Kung Fu Pimp, house DJ, 1,500 records: "Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith. I have a lot of records and try to track down my favorites, but this one is really hard to find. The first time I heard that track, I remember being in the car and I just couldn't stop groovin' to the beat and the lyrics. It's definitely one of those tracks from the funk era that make you feel good."
Relay-One, trance DJ, 800 to 900 records: "I would be on the lookout for the promo Hybrid remix of Alanis Morissette's 'Forgive Me.' I can't believe I let that one get away."
Cliff Dotter, owner, Black Dog Records, 25,000 to 30,000 records (mostly his own personal inventory): "Probably the 'butcher cover' by the Beatles. [The controversial cover of the 1966 Yesterday and Today album that was rejected by the group's label.] I sold my butcher cover four and a half years ago to get my business off the ground for close to $800. I'd probably find it at the Austin record shows."
DJ Ceeplus, hip-hop DJ, "thousands upon thousands" of records: "This is just one of many: the Big Boys' Fun, Fun, Fun LP, also Che's Be My (Powerstation), although they're really not all that rare. As a youth, the Fun, Fun, Fun LP was one, and still is one, of my favorite discs. I had it, then left it at a friend's house, then it was lost or stolen It just disappeared. It really pissed me off."
Mike Snow, retro DJ, 15,000 to 20,000 records (including 45s and 78s): "I'm not really into hunting down those rare records, as I don't really do a lot of producing. The guys that produce are a bit more into that. All my rare stuff is '80s-oriented. There's a black-and-white colored vinyl -- that has a spiral of those colors -- of "Le Freak" by Chic that I wouldn't mind having. Pretty rare, I think. Don't play it much anymore, but I'd like to have that."
Gracie Chavez-Cardenas, drum & bass DJ, 2,500 records: "The original Star Wars soundtrack album, the one with the curiously quirky 'Cantina' tune. Why? A bit of nostalgia. My dad had a great record collection, 45s and LPs, and on Saturday mornings, just after cartoons, he'd play records for my sister and I. The Star Wars soundtrack got a lot of play. 'Cantina' was one of those tunes we liked acting silly and dancing to. A few years ago, my mom gave it away, along with many other records in my dad's collection. Regardless, my dad remains my favorite DJ."