June 8, 2023
2 hours, 59 minutes, and 38 seconds from recording to customer.
In the run-up to the Haarlem Vinyl Festival later this year, the festival is overseeing a series of fun vinyl-related activities.
Kicking things off, DeWolff, who plays the festival on September 30, have broken the world record for the fastest ‘studio-to-store’ vinyl pressing.
The Dutch band started recording at 1pm in the Artone Studio, and 2 hours, 59 minutes, and 38 seconds later, they had sold the first copy of the freshly produced Rosita Rápida 12″ at record store Sounds in Haarlem.
Featuring a 20-minute live version of their song “Rosita”, the release was recorded direct-to-disc before a team quickly made the moulds for the vinyl. During this time, a cover was printed and folded. Following the pressing, the band cycled from vinyl pressing company Record Industry to Sounds and sold the first copy.
“It was really cool to be able to do this in front of the audience. Recording live is great, but to also see the entire production process up close and to be able to bring your music to the store in the form of a fresh record is something else,” DeWolff explains.
Watch the process below.
The previous studio-to-store world record, held by Jack White, was three hours, fifty-five minutes, and twenty-one seconds. White responded to DeWolff’s attempt with; “wishing you the best of luck on this attempt. Please post pictures of the metal work being made and the records being pressed, everyone at Third Man would love to see and are all wishing you luck as well. I hope you break the record (not literally).”
Rosita Rápida is available to order now.
Photo credit: Jaap Kroon