If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably left all your Christmas shopping until the last minute. Again. Sometimes it can be difficult to find last minute presents for the musically inclined, but that’s where our handy guide comes in. Forget an orange and a lump of coal – wouldn’t you like to wake up to one of these instead?
Deluxe cassette reissue of Raekwon’s legendary debut. A must-have for fans of the Staten Island Chef.
Vintage Synth Trump Cards – £8.50
For the synth geek in your life. They’ll never have to suffer a boring train journey ever again.
Ever find yourself staring into Ableton, unsure of your next move? You need this book. Perfect for novices and experienced producers alike.
DJ Paul (founding member of rap group Three Six Mafia) is an OG in the BBQ game – just check out his cooking videos for confirmation of that fact. Why not treat the Hip-Hop foodie in your life to one of his ‘person of interest’ packages which consists of the following:
1 x DJ Paul – A Person Of Interest CD
1 x DJ Paul Mixtape T-Shirt
1 x DJ Paul BBQ Rub
1 x DJ Paul BBQ Sauce
J Dilla Donuts Sweater – $80
Whoever you buy this J Dilla sweater for will be the coolest cat at the Xmas dinner table.
Wax & Stamp vinyl subscription – £26 per month
Treat your favourite wax fiend to a Wax & Stamp 12 month subscription – a UK-based vinyl subscription service that delivers two new records your door each month, hand picked by special guest curators.
From ballroom jazz to Northern Soul to acid house, Dave Haslam’s exploration of the cultural history of British nightlife is a fascinating read.
DIY Synth Kit – £22.50
Make your own synth from scratch – from the classic Atari Punk Console (invented in 1980), to the Stutter and Dub Sirens, this kit contains three synths in one.
We all love some carols at Xmas time, but after a while you might wanna put something a bit more funky on. That’s where ‘Badd Santa’ comes in, expertly curated by Peanut Butter Wolf and veering between hip-hop, reggae and Miami booty bass.
Gramafon – €59
Gramofon turns your sound system into a WiFi music player. Stream music wirelessly from your favourite music services and internet radio stations straight to your sound system directly from the cloud.
These custom keyboard covers are the perfect gift for producers looking to accelerate their workflow. Users of Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools and more are covered.
‘The Rap Year Book’ – £12
From Sugarhill Gang to Young Thug, Grantland writer Shea Serrano pays homage to the most important rap song released every year since 1979.
This cool piece of official Technics gear will come in handy when you want to crack open a drink and remind people you’re a DJ at the same time.