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12 inches of da ghey
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my 12 inch vinyl thrift finds this week:

janet jackson/ throb remix



pat and mick/ use it up ( fucking gay as a picnic basket and insanely popular when it came out. i loathed it at the time but had to play it until the grooves were burnt to shit. if it makes you feel any less gay, it was a one off benefit record. would bring everyone to the dance floor and then they'd ask you to play it again.):



lenny d and tommy musto/ bam boo



mtume/ juicy fruit ( sampled to death by rappers because most of them could never manufacture something this fine on their own):



howard devoto/ cold imagination:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hx2IqXBRCM

freestyle- so important, so over looked. original electro's super fine sistah or is it hermana? this song is sooo fine:

lisa lisa and the cult jam/ can U feel the beat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsjEVt72muI

and i wonder if i take you home:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_WZP0LzC4Q

les rita mitsouko/ andy the jesse johnson remixes



sweet pea atkinson/ dance or die ( he was the singer of was(not was))



it's funny- i recognize the masking tape with the bpm written on it on some of the records as belonging to someone who worked at sporters.


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i have found some real treasures in thrift stores but i always go into it thinking- could be a bust, you never know. i found if there's a batch of good records in one goodwill, you hit the others up too because the records get split between the stores randomly.

more if not most dj's going digital has been a boon and unfortunately so has record stores closing- batches of left overs show up. a lot of times i am getting seconds and thirds of records i already have- like lisa lisa- because i either wore out the copies or need doubles for mixing purposes.

i have even found throbbing gristle vinyl in goodwill- something of a shock but much rejoicing.

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