Tag: Columbia Records

  • From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats

    From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats

    Physical formats have only been around since the 1870s — but in that relatively short amount of time, we’ve managed to come up with some pretty bizarre ways to release music. Each format on this list had its moment of usefulness. But looking back might make you ask “what were we thinking?” Regardless of how obsolete…

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  • Legendary Turntablist Rob Swift: “DJing Is an Extension of Yourself”

    Legendary Turntablist Rob Swift: “DJing Is an Extension of Yourself”

    To most of his students Robert Aguilar, aka Rob Swift, is something of a legend, a true DJ. Having come up during the original days of hip-hop in New York City, Rob Swift was one of just a few artists who defined turntablism. His unique skill helped transform DJing from a gimmick into an art form.…

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