It's not exactly the same thing, being a crate-digger in this country as it is being one in Latin America. Here, record collectors fear the early birds at estate sales. In Panama and Colombia, the real scavengers scurry on six legs. They're giant, Tonka Truck–sized bugs, crawling all over musty stacks of vinyl. "They're like alien things coming at me," says Roberto Ernesto Gyemant (aka DJ Beto) of the insects he's encountered south of the border, "not to mention it's hot and you're surrounded by crazy mildews and... More >>>
DJ Beto (right) interviews pianist and composer Victor Boa while bandleader Bush Buckley looks on.