Friday, August 20, 2010

DJ Premier Speaks On The Unfortunate End of Fat Beats Vinyl Shops

This is one of the unfortunate draw backs of developing better technology, we begin to phase out old school elements that are not only relevant but essential. DJ'ing is not what it used to be, as it is getting harder and harder to find vinyl record shops if you're an indie hip hop artist outside of the big cities.

But even important and land mark vinyl shops like "Fat Beats" in L.A. and New York are feeling the hit from a rough economic climate and a change of the times to more modern approaches like purchasing vinyls online.
"The closing of Fat Beats is just like one of my friends passing away," DJ Premier relayed. "They promoted vinyl at its highest degree for the culture of good music and that makes it more difficult to say goodbye."
"While our website, which stocks everything available in our retail stores, continues to do very well, we're still exploring our options for alternate retail locations in the future," said Fat Beats owner and president Joe Abajian. "For now, we'll see you online at"
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