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“I am David Attenborough, and I am 93.” So begins the latest (and potentially last) documentary that bears his name, as the revered English broadcaster and natural historian looks into the camera and reintroduces himself for the umpteenth time with all of his usual warmth and honesty. But such a pointed hello is enough to establish that “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet” will be a bit different than “David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities,” “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies 3D,” and the scads of ecologically minded (and more generically titled) shows graced with his awe, curiosity, and brandied speaking voice.

For one thing, Attenborough is onscreen throughout much of this urgent film, which might surprise viewers who know him as the disembodied narrator of the epic nature series he’s made with the BBC in the Blu-ray era. Beyond that, it’s striking how Attenborough isn’t just playing his typical role as the erudite commentator with a contagious enthusiasm for life on Earth in all its forms. The man is still too humble to let himself become the subject at hand, but now — toward the end of his own natural life — Attenborough is showing us the world as he sees it. For all of the incredible things he’s captured with his camera, “A Life on Our Planet” is perhaps the first time Attenborough is acting as its lens.

He declares from the start that this film is his “witness testimony,” and what follows is a familiar documentary about “humanity’s blind assault on our planet” wrapped in an unusually emotional plea for us to look at the natural world through the eyes of someone who’s cherished it for almost 100 years, and wants us to care for it after he’s

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Over a three-decades long career, Chicago house DJ Derrick Carter has built up an enviable assemblage of gear. But now, the legendary producer is looking to pare down his personal audio laboratory — and you can reap the benefits. Carter has announced an official Reverb store loaded with over 100 pieces of gear from his personal collection.

“I’m not a mad scientist anymore. I have a process now, and having to bring the voltage up on this gear days before I start making music is a lot. My electric bill is upset with me,” Carter said in a press statement. “I hope it does find good homes and people are able to glean what they need out of it, just like I was able to glean what I needed out of it. I hope it sparks that mad scientist feeling in someone else.”

Some of the highlights of Carter’s store include a rare 1999 Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave digital synthesizer and a classic Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer drum machine used on the Sound Patrol records and remixes from Carter’s own Classic Recordings. “Fun fact about this 909,” Carter revealed. “There’s a promoter who was putting together a rave and had Jeff Mills on his line up and I guess Jeff Mills needed a 909 for his performance and I let him borrow mine. So it’s my 909 that Jeff Mills also played on for a live show.”

Other highlights include a Roland TB-303 Bass Line synthesizer (“You won’t find one as pristine as this in any country, place, shape, or form unless you somehow manage to get a time machine”), a modified Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer synthesizer that includes MIDI,