01. The J Dilla Donut Shop 2xLP Serato Pack

“Seriously, Stones Throw has vinyl fever lately.  This new “J Dilla Donut Shop” package is a team-up with Serato, “the leading vinyl emulation software”.  You get two LP’s, each with a side of Dilla beats and a side of Serato tones.  Six unreleased beats in total, plus two fancy donut slipmats.  This whole package was designed by Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One, so that’s pretty cool as well.  $34.99 at StonesThrow.com.” (omgvinyl)

02. VIDEO Electric Independence: Vince Clarke and the Temple of Synth

“Vince Clarke is a man synonymous with synth pop and a legend in the history of electronic music. He’s famous for founding three of the most popular and lasting musical acts in history: Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure. But his distinct sonic output depends upon another feat: he has spent the last 30 years amassing one of the world’s most impressive collections of rare, ‘holy grail’ analogue synthesizers.” (motherboard)

03. GGRP Record Player (above)

“This is pure genius: Audio engineering company GGRP Sound sent a 45rpm record in a corrugated cardboard sleeve that doubles as a record player. You can put it together one single step.” (notcot)

04. The Great Western Alpaca Show

“Photographer Ross Evertson’s 2007 trip to The Great Western Alpaca Show highlights the strangely fuzzy annual springtime exhibition, recently featured by Good Magazine. From shearing contests to best in show, the livestock-friendly fair finds a little something for every Alpaca lover.” (coolhunting)

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