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Everyone will be buying Peir Wu now. Also, Suspension Point is a great shop. Probably the only place online that I still find things I want, even now.
I'll say EDM just as the broadest category possible (house, garage, etc). A lot of white label, single releases and what not. Then some older soul, disco, funk, etc. I really didn't do enough with what I had to justify having as much as I did, so I'm solely a listener. Oddly enough getting rid of all my stuff took nearly all of last summer haha Still, I want to move in a few years and the thought of hauling all of that across country gave me nightmares.
I have a $400 soundcard and a $500 midi controller (which I could probably live without if I had to) and that's all I really need - just use the soundcard + whatever the club provides and use the midi when at home. I get that having vinyl is its own kind of hobby, though - just saying that I'm glad I avoided getting into that, as it saved me a ton and still allowed me to enjoy DJing.
I might be willing to swap playing real vinyl to Serato, to keep the same feeling but cutting the costs and transportation headaches. The problem is that the Serato software and hardware is so damn expensive that I've just continued buying vinyl. Probably have like 120 12"s atm, and it's growing by approx 5 per month. In the long run, it will def be cheaper to go down the Serato route but 650 bucks is a lot to get started with the stuff.
I have a soundcard and use Ableton + 2 midis for producing (which I'll most likely sell since I don't use them) and 2 Technics SL1200 + A&H mixer for DJing. Really glad I bought those turntables since they're blast to use and the resale value is very good. I just started DJing about a year ago and haven't played out yet, but as soon as I consider myself good enough I think I will play a fair bit at clubs etc.