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Best DJ Slipmats

Updated: Dec 2017

If you're a turntablist or just love to scratch, you know that only the best DJ slipmats will do. We've had lots of feedback from thousands of DJs letting us know how they really feel when it comes to such a crucial accessory. There are a lot of options out there, and sometimes, a nice picture doesn't always mean a good slipmat. We've put together our list of the best DJ slipmats, based on popularity and website activity. Now, without further ado...


ProductProduct Link
Thud Rumble Butter RugCheck Price
Turntable Lab Ed Hertz SlipmatCheck Price
Ortofon: Serato S-120Check Price
Magma Technics Mirror SlipmatsCheck Price
Turntable Lab SpacematCheck Price
Ortofon SM-17Check Price
Thud Rumble Frosted Butter RugsCheck Price
Ortofon SM-13Check Price
Serato Butter RugsCheck Price
Dr. Suzuki SlipmatsCheck Price

Thud Rumble Butter Rug Slipmat Pair

Thud Rumble Butter Rug Slipmat Pair

"A slipmat that actually slips". We can never doubt the amazing feel of the Butter Rug from Thud Rumble. If you're looking for the standard, this is it, and the best DJ slipmat you'll find. "Butta" barely begins to describe how good these slipmats are for today's turntablists.
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Turntable Lab Ed Hertz Slipmat

Turntable Lab: Ed Hertz Slipmat - Single

Ed Hertz's design really makes this slipmat what it is. While perfect for your basic scratching or in depth turntablism, the look of these things at 33 or 45 RPM is quite epic, and the soft felt is easy on your vinyl
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Ortofon Serato S-120

Ortofon: Serato S-120 Slipmats (Pair)

Yet another slipmat designed with the turntablist in mind. The Serato S-120 DJ slipmat brings together technology from lovers of both Ortofon and Serato, making this one of the best DJ slipmats you'll find from brands you love.
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Magma Technics Mirror Slipmats

Magma: Technics Mirror Slipmats

Don't try to turn your new turntables into phantoms, but feel free to show your Technics pride. These Technics "Mirror" slipmats go quite well with the original Wheel of Steel. They offer great slippage for the modern DJ.
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Turntable Lab Spacemat

Turntable Lab: Spacemat Record Slipmat - Double

Turntable lab makes some great slipmats, and the Spacemat certainly falls into that category. The print is sublimated, meaning you're not going to destroy your vinyl just to have some good-looking slipmats with your gear.
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Ortofon SM-17

Ortofon SM-17 Vinyl Label Slipmats, Pair

Truly for lovers of a decades-old art form, the Vinyl Preservation Academy DJ slipmats from Ortofon let people know you're serious about your craft. There's a lot going on with the design, but these were matted perfectly to prevent vinyl scuffing. They're extra thin too, giving you great feel when it's your turn on the decks.
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Thud Rumble Frosted Butter Rugs

Thud Rumble: Frosted Butter Rugs Slipmats (Pair) - Classic Beedle Glow In The Dark

The designs on this best DJ slipmat seems to always be changing. I could swear the tiger used to say "Weerrree Baked!", but whatever you get is only packaging. It's what's inside that counts, and the Frosted Butter Rugs work just as well as the original.
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Ortofon SM-13

Ortofon SM-13 Chinese Dragon Slipmats, Pair

The Ortofon SM-13 has one of the best designs for those looking for grafitti on their turntables. Ortofon wouldn't put their tag on it if it's not good. With a similar thin surface to their other slipmats, you'll dig getting to scratch on these.
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Serato Official Butter Rugs

Serato Official Butter Rugs Slipmats Pair (Black)

I'm not gonna lie, I got pretty stoked when these came out. A Butter Rug with the official Serato seal? I was in heaven, and these quickly made it to the list of best DJ slipmats. They feel like the original, and perform just as well.
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Dr. Suzuki Slipmats

Dr. Suzuki Slip Slipmats - Skratch 12

Dr. Suzuki is known for making some pretty awesome DJ accessories, and his DJ slipmats are no exception. These do use slipsheets, so if you're not a fan, then move on, but other than that these have a great feel for turntablists, and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Make sure when you're looking for the best DJ slipmats that you always search for ones designed specifically for DJs. Some slipmats are meant for audiophiles for home listening, and they won't be suitable for your club gig. So how'd we do on our list? Got a better DJ slipmat that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!

Posted in Best of DJ Equipment By

DJ Double XL

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