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Vinyl Revivalists, Discos Nutabe, Releases “Dijon Triathalon – Pandemia 12″ EP”

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In the midst of the EDM culture take-over, leaving traditional vinyl mixing in the shadows, a unique Columbian record label keeps the art of vinyl grooves alive. “Today in Discos Nutabe, direct from the city of Medellin, to the east in the valley where the Nutabe fought and died, we fight for music and the format we love.” Discos Nutabe fosters the history and art of mixing on vinyl mediums by creating a coalition of artists that hold a deep appreciation for the classic feel of having to switch disc sides, readjusting the needle, and manipulating the RPM meticulously. This is a truly unique label to emerge during a musical era that is dominated by digital music production. They’re just lovers of house and dedicated to the medium.

As for the EP, it is a skillfully mixed three track album that beautifully showcases the seamless mixing of Camilo Naranjo and José Santamaría. This EP, unlike their first release, DCM – Origenes 12″ EP, which was groovier and had lush house undertones, Dijon Triathalon is much more minimalistic. It features soft synth loops and are complimented by steady, traditional house beats. Vinyl is such a delicate and difficult medium to work with, so their exhibition of steadily mixing in and out the synths was incredibly impressive. Track B1 perfectly demonstrates their mixing abilities with synths slowly creeping in and suddenly taking over the entire track. My personal recommendation is Track B2, it’s less minimalism and a dash more groove/funk – I may have found myself awkwardly bobbing about. 

Dijon Triathalon – Pandermia 12″ EP is out now on Discos Nutabe. Stay up to date with Discos Nutabe below.

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13 Abandoned Vinyl Press Machines discovered in Kentucky

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With Vinyl sales seeing a near 50% increase in 2014, it is not surprising that press production these days are unable to keep up with demand. Luckily for for Quality Record Pressings, a pressing plant based in Kentucky, had recently discovered a total of 13 abandoned vinyl press machines. Once these machines go in to full production, Kentucky will become the largest Vinyl producer in the US.

The abandoned machines were discovered inside a warehouse in Chicago and is expected to double the total production in their fleet. Quality Record Pressings owner, Chad Kassem, had been on a string of hunt for these machines since demand has risen.

“The machines were originally built between 1968 and 1972, and had last been used to bootleg 78s for export to India in the 1990s, but had not been in use since 2003, when former owner Joell Hays purchased them with the intent of building a massive pressing plant. Due to financial issues, the machines had lain dormant for over a decade, before they were finally sold off to Kassem, whose reputation reportedly helped seal the deal.”

Looks like the slow turnaround for record pressing days are now over as Quality Records Pressing are aiming for the top of the Vinyl chain.

A Look Inside Sunday School

Sunday School has become one of the iconic clubbing brands striving to keep the underground vibes alive. In this brief documentary, artists and those involved with Sunday School like Josh Wink and Francis Harris give some insight into the history of the Sunday afterhour, the “Vinyl Only” Stage at Electric Zoo, and their perspective on what makes the Sunday School special. Check out the full story here 

A Look Inside Sunday School

Sunday School has become one of the iconic clubbing brands striving to keep the underground vibes alive. In this brief documentary, artists and those involved with Sunday School like Josh Wink and Francis Harris give some insight into the history of the Sunday afterhour, the “Vinyl Only” Stage at Electric Zoo, and their perspective on what makes the Sunday School special. Check out the full story here 

A Look Inside Sunday School

Sunday School has become one of the iconic clubbing brands striving to keep the underground vibes alive. In this brief documentary, artists and those involved with Sunday School like Josh Wink and Francis Harris give some insight into the history of the Sunday afterhour, the “Vinyl Only” Stage at Electric Zoo, and their perspective on what makes the Sunday School special. Check out the full story here 

A Look Inside Sunday School

Sunday School has become one of the iconic clubbing brands striving to keep the underground vibes alive. In this brief documentary, artists and those involved with Sunday School like Josh Wink and Francis Harris give some insight into the history of the Sunday afterhour, the “Vinyl Only” Stage at Electric Zoo, and their perspective on what makes the Sunday School special. Check out the full story here