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11 Holiday Gifts for DJs & Vinyl Lovers

From turntable packages to mixmaster classes, here are the greatest gift ideas for crate diggers

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Audio-Technica Complete Turntable Package

Looking for the simplest way to set yourself up with a pro-sounding DJ setup? The Turntable Lab has done the hard work for you. Two turntables, mixer, cartridges, headphones, slipmat and cables—the only thing you’re missing is the private jet to Ibiza (sold separately).
Cost: $1,279
Available at: TurntableLab.com

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Classes at Scratch DJ Academy

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Founded by Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay and with locations in New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta, Scratch is a great place for the novice DJ to improves his or her skills on the ones and twos.
Cost: Classes start at $375
Available at: Scratch.com

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Chambers by RZA WeSC Headphones

All due respect to Dr. Dre, but when was the last time he stepped behind a turntable? The Chambers by RZA feel like a pair of headphones that Bobby Digital would actually use. Plus they have active noise cancellation (for filtering out the club noise) and LED lights that pulse with the beat (for pulsing with the beat).
Cost: $275
Available at: WeSC.com

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'The Music of Grand Theft Auto V'

A box set of music from a year-old video game? Just hear us out. The limited-edition, six-album collection is put out by Mass Appeal Records (respectable) and features music from Tyler, The CreatorFlying LotusTwin ShadowA$AP RockyYeasayer and Wavves. Plus it has the game's original score by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist + Oh No, mixed by DJ Shadow. Plus, plus, they’re in some wicked neon colors. We’ve just convinced ourselves.
Cost: TBD
Available at: Record stores beginning December 9

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Wooden Record Dividers

Organize your vinyl collection with class. These laser-cut wooden dividers from Kate Koeppel Design will separate your records between mono and stereo (pictured), by genre (like metal or pop) or alphabetically (like A or the letter Q).
Cost: $70 (for set of two)
Available at: Shop.KateKoeppel.com

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Novation Launchpad S Control Pack

Want to be a professional DJ in two easy steps? Step 1: Order this all-in-one DJ control pack from Novation that includes the Launchpad S live controller, Launch Control software controller, custom cases, Ableton Live Lite 9 music production software and 1GB of professional loops and effects. Step 2: Open box.
Cost: $300
Available at: Amazon.com

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'Dust & Grooves'

Author Eilon Paz has compiled 436 pages of record collections from the world’s most serious vinyl enthusiasts in this coffee table book for the crate digger. The second edition was recently updated with an interview with Questlove. And who doesn’t love Questlove?
Cost: $95 (deluxe edition including slipcover) 
Available at: DustandGrooves.com

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Play and Display Frame

Records are too pretty to sit in a milkcrate. The Play and Display frame allows you to hang your favorite cover art on the wall, and then easily slip it out to listen. Because records are too functional to just hang on your wall!
Cost: $49
Available at: TurntableLab.com

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Ghostly Slipmats

Customize your setup with the spooky “Ghostly” and “Spectral” slipmats from Tycho and Com Truise’s label. Perfect for any occasion—but most perfect for Halloween.
Cost: $20
Available at: TheGhostlyStore.com

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Spin-Clean Record Washer MKII, 40th Anniversary Retro Unit

The record cleaner may seem like a pricey investment, but all that time and effort you spent building your collection is worthless if you have dusty, unplayable vinyl. Preserve your precious with Spin-Clean, which has been washing the dirt off grooves for more than 40 years.
Cost: $100
Available at: SpinCleanRecordWasher.com

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Pink Floyd, 'The Endless River'

We’re not going to tell you what the best records to collect are—that’s a lifelong pursuit. But, this is Pink Floyd’s final album (probably). So, don’t you want to end your relationship with one of the most seminal psychedelic rock acts on the planet in the format they started with? (Probably!)
Cost: $43
Available at: Amazon.com

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