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Vinyl Weekend

November 18, 2013
James Helmsworth

“I can’t wait to spend a sweaty, thumping night at the ’Sco,” said Ben Goldfarb ’93 as he prepared to travel to Oberlin with the DJ collective he founded, I Love Vinyl, for Hip Hop 101’s weekendlong homage to the vinyl record on November 15 and 16. “I still think of [the ’Sco] as one of the best clubs and best crowds to play for.”

I Love Vinyl consists of six DJs who play only vinyl records. Members of the group have collaborated with the likes of Common, Kanye West, and The Roots, and they have toured the globe, both as a collective and independently. Besides Goldfarb, who performs as DJ Scribe, I Love Vinyl also includes Opuruiche Miller ’98, who performs as OP!

Miller echoed Goldfarb’s enthusiasm. “My many memorable nights playing at the ’Sco laid the foundation for my DJ career,” he said. “It is an honor and privilege to return to Oberlin with my DJ collective.”

“[The DJs] will be bringing a one-of-a-kind New York style dance party to the ’Sco,” said Hip Hop 101 Samantha Brown ’14 in advance of the weekend.

Sponsored by Hip Hop 101 in association with the Department of Africana Studies, the weekend featured educational lectures, hands-on workshops, and riveting DJ performances, as well as an all-vinyl dance party Saturday night.

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