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DJ Richard Nixon, Jamaican Pressings



Seeking inspiration, DJ Richard Nixon stopped into Bene’s record shop, also known as Swoopleton’s Groove Palace. “What’s new?” he asked. Replying with a gesture, the store proprietor pointed to a dusty milk crate overflowing with 45 rpm records. “I’m not sure what all is in there, but feel free to have a look.” Upon closer inspection, the crate is found to contain original Jamaican pressings ranging from early 1990s dancehall all the way back to ska and bluebeat. After making a stack of the most promising pieces, Nixon deejayed an island-heavy show made up entirely of 7-inch records.
 

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