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Deadly Dragon Sound System

102 Forsyth St., New York, NY 10002 40.71853 -73.992716
nr. Broome St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-613-0139 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Boutique, Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Books, CDs/Records, DVDs/Videos
Photo by Corinne Durand

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Official Website

deadlydragonsound.com

Hours

Daily, 11am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at Grand St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CDs/Records
  • DVDs/Videos

Profile

Record-swapping D.J. friends Jeremy Freeman (a.k.a. Scratch Famous) and Jason DeBeck’s (Selector JD) weekly reggae party in Chicago amassed such a large underground following that by the mid nineties the two moved their act to New York—eventually settling their vinyl collection into this sliver of a shop on Forsyth Street. More of a high-traffic utility closet than a store, this standing-room-only reggae haven attracts visitors from as far as Japan. But newcomers and regulars alike dig through some 500,000 sleeves of vinyl fastidiously stacked in boxes filed by name, label, genre and “riddim”—the instrumental base of a song. Scope out reggae’s roots in dancehall classics and ska at the turntable up front, or snag one of Freeman and DeBeck’s mix CDs—juxtaposed jams spun regularly on East Village Radio or at the duo’s longstanding D.J. nights at Lower East Side club Happy Endings.

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