On 1st June, Dutch band DeWolff produced the world’s fastest studio-to-store record – Recording at 1 pm in the Artone Studio at Record Industry, then exactly 2 hours, 59 minutes, and 38 seconds later, the first 12-inch vinyl single ‘Rosita Rápida’ was sold at Sounds in Haarlem, in the Netherlands.
DeWolff played a 20-minute live version of the song ‘Rosita Rápida’ with a six-piece band, in front of an audience, resulting in two sides of a 12-inch direct-to-disc. After that, the Record Industry team quickly got to work making the moulds with which the vinyl was pressed. In the meantime, the cover was also printed and folded. After pressing, the band cycled from Record Industry to Sounds in the centre of Haarlem in 10 minutes, where the first copy was sold to the lucky fans, and the clock was stopped.
“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,” said the band.
Anouk Rijnders is CCO of Record Industry, one of the largest vinyl pressing companies in the world, producing more than 11 million records per year, and he remarked: “It feels very special to be able to do this in-house with DeWolff and our team on the 25th anniversary of Record Industry. In the process from recording to store, we go through about eight steps, where everything has to fit together seamlessly. The fact that everything succeeds even within three hours is an incredible team effort.”
The old studio-to-store world record stood at three hours, fifty-five minutes, and twenty-one seconds and was held by Jack White, of White Stripes fame. The Third Man Records owner responded during the attempt saying “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).”
DeWolff‘s latest album, Love, Death & In Between is out now on Mascot Records and new single ‘Rosita Rápida’ is also on sale. The band will be playing Planet Rockstock, Wales on Saturday 2nd December (Tickets available here).