Mark Murphy moving on from Spank! Records

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In sad news for Sydney’s DJs (and would-be DJs), Spank! Records’ long-serving guru Mark Murphy is moving on. After eight and a half years behind the counter, the hometown hero has “decided to hang up my records and head out into the world”. His welcoming attitude and all-round expertise is sure to be missed, as are his interviews on the store’s blog. However, Murphy’s life as a DJ is still set to carry on as normal…

Here’s what the man himself had to say. “My fellow co-owners, Chris Lo and Leanne Clegg, will take ownership of Spank! and continue to grow what I believe is the best all-round DJ shop in Australia,” he wrote in this week’s newsletter. “The store will continue to push vinyl and continue to expand on its growing hardware/software & digital DJ business.

“I wish Chris & Leanne all the best with Spank! and I hope it further cements itself as a leader in the industry. I’d like to thank everyone that I’ve ever sold a record to or sold a pair of Technics to or even told a silly joke to. It’s been great. Anyway, my last day will be Friday, November 26. Thanks for everything and see you around the traps.”