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A new record pressing plant is opening in Canada

It's the first to open in Vancouver in almost 30 years...

A new vinyl pressing plant called Clampdown Record Pressing is set to open in Canada this spring.

Based in Vancouver, the plant is the first to open in the city in 30 years, and will feature new Viryl Technology machines. It's the project of local musician and entrepeneur Billy Bones, who says that the plant is already taking orders for pressings. 

The plant is set to press 12"s, 10"s, LPs and coloured vinyl or picture discs. 

"There’s a huge demand for vinyl records right now,” Bones told the Vancouver Courier. “Every record press in the world is completely slammed with backorders.” He also says he's always wanted to own a pressing plant.

You can find more information on the plant via its website.

Recent research suggests that vinyl sales were more than five times higher last year than they were in 2013, while Discogs recently reported that almost 11 million records were sold via the online music marketplace last year.

Check DJ Mag's feature asking if vinyl-only culture is encouraging elitism in electronic music here.