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“My Favorite Record Stores” by J-BOOGIE (California)

In honor of all the great record stores in the world still doing their (essential!) thing. We asked some of our favorite artists out there to give us a little run down of their personal favorites.

Here are some of J-BOOGIE‘s personal favorites.

Favorite Hometown Record Store : Groove Merchant, San Francisco (US)

@JBoogieJustin:  It’s been around since before I was even buying records. Great folks and there’s always a gem or 2 hidden in there (Klute OST like whoa).

Favorite International Record Store : DMR, Tokyo (Japan)

@JBoogieJustin:  DMR in Tokyo. Amazing selection across all genres + stuff I’ve never seen in US, with listening stations and all the hot new joints on the wall!

R.I.P Store you miss the most : Open Mind, San Francisco (US)

@JBoogieJustin:  Open Mind. It was a cultural mecca for DJs in SF, and half the time you just dropped in to talk shit with the staff. Maybe you were lucky enough to make it to the basement, or drop by when some DJ was giving up the game and letting go of their collection.


Justin “J-Boogie” Boland is an American DJ/producer from San Francisco, California. He was born in September 1973. He is signed to the Om Records label, and has 2 full length albums as well as several mix CDs. He has also been featured on several compilations such as Mushroom Jazz and the OM Lounge series. His style includes a mixture of hip-hop, funk, nujazz, afrobeat, latin, dancehall, soul, and electronic.

He is the co-creator of the radio show “Beatsauce,” along with DJs Raw B, and Wisdom on KUSF, which was awarded “Best hip-hop show” by citysearch.com, the S.F. Bay Guardian, and the S.F. Weekly. He is one of the residents at Dub Mission, a weekly reggae/roots party in San Francisco ran by DJ Sep.

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Montreal-based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).