DJ Kingpin Kingsley A. Waring--otherwise known as the Villain of Vinyl--will give vinyl fans another spot to get their hands on some vinyl (otherwise known as records or LPs for old schoolers) starting Oct. 28.
That's when Waring will open Turntable City at 202 W. Main St. in Lexington right next to Libby's and M. Gallery. The shop will include rock, hip-hop, jazz and more album genres.
"We aim to add to the great legacies of local record stores like Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Sounds Familiar, Manifest and will work to the be the best," said Waring, also known for his work with the Non Stop Hip Hop Live & The Love, Peace, & Hip Hop Music Festival. "Lexington is rapidly growing and quickly becoming a hot spot for the arts, fine dining, shopping and culture. Turntable City is extremely pleased to be a part of this growth."
Though vinyl has always been popular for DJs like Waring, it has made a recent resurgence thanks to millennials who are bringing it back.
"Generally, its getting a resurgence because as the saying goes, 'the old always becomes the new,'" Waring said. "It makes me proud that many are falling in love with vinyl again. No other format of music has surpassed its importance. CD's, cassettes, eight tracks, and so many other formats have come and gone. Mp3s, Wavs and other digital files, definitely make music more accessible, but what many receive in quantity and speed they lose in quality."
Turntable will be open noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, and will feature DJ Gldfngr as official grand opening DJ.