n. A person who spends a great deal of time in music stores combing through stacks of vinyl records; a DJ who has a large collection of vinyl records.
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Serene psychedelia from the heart of Massachusetts — from a man whose fortunes were revived by cratediggers.
—Rob Fitzpatrick, “The 101 strangest records on Spotify: Bobb Trimble — Iron Curtain Innocence,” The Guardian (London), February 06, 2013
AKA Music has the best selection of new records, but their used selection’s not very impressive. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a shiny Coltrane reissue. But if it’s the real thing you crave, your chances are significantly better at Hiding Place. Located directly below Vox Populi, owner Mark Johnson’s a bona fide cratedigger who understands the value of curation.
—“Better Than Best: People & Places,” Philadelphia Weekly, October 19, 2011
1998 (earliest)
Touring under the new album Who Got the Gravy?, Humpty Hump, Shock G and Money B are still consummate P-funk crate diggers — no hip-hop outfit has done as much for George Clinton's street credibility — and their sense of humor is still much needed in a genre that takes itself so seriously.
—Chris Vognar, “Hot Ticket,” The Dallas Morning News, October 16, 1998
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