Watch a short documentary on Jamaica’s forgotten record industry

Pressing matters. 

Last year, The Vinyl Factory flew to Jamaica to find out more about the island’s record industry.

In the film, British journalist Vivien Goldman takes us through all the iconic record shops like Randy’s and Rockers International, pressing plants and speaks to local DJ’s and musicians on how a culture so rooted in records has found itself in helpless decline.

“Jamaica had so many studios, outstanding studios, pressing plants, small producers and big producers, who were able to capture this whole spirit of the people in the grooves of these records,” explains Herbie Miller. “This is the industry is the biggest calling card for this country.” Watch the film above now.