Writing about (dance) records and the people who make them
Tony here. I am a record collector, DJ-on-hiatus, label-owner and sometimes-promoter. Press Test is my experiment with writing intelligently and engagingly on dance music new and old.
I have been DJ’ing and throwing parties since 2012. In 2016 I started my labels, is / was & was / is. My third label, TerraFirm was launched in 2018.
Labels: Bandcamp / Soundcloud / YouTube / Discogs
Live Recordings and Podcasts: Soundcloud
Expect about four posts per month. Most will be freely available but some will require a paid subscription.
Free subscribers have access to:
Monthly round-ups of my favorite new (mostly vinyl) releases
Reflections on classic and slept-on records
Interviews with the game’s movers and shakers
Whatever else I feel like writing about!
A paid subscription is $4/month or $40 annually. Paid subscribers have access to:
A monthly Frugal Grips column in which I share some of my favorite easily-had second-hand records
Long-form features that require dogged journalistic zeal
Mixes! (with tracklists!)
Sincere gratitude for supporting my efforts here <3
I love talking about music! A big part of starting Press Test is to spark conversation and connect with friends new and old. Please do not hesitate to jump in the comments or shoot me a line directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!