One of my most vivid memories as a DJ was the first Blkmarket Membership party I played in 2010. It was at a disused gym in lower Manhattan and managed to evade the notice of the authorities til the rapid approach of Sunday afternoon.
Our guest this week, Taimur, ran those parties from 2006 until 2017, booking some of the world's biggest 'proper' DJs to play in incredible locations across NYC.
He now resides in Miami, runs a record shop called T Bag, and runs a vinyl-only label called Blkmarket Music.
This was a wide ranging discussion covering the state of the vinyl market in the US, and the underground scene more generally, as well as digging into Taimur's career as a promoter in New York - which was as eventful as it was unusual.
How did they manage to get away with those crazy warehouse parties anyway? We get some of the answers, and some great stories too. You're going to enjoy this one!
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