DJ Nu-Mark aka Uncle Nu offers a peek at his massive vinyl collection – roughly 35,000 pieces – and the history behind it. He discusses procuring 20,000 pieces of the collection for $500 – a cost he split with partner Amani Smith aka DJ Burt Blackarach – and details his love for cover art. Having sourced records everywhere, from sales to cereal boxes, Nu-Mark began his career DJing $2 house parties in high school. With his decks set up on an ironing board – the vinyl stacked waist-high on either side – young Nu-Mark and his partners would go through the records one-by-one to keep the party rocking. His collection goes international from Persian 45′s to a stack of vinyl born from a jaunt to a plumbing supply store in Cuba. The stash also includes 3″ hip-pocket records and Uncle Nu’s first party flyer from 1988. With no intention of slowing down, Nu-Mark’s latest addition to the stacks comes fresh off a trip to Nashville.