DJ DAY has toured the world many times over as a solo artist and with fellow musicians Aloe Blacc, Exile and People Under the Stairs. Amongst numerous accolades, he was nominated for Song of the Year awards both by the BBC and The Village Voice and his music has been licensed for commercials by DC Shoes, Red Bull Music Academy, Rane/Serato, and numerous full length feature films. Day recently returned from from touring Russia, Europe and New Zealand to finish and release his new album Land Of 1000 Chances on Piecelock 70.
I think my earliest memory of music is of my mom playing records in the house as a kid. I was exposed to a lot of different genres (from Donny Hathaway & MJ to the Grease OST & the Beatles). I took drums in Jr. High band and choir in High School. Haha, but no formal training besides that. I didn't even see videos of other DJ's until long after I taught myself in my bedroom.
I had one of those old Gemini 12 second samplers and a hand me down 2 track from my pops. I would sample anything and just experiment. My whole thing back then was layering and finding samples that were in the right key. I think that did a lot to shape my overall outlook on production.
Long and kind of agonizing, but in the end I'm happy with how it turned out. There was a lot going on at the time I was making it and a lot of those personal things bled into the album. I recorded the bulk of it here in my studio and then went down to San Pedro where I recorded the rest with studio musicians & Thes One. The latter was definitely the highlight of the whole process. We'd wake up, go to the beach where I'd bust my ass trying to surf, head back and work all day/night and drink Green Fin while we listened to the days work. Then wake up and do it again. Good times.
Plan ahead and step your packing game up. Nobody is above washing their underwear in the sink. Learn (at least) "please", "hello" and "thank you" in the language of whatever country you're in. Try to make time to see some things. The first time I went to Paris I was there less than 24hrs. I didn't even sleep in the hotel room! It was just to the gig and to the airport. You don't wanna go to a city like that and not experience anything.
I was on tour with People Under the Stairs a couple years ago and had my bag stolen from the stage the first night. I ended up tracking the guy down and, remarkably, he mailed it all back, but not before I had to buy all new shit. I had my computer crash at peaktime with a packed floor in Chicago. I got on the mic and got people to clap while I grabbed a record and rebooted. There's also the time some crazy lady demanded I play "Dirty Diana" and thought cramming $20 in $1's in my underwear was the way to do it. I never played it.
Haha, I love it! At first I was mainly using it for local gigs, but I've been taking it on the road and it still looks brand new. I know the level of excellence both Tucker & Bloom and Cosmo strive for and that's evident in the care and crafting of this bag.
Make sure to buy the new album by Day, Land of 1,000 Chances, it is honestly one of our favorite releases of this year. Another great one. This video for VQ has a quick appearance by the Cosmo Baker North To South around 2.30
Record bags made for DJs or record buying folks. DJ Backpacks and messenger bags meant for holding 7” records, 45's, LPs, 12" singles, and virtually any other vinyl record format you can think of.
DJs require a specific type of bag, and that’s why we make our bags to the specifications and needs of working class DJs. Large enough to hold all types of vinyl, and padded enough to provide peace of mind that your precious LPs will make it from one gig to the next, without a scratch. From our larger 45 bag, made to hold a large assortment of records, to our dj backpacks and dj messenger bags, that are able to hold records and other necessary items, like cables, and laptops, we’ve got all the needs of a working class DJ covered.
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I received an older version of this bag 8 or so years ago as a gift from my wife, but the older models didn't have a moveable shoulder pad (it was shearling & sewn ONTO the strap in a fixed position) - it worked great when resting on my shoulder & slung under my arm, but slung around the shoulder & onto my back it was terribly uncomfortable. I saw they now offer the bags with moveable pads, so I messaged them asking if there was any way to get a replacement strap with a moveable shoulder pad (or return it to have it replaced). Case Bloom replied VERY quickly & advised me to send it in & they'd replace the strap to the updated version for free! Such a great bag & amazing company. You have a customer for life!
This is my second RM 45 bag. While I was extremely happy with the first, the team at Tucker & Bloom outdid themselves with the updates for the RM 2.5. The quality material and sturdiness of the bag is exceptional. I've gone to the other side of the world and seen this bag utilized by DJs and shop owners, showing the global reach. Those who know, truly know this is tested and designed by a world class working DJ. Can't wait for my next purchase. Thanks Tucker & Bloom!
I bought this bag for my husband who collects records and loves to buy them when he travels for business. It is very fine quality and made beautifully. He loves the orange lining against the black too!
My order was time sensitive and the company personally followed up with me to make sure it arrived on time.
All in all a great bag and a great experience!
I’d purchased other cookie cutter messenger bags,
some even with zippers but I never liked painted on labels and also totes have always felt flimsy and wanted to fall off of my shoulder. I searched for high quality crossbody messenger record bag and found my North to South! The only thing missing was the option to be able change out the strap if wanting to in the future. Thats okay! Tucker & Bloom it turned out offered custom requests so I inquired about having the option and they knocked it out of the park by adding in D rings and the appropriate clip in hardware which btw is high quality and was worth the extra wait time to get it in. The waxed canvas is super nice compared to others I’ve felt and the body strap is a cool option if needing to secure it to ones mid section and it’s not really visible while wearing the bag. I love the depth and the fact that it can hold well over 10 double LP’s not to forget a space for a laptop and plenty of other pockets inside, etc. I’m all but certain this bag will never need replacing if treating it well. If you choose this bag whether for vinyl or your day to day, you’ll be very pleased.
This bag is beautifully crafted and roomy. It is built to hold a lot of records and has a gorgeous surprise lining! It's the ultimate combination of functionality and style. My husband absolutely loves it. Tucker & Bloom is a great family owned company with personal follow through all the way to delivery. We couldn't be happier with the purchase and will definitely look to them again when ordering bags.