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Beat Mining with the Vinyl Hoover

Broadcaster Toby Amies digs into the archives to discover the significance of old vinyl and how samples from records bought at car boot sales can provide the basis for new hits.

Broadcaster Toby Amies digs into the archives to discover the value and significance of old vinyl.

He uncovers a network of dealers and buyers, supplying a community of 'crate diggers' and 'beat miners' and a world in which samples from records bought for a few pence in a car boot sale can provide the basis for a million-selling hit.

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56 minutes

Radio 4 on Music

Radio 4 on Music

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