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Second Hand Records
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Superior Elevation
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Human Head Records
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The Mixtape Shop
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Brooklyn Record Exchange
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A1 Records
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2 Bridges Music Arts
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Mood Ring
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Nowadays
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public records
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Black Flamingo
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Bossa Nova Civic Club
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The Dance
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Ponyboy
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Le Bain
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la milagrosa
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Jupiter Disco
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Bleeker Digital Solutions
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Bushwick Community Darkroom
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Sammy's Photo Lab
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Kubus Photo Service
New York City

NYC Crate Digging with 35s & 45s

35s & 45s was born, in part, to broaden the avenues outside of the mainstream gallery system, while sharing love of film photography and records. The mission of the first exhibition was to provide a space where these mediums could be celebrated by and for their community. It quickly became a large monthly gathering for creatives to network, share ideas and support analog. That original mission carries through still today, but exceeding expectations.

Read on for 35s & 45s' guide to the best places to find analog in NYC.

Second Hand Records

"Owned and operated by local DJ Fatik, I go mainly for the new house/techno/re-issue etc stuff and to kick it. He has an ill plant collection too!"

Superior Elevation

"Owned and curated by the DJ's DJ Tom Noble - they carry everything but for me - solid funk, soul, world, disco and house + massive 45 collection. They throw fun in store parties a lot - I walked in on Antal & Tom playing once."

Human Head Records

"Big, big collection and neighbourhood staple of Williamsburg. Big and super well priced collection of jazz, soul, funk, rock, house, world, etc"

The Mixtape Shop

"Really dope record store and cafe (great coffee) with rare and well curated collection of used and new disco, house, techno, jazz, brazil, world/brazil and soul"

Brooklyn Record Exchange

"A solid buy, sell, trade record store with mostly rock, reggae, funk etc - but also a pretty good selection of house joints.

A1 Records

"A neighbourhood staple in East Village with the best, consistent rotation of affordable and absolute heat on wax - everything from RnB, soul, disco, hip-hop, techno, house and more house"

2 Bridges Music Arts

"A very cool, forward thinking record/book store in Chinatown focusing on electronic, house and techno"

Mood Ring

"A very important space, shout out to owners Vanessa & Bowen. This is one of the most inclusive clubbing spaces in NYC right now with some of the best up & coming, forward thinking DJs as well as staple locals and parties. Good priced drinks, with a totally fun and loose atmosphere - one of my favorite places to be. Also astrology themed cocktails!"

Nowadays

"Best large club in New York right now, no phones on the dance floor!!! Amazing outside day parties in Spring/Summer with consistent local and international talent I always love to see - Honey Dijon, Theo Parrish, DJ Marcelle, Soul Summit, Marcellus Pittman, Galcher Lustwerk, Stud1nt, Analog Soul etc"

public records

"Large club in south Brooklyn with 2 rooms, 1 with a large wooden dance floor and custom hi-fi sound system the other shared with a cafe and more for listening and hanging - although, dancing occurs fo sho - another great place to see the likes of Theo Parrish, Francois K, Ron Trent etc"

Black Flamingo

"Hi-fidelity sound system with high quality vegan tacos, the club is in a cool basement built out with wooden sound treatment and Klipsch system + home rotary mixer - vinyl sounds fantastic here"

Bossa Nova Civic Club

"The consistent home of techno in Brooklyn for some time now - this is a medium/small size space with heavy hitting lineups on a regular basis, well priced and fun. This is one of my favorite places to hang"

The Dance

"A brand new fantastic 3 room club space in Manhattan hosting everything from Charlie XCX & Doja Cat to Beach Fossils to Standing on the Corner and Total Freedom - artistic, forward thinking crowd"

Ponyboy

"Cocktail bar and fusion sushi restaurant with local disco, funk, rnb and soul DJs. Also home to the birth of 35s & 45s"

Le Bain

"Manhattan staple true Discoteque style club with views of New Jersey & New York on the top floor of the Standard Hotel - always good DJs - great place to catch Eli Escobar, Sadar Bahar or local parties from Brooklyn that make their way to Manhattan"

la milagrosa

"A mezcal bar/club - it's a small wood sound treated room setup like a speak-easy with a great Klipsch Klipschorn system - you'll see mostly all night sets here and usually goes later than 4AM…"

Jupiter Disco

"A very small futuristic Star Wars outpost kind of space-themed bar with a custom built hi fidelity sound system and rotary mixer"

Bleeker Digital Solutions

"Best place for development, hi-res printing, framing, etc - all around full service shop in Soho"

Bushwick Community Darkroom

"DIY film development in Bushwick, a great space to meet others in the neighbourhood and a good place to learn about new spaces or local exhibitions"

Sammy's Photo Lab

"Super fast and fairly cheap place for solid development in LES / Chinatown"

Kubus Photo Service

"Cheap place in Greenpoint to buy film and develop, best for fast turn around on developing - but the quality is not always the top notch. You get what you pay for, its bottom dollar and fast!"