In case you haven’t noticed, the holiday season is here. If you’re reading this, you’re probably like us, a last minute shopper. If this is the year you get the DJ in your life something special and craft related, my holiday gift guide is the perfect one for you.
Reloop Tape –USB Mixtape Recorder
The Reloop Tape is a USB mixtape recorder for any DJ to use in their studio and on the road. This quick and handy tool can be uses USB to record, and can even be used for converting analogue vinyl into digital format with a dedicated turntable grounding post. Along with it being a nice stocking stuffer, it also has a great nostalgic look and feel that any music lover of the past or present will appreciate.
Pioneer DJE1500 In-ear Monitors
These preferred in-ear DJ monitoring headphones is a great gift for the DJ you know that isn’t a fan of over the ear headphone. These particular in-ears feature two options for how you want to wear them. Whether for easy listening or mixing, this is an appreciated gift grab.
Pioneer HDJ-X10 Headphones
This excellent pair of Pioneer headphones are over-ear and move on a swivel. They also come highly recommended and have been a top-rated purchase since their release. As opposed to many competitors, the HDJ-X10 feel comfortable on the head and around the neck, while lightweight and maintaining a crisp, solid sound.
DIGI DJ-Stashpack XL Plus
This special edition camo-print Magma Digi backpack makes for a perfect blend between utility and style for any DJ, beat maker, or musician on the go from studios to events. The Magma Digi DJ Stash Pack XL offers a snug interior with tons of pockets for accessories, and can fit a 2-channel controller or small mixer.
This entry-level DJ controller from Roland is a great holiday gift for young, aspiring DJs looking to get familiar with the craft before advancing their equipment setup. Engineered with a standalone TR drum machine and sequencer, along with a full Serato DJ Intro package, that can be upgraded for more in-depth performance ability.
A high quality product, this Pioneer DJ product features a rugged, durable, metal face-plate. The latest version of the DDJSR is an excellent choice for any gift giver wanting to provide the bells and whistle with the solidarity of a Serato DJ software controller. Featuring simple plug-and-play with proper software drivers this piece is definitely a step up for a beginner or novice needing an upgrade this holiday season. It comes highly recommended by its users and seller.
Crane Stand Classic Universal Stand
The Crane Stand is a lightweight, durable and portable device that provides a perfect sit-to-stand ergonomic workstation for laptop users. This is Crane’s premium stand for class, studio, or event use. I myself own a Crane stand, and its multiple angles make it ideal for moving from studio to studio.
Venue Thinpar 64 lightweight Par Lighting
This type of lighting is called a Thinpar 64; these can be used at shows on the floor or attached to a lighting stand. Lighting is a great addition for any DJ’s setup. Whether you buy one, or a pair, they will give some flair for anybody working a wedding gig to a small basement party. The Venue Thin par lights are comparable to many other uplighting brands, but they are highly reviewed. You’d be doing the DJ in your life a major solid by adding some lighting to their background.
Not the latest version from the GoPro brand, but it is on sale and the Hero5 is a great version of the progressive and innovative camera that many DJs across the web have grown to love. Video content can benefit the career of any DJ, so getting them this small, accessible, easy to use GoPro is an ideal gift.
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats By Grandmaster Flash with David Ritz
The memoir from Grandmaster Flash is a historic, fun, and witty recollection from the viewpoint of Disc Jockey & Hip-Hop legend Grandmaster Flash.
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey By Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton
The comprehensive history of the craft we all love and enjoy. The critically acclaimed book was originally released 1999 by music journalists Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. Throughout the book readers discover why “DJs are responsible for most of the significant changes in music over the past forty years”.