When Albums Ruled the World

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August 6, 2014

We recently came across this cool documentary showing how the long-playing album changed popular music for ever by allowing artists to express themselves as never before. Here’s some juicy watching for your lunch break or for delaying that annoying deadline…

Hard (Press)ed Launch

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July 21, 2014

So last Wednesday we officially launched our vinyl café! We invited a few of our friends from the press and a couple of the coolest cats from around town over for afterwork drinks and snacks, and obviously some in-depth vinyl […]

Bulletproof Coffee

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June 27, 2014

There’s an ingredient that you may be surprised to hear wellness experts are now getting behind and that’s butter. Popularised by Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey, and thereafter the masses of Paleo eaters, it’s rich and creamy taste is becoming widely recognised […]

Dads Love Vinyl Too

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June 3, 2014

Dads generally are so easy to shop for – a classic tie, a new pack of golf balls, a strong pair of braai tongs… But like all of us, fathers appreciate gifts that have evident thought behind them. We think […]

The World’s Most Obsessive Collectors

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May 30, 2014

Eilon Paz has just published his debut 416-page coffee-table book, Dust & Grooves, revealing over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the intimate environment of their record rooms. Mesmerizing photographic essays team in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors […]

Vinyl – The Best Way To Own Music

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May 23, 2014

Remember the days when you would hurtle down to the record store after school to gawk at new releases? You may have occasionally taken home a CD to hurriedly tear it open and pop it into your sound system, pretending to do […]

All Time Best Selling Albums In Store

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May 14, 2014

We recently came across a cool article on BuzzFeed listing the best selling albums of all time. It came as no surprise to us that artists like Led Zeplin, Hootie and The Blowfish, Billy Joel and Madonna featured. And this […]

Welcome To Our Blog

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April 30, 2014

Welcome to our Hard Pressed blog – a space for music musing, record raving and general banter around our Hard Pressed brand. Check in regularly to stay up-to-date with international music news, our latest vinyl shipments, what’s hot in our Hard […]