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Diggers Factory is an online community offering vinyl record pre-orders. Its concept is simple: the records are produced only if you reach an objective of pre-orders. The artist or label chooses the minimum pre-orders needed to launch the production and sets the project online. If they reach their goal in good ...

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Ben Michaels
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  • 11/10/201711/24/2017

Let the Vinyl Take You Higher: Acid House Godfather DJ Pierre Out on Double LP, thanks to French vinyl hub Diggers Factory

That special squelch of acid house was spawned by DJ Pierre, often called the godfather of the dance music style. DJ Pierre is back, getting his latest release on double LP vinyl thanks to Diggers Factory, the one-stop hub for vinyl funding, creation, and distribution.

The service is collaborating with Get Physical Music for the vinyl release, this album called “Wild Pitch: The Story” (released Nov. 24, 2017), is a collection of originals and remixes, and a...

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  • Magnetic Magazine, Article, 11/17/2017, Diggers Factory Announces Vinyl-Only Online Marketplace: Text
  • Record of the Day , Interview, 11/16/2017, Alexis Castiel, co-founder of on-demand, community-led vinyl production site Diggers Factory, explains how the platform is fostering communities, informing labels of in-demand vinyl records and how its model differs from crowdfunding Text
  • villaschweppes.com, Article, 11/13/2017, Diggers Factory, la boîte qui presse des vinyles à la demande Text
  • Vice-Thump, Article, 07/09/2017, Broke? This French Company Will Press Vinyl for Anyone's Budget Text
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11/24/2017, Album Release, "Wild Pitch: The Story", Get Physical Music
11/10/201711/24/2017, Let the Vinyl Take You Higher: Acid House Godfather DJ Pierre Out on Double LP, thanks to French vinyl hub Diggers Factory
Release
11/24/2017
Release
11/24/2017
Release Format
Album
Release Type
Physical
Distributor
Diggers Factory
Record Label
Get Physical Music
Release Title
Wild Pitch: The Story
Diggers Factory is proud to present the very first album of legendary acid house father DJ Pierre! In collaboration with Get Physical Music for the vinyl release, this album called “Wild Pitch: The Story” is a collection of originals and remixes, a testament to DJ Pierre’s unique skills. MORE» More»

That special squelch of acid house was spawned by DJ Pierre, often called the godfather of the dance music style. DJ Pierre is back, getting his latest release on double LP vinyl thanks to Diggers Factory, the one-stop hub for vinyl funding, creation, and distribution.

The service is collaborating with Get Physical Music for the vinyl release, this album called “Wild Pitch: The Story” (released Nov. 24, 2017), is a collection of originals and remixes, and a testament to DJ Pierre’s unique skills. This 2xLP offers 8 tracks, including a cover version of Donna Summer’s classic and pioneering disco cut “I Feel Love.”

Pierre has contributed hugely to the global evolution of house music for more than thirty years. Part of the foundational Chicago house group Phuture, he was instrumental in shaping and spreading the sound. He’s continued developing as an artist in the ensuing decades, launching his own club in Atlanta.

“Wild Pitch: The Story” is a reminder of his influence on the scene, a retrospective and new take at the same time. It is packed with essential tunes that, old or new, still sound impossibly fresh.This landmark album packs a real punch, while documenting one of the most legendary figures house music has ever known.

“The collection, named after his famous Wild Pitch mix series, finds the Chicago producer unleashing new tracks and reimagining old ones.” --Fact Mag (UK)

Get Physical and Dj Pierre choose to work with Diggers Factory to launch this important release. Diggers Factory burst onto the vinyl-loving scene earlier this year, working with France’s radio and TV archive INA to unearth lost gems by Serge Gainsbourg and Ray Charles and enabling artists and small labels to release vinyl without breaking the bank.

Diggers Factory collects pre-orders from interested fans before printing a limited run of LPs. Once orders have reached a certain number, the LP gets pressed and mailed to fans. The unique releases are an extension of Diggers Factory’s vinyl-on-demand service. With batches as small as 50, DF sources vinyl from factories around Europe to guarantee turnaround times and quality. The platform works closely with labels and artists to move with minimal friction from mastered files to fulfillment.

The pre-order campaign for DJ Pierre’s release on Diggers Factory will last about 40 days. The idea is very simple: 300 pre-orders are needed to fund and launch the production of this historic release. Exclusive listening and vinyl pre-order on Diggers Factory: bit.ly/2xKrR0f


About Diggers Factory

Diggers Factory is an online community offering vinyl record pre-orders. Its concept is simple: the records are produced only if you reach an objective of pre-orders. The artist or label chooses the minimum pre-orders needed to launch the production and sets the project online. If they reach their goal in good time, the production is launched and the users that have pre-ordered receive their dues as soon as it's out of the factory.

Release
11/24/2017

06/29/2017, Diggers Factory Combs the Vaults of French Radio to Find International Icon’s Lost Performances--Then Gets Them on Vinyl
06/29/201706/29/2017, Diggers Factory Combs the Vaults of French Radio to Find International Icon’s Lost Performances--Then Gets Them on Vinyl
Announcement
06/29/2017
Announcement
06/29/2017
France’s Institut national de l’audiovisual (INA) is a treasure trove. The archive of radio and television harbors fantastic performances from some of the world’s greatest musicians--and now they are publicly available for the first time, on vinyl. MORE» More»

Diggers Factory Combs the Vaults of French Radio to Find International Icon’s Lost Performances--Then Gets Them on Vinyl 

New tech-driven vinyl-on-demand service specializes in rarities and indies, in batches as small as 50

France’s Institut national de l’audiovisual (INA) is a treasure trove. The archive of radio and television harbors fantastic performances from some of the world’s greatest musicians--and now they are publicly available for the first time, on vinyl. Thanks to a partnership with Diggers Factory, fans of Ray Charles, Serge Gainsbourg (in one of his first in-studio performances), and Cairo-born pop icon Dalida can hear their favorites in rare form.

“I’ve loved Serge Gainsbourg since I was a child, and when we heard the Ray Charles set, we couldn’t wait to share it,” explains Diggers Factory co-founder Alexis Castiel. “There were a lot of projects honoring Dalida this year, as she passed 30 years ago, and we thought releasing this performance was another great way to pay homage.”

The Diggers Factory/INA partnership is built on an innovative model: Diggers Factory collects pre-orders from interested fans before printing a limited run of LPs. Once orders have reached a certain number, the LP gets pressed and mailed to fans.

The unique releases are an extension of Diggers Factory’s vinyl-on-demand service. With batches as small as 50, DF sources vinyl from factories around Europe to guarantee turnaround times and quality. The platform works closely with labels and artists to move with minimal friction from mastered files to fulfillment. “All the label or artist needs to do is upload the files and artwork, and set their margin, and we take care of the rest, right down to mailing pre-ordered vinyl to supporters and providing wholesale prices for stores and distributors.”

Alexis Castiel had a business degree and a background in IT. He did an apprenticeship with IBM. But he really loved music, and he was drawn to ways it might support communities. He founded an internet radio at his business school in Lille, a place where students started to share and talk about music and playlists. He also got involved in a music festival that raised awareness and gifts for a children’s charity. Once he had degree in hand, he decided it was time to do something that brought all these elements together.

“Always wanted to create my own company. I really liked the idea of making things for the community. I appreciated crowdfunding as a model but I didn’t want to create a platform. We wanted to extend crowdfunding to support artists at every step, to help artists manage everything. We decided to start with the tougher moments in artists’ businesses.”

That led him and his partner, developer and college mate from the Universite Paris-Dauphine Victor Périn, to vinyl, the fastest growing physical format for music, sales-wise. They saw how they could minimize risk and hassle for musicians. They launched a fully functional site in April 2016.

They went on to win a spot in MIDEM’s highly competitive startup competition, Midemlab. “All the people competing against us had decades of experience. So it was pretty wild,” says Castiel.

DF plans to continue its collaboration with INA, and to work closely with several artists this year, as the wild ride continues.

Announcement
06/29/2017