About and Contact Dr Diggns

Greetings and Welcome to DrDiggns.com.au 

I'm James,

(Photo by Lilly Pilly Arts)

known as Dr. Diggns—not to be confused with Dr. Diggins. The slight alteration in spelling reflects a touch of Aussie vernacular. Based in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia, my journey through the realm of music has been as eclectic as it has been profound. The Dr Diggns webstore first opened in Jan 2019 and has been growing ever since. 

From a tender age, I've been steeped in a rich tapestry of musical appreciation—be it as a fervent drum enthusiast, a connoisseur of vinyl treasures, or a purveyor of sonic landscapes as a DJ and producer. My passion ignited at the age of 8, with the melodic embrace of my father's jazz collection, sparking a lifelong affair with rhythm and melody.

As the 90s unfolded, I found myself drawn into the pulsating beats of hip-hop and rap, tracing their lineage back to the soulful roots of funk and soul. This revelation became a catalyst for my relentless pursuit of vinyl, scouring record stores, op-shops and thrift stores in a quest for sonic gems that would fuel my creative endeavours.

Venturing beyond the confines of my homeland, I embarked on a sojourn to Japan, where my passion for music intertwined with the allure of sampling. Armed with an Akai MPC 2000xl and a pair of Technics turntables, I traversed the length and breadth of the country, combing through record shops and hidden alleyways in search of sonic inspiration. Over three years, I explored over 150 stores, amassing a collection of rare vinyl that would become the cornerstone of my musical expression. 

Despite an 8 year detour into the corporate world, my love for music remained undiminished. It was during this hiatus that I rediscovered my innate creative instincts, channeling my sculptural expertise into crafting handmade 45 Rpm adapters—a fusion of form and function that initiated the online store. The corporate and start-up experience gave me valuable skills to jump off the hamster wheel and start my own business.  

From humble beginnings, Dr. Diggns has blossomed into a boutique online record emporium, catering to the discerning tastes of Australia's and the world's most ardent vinyl dj's and enthusiasts. Alongside my entrepreneurial pursuits, I've continued to cultivate my musical endeavours, collaborating with esteemed artists and gracing the airwaves of Triple J and PBS radio and DJing around Melbourne's finest venues. 

Now, as I return to the studio, my passion for music burns brighter than ever, fuelled by a relentless pursuit of sonic innovation and a steadfast commitment to sharing the transformative sound and power of vinyl with the world.

Dr Diggns is 100% independent has now grown to be Australia's largest online 45 provider and continues to expand the offerings online with your support. 

Email for bookings or enquires James@drdiggns.com.au 

Learn more about Dr Diggns interview segment with Lamaroc - 

Filipino-Australian bboy and artist. From "KQINGZ OF THEY OWN LUNCHBOX" Podcast series. 

Interview with Dr Diggns: https://fortyfiveday.com/dr-diggns-interview/ 

Follow me Instagram.com/drdiggns 

Check Dr Diggns mixes on Mixcloud 


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