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Australia needs more pressing plants, and SunPress Vinyl looks like a major contender

Florida’s SunPress Vinyl is hoping to expand to Japan, Seoul and Melbourne with the help of a crowd funding campaign.

Stretching their label and pressing plant to these locations means the 1970 founded company will be able to take part in global re-releases from some of the world’s favourite musicians. 

Remaining in the same location in Opa-locka while expanding elsewhere allows Sunpress Vinyl to stay true to its roots while strengthening the global music scene. 

The Final Vinal HQ formerly owned by iconic Jamaican producer Joe Gibbs is home to SunPress. Previously used as an output for Studio One, Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, records were all pressed and distributed under the same roof and the rest is history.

Co-founder Dan Yashiv wasn’t always aware of the history, originally planning to transport the machines to New York and set up his own shop in Brooklyn. It wasn’t until he met former presser Headley Haslam that he discovered the plant’s true origins and as a result, turned in a different direction. 

Boasting a number of relationships with high-end record labels already under their belt, SunPress are hungry for more. Hoping to raise $50,000 – $107,000 by September 14, the money will directly benefit the label’s development, as well as providing an additional 4 pressing machines, making that 6 in total.

Check out the below video to see how a record is pressed and make a donation at the crowd funding page here.

Via Fact Mag.


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August 2, 2017