Needle To The Groove DJs: Allen Johnson, David Ma & DJ Basura
200 Park Stage
Longtime record collector & producer Allen Johnson, aka Albert Jenkins, is one of the Bay Areas finest DJ selectors. From deep grooves to classics, his sets provide surprises you may not have heard on vinyl prior. He & his crew, Needle To The Groove, are a growing force for vinyl culture, with new artists releases and well curated events throughout California.
David Ma is a veteran music journalist whose work appears in Rolling Stone, The Paris Review, NPR, Wax Poetics, and others. He teaches a course on hip-hip history and its global impact at SJSU.
Michael Boado, known as DJ Basura, is an industry veteran, both as an eclectic DJ and an encyclopedic collector with decades under his belt.