Tuesday 31 July 2012
Support Your Record Shops
The recession bites again as I hear the sad news that BIG CITY RECORDS in NYC will be closing it's doors. It's a sad fact when any quality record shop closes in these harsh economic times, but the fact that a store as revered amongst record collectors as BIG CITY cannot survive even in New York City is an upsetting reality. If you speak to anyone about digging in New York then that particular shop, and the respected collectors who worked there, was always mentioned very high up on anyone's list. And when people tell you stories about BIG CITY RECORD store in the future it will include tales of finding a rare gem whilst standing next to LARGE PRO, DJ SPINNA, or PREMO, or whichever hip hop personality was frequenting the shop at that time. In other words, BIG CITY was the store of choice for artists as much as the avid collector. I KNOW I am right when I say BIG CITY RECORDS Manhattan store will be greatly missed. A huge shout to JARED JBX (thanks for the interview and for being such a gent) and to that turntable wizard and beathead extraordinaire FORREST GETEMGUMP. Keep spinning fellas, and I'm sure you will find yourselves surrounded by rare vinyl in your next adventures. Best of luck to all involved, and most importantly .... SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL AND NATIONAL RECORD STORES people!! There is no feeling, I REPEAT there is NO feeling like getting your hands dirty going through a box or ten of records!! No amount of web searching and keyboard bashing will EVER give you the same feeling. Who knows what you may find?