Ninja Tune are spearheading the launch of Beat Delete – a new service for out of press vinyl.
Destroyed during the London riots in the summer of 2011, the loss of the Sony-DADC warehouse in Edmonton left a number of independent labels ravaged. Obliterating their stock, imprints such as Ninja Tune, Domino, Beggars and more were left without some precious collectors items.
Due to the cost of pressing new vinyl, it looked as though some fantastic pieces would never again be available physically. Thankfully, an employee at Ninja Tune has hit upon the idea of launching a pledge scheme enabling fans to partially fund the release of sought after objects.
It's an ingenious move. Launching new website Beat Delete, a number of independent labels are offering fans the chance to push for their favoured release to be given a vinyl pressing. A full catalogue is available to browse, with one release – with one release 'King Geedorah's Take Me To Your Leader' – 82% funded already.
Here's a full list of labels involved:
Find Beat Delete HERE.
Do you run an independent label and want to get involved in Beat Delete? Email: [email protected]