Addicted To The Needle



Are you addicted to collecting records? Do you have black wax coursing through your veins? Has your vinyl dependance gotten out of control? Amassing 45s has become an obsession? This podcast will help you get you through until your next fix. Do our hosts Ben Shulman and Patrick Foisy offer a cure? No they don't. In fact, they are afflicted by the same sweet disease. Get ready for a fresh new podcast to hit your data dream. When analog clashes into the digital world! Addicted To The Needle - A vinyl addict meets his dealer.


  • Episode 89: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 89 - Eggs Are Awesome

    01/08/2022 Duração: 01h47min

    A very special episode with the incomparable Mod Marty. What happens when two addicts are let loose in Toronto with pockets full of money and droves of records for sale at their disposal? Mayhem, I tell you... MAYHEM! Northern Soul, Mod Beat, Latin Boogaloo and Reggae are just a fraction of what they put their hands on.

  • Episode 88: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 88 - Dealer, you got it!

    23/07/2022 Duração: 01h29min

    Our addict Pat is back from an intense trip to Toronto to meet up with his good mate Mod Marty. Stories of crate digging all over the city and spinning some 60s tunes at the With It night are aplenty. And who pops up at our dynamic duo's gig out of the blue? Our dealer Ben who was out digging for 7-inch gems on his own. Out of the 2000 he picked that weekend, are there any for our addict?

  • Episode 87: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 87 - Live from Brooklyn, New York!

    12/07/2022 Duração: 01h15min

    Very special edition of Addicted to the Needle! We are live from the Face Radio studios in Brooklyn, New York with the man behind the empire, Kurtis Powers. Two addicts going head-to-head in an epic DJ battle. Will we dispel the rumours flying around that Patrick and Kurtis aren't on speaking terms? All the answers here! 

  • Episode 86: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 86 - Be's That Way Sometimes

    26/06/2022 Duração: 01h26min

    Our addict Patrick is back from a whirlwind trip to New York city with tales of a very eventful last 24 hours. He not only brings back lasting memories but a few choice records from his digging excursions also. Our dealer Ben is welcoming him home with some select records for sale of his own. Northern Soul, British Garage Psych and Mod Jazz are all featured on this packed episode.

  • Episode 85: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 85 - Battle of the Addicts!

    16/06/2022 Duração: 01h19min

    Special episode! For the first time on the podcast, two vinyl addicts meet but there's no dealer to be seen. The need for good records is strongly felt. The one and only Al Aitchison aka Sweet Daddy Soul from New York's Soulfinger Dance Party will go head to head with our resident addict, Patrick. This is one is coming to you live from the soul of Brooklyn! 

  • Episode 84: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 84 - Garage Meets Soul

    05/06/2022 Duração: 01h23min

    Here at Addicted to the Needle, we like to spin obscure tracks that you may have never heard before. But we don't just play music. We tell the stories behind the music. How about the story of a Canadian DJ who went to Jamaica in 1971 with Johnny Nash and got so high with Bob Marley that he started talking to his dead relatives. That's the ATTN commitment. 

  • Episode 83: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 83 - Hip or Slip?

    24/05/2022 Duração: 01h14min

    Our addict Patrick needs some bangers for his upcoming DJ gig in New York. Will his trusty dealer Ben come through with some primo slabs of wax? And don't miss the birth of a new segment, Hip or Slip. Rare Northern Soul, obscure Popcorn RnB and 60s New Zealand Beat are on the menu.

  • Episode 82: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 82 - Believe The Hype

    06/05/2022 Duração: 01h36min

    According to our dealer Ben, he has discovered the best record he has ever heard. Period. It's unknown. It's 60s RnB. And it has never been played in public before. How will Patrick, our addict, react? This one is for the history books.

  • Episode 81: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 81 - All Is Fair In Love And War

    11/04/2022 Duração: 01h13min

    Our addict Patrick goes off on one of his rants. Maybe it's a withdrawal symptom from his vinyl dependency? Our dealer Ben has to keep him from going off the deep end by selling him prized 45s. And you won't want to miss another edition of Name The Style Of That Moldie Oldie!

  • Episode 80: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 80 - Don't Cancel Me!

    18/03/2022 Duração: 01h33min

    Our addict Pat is back from a 5-day DJ and record digging road trip with a stack of old 45s and a lifetime worth of stories. Our dealer Ben is ready to siphon his pockets of his remaining few dollars. Garage, Psych, Rocksteady, RnB and some witty banter awaits. 

  • Episode 79: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 79 - Your Love And My Money

    25/02/2022 Duração: 01h35min

    Our addict needs some killer 45s for his upcoming DJ gig at With It in Toronto. Will our dealer provide the goods? Ben also offers an ultra-rare recording that will leave our addict speechless. Classify that one as weird. This episode is heavy on the Northern Soul and Mod RnB. Available here or from your favorite podcast provider.

  • Episode 78: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 78 - Good Grooves

    31/01/2022 Duração: 01h26min

    This episode has a heavy Jamaican connection through Soul, Ska and Reggae. Northern Soul, Mod RnB and Garage fans will also be well served since Ben has just acquired a collection of 3000 45s. Nothing will stop him from offering only the cream of the crop, not even a 14-hour drive in the middle of a winter blizzard.

  • Episode 77: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 77 - Let's Party Like It's 1965

    13/01/2022 Duração: 01h57min

    This episode doesn't have one, but two record dealers to contend with. Bargains are flying left and right! Our special guest Félix B. Desfossés is not only an author, a radio personality and an endless fountain of musical knowledge but he's also a record collector like no other. Northern Soul, RnB, Garage, British Freakbeat and Power Pop are all up for grabs.

  • Episode 76: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 76 - 'Tis The Season

    17/12/2021 Duração: 01h28min

    For our holiday special, we welcome our new celebrity mascot and a special guest all the way from Vancouver, BC. A Northern Soul Wigan Casino classic exchange hands, a few Canadian obscurities are played for the first time in decades and one of the best Mod RnB records ever laid on vinyl is featured. Festive fun for the whole family!

  • Episode 75: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 75 - Double Life

    03/12/2021 Duração: 01h33min

    Our addict is living a double life as a collector and a record picker, just like our beloved dealer. While Pat went to check a collection of 1200 records, our expert negotiator Ben picked up a mere 15 000 45s. A few gems inevitably surfaced. Some 60s Garage punkers, driving Northern Soul and a Mod cover of a country staple made its way into our addict's collection.

  • Episode 74: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 74 - Meet The Gruesomes!

    18/11/2021 Duração: 02h06min

    This one is an all-Garage extravaganza with our special guests, legendary Montreal band The Gruesomes! On this episode, a ton of fuzz laden rare 45s with drunk singers that don't know the lyrics to well-known covers. Plus, The Gruesomes confront our unsuspecting addict Pat with a bold, unvarnished intervention. Don't miss this one!

  • Episode 73: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 73 - The Operative Word Is 'Rare'

    01/11/2021 Duração: 01h22min

    How does our dealer just keep on supplying some quality 45s to our addict over and over on a steady stream? Will he reveal his secret this time? If there's one common theme on this episode, it's that we have some RARE stuff for your listening pleasure. A little bit of Garage, Northern Soul and New Breed RnB are just waiting to be discovered.

  • Episode 72: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 72 - The Shrinking Want List

    08/10/2021 Duração: 01h21min

    Ben is back from a mega pick in rural New Brunswick, Canada with more than a thousand 45s in tow. It was plentiful but was it fruitful? Will it pay for Patrick to be the dealer's most loyal customer? 60s Soul, Latin Boogaloo, RnB Popcorn and Garage Punk are all up for grabs.

  • Episode 71: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 71 - Around The World at 45rpm

    23/09/2021 Duração: 01h17min

    Join our addict and our dealer on all-expenses-paid musical voyage to the US, Mexico, Belgium and the Philippines. The 60s are celebrated with some Mod Popcorn RnB, Soul, Garage and Psych. Expend your mind!

  • Episode 70: Addicted to the Needle - Episode 70 - A Friendship In Peril?

    07/09/2021 Duração: 01h22min

    Is there a controversy brewing over a rare Northern Soul record? Did our dealer Ben risk his decade long friendship over a desirable Garage 45? Did our addict Pat retaliate by boasting about his new Soul acquisition? All the answers will be revealed on this episode.

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