Vinyl looks great on camera, but even better on Instagram.
When it comes to sharing records, there’s nothing more immediate than photography. Discogs may be the consummate online database, but in terms of music discovery, you can’t beat that human touch. While many platforms have sought to replicate this, the potential to share classics and under the radar gems direct from your collection on Instagram is unparalleled. Each packed with their own distinct personality, get it right and you could build your collection from Instagram accounts alone. After all, shouldn’t every trip to the record shop should include one bought for the cover alone?
Whether you’re after rarities, new releases or just walls and walls of mouth-watering vinyl, we’ve picked out 15 of our favourite record collectors to follow on Instagram, from big name DJs to the private collectors who’ve caught our eye in recent months.
Do you have a favourite record collector on Instagram? Have we missed any killer accounts? Tag @thevinylfactory on Instagram with your suggestions.
Keep your taste in line with Radio 6 Music’s premiere taste marker and record collector. Rarities, favourites and selected new releases pepper his selection, with a lean towards the weirder corners of jazz, funk and soul. What else would you expect fro a man who plays Sun Ra on mainstream Saturday afternoon radio? (Click to play below)
Definitely one of our favourites, and it’s easy to see why. @dadsdiscdelights is an endearing insight into one of the most comprehensive collections on the planet, complete with reviews for each record featured. Sadly, Dad passed away last year, though the account lives on thanks to the help of daughter Zoë (who you can follow @zobolondon)
New on the scene and turning heads, @SteveKouta brings an unparalleled professional aesthetic we rarely come across. Might be a little too polished for the hardcore collectors out there, but it’s a feast for the eyes nonetheless.