You’ve got to have a lot of love for music to even consider going into a record store anymore; why bother trying to find that beat you heard in a club last night when Mariah Carey’s got a new record? Akin to “why pay for fresh sirloin when there’s Boca Burgers?” Music is still real, there are still people making great sounds, and there still is a world out there beyond iTunes and MySpace. When you’re in Clinton Hill there is only one place to go: Dope Jams.
Dope Jams has a myriad of great stuff; rare beats, house, acid, original mixes, jazz, Latin, hard to find disco grooves, long out of print stuff, vinyl; you name it. Dope Jams is also a cool place to just come in and hang. See what they’re playing, see what they’ve got, shoot the breeze; a real neighborhood type place.
If you’re a DJ or an aspiring DJ Dope Jams also has DJ equipment, EFX, cables, needles, and turntables. If they don’t have what you’re looking for in stock they’re also real helpful; they can probably order it for you or help you find it. Dope Jams also carries DVD’s, books, artwork, clothes, and Magick too. Check out their online store and see what looks good!