Push & Play — Huck heads to Long Beach, CA, to check out skater Al Partanen's vinyl collection.
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“I’m not a DJ anyways, I just play records,” says Al Partanen as he prepares for his set at Long Beach’s Red Room. “I’m just like your uncle playing records in the basement at a family gathering or something.”

Al’s DJ sets meander through the genres, stringing a golden thread of good vibes through the decades and he credits his eclectic tastes to skateboarding.

Before the internet, video parts and skate mags like Thrasher exposed him to all types of music, and the skate crowd at the Red Room share his open-minded attitude to music, dancing late into the night to his genre-busting selection.

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