Project will be available April 11th
DJ, producer and eco-warrior BLOND:ISH & Bye Bye Plastics, her non-profit dedicated to removing single-use plastics from the music industry, have announced the industry’s first-ever biodegradable, PHA vinyl record. Officially dropping on April 11th, BLOND:ISH and vinyl R&D experts at Evolution Music & DeepGrooves, the greenest pressing plant in activity, will introduce the vinyl that delivers the future, without compromising a single bit on sound quality.
Made using naturally occurring bacteria to build a plastic replication, the 14-track vinyl, entitled #PlasticFreeParty, released on her label Abracadabra, is entirely bio based, and will naturally break down in any environment, including the ocean. While this vinyl will be compostable, as a part of this drop, fans can also own a piece of this monumental moment in music history through a collectible NFT on sound.xyz of BLOND:ISH’s “Life is…,” the opening track of #PlasticFreeParty.
PHAs are a new type of bioplastic family made by catering bacteria building blocks and giving them a mission to produce a plastic replication. Because Nature recognizes nature, when placed in a bacterial environment these microbes will be effortlessly digested by nature.
Most pressing plants use water-intensive steam boilers and a brew of chemicals giving vinyl 12 times the greenhouse emissions of other physical music media – DeepGrooves is a 100% circular factory that uses only machines are powered by green energy, green gas and solar energy and granulate based upon calcium zinc stabilizers instead of the classic heavy metal stabilizers.
Curated in partnership with Chambord, #PlasticFreeParty is a visionary blend of artistic passion for the environment and includes tracks from BLOND:ISH, Chambord, Shiba San & Millad, Vander & Deer Jade, Elif & Gespona, Theo Meier and more. All profits will support our work to make the music industry plastic-free. All 14 artists from this album have squeezed the best of their creative juice and gave birth to passionate and motivating tracks feeding the movement.
The drop will be a 72 hours open edition at 0.04ETH on sound.xyz, pre-sale is available now, and this latest NFT and official vinyl drop will hit on April 11th. Each NFT sold will be redeemable for a physical copy of the bio vinyl.