Mass Appeal has done a great job with their "Rhythm Roulette" series. The idea is simple: have a producer go to a nearby record store, throw on a blindfold, and randomly select three records. The producer then has to construct a beat from the records selected. Both the concept and the execution are flawless. I hope Mass Appeal recognizes how stellar this idea is and continues to run with it.
While watching the Lee Bannon and Statik Selektah entries, I couldn't help but notice that Lee Bannon rocks an SP-404 with Ableton to make beats. I have heard some of Bannon's tracks before but was not aware that he used a 404. Hopefully I've discovered another dope producer who I can talk to for 303s and 404s.