DJ Cedric Woo has apologised for stealing from Brooklyn's Northern Lights Records according to an Instagram post.
A clip showing a man who was 'positively IDed as Cedric Woo' removing a vinyl record from the shelves and hiding it behind his rucksack caused a huge reaction on the social network yesterday, Tuesday 7th May. The piece was a 12" copy of 'I'm Your Superman' by Jan Leslie Holmes, worth $75.
A London-based, French-born player and founder of the Beauty & The Beat parties, Woo— AKA Cedric Lassonde— was in New York to appear on The Lot Radio, according to his own social media updates. Following the accusation his Instagram and Facebook profiles, and website, were taken offline. An additional post by Northern Lights has now confirmed the DJ "reached out to us to apologize [sic] and has paid for the record".
In a bizarre twist to the tale, Woo has apparently wound up handing over "significantly more" cash than the record was worth.
Vinyl sales have undergone a significant resurgence in recent years, with 16.8million units shifted in the US alone last year. Brooklyn is a hotbed of record stores in New York, as is proven by our story on the two new outlets opening for business in the borough.
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