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Dusting off the wax

Allergy season is upon us — and smog season is just around the corner — so a store called More Dusty Than Digital may not seem to appeal to locals suffering from pounding heads. But the intimate record store on Ponce de Leon, across the parking lot from MJQ Concourse, is kept fresh and clean. And if the only affliction you've got is being a beat junkie, More Dusty Than Digital might provide your fix of pounding breaks.

Jason "J-Sun" Buckner opened shop last fall with the help of main buyer Detail, who serves as DJ for local act Rehab. Both J-Sun and Detail are part of the Break Mechanics turntablists crew (also home to U.S. beat-juggling champ Klever) and formerly worked for Satellite Records in Little Five Points. They set out to provide Atlanta with hard-to-find new, old and import hip-hop, rare groove and experimental/broken beats — the "organic and jazzy side of things" says J-Sun. Knowing their market, the two — along with Applejac and DJ Rashida — opened a small, highly selective store run for DJs and by DJs.

Now, after some word of mouth and street promotions, More Dusty Than Digital has expanded to offer albums and singles (they'll try to hunt down what they don't have), as well as needles, mixers and assorted DJ gear. And, yes, even some CDs. They carry local underground acts on consignment, offer small-run CD duplication and soon may provide production services as well.

Not sure if More Dusty Than Digital has what you need? Just check out one of the store employees DJing. Each have club nights and/or guest spots on WRAS 88.5. "Whenever I play out, I try to represent for the store," says J-Sun, who spins at Ten27 and Nomenclature. "If you like what I spin, you'll definitely like what we carry."??