Nigerian artiste sets world record

Posted by News Express | 21 November 2013 | 3,697 times

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Nigerian artiste Kele Okereke and his band mate Bobbie Gordon are poised to become the world’s first artists to release an original music track on 3D printed vinyl, according to a report from Britain.

Okereke is the front man of Bloc Party while Bobbie Gordon is the vocalist. The release of their forthcoming hit 'Down Boy' has been fixed to coincide with the opening of the world’s first 3D printing record store in London in December, according to a Daily Mail report.

“Each record will be sold in limited edition record sleeves with four different cover designs for fans to choose from,” the report said, adding: “The bespoke 3D printing has been developed by technologist Amanda Ghassaei who came up with a programme for converting digital audio files into 3D-printable records.”

Daily Mail quoted Ghassaei as saying: “This project was an experiment to write a piece of code that plays off this idea, by packing an enormous amount of complexity into a 3D model.”

The report said that all sales proceeds from the vinyl will go to charity Nordoff Robbins, the music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable adults across the UK through music therapy and services.

“A launch party to celebrate the release of the track and 3D printed limited edition vinyls will take place on Thursday December 12th at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, with Kele and Bobbie performing their new track ‘Down Boy’ for the very first time,” the report said.

Kele Okereke, who broke through in the UK in 2005 with Bloc Party’s Mercury-nominated album ‘Silent Alarm’, was quoted as saying: “I’m really excited”

•Photo shows Kele Okereke and band mate Bobbie Gordon.


Source: News Express

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