My first mixer was a Radio Shack unit. My decks were straight out of coastal thrift stores. I built them from parts I mined from different turntables. I’ve collected LPs since the eighties. Rock and roll changed my life. I'd go to 'The Greek' in Berkeley, CA for shows when I was in high school(Reno,NV). I've seen thousands of live shows throughout my life. My first turntablist experience was in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot at 'Grateful Dead-Chinese New Years' show in the 80's. Finessin' the tables blew my mind. Hip-hop DJs are kings.