The 9 Best Slipmats

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Whether you're looking to protect your precious vinyl LPs while maximizing your control as you spin and scratch away when DJing at a club or party, or you just want a nice decorative piece to keep your platter covered, one of these slipmats will surely suit your needs. We sought out options that would satisfy all aesthetic sensibilities and mixing techniques. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Thud Rumble Butter Rugs

2. Turntable Lab Spacemat

3. Stokyo Dr. Suzuki Mix Edition

Editor's Notes

February 26, 2019:

Slipmats don't just help with scratching and slip-cueing a record, but they also say something about the DJs personality, which is why it is important to find one that you feel represents you well. If you feel your music is only matched by your loud personality, then you'll probably want to consider the graffiti-styled Thud Rumble Frosted Butter Rugs, vibrant Ortofon Vinyl Preservation, or Dove Afro Beauty. For the turntablist that prefers something a little more soothing, we have included the Turntable Lab Spacemat. If you want your decks to look as trippy as your sound set sounds, then you'll probably like the dizzying Turntable Lab Ed Hertz. Those who prefer to let their music do the talking can opt for the plain white Stokyo Dr. Suzuki Mix Edition or the lettered Serato Official Butter Rugs. If you are working your way up to the level of scratch master, any one of the Butter Rugs will be your best bet. DJs who do more mixing and cutting than scratching would do well with the Stokyo Dr. Suzuki Mix Edition, as they provide awesome vinyl control.

4. Thud Rumble Frosted Butter Rugs

5. Ortofon Vinyl Preservation

6. Turntable Lab Ed Hertz

7. Technics Headshell

8. Serato Official Butter Rugs

9. Dove Afro Beauty

Brett Dvoretz
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