Love Injection is a monthly print fanzine by Brooklyn the based team of Paul Raffaele & Barbie Bertisch. The zine covers music and culture through the lens of the NYC DJ community. Previous issues have covered seminal disco labels like West End Records, interviews with the likes of the Loft's David Mancuso.
The zine is printed in limited quantities. More information can be found in the excerpt from a gallery showing below:
"White Columns is pleased to present ‘Love Injection’: A Modern Dance Music Fanzine, an exhibition organized by the New York-based DJs, writers, publishers, and broadcasters Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch. The exhibition consists of three related elements: 1) a two-wall, mural-scale display of select pages and spreads from the first 24 issues of ‘Love Injection’ fanzine, accompanied by a ‘hall of fame’-style list of all of the contributors to ‘Love Injection’ to date; 2) a display of vintage materials and printed ephemera relating to the legendary New York club the Paradise Garage (1977-1987); and 3) a display of spreads from ‘Vinyl Maniac’, the little-known mid-1980s in-house magazine of New York’s Vinyl Mania (1978-2007), arguably the most important dance music record store of all time. All ‘Vinyl Maniac’ zines and Paradise Garage ephemera are on loan from a collection preserved by Judy Russell (co-founder of Nu Groove Records) courtesy of Ben Goldfarb & Love Bertilsson. Launched in February 2015 by Paul Raffaele, ‘Love Injection’ is a labor-of-love, monthly print fanzine distributed free via a network of independent record stores nationally and internationally (and also available electronically as a PDF to download online). Now co-edited by Paul & Barbie, ‘Love Injection’ has quickly established itself as a critical platform for celebrating the constantly shifting cultures of dance music. Featuring in-depth interviews with DJs, musicians, artists, and promoters; profiles on record labels, record stores, and nightclubs; alongside record reviews and DJ charts, ‘Love Injection’ is an essential monthly read for anyone interested in dance music and dance-floor culture in all its manifestations, past and present. In a 2016 piece on ‘Love Injection’ published at insomniac.com, writer Kevin Camps – adroitly – suggested that: “Love Injection is The New Yorker of the electronic music world.” ‘Love Injection’ recently celebrated its second anniversary with a box-set edition of the first 24 issues published to date, and they will launch their 25th issue to coincide with the exhibition at White Columns. To learn more about ‘Love Injection’ or to subscribe (to online or print editions) visit: http://loveinjection.nyc" - White Columns Gallery
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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