Music is better on vinyl. Life is better on Holiday.
Basically, the foundation of our business. We love music, not just the literal sound of music but everything it stands for. We believe vinyl records epitomise everything there is to love about music. The history, the physical nature, the warmth a spinning vinyl brings to a room, the artwork and of course –– the sound. In today’s digital world, we’re missing out on a lot of that.
Holiday Records is bringing vinyl record pressing back to New Zealand for the first time since the 1980’s. We are proud to bring a brand new, modern pressing plant to Auckland, New Zealand to service the world. An opportunity for artists at home and abroad to press their records in our corner of the globe and be a part of the whole process with us.
The Pressing Plant
Our purpose-built boutique plant is located in Central Auckland, meaning an accessible location for anyone eager to follow the record pressing process from start to finish. Our premises will be fully equipped with brand new fittings, fixtures and –– most importantly –– a new, state-of-the-art vinyl record press.
Holiday Records will be producing some of the best quality vinyl records worldwide using the best products and practices available, with the operational capacity to produce one record every 30 seconds. But believe it or not, that is just small in comparison to other plants worldwide. However, our modest operation is just the way we like it as it means we can personally oversee and guarantee the highest quality vinyl with superior service to match.
Our pressing plant is due to launch early in 2019.
Meet Viryl Technologies WarmTone™ Record Press: the most innovative record press to reach the market in record pressing history which is specifically designed to promote uptime and sustain future vinyl growth.
The WarmTone™ is the first fully automatic and modernised record press in over 30 years. Engineered by Viryl Technologies (Toronto, Canada) the WarmTone™ is designed with faster cycle times, improved workflow features, less wasted PVC and reduced power consumption. It is equipped with Viryl Technologies’ state-of-the-art A.D.A.P.T. platform that has the capability to pull data from every key part of the pressing process –– meaning Viryl Technologies can remotely monitor Holiday Records’ operations to ensure peak performance and maximum efficiency.
The WarmTone™ record press is everything that its vintage counterpart is not: safe, fast, fully automated, reliable, run by cloud-based software, iOS-controlled, and more environmentally friendly. Basically, the WarmTone™ has finally removed the rust from the vinyl manufacturing process.
This is the next-gen record press our 21st century vinyl revolution has been waiting for –– and Holiday Records will be home to New Zealand’s first.
The Record Store
Holiday Records will be a full vinyl experience. Not only will Holiday Records be pressing world-class vinyl records –– we will also be selling them!
Fronting the Holiday Records operations onsite will be our very own flagship record store filled with a selection of brand new LPs, merchandise, turntables, speakers, amplifiers and other various publications.
We will aim to curate a collection that will satisfy all tastes –– all of which will be available online with free shipping for any orders over $80.00! If there is a particular record you want to get your hands on, let us know and we will do our best to track it down for you.