TEDx Talk On The Culture Of Record Digging: “Reviving the World’s Forgotten Records’

At a recent TEDx event in Montreal, Alex Charpentier (a.k.a. DJ Lexis)—the main force behind the online digger platform Music Is My Sanctuary and the 24 Hours Of Vinyl events—spoke about record digging as a cultural phenomenon and archeological practice wherein diggers collectively preserve rare, obscure and forgotten music and simultaneously give it new life.

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Record collectors have always played a pivotal role in preserving musical heritage and culture; for most, they did this through digging for obscure music created by artists who are seemingly overlooked.

At a recent TEDx event in Montreal, Alex Charpentier (a.k.a. DJ Lexis)—the main force behind the online digger platform Music Is My Sanctuary and the 24 Hours Of Vinyl events—spoke about record digging as a cultural phenomenon and archeological practice wherein diggers collectively preserve rare, obscure and forgotten music and simultaneously give it new life. 

In the video below, Alexis speaks on the heritage that these “archeologists” have built and what the future holds for vinyl culture.

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