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Brooklyn Flea Record Fair returns to Smorgasburg this weekend

by Bill Pearis

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Discerning vinyl lovers with disposable income left after taxes and Record Store Day will be pleased to learn that the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is back this Saturday (5/4) at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg. There are 50 vendors, with tables from labels like Domino, DFA, Captured Tracks, Merge and Warp, and also record stores/vendors like Other Music, Turntable Lab, Kim’s Video & Music, and Record Grouch.

There are also a few specialty items available, like Captured Tracks’ Cleaners from Venus Vol. 2 Box Set (which isn’t official out till 5/14), Cass McCombs/White Magic 7″ on clear vinyl, and that PAWS cassette that was only available at their merch table on their North American tour last month. DJs picked by the Red Bull Music Academy folks will be spinning tunes, including sets from Throne of Blood’s James Friedman, Dean Bein (True Panther Records), DJ/rupture and more. Hours for the record fair are 11 AM – 6 PM and it’s free entry. Smorgasburg gets insanely packed these days, so go early.

Full list of vendors, specialty items and DJ schedule are below.

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair

Spring 2013 Specialty Items
Captured Tracks/Flying Nun:
Cleaners From Venus Vol. 2 Box Set
Flying Nun Record Store Day exclusives
Carpark/Paw Tracks/Acute Records:
Toro Y Moi / Dog Bite Split 7″ *not available in stores*
and Carpark, Young Magic & Toro Y Moi T-Shirts
Famous Class Records:
30 copies of Cass McCombs/White Magic 7″ on clear vinyl
Fatcat Records:
PAWS – Tiger Lily Tour Tape *not available in stores*
Ghostly International:
ADULT. full length (CD/LP), The Way Things Fall on sale 10 days prior to its release date!
Minimal Wave:
Five Times Of Dust ‎- The Dada Computer cassette (limited edition of 200)
Warp Records:
Super limited box sets and reissued releases from
Aphex Twin, Autechre, Brian Eno &

DJ Lineup–Curated by Red Bull Music Academy
1pm-1:40pm- Dan Selzer (Acute Records)
1:40pm- 2:20pm- Dean Bein (True Panther)
2:20pm-3pm – James Friedman (Throne of Blood)
3pm-3:40pm – DJ/rupture (Dutty Artz)
3:40pm-4:20pm – Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave)
4:20pm – 5pm – James Pants

Record Labels
ATO Records & tbd records
Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records
Captured Tracks / Flying Nun
Carpark / Paw Tracks / Acute Records
Cascine
Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar / Secretly Canadian
DFA Records
Domino Records
Dutty Artz
Famous Class
FatCat Records
Ghostly International
Knitting Factory Records
Luaka Bop
Merge
Mexican Summer / Software Recording Co.
Minimal Wave
Modular Records
Northern Spy Records
Partisan Records
Sacred Bones Records
Styles Upon Style
The Smith Tapes
True Panther
Warp Records
What’s Your Rupture
Young One Records

Record Stores & Collectors
Athan Maroulis / Sepiatone
Brian Turner / Eric Neuser
Cakeshop/Capeshok
Co-op 87
Collector Scum
Deep Cuts
DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra)
Doug Mosurock
Halcyon The Shop
Ian Johnson
James Friedman (Throne of Blood Recordings)
Kim’s Video & Music
Matthew Radune / The Wilding Corporation
Other Music
Raelian Raecords
Record Grouch
Robert Schaad
Turntable Lab
Unbreakable Records
Zeke Baker

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