Vinyl Exam

DJs put their LPs to the test at Twist.

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Don't get Derek Carney started on how he takes care of his LPs and 45s when he's not spinning alt-rock mixes as DJ Dwreck at the weekly =qualize. While he "loves the crackle and pop" of vintage-'80s records, he treats each album and single with TLC. And he rails against two unnamed Cleveland jocks, who don't store their vinyl in paper sleeves or slip cardboard between each exposed disc. "Yikes! That's the biggest sin next to stealing someone's records. One of these two fools even stored his records all over the house in stacks horizontally. Then, when he played a party, he wondered why all of his records were skipping," groans Carney, whose one-hour set today is sandwiched between at least seven other turntablists, like DJs Gozinya, Liquid Genius, and Stout XTC. "Why would you bother spending all that greenback on vinyl, if you're not going to take care of it? Duh." The tables start spinning at 4:30 p.m. today at Twist, 11633 Clifton Boulevard. Admission is free. Call 216-221-2333.
Sundays, 4:30 p.m., 2008
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