Gift Guide: Musicality

Sampa the Great (aka Sampa Tembo) will release her second full-length album, As Above, So Below, in September and Vinyl Me Please has it in an opaque peach colorway, available for pre-order now. The Zambia-born, Botswana-raised artist has spent time living in Australia and the US, but returned home in 2020 and made the album there in just a few weeks. With hip-hop underpinning the …

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Acid House As It Happened

$75

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When London’s rave scene began in the late ’80s, it ignited a culture around uninhibited style, the Roland TB-303 synthesizer and blissful hedonism. More than wild revelry, the scene—dubbed acid house—became a meeting place for people across genders, sexualities, class and race. That unity is revealed in former The Times editor and photographer Dave Swindells’ book Acid House As It Happened. Swindells, who followed the …

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Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

$38

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In 2003, iconic Atlanta-based hip-hop duo OutKast—aka Big Boi and André 3000—released their split album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below wherein each artist created their own record, but released them as one. Big Boi’s 808-driven Speakerboxx leans into southern hip-hop via electronic and soulful flair. On the flip side, André 3000’s The Love Below overflows with eccentricities, combining R&B, electronic, jazz and funk. Altogether, the 40-track album—available as …

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Teenage Engineering’s sleek, portable high-fidelity OB-4 enhances traditional radio and speaker capabilities while delivering new music listening experiences. Compatible with line input, Bluetooth, FM radio and disk, the OB-4 produces powerful sound through four tailor-engineered speaker elements and two four-inch bass drivers, lasting 40 hours on a single charge. The true magic of the speaker, however, is its ability to memorize everything it plays on …

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Artist, collector and founder of counter culture book fair Cultural Traffic, Toby Mott is better known as a punk expert than a rave historian, but for New Age: Stonehenge to Jungle, he traces UK rave, jungle, sound system and warehouse parties through flyers. With 575 flyers and other ephemera, as well as interviews and contributions from Alan Lodge, Chris Peckings, Dave Little, IXY, Joe Rush, …

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Special Delivery Tee

$38

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Printed on 100% cotton, custom-dyed T-shirts, Ghostly’s new Special Delivery T-shirt features an original design by Detroit-based cartoonist and illustrator Mike Burdick. A wriggly rendition of Ghostly’s beloved logo graces the front, while the back of the shirt includes a swirling delivery truck, spilling records.

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Etherwave Theremin

$899

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Moog Music recently updated their Theremin while paying homage to Bob Moog’s iconic 1996 design. Featuring improved portability and bass response, the Etherwave Theremin provides an accurate five-pitch octave range, an adjustable antennae to adapt to any environment and direct connection to (and control of) other modular, semi-modular and Eurorack synthesizer systems via CV inputs. Retro yet refined, the Etherwave is a modern upgrade for …

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Previously only on streaming services, 19 remixes of iconic electronic group Kraftwerk are now available on a set of three limited edition neon records. The aptly titled Remixes features reimagined tracks by DJs, producers and artists including Hot Chip, William Orbit, Étienne de Crécy, Orbital, Underground Resistance and others. The tracks (originally released from 1991 to 2021) include William Orbit’s hardcore mix of “Radioactivity,” Hot …

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Nothing More To Say Vinyl

$14

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Beloved and talented musician, singer, producer and DJ, SOPHIE tragically passed away earlier this year, and now her debut album, Nothing More To Say (2013), is set for reissue on vinyl, and all proceeds will be donated to the Scottish Trans Alliance. Out via the Glasgow-formed, now London-based label Huntleys + Palmers, the short but radical record features vocals from Jaide Green. Price is in British Pounds.

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Flip Record Display Shelves

$65

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Part storage and part decorative object, the Flip Record Display Shelves from Deep Cut create an illusion that your vinyl albums are floating. Show off your favorite records in these 100% hardwood shelves, which are handcrafted in the brand’s Minnesota workshop. Sturdy but sleek, they need no assembly and are ready to store up to 20 records right out of the box.

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Moog Sound Studio

$1999

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Ideal for professionals and rookies alike, the Moog Sound Studio provides an all-encompassing approach to exploring modulated sounds. Upgraded from their first iteration, this package offers a richer experience to build complex and complete songs, featuring three 60HP analog synthesizers: Mother-32, DFAM and Subharmonicon. The curated set also comes with a custom duvet cover, audio mixer, power distribution hub, audio and patch cables, synth exploration …

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One of the most opulent pieces from Lil Nas X’s online merchandise, this robe is resplendent in the artwork for the artist’s debut studio album, MONTERO. Designed by Charlotte Rutherford, the visual sees a naked Lil Nas X floating over a mossy river with butterflies, enmeshed within a heavenly, prismatic world. Soaked in this image, this floor-length robe—available in size small to XXL—appears just as divine …

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