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Combination CD and vinyl record – on one disc

Submitted by on June 16, 2010 – 1:09 am 2 Comments

Jeff Mills has taken a pretty interesting approach to his latest limited release, The Occurrence. The record is released on a “hybrid CD”, meaning that the CD and the vinyl record are one of the same.

The idea is that one side of the record is a normal CD that plays on a normal CD player, the other side is a 5″ vinyl pressing that you can play on a regular turntable. Digital beautifully married with analogue.

The release is part of his ‘Sleeper Wakes’ series which Mills has undertaken to explore new sounds and unique ways to present them. This has got to be one of the coolest and creative media for a release I’ve seen in a long time. Jeff Mills – hats off to you, my friend.

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  • Rick says:

    I like the ideal but does the center hole have to be so big? Why not make it the size of the holes that they have on most vinyls?

    • Krzyś says:

      If this record had standard cener hole, you couldn’t play it in regular CD player. They could make some kind of plastic adaptor (like those that were needed to play 45s with big hole on standard turntable), though.

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