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Kele Okereke releasing 3D-printed charity track

By | Published on Thursday 21 November 2013

Kele Okereke

Oft-times Bloc Party vocalist Kele Okereke is to 3D print his next single, a charity track titled ‘Down Boy’, in December. It’s apparently the first time a record made using 3D printing has been commercially (or in this case, charitably) released. It’s a cool idea, though the sound quality won’t be great. But it’s for charity, people.

Featuring sleeve art by designer Kate Moross, the song will be available on a limited basis at a specialist pop-up shop opening in London next month. It’s all sponsored by Bacardi’s Beginnings project, whilst proceeds will go to British music charity Nordoff Robbins. Additional details and release dates are set to emerge via the Bacardi FB page.

See America-based researcher Amanda Ghassaei, who developed the technology, explaining a bit of the ‘science’ behind it either via the clip below, or this blog post she wrote.