Wait, what? You can 3D-print records? Seemingly so. Bacardi’s latest music initiative is a pop-up record shop in London on 13-14 September, which will be selling a track by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke and singer/songwriter Bobbie Johnson as a limited-edition 3D-printed vinyl. The ‘Down Boy’ record’s sales will go to charity Nordoff Robbins, with fans able to win a ticket to the launch party through Bacardi’s Facebook page. And 3D-printed vinyl is a playable thing? Yes: “These records are made of a white, UV-cured resin material. The resin is deposited and cured in thin layers of only 16 microns in height; each record is made up of a little more than 100 layers of resin,” explains Bacardi’s announcement. “The main differences between these records and vinyl are that the grooves on these records are wider and deeper and they contain a single mono channel instead of stereo.”

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