In a little piece in the current issue of Time Out New York, we learn that Ilan Hall lives in the East Village, that his apartment is 300 square feet, that he owns two iPods, that he collects "mostly ’90s hip-hop albums," as in vinyl, and that he stores them vertically (or, as Miss XaXa puts it, "erect"). We also learn, as you can see from the accompanying photograph, that Ilan rolls up the cuffs on his jeans, has a penchant for pink sneakers and pink and purple album covers, and loves himself some Whitney. Finally, we learn that Ilan's father makes the turntable on which Ilan listens to music (since "[d]ance music just comes through better on vinyl"), and that he
took his girlfriend to his parents’ house on Long Island, where she was introduced to music played alternately on his father’s Linn Sundeck turntable, a prototype Music Hall MMS9.1 and a 1911 Victrola hand-cranked turntable with its own volume control. “She really liked it,” he says. “She thought it was charming.”
We just wonder whether he played for her our favorite track from that Whitney album, "How Will I Know."