I came across through his extensive Prince/Flyte Tyme website a few years back. Both have contributed so much to the 80s dance music community that I felt it was time I gave a little something back. Thank you to you both for all you have done and continue to do for music lovers around the world.
For those interested in the equipment, I am using a Rega RP1 turntable and a Bellari VP130 Pre-Amp for vinyl playback and Cool Edit Pro with ClickRepair for recording and cleaning up the output, finally I am using Xilisoft for converting the WAV files to 320kbs MP3 files.
Thanks for reading and hopefully you will love some of this music as much as I have over the past 25 years.