This one-stop-Alphabet City-shop for DJs spins us right round like a record, baby. Founded in 1998 by Anthony Cattarina, Jasper Goggins, and Peter Hahn, the trio formed the idea for the Lab based on numerous negative experiences at stores that sold DJ equipment, both big musical instrument chains and shady Canal Street stereo stores. Turned off by haggling, uninformed salesmen, and questionable product, Turntable Lab built its business on fair pricing, informed reviews, and a well-researched selection of “Lab approved” items. Ten years later, most of the Lab’s employees are still working DJs, producers, and musicians, which keeps everyone knowledgeable and helps to ensure and maintain the top-notch standards. Turntable Lab stocks turntables, needles, records, mixers, production gear, headphones, magazines, and more. Make it one of your must-see places to visit, and treat yourself to the wealth of expert, attitude-free knowledge in the form of a Turntable Lab staff member (who most likely will also be spinning at the hot club you visit that night).