World’s First 3D Printing Record Store PRINTS First Track
Earlier this month in central London, the very first track to ever be released on a 3D printed record was made. We have seen a lot of things made with 3D printers but this is a first-of-its kind which is very exciting to witness. Frankly I can see real potential in 3D printing truly bringing back the LP especially if artists start to make their record patterns available on things like Thingiverse.
The release was made by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke and his chosen emerging artist, Bobbie Gordon who laid down the track “Down Boy” at a Bacardi UK event at the Vinyl Factory in central London. Guests at the event were also able to see the 3D printing in action as well as take in the limited edition vinyl sleeves specially designed by Studio Moross, led by Kate Moross.
All proceeds of the 3D printed records were donated to the national music charity Nordoff Robbins.
The 3D printing record store was part of the final creative project of 2013’s BACARDÍ Beginnings music mentoring programme.