April's Selection !

April's Selection !

Apr 4, 2024

Diggers Factory has put together a selection of favorites for April! 🩵

For the return of the fine weather, we offer you a varied selection just the way you like it.
We kick off April in style with the collector's project, "L'enfant du Pays" by Rim'K, the first solo studio album by the French rapper celebrating his 20th birthday! The member of the groups 113 and Mafia K'1 Fry released this French rap classic on March 22, 2004, and it's being reissued for the first time on vinyl as a limited edition by Diggers Factory! Next, discover "Samba Esquema Novo" by the famous Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Jorge Ben Jor. His first album, released in 1963, is a delightful blend of jazz, pop and samba. Then plunge into the world of Jamaican reggae band Black Uhuru with the project "Brutal", formed in the 1970s. They had their heyday in the 1980s, winning a Grammy Award for their album Anthem. DJ Cam's "Westside Gun Soul". After a career spanning 20 years, the "French Touch" avant-garde DJ releases his first trip/hop "best of". Rediscover the world of American heavy metal band Rage Against The Machine with this famous "1995 live album recorded in Irvine, California". Their musical style is mainly a fusion of metal and rap, with funk and punk influences. Finally, explore the American rapper, songwriter and producer Russ with his album "Chomp 2" released in June 2022, which includes renowned guests such as Snoop Dogg, The Game, Dj Premier Joey Bada$$... We'll let you have a look ⬇️

🎶💿Always find over 100 other vinyl records in the expanded selection! 💿🎶


L'enfant du Pays - Rim'K

It would be tempting to compare L'Enfant du pays with Akhenaton's Black Album for several reasons: their dark tone, the quality of their instrumentals, but above all the similarities between these two leading figures in French hip-hop. Like Chill, Rim’K is at the heart of a major collective (Mafia K1 Fry) and has a distinctive flow. With his hard-hitting lyrics and straightforward delivery, he leaves a strong impression. Gifted with a real style and a remarkable presence, Rim K is not looking for lightness; his style is rather hardcore. Having successfully integrated his American hip-hop influences, he combines the violence of his lyrics with sophisticated instrumentals, moving away from banality and even flirting with electro. It's worth remembering that 113, his original group, benefited from the collaboration of producers such as DJ Medhi and Daft Punk: musically, they're at the top of their game. On L'Enfant du pays, we find Rim'k's Algerian roots (with prestigious guests such as Khaled and Cheba Zaouhania), as well as touches of Demon or Kerry James. In short, expect to hear a real rapper.

Jorge Ben Jor - Samba Esquema Novo


In 1963, Jorge Ben Jor released his first album, "Samba Esquema Novo", a bold fusion of Samba, Samba Jazz and Sambalanço. Highlights of this album include "Mas Que Nada", Jorge Ben's first hit and an oft-repeated cult song, and the closing track "Por Causa de Você Menina". In a year steeped in Bossa Nova, Jorge Ben Jor distinguished himself with a bold approach to Samba, embellished with touches of Jazz, Pop and Rock. His distinctive rhythm (Sambalanço, meaning swaying) and unique vocal timbre made Jorge Ben Jor an essential figure on the music scene. Despite criticism at the time of his guitar's alleged melodic "poverty" and predictions of a short-lived career, Jorge Ben Jor has proved the opposite over the years. His innovative approach to Samba music paved the way for a dynamic and revolutionary Brazilian music scene a few years later, embodied by artists such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa and the Tropicália movement. "Samba Esquema Novo" continues to fascinate with its freshness and energy, even ranking 15th in Rolling Stone's Top 100 Brazilian Music Albums.

DJ Cam - Westside Gun Soul


DJ Cam has established his own label, Attytude Records, which has sold over 3 million records and offers over a hundred productions in its catalog, including the single "Summer in Paris" with the voice of Anggun (with over 5 million copies sold). Having created and produced over 30 albums, collaborated on 150 projects and remixes, played in 5,000 clubs and festivals and sold 5 million records, DJ Cam finally presents his first "best of". Join us in celebrating his 20-year career! Internationally acclaimed DJ CAM was a pioneer of the "French Touch" alongside Daft Punk, Air and Bob Sinclar, and helped popularize electronic music, following in the footsteps of his peers (Massive Attack, Madonna, Jean-Michel Jarre...).

Russ - Chomp 2


Russell Vitale, American artist known by the stage name Russ, is a rapper, songwriter and producer. "CHOMP 2" is the follow-up to his previous EP "CHOMP", released in November 2020. This new album maintains the theme of powerful, incisive rap, with collaborations from some of the biggest names in the rap world, such as Snoop Dogg, The Game, DJ Premier and Joey BadaSS, to name but a few. Russ is particularly renowned for his tracks "What They Want" and "Losin Control", and is a member of the rap group Diemon.

Rage Against the Machine - Live In Irvine. Ca June 17 1995 Kroq-Fm


Rage Against the Machine is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Their musical style is primarily a fusion of metal and rap, with funk and punk influences. Made up of Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, the band made their mark in the 1990s until they disbanded in 2000. They reformed in January 2007 for the Coachella festival. Rage Against the Machine's main characteristics are La Rocha's rhythmic lyrics, Morello's guitar effects and their political commitment, both musically and beyond (against racism, capitalism and globalization). Far-left and anti-globalization oriented, RATM is known for its numerous demands and its support for various social and musical movements. The band is ranked 48th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list and 34th on Spin magazine's "50 Greatest Bands of All Time" list. This famous live recording was made on a previously unreleased radio show in 1995, broadcast on the famous California FM station KROQ, featuring classic versions of "Killing in the Name of", "Bullet in the Head" and other of their unforgettable protest anthems.

Black Uhuru - Brutal


Black Uhuru is an emblematic band of the "Roots Rock Reggae" era. The term "Uhuru", which means "freedom" in Swahili, an East African language, reflects the band's philosophy. Following their success, internal tensions lead to line-up changes. Michael Rose left the group to pursue other projects, leaving Duckie Simpson to recruit young singer Junior Reid, also from the Waterhouse neighborhood. The new line-up recorded two albums, Brutal (1986) and Positive (1987), as well as their respective dub versions (Brutal Dub and Positive Dub).
Despite these changes, Black Uhuru remained a reggae stalwart, with a career marked by ups and downs, but always underpinned by the quality of their music. This album stands out for its songs deeply rooted in the roots of reggae, its beautiful harmonies and its militant themes, characteristic of the Rasta movement.

Not inspired by our favorites? Don't worry, we've got over 100 other projects for you to choose from in our extended selection, featuring exclusive vinyl records. Don't hesitate to take a look (and listen)!