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"Keb Darge in the documentary film The Sound of Belgium (2012) explains how Northern soul buyers and popcorn buyers traveled to the United States to dig the crates for the same vintage records." --Sholem Stein

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Crate digging is a slang term used by DJs to refer to the activity of checking record stores for old, rare or unusual music on the vinyl format, typically stored in crates. Records are then used by DJs,turntablists, or be sampled. Late 1980s house music producers often used 1970s disco records in their songs. In the 1990s and 2000s, hip-hop composers and producers also incorporated elements from old recordings into their songs.

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