Music fans are fickle: they love one song and then the next day (or hour…) they are all over another one. And that's fine! There is too much brilliant music in this world to enjoy in any one person's lifetime. This special ADE issue of Pause is dedicated to those music fanatics who have made it their life's mission to unearth the most precious musical artifacts, to shine light on what could otherwise remain hidden. Some have forged new styles and movements, and expounded their taste and vision to create the world we live in today. These days, anyone with a few followers on Spotify is a tastemaker. From John Peel to DJ Screw, from blues obsessives to Northern soul collectors, these are the explorers that have sailed out on the ocean of sound.