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A record pressing plant has been installed inside a former WWII prison

It'll open in August

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 20 April 2017

A former World War II prison in the Netherlands is currently in the process of being turned into a record pressing plant.

Two presses will be installed in the Blokhuispoort prison, located in the northern town of Leeuwarden, by Deepgrooves, a vinyl pressing service founded by Chris Roorda (Deeptrax Records) and Pascal Thulin.

Deepgrooves says it will “mainly focus on smaller record labels and artists with specialty in the field of special editions including Limited Editions and colored vinyl.

“The global demand for vinyl continues to grow and the options to press vinyl records are limited. This has led to a situation where getting your records pressed is mostly done by a few large vinyl pressing plants resulting in a huge bottleneck.

“Deepgrooves has a user friendly one-stop-shopping concept where artwork, mastering and other services are being provided from a single point of contact.”

Deepgrooves also plans on installing a window for visitors to “experience the miraculous culture of pressing vinyl.”

The plant is set to open in August this year.

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