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Bands give away pieces of tracks for remixes to promote organ donation

By | Published on Friday 20 April 2018

Wild Beasts

Bands including Wild Beasts, Everything Everything and British Sea Power, plus actor Maxine Peake, have contributed to a new awareness building project. Called Speed Donating, it aims to encourage people to sign up to the UK organ donation register.

Each act involved will contribute a stem – such asa drumbeat, bassline, guitar riff, or synth line – to a central database. Free to download, fans and other musicians can chose the pieces of tracks they want and use them to build something new. Some stems have been created bespoke for the project, while others are taken from existing songs.

It is being co-ordinated by Dutch Uncles’ Robin Richards, who says: “The stems database represents the organ donor register. The ease with which is it to upload a stem to help somebody make a track is representative of how simple it is to sign up to the organ donation register and potentially save a life”.

Find out more, and see the full list of available stems, at the Speed Donating website here.