Look at all the improvements, which I am offering
- I use skateboard or inline wheels made from polyurethane, they have the optimal size and toughness, and you can choose embedded bearings of the highest quality in a variety of colours depending on your personal preference. Also I always change the shaft for a new stainless steel one.
- When the bag falls on its side, sooner or later the pockets will get damaged. I offer the production and stitching of pockets made of strong rubber, which is usually used for the production of soles of shoes with leather/metal edges. The pockets will hold everything you need, f.e. headphones, anti-vibrating weights, an iPad or a pack of 7 inch records.
- I´m offering all repairs of the handrail by using very flexible and solid 3D printing platic. In my personal experience, the comfortable and controllable bag usage is the most important thing for djs. The higher level of control over the bag is more important than its storability (f.e. when chasing a tram or crossing the tram lines). That's why I remove the original handrail provided by the manufacturer when necessary and swap it for a indestructible steel handrail, which is made from one piece, and you can choose the colour of the paint.
- We know the compressor straps from outdoor equipment such as backpacks, their usage is the same in this case: They highly increase the stability of a full record bag while driving. You will never again be surprised by a bump on the tarmac, a hole in the pavement or a sharp turn, when the full record bag falls on its side due to its higher centre of gravity.
- Is your flap hiding the trolley mechanism on the back side of the bag also ripped by the constant usage of escalators and hitting the sidewalks? I will improve it with a rubber cover, which will hold for hundreds of years.
- The pedestal get scuffed after a few years. I offer a complete replacement for a new one made of wood or plastic.
I am a music fanatic.
I have been playing in clubs for fifteen years as Dj AhZ, I’ve played almost all clubs and festivals in the Czech republic and at some in the UK, Germany or Slovakia. I like when the music is breathing, and that feeling I get mostly out of atmospheric and deep drumandbass and autonomic. 80's disco, funk, garage house and all the lounge chillout music. Also let's not forget about ambient.
I play from vinyl, which means carrying a full record bag couple of times a week through the city. All the improvements are inspired by years of driving that bag on different surfaces. I don't like throwing away old things, which I like, and my record bag is definitely one of those things. My father taught me how to sow, how to repair and improve things and give them a new life and meaning. And that's what I like.
I don't like to stall, that's why I enjoy working with different crews. With the Volnej Prubeh crew we organize experimental clubnights in the infamous Prague based Cross club, with my mates Annita and KamCZa we promote the longest runnning drumandbass clubnight in the Czech republic, called Drumstation in the same venue and with the soul, disco and jazz master Mr. Ultrafino we run the bash called Soul&Sin. With the bosses of Prague Radio 1 we organize an ambient listening night called Atmo, with the fresh guys from the Good Vibes Crew we throw merry, cheerful and colourful parties called Left On The Moon and with mates from famous Dimensions Festival we are doing Dimensions Prague from their International Series. You can catch me also on air, check out podcast NZP for the techno.cz website. There you can also find my written reports from events and gigs.My djs sets are mainly to be found on mixcloud.
How it all began
I’ ve been playing music in clubs for more than 15 years, over 12 years I ve been carrying vinyl records to clubs.
Obviously I needed a records bag and bought a Magma bag, which was the biggest record bag on sale. That solved my issues with indecision. I like taking a stacked bag to parties. The parties often turn into afterparties, and more records come in handy. Same with a weekend at a cottage with friends.
To put it bluntly, I like having choices. The purchase of a record bag with wheels is not an small investment, so when the wheels broke after just two years of using the bag, I wasn't ready to get a new one instead of a otherwise undamaged bag. I decided to switch the wheels and bearings for skateboarding ones, which prolonged the lifetime of the bag for another three years.
Then came a lot of DIY improvements.
• compressing stability straps (improves the driving and control of the bag)
• changing the telescopic handrail (second frailest part of the bag after the wheels)
• stitching the pockets (had holes in them after a few years of usage)
All the self-made improvements I did so far convinced me, that the repairs indeed make sense, because a functional and comfortable bag means as much for a dj as his car. Something, which should rather be repaired when broken, not thrown away and replaced with a new one.
After almost eight years I still use that first Magma bag, repaired, improved, pimped and.. unique!