It's to encourage organ donation.
Speed Donating Singles was set up by Dutch Uncles‘ Robin Richards to encourage people to sign up for organ donation – which is still an opt-in process in the UK (apart from Wales, which has changed to an opt-out system).
Musicians have uploaded stems and audio that are free for users to download and use
“The stems database represents the organ donor register,” explains Richards in a press release.
“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.”
Stems include the bass from Everything Everything’s 2015 track ‘Regret‘, the keys from British Sea Power’s 2017 ‘Keep on Trying’, and the horns from Public Service Broadcasting‘s 2014 track, ‘Gagarin’.
Maximo Park‘s Paul Smith has donated an original vocal stem.
Wild Beasts donated a guitar stem from ‘Organ Loop’, an original recording that guitarist Tom Fleming did for Speed Donating Singles.
This is the closest we’ll be getting to new music from Wild Beasts after they announced their split back in September last year.
Following the announcement, they shared a new EP and details of their final shows, which took place earlier this year.
Watch footage from their last ever show, at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, here.
You can find out more about becoming a donor at Speed Donating Singles.