Test Pressing was founded in October 2008 by Paul Byrne a.k.a Apiento. The site originally posted tracks and mixes across the genres that loosely fitted into the “Balearic” genre, but has slowly developed with reviews, articles, video and interviews and music across the board. Mid-way along the journey Paul Byrne was joined by Robert Harris, a.k.a Japan-resident Dr Rob, and together they now run Test Pressing. The goal of the site is to inform people about things we love. If you have any problem with any music we feature or use please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here. If you’d like to contribute to the site then feel free to get in touch here as we love to talk. Take care, Apiento & Dr Rob. x.
Design by Village Green
Code by James
Icons by Josh Deane & Thomas Le Bas
We now feature advertising on Test Pressing, our goal being to work with brands in a way whereby advertising is sympathetic, fitting and of interest to our audience. If you are working with or for a brand and would like to discuss working together with Test Pressing from an editorial or advertising perspective then please get in touch here.
Work with us
As well as the Test Pressing website we also work in music supervision (see the 2013/2014 ICA exhibition ‘Moments In Love’ where we created four hours of soundbed) and create bespoke podcasts, through to providing DJs from our network of friends and DJs for club and bar-based events. If you have something that we may be able to help you with then get get in touch here.
We like to review and write about new music that fits our (hard to pin down) world, so if you have anything that you’d like to send in via email then please mail to both Dr Rob and Apiento for consideration. We can’t promise anything but if we like it we’ll get it in somehow – be it podcast, review or snapping it for our Instagram.
We rarely write about events but if you’ve got something special on the go then get in touch with us (yep) here.