Discogs have announced a brand new platform, Discogs Exclusives, which is dedicated entirely to super rare and limited release vinyl.
With the tagline “incredible, one-time only items for the true collector”, the platform will offer test-pressings, special editions, out of print fare and warehouse finds that would otherwise be very, very hard to come by.
Discogs have launched Discogs Exclusives – a marketplace dedicated to selling “incredible, one-time only items for the true collector”.
Talking about why they launched the marketplace, Discogs’ Jeffrey Smith explained to The Vinyl Factory: “We would have intense conversations with people working within the indie/major label communities; people who were Discogs devotees and passionate collectors themselves.
“There was a common story evolving. They have access to something neither we nor the Community have access to test pressings or tiny amounts of out-of-print stock that can be hard to find — even in our own Marketplace. It felt like there had to be something we could do to help bring this stuff into the open for collectors everywhere, not just those with connections.”
So far a few releases have made their way onto the platform. These include a cassette box set containing all of John Carpenter’s full-length albums recorded with his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, released on Sacred Bones and limited to just 500 sets. Two super rare test pressings of The White Stripes album Icky Thump were also released at $500 apiece but quickly sold out.
Check out the site here.[via The Vinyl Factory]