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Hip-Hop: A Cultural Revolution (The Book)

I’m a big fan of coffee table books. So much so that if that Seinfeld episode when Kramer wants to put out a coffee table book about coffee tables (that folds and can be used as a coffee table), I would probably buy that. Now, a coffee table book about …

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TR-808 Roland USB Drive

Oh my! Another absolute gem from the good folks at Alkota out of Alaska! Amongst other things they are the makers of absolutely gorgeous custom USB drives in the shape of legendary drum machines. After the legendary AKAI MPC and SP-1200 they are tackling one of the undisputed king of …

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Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable

“Whether you’re just getting into vinyl or simply looking for a stylish replacement for your aging gear, the Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie Turntable ($500) is a terrific choice. Featuring a strikingly stripped-down design, the Genie will turn heads with its looks, while the quiet running synchronous motor, two-step pulley, resonance-optimized …

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FL Studio Mobile – Now on IPhone & IPad

Not that I’m a Fruity Loops guy, or that I own an Iphone or Ipad but I do know tons of producer friends who are FL diehards. So, if you are, then you have good reasons to get excited about this…. FL Studio Mobile, previously announced for iOS, is now …

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Wax Poetics Issue #47

Born from a thought and willed into being by one man, Earth, Wind & Fire became one of the biggest acts of the 1970s. Ramsey Lewis always operated in the popular realm, even making people dance with his 1965 hit record “The ‘In’ Crowd,” which epitomized the soul-jazz sound. Roy …

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Teenage Engineering OP-1 Video

Teenage Engineering’s hotly-anticipated synth / music-making hardware OP-1 finally got an official release last week. Early stocks promptly sold out, but new waves of deliveries should refresh availability. We’ll have more from TE on the launch and the instrument soon.

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Linn LM-1 Drum Machine circa 1982

The LM-1 Drum Computer, manufactured by Linn Electronics Inc., was the first drum machine to use digital samples of acoustic drums. Conceived and designed by Roger Linn, it was also one of the first programmable drum machines. It was introduced in early 1980 at a list price of US$4,995, climbed to $5,500 when additional features were …

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Okki Nokki Record Cleaning Machine

Ok, so this is pretty pricey (i’ve seen it at around 550$) but for the amount of vinyl I have in my basement I have to say that I’m seriously considering something like that… MANUFACTURER’S REVIEW The Okki Nokki RCM is an exceptionally well-designed device created specifically for cleaning all …

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