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Jakarta Post

Vinyl culture of Dheg Dheg Plat

  • Felix Dass


Jakarta   /   Sun, November 4 2012   /  12:14 pm

Dheg Dheg PlatFour friends try to keep the romantic side of vinyl alive. One simple thing can be done: Create a community that celebrates vinyl culture as well.

This is 2012, a moment of life when music is served on the table in various media. There are CDs, which are made by dozens of digital processes; MP3s, which are obviously a product of a digital regime; cassettes, which will suit the 1990s generation and last, the everlasting format of vinyl.

People are offered with a stash of choices, and, of course, each format has its own pluses. But what’s inside the shoes of those who pick vinyl as their favorite medium?

From the compactness point of view, vinyl is not OK, because it’s big: there are 3 sizes: 7”, 10” and 12”. In terms of price, vinyl is also not favorable; its big size makes shipping costs bigger if they’re imported, thus it’s still more exp...