What was it like growing up in Detroit? How did you first get exposed to DJ culture?
When did you decide that you wanted to pursue it?
I had been collecting records since I was about 7 years old, but when I went over my man O-Love's crib in high school, he had mad unreleased joints on vinyl. I always had the drive to be the first to get up on new releases then spread them to my friends as early as 6th grade. When I saw that the labels dropped white labels months in advance of proper release it lit a new fire and had me in the shops 4-5 days a week looking for new joints. I began playing records on WSHJ, our school districts radio station.
LAFAYETTE CONEY ISLAND. Or Guilty Simpson.
How's life on the road? Any horror stories?
The road is good. It's an honor and a blessing to be able to travel the world and play the music I love... The downside is being away from my family. Thank god for FaceTime. The horror stories come pre-Serato, having records destroyed by negligent baggage handlers. Lost a lot of heat.
Now that you can download an ipad app and become a "DJ" and folks can rip samples directly from youtube to make beats what separates you and your records from the next kid in line?
At the end of the day, all that matters is that you make heat. I don't care if you got a trashcan and some chicken bones. If it's fresh that's all that counts.
What do you have planned for this year? What's keeping you pushed?
This year is all about Street Corner Music, my new label named after my record shop alma mater. Finally going full steam ahead with the releases. I started a series called The Gift on my site, Djhouseshoes.com, showcasing what I deem as the new drop of producers. With limited vinyl releases along with a gang of other projects from Danny Brown, to Knxledge, to Jimetta Rose, I have a release schedule reaching well into 2015. I'm having fun with it. Nothing is more important to me than the physical documentation of great art and I'm blessed to have built the platform.
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.