McIntosh hosted a listening event for the new MT5 Turntable at New York City’s historic (and Jimi Hendrix-founded) Electric Lady Studios. The evening featured a variety of music played on the MT5, accompanied by discussion from the playlist’s curators – Questlove and John Varvatos.

Questlove (left) and John Varvatos discuss some of their favorite vinyl recordings being played on the MT5 Turntable.
The night’s playlist included:

  • Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
  • The Police – King of Pain
  • Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump
  • Guns N Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine
  • Prince – Lady Cab Driver
  • Willie Dixon – Spoonful
  • Stevie Wonder – Superwoman
  • David Brubeck – Take Five
  • Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine (to which Questlove said “I’ve been listening to the song for 40+ years & I’m just hearing it now!”)
  • Gary Clark, Jr. – When My Train Pulls In


We were happy to join McIntosh’s blue meters with
Johnnie Walker’s Blue Label Whisky.