The World’s First 3D Printed Record Store
Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke and up-and-coming artist Bobbie Gordon have released their brand new track ‘Down Boy’ via the world’s first temporary 3D printed record store.
Open for just two days across this weekend in central London, the store has joined forces with technologist Amanda Ghassaei who developed the bespoke technique and programme for converting digital audio files into 3-D printable records. This will not only be the first time an original track has been released in 3D printed format, but also the first time an entire track is coded to print in 3D.
Music and technology fans are able to go in to store this weekend and purchase the limited edition record sleeves designed by Kate Moross (pictured below). Famed for her energetic style, Kate has created 4 different versions for fans to choose from. Priced at £10, all proceeds from the sale will go to Nordoff Robbins, the national music charity who help vulnerable adults through music therapy.
Embarking on this project, Kele comments: "I'd heard about the BACARDI Beginnings campaign before I was approached to take part, so you can say it's been really successful if someone like me who wasn't even paying attention noticed it. I'm really excited about being part of this year's project and working with Bobbie. She has a lovely quality and fresh energy to her voice which works really well with the up-tempo dance track we've created. I hope this project makes people take notice of her.”
Bobbie has previously worked with the likes of Adele, Cee-Lo Green and Noisettes, since then she has developed her solo sound, mixing genres and lending her distinctive vocals to acts including Bondax’s ‘Just Smile For Me’.