Big shout out to Cam Run for also taking me through to some of the record spots in Brooklyn, including the massive record basement known as The Thing - a write of passage for any visiting record diggers to New York simply for its shear size. The walls are lined with shelves and crates fill every available space, to the extent that you will find yourself literally climbing over records to discover what lies hidden in its many dusty alcoves.
Next stop was a DJ set at the infamous Mobile Mondays run by Rebecca Lynn, Natasha Diggs and Operator Emz - New York's premier night dedicated to playing 45s, and regulary visited by many heavy weights in the local scene. On this particular night I shared the turntables with King Shameek who many old schoolers will remember as the driving force behind the classic Do It To The Crowd by Twin Hype (amongst many other legendary cut up classics).
King Shameek carved up a selection of classic breakbeats using doubles of pretty much everything - Big props!. Natasha Diggs went in with a set of original Hip Hop 45s (no re-releases), with the room errupting like it was 1986 all over again - and even Just Blaze swung by to do the closing set of the night pulling out an awesome routine using The Art Of Noise.
Big shoutouts to everyone I met on the night, including my dude Sticky Dojah from Germany (Now based in the big apple), The Record Man Dan, and a big thankyou to the Undercover Brother who laced me with doubles of his latest release, which features two classic Salsoul joints released on 45 for the first time.