In rotation: 10/12/17

SunPress Vinyl Looks to Expand Its Operation With Equity Crowdfunding Campaign: The door of SunPress Vinyl’s Opa-locka record-pressing plant still bears the painted logo of its former days as Final Vinyal, but the progress it has made since opening less than a year ago is clear once you enter the office that leads to the six pressing machines. Framed records pressed at the plant decorate its walls — one is by Venezuelan band Viniloversus and another is a special-edition B.B. King reprint. Posters of the Marley family, with whom SunPress has an ongoing business relationship, crown the wall space behind Yashiv’s desk. The front office spills over with boxes, and recently pressed multicolored records are neatly stacked on chairs and tables.

The world’s best record shops #084: Record Mania, Stockholm: A record shop that proves bigger isn’t necessarily better, Record Mania is tucked away on a side-street in central Stockholm. Like Red Light in Amsterdam, Record Mania caters to a very specific type of collector and DJ, skirting the outer-reaches of the dancefloor in search of the most weird and wonderful records available. Expect rarities from across the jazz, funk, soul, disco and new wave spectrum, as well as any number of goodies from around the world, beautifully packaged and presented with informative, often mouth-watering tid-bit explanations that will leave you subsisting on nothing but crackers for the rest of your visit.

At Cleveland’s Gotta Groove, making vinyl records has become a rockin’ big business: Gotta Groove Records has been churning out vinyl recordings from its factory building tucked away in Tyler Village since 2009. Business is booming, too, spurred on by the music-buying public’s increasing appetite for vinyl LPs, and Gotta Groove’s own deep connections with the local music scene. Owner Vince Slusarz says the company just added fourth quality-control room to test records, and is considering adding a third shift of production to meet demand. In 2016, Gotta Groove manufactured nearly a million vinyl records at its Cleveland pressing plant. This year, Slusarz expects to produce more than a million.

Music fans pick up a bargain! Vinyl record collecters had a field day at the Winter Gardens at the weekend as music fans from all over the country gathered to buy and sell classic albums. Around 500 people poured into the Winter Gardens on Sunday to take part in the record collecter’s fair. Local record dealer Adrian Melling, who has 45 years of record-selling experience, said: “The fair is really popular. All the young people are getting interested in vinyl again. “There are all kinds of records. Rock, pop, jazz, folk, blues, soul, reggae, you name it. Everybody is interested in different things. “I’m very passionate about it, for sure. It’s always pleasant to meet people and the customers get to know each other as well.

Pink Floyd Records to release more remastered vinyl: Pink Floyd Records will reissue ‘A Collection Of Great Dance Songs’ and ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ on vinyl on November 17, 2017. This marks the first time both albums have been available in this format for over 20 years. These recordings are the band’s first ‘best of’ and live albums to be remastered on vinyl. Over the past two years, Pink Floyd Records has released the entire studio collection as stereo remastered versions on heavyweight 180g vinyl. All are mastered from the original analogue studio tapes with album artwork faithfully reproduced. The same attention to detail applies to both of these albums.

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