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Turntable Lab

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120 E. 7th St. , New York, NY 10009 40.726261 -73.984123
nr. Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-677-0675 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Books, CDs/Records, DVDs/Videos, Luggage, Musical Instruments
Photo by Dave Ratzlow

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Official Website

turntablelab.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 1pm-9pm; Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Luggage

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CDs/Records
  • DVDs/Videos
  • Musical Instruments

Profile

This skinny, gear-packed store provides a one-stop source for aspiring and professional D.J.s, supplying basic equipment, high-tech add-ons, and accessories. Although the selection isn’t plentiful, the brands are legit, with basics like Korg drum machines, Edirol keyboards, Numark mixers, Akai MPCs for sampling, and, of course, Technics turntables filling glass cases near the entryway. Accouterments for the working D.J. flank the register, ranging from technical wares, like high-end, noise-canceling headphones and Reason music-production software, to nylon vinyl and turntable bags piled unceremoniously on the floor. Spinners and collectors can appreciate the small, eclectic vinyl collection of boutique labels like Stones Throw Records and DFA, as well as genre-based sections fit to carry any party, including baile-funk, Baltimore club music, and Miami booty bass. Sparse shelves of D.J. Qbert’s how-to DVDs, crate-digging documentaries, and obscure reading material—like quarterly hip-hop journal Wax Poetics or books from the album-based 33 1/3 series—draw enthusiasts, while scene regulars stop in to drop off flyers hyping new hip-hop dance nights and to check out the breakbeat mixtapes stacked on the front windowsill.

Extra

All in-store stock is also available on Turntable Lab’s website, turntablelab.com.

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