Put The Needle On the Record... The Vintage Vinyl Event at Abode

I heard something that I haven't heard in years that was music to my ears...  a needle skipping on a record.  It may not seem like something that a person would want to hear, but let me tell you, I loved it.  I heard it while I was at the Vintage Vinyl event that was put on by DJ Carbon and  Skratch.  2 DJ's, 4 turntables using nothing but records.  You remember those right? 

Coming up in the era when you didn't use laptops I was eager to go and listen to the music that was going to be played.  I wasn't there just for the music, but also to watch the DJ skills that were on display.  See the great thing about this event is that, possibibly someone could mess up.  A needle might skip, or get dropped in the wrong place on the record.  Or maybe while scratching a record something might go wrong, or you can easily miss a cue to begin your next blend.  So when you realize that 2 DJ's are rocking, having fun and playing great music without anything happening (except maybe one record skipping because it has a slight scratch), it makes it all that much more impressive.  Plus it gave me a very nostalgic feeling because when I as many other DJ's were coming up, there weren't any laptops... just records.  

Too make things even better, there were Bboys there dancing as well.  Hip-Hop at its best!  Check out some of the pix I snapped below. ~ @RoyceOnTheRadio

When I first arrived Skratch was rocking the turntables.  

When I first arrived Skratch was rocking the turntables.  

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Skratch focused.  

Skratch focused.  

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While Skratch was on, a Bboy started breaking.  Always great to see my BBoys reppin.  Also was great to see someone supporting Bad News Clothing!  ICT!

While Skratch was on, a Bboy started breaking.  Always great to see my BBoys reppin.  Also was great to see someone supporting Bad News Clothing!  ICT!

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DJ Carbon got on for a bit.  Ferrigno Fresh yo!

DJ Carbon got on for a bit.  Ferrigno Fresh yo!

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I did want to get a shot of some of the records they were playing.  It made my back hurt just looking at all of them!  I must say that is the ONE great thing about laptops and hard drives because my crate carrying days are over.  

I did want to get a shot of some of the records they were playing.  It made my back hurt just looking at all of them!  I must say that is the ONE great thing about laptops and hard drives because my crate carrying days are over.  

Another one of the ill bboys that came out!  Tuga!  Buggin Out Crew!

Another one of the ill bboys that came out!  Tuga!  Buggin Out Crew!

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Skratch and DJ Carbon

Skratch and DJ Carbon

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This shirt could not have said it better!  Last Of A Dying Breed

This shirt could not have said it better!  Last Of A Dying Breed

~ @RoyceOnTheRadio