The September 2010 Fat Beats NY Closing Party. Photo by Senari.
First the rumors started. Was the venerable Fat Beats store, which closed so miraculously last year, going to re-open??
There was always plans to bring back the Fat Beats brand to the retail sphere in some form. And the company never died–it maintained it’s online operation and label. However, for those like me who made a trip to Fat Beats a priority, twitter was abuzz last night with the announcement of a retail store in Brooklyn
Now we can confirm that even though there won’t be a full scale storefront, the label is opening a Fat Beats pop-up once a month at its Brooklyn warehouse.
From Sound of the City:
“FB BK is an event, which we will be holding once a month, during which we will make a section of our BK warehouse available to the public as a retail space,” the Fat Beats braintrust tells us. “FB BK will be reminiscent of the atmosphere and energy that the NY and LA stores once exuded. We have DJs of note spinning throughout the day, such as DJ Evil Dee, DJ Spinna, and Rich Medina.” The first such fete happens next Saturday, March 5, from noon to 8 p.m., giving vinyl obsessives citywide a chance to catch up with old friends and see what that Madlib’s been up to lately; April’s party will probably be Record Store Day-themed, of course. Fat Beats’ warehouse is at 110 Bridge Street in Brooklyn, on the third floor, and clearly they’ve gussied it up for you. Do drop by.
So it’s official, and it goes down the first Saturday in March in DUMBO. Let’s GO!