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1-800-Dubplate launches Kickstarter to open record store and pressing plant, Disc World

They need £12,500 to make the dream a reality

The team behind London-based dubplate cutting service 1-800-Dubplate have launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to help fund a new "specialist ‘underground dance music’ record shop, dubplate cutting house and cultural hub" in South East London.

Chris and Lewis, the pair behind 1-800-Dubplate, are hoping to raise £12,500 to help make their dream of opening the venture, which they're calling Disc World, a reality. They're offering a number of rewards to those who donate to the crowdfunding campaign, including merchandise and a copy of a limited record featuring exclusive tracks by jungle producer Tim Reaper.

"Clients/shoppers will be able to purchase the latest in cutting-edge dance music and also get their own music cut to dubplate to play at gigs or for their own personal pleasure," the pair's write-up on Kickstarter explains. "In addition to this, we will also be setting up and launching a webstore too for people unable to get to London, and for quick browsing and pre-ordering purposes."

The appeal continues: "By pledging you will be actively helping us create a cultural hub for everyone to enjoy as well as contributing to the London music community and Deptford itself. We want this to be more than just a shop. We want this to be a space for people to hang out, make new friends, find new music and hopefully further their knowledge through workshops, talks and clubs."

To find out more about Chris and Lewis, their plans for Disc World and to support the campaign, click here.

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