added: 13 Dec 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke & emerging singer Bobbie Gordon last night became the first artists to release a track using 3D printing technology.
Their new track 'Down Boy' was printed just after they joined to play a live version at the final Bacardi Beginnings Music Project in central London.
Music-News.com was there to witness the first pressing which allows 3D printers to turn digital 3D models into physical objects.
The Bacardi Beginnings campaign has seen some of the UK's most exciting established and up-and-coming music artists come together to push the boundaries of music releases. For the third and final creative project in the music mentoring programme, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke and his chosen emerging artist Bobbie Gordon are releasing their original track 'Down Boy' (Bacardi Beginnings) through the creation and opening of the world's first 3D printing record store.
Open for just two days on Friday 13 December and Saturday 14 December at 51 Poland Street, London W1F 7LZ,the store marks the very first time an original track has been released in 3D printed format, pushing the current boundaries of 3D printing technology even further.
Proceeds of the limited edition record 'Down Boy' (Bacardi Beginnings) will go to the Nordoff Robbins charity, the national music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable adults across the UK through music therapy and services.
Each record will also be sold in limited edition record sleeves specially designed at Studio Moross, led by designer Kate Moross.