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Record Store Day 2018 (Our 43rd Birthday!)

record store day 2018

When: 8AM - Saturday, April 21st
10 West 37th Street

Record Store Day is always one of our favorite days. This year, it also falls on our 43rd birthday. Come out and help us celebrate our biggest and best Record Store Day yet! We open at 8am sharp so get here early and grab this year's must-have RSD releases!

The Vinyl:

SO. MUCH. VINYL. Don't miss out on exclusive RSD releaseds including David Bowie, WuTang Clan, Marvin Gaye, Arcade Fire, J Dilla, The Cure, Aaliyah, Grateful Dead, Phish. The Cure, Jerry Garcia, Run the Jewels, Prince, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Nas, Biggie, The Police, Clapton, Dap Kings, u2, Prodigy, and tons more. Come early and leave happy... we have shorter lines than you'll find at the bigger stores, with a huge selection of releases.

DJs and Open Turntables:

We're keeping the party going all day with live DJs including Evil Dee of Black Moon, Mell Starr, DJ Double S, DJ Shorty Love, Eddie B Swift and DJ TRS. Also, there will be a SCRATCHER Portablist open turntables from 1-3. So bring your portablist skills and you can win a Numark PT01Scratch - drawing at 2:30 PM!

The Giveaways:

Buy a record, and you're in the drawing. We're giving away  ton of gear for vinyl junkies including the new Audio Technica AT1240USB Professional turntable, Numark PT01Scratch portable turntable, RocknRolla UFO portable turntable, headphones, cartridges and more!

The Deals:

This event includes SUPER DUPER deals across the store! Grab 15% off all turntables and CDJ mixers and 10% off all Serato control vinyl, Thud Rumble slipmats, 7" vinyl and portable turntable accessories. Plus, major discounts on big items from Reloop, Pioneer, Akai and tons more. 


See our Facebook event page for updates, giveaways and deals.

The Flyer:

Click here for our Facebook event page.

Second Annual - QSC DJ Battle Live Finals!

When: Tuesday, November 7th
10 West 37th Street

Don't miss the culmination of our 2x DJ battle with bragging rights and over $11,000 in prizes on the line. You can still make it to the finals if you win our "Open Prelim" on the day of the event.

See rules and finalists here

Summer Open Turntables w/ Numark, Denon, and Akai 

When: Tuesday June 20th, 4:30-6:30pm
10 West 37th Street

Join us and our friends at DJ City NYC for a special "Open Turntables" event featuring some of the hottest new gear of summer. Including the standalone Akai MPC LIVE, Numark NS6 MKII, Denon DJ SC5000 Prime Media Player, Plus new vinyl turntables Denon DJ VL12 Prime and Numark NTX 1000

Learn More and RSVP on Facebook

Yamaha Customer Appreciation + Open Turntables with DJ City

When: Tuesday May 23rd, 4:30pm-6pm
10 West 37th Street

Join Rock and Soul, Yamaha and DJ City for Yamaha Customer Appreciation event, plus Open Turntables.

Our Open Turntables will be powered by Yamaha monitors... no need to sign up, just stop by and perform. Ryon Lawford will also demo some Yamaha keyboards - and show you how to incorporate keys into your DJ set.

We'll have Yamaha swag to give away, and a hefty 20% discount (one day only) on all in-stock Yamaha monitors and keys. Including the HS5 and HS7 - the best rated monitors in their category.

Record Store Day 2017

When: Saturday, April 22 - 8am-7pm
10 West 37th Street
What: Support local record stores and get your hands on limited edition, exclusive RSD titles!

The Vinyl: 
Featuring tons of exclusive vinyl, picture vinyl and rarities from your favorite artists including David Bowie, Big Star, Dave Matthews, Grateful Dead, Moe., Pearl Jam, Sublime, Prince, Paul McCartney, Notorious B.I.G., Madonna, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and SO. MUCH. MORE.

The Performances:
Featuring the Mobile Mondays All-Stars spinning 45s all day, including Iriela, Scratch Nice, Eric Beats, Dre Mayes, Looie Lou, TRS, Joey Carvello, Dax, and special guest Ted Smooth

The Giveaways:

  • Numark PT01USB turntable
  • Audio Technica bluetooth turntable
  • Audio Technica e40 earbuds
  • Dr. Martens shoes (find the golden record!)
  • 5 Ortofon High Fidelity needles

The Deals:

  • Spend $30 and get free earbuds, slipmat, or T-Shirts (while supplies last)
  • 15% off all turntables
  • 15% off all CDJs
  • Audio Technica turntables starting at $79
  • 10% off all Serato Vinyl, including specialty vinyl!
  • 10% off all Thudrumble including Butter Rugs
  • Free Scratch 7" with purchase of Innofader PT01Scratch
  • Audio Technica M50x - $139
  • KRK KNS6400 - $79
  • Shure SM58 - $85
  • MPC Touch - $499
  • HDJ-500 - $75
  • Reload Jockey iii - $299
  • Magma Digi Bags $99
  • Magma Riot Backpack - $149
  • And More...

The Flyer:

Record Store Day NYC

Checkout our Facebook events page for performance schedules, updates and more info!