It’s not even December and we’re already tiring of the “It’s that wonderful time of the year” jokes. If you’re anything like us, the festive season is at best tiresome and at worst a regal pain in the ass — but shit, we’re here to help, so over the next few days we’ll be offering various gift guides. We’ve already discussed potential gifts for movie geeks and Instagram addicts, and now it’s time to address the needs of music geeks. Over the next few pages, we’ve gathered a selection of gifts for the music-obsessed — box sets, books, crazy instruments, and a gloriously ghastly Slayer Christmas sweater. Who could ask for more?
$125, DJ Techtools
We saw a guy DJing a party using one of these the other night and were so intrigued that we had to break the not-speaking-to-a-DJ habit of a lifetime and ask him what it was. It turns out that the device in question is a MIDI controller made with the buttons from vintage arcade game machines, which is probably way less useful for the price than a plain old controller — but also way, way cooler.