DFA cancelled. More info on who didn't, below....
Record lovers/nerds/experts/diggers, rejoice!
The Flea's first-ever special event is nearly upon us: this Sunday, Sept. 14, the Superstar DJ Record Fair comes to town, with 10-15 musicians and DJs selling records (and some CDs) from their private collections for one day only. (Everyone will be located under a giant tent near the backstop/DJ area--W21-27 on the map.)Directions to the Flea can be found HERE.
Fleagoers will have access to the personal/secret collections of some of the finest DJs, musicians, and record labels in our fair city: Other Music employees (including Duane and Mikey), dj /rupture, DJ Rekha (of Basement Bhangra fame), Def Jux Records (head honcho and former Company Flow MC El-P will be in the house!), McBoing Boing (Rubulad), DJs db and Dara (of the NASA, Breakbeat Science, and Jungle Nation crews), Crito of the experimental and awesome Broklyn Beats collective, Doug and Casey from the EAT Records shop/cafe in Greenpoint, and local collectors Chris Bishop (aka DJ Chas Kit), Brett Webb, and more. (Note: DFA Records is a very last-minute cancellation for this Sunday. Very sad!)
In addition, the Superstar DJs will get a half-hour or so each to spin on the Flea's modest sound system, and every record they play will be for sale. And every item in this week's Scavenger Hunt will be a record or record-related. Fun.
As if that weren't enough, our regular crew of Flea vendors will be bringing out vinyl and music-related treasures galore at their booths around the market. Jarontiques, for example, has a trove of original posters from Bill Graham and the Family Dog, who put on legendary concerts with the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, LOVE, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in peak-hippie late '60s San Francisco. Like, really far out, man!
Alex from Unbreakable Records returns to the Flea Sunday, and he'll have crates of old funk 45s, among other treats.