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45 Live Lowdown #4 - Marc Hype

45 Live Lowdown #4
Marc Hype

Dusty Donuts king, master on the decks, and all round top man, Mr Marc Hype...

1. Where are you based?
Berlin.

2. Why 45s?
It’s the best format for travelling if you love to spin vinyl, it sounds great and the community built up strong again over the past few years. It keeps the essence and the spirit of true DJing alive for me.

3. Your inspiration/mentor/hero?
Too many to mention, but it began for me with Jam Master Jay, Cash Money, Jazzy Jeff & DJ Scratch, followed by ISP, X-Men, Beat Junkies, Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow.

4. Your most elusive 45, what is it and how long have you been looking?
A few years ago I got the Nas ‘Nas is like’ 45 for my birthday from my good friend Katmando, he found it in the south of the US for $3 …

On the other hand, I got this really rare Isreali Sex Machine cover version by Ha’ashem Tamid on flexi disc, which i found accidentley on a flew market in Tel Aviv, almost melting in the sun between some Mickey Mouse books.

5. Best ever dig?
Can’t really say anymore after 30 years of collecting. Nowadays more on the hunt for rare 7“s and Albums from exotic countries when I’m visiting them.

6. All originals pressings?
Mostly, but sometimes reissues got better quality when it comes to mastering or the material. It depends on the usage too.

7. Do you hoard or buy and sell?
I organize with some friends the ‘Kuchenplatte - Records & Cakes’ record fair in various clubs in Berlin. Always bring a few hundreds of 45s to sell there and occasionally on the Discogs Crate Diggers fair. But mostly into hoarding, haha.

8. How many 45s have you got and how do you catalogue/store them?
Should be around 2500 yet, not really into cataloguing. Storage is in cases, bags and a DVD shelf.

9. Cover up or share the love?
Sharing is caring, each one teach one, you have to find the wax anyways.

10. What’s your top 3 LPs tracks that you wish had been pressed onto 7“?
That’s a tough one, and one of the reasons why we’re doing the Dusty Donuts imprint for example. But it would be nice to have Eric B. & Rakim ‘Don’t Sweat The Technique’.

School of Hard Knocks ‘Dirty Cop Named Harry’.

& EPMD ‘So Whatcha Sayin’.

11. Biggest disaster whilst DJing?!
When Non-DJ-DJs not coming clean with their controllers or DVS cabling during the primetime and fucking up the program!