A 24-track compilation, titled Co-Op, has today been released with the expressed aim of tackling "a global rise of fascism."
Though the compilation can be downloaded for no charge, it's not being promoted as a free release; instead, those behind it are asking listeners to devote money or time "to a local social organisation listed or of your choice on the frontlines of protecting marginalised groups worldwide."
You can check out which organisations the compilation is supporting—the list includes Black Lives Matter, Queer Refugees and Reporters Without Borders—on SoundCloud. Tunes on the compilation come from the likes of Air Max '97, M.E.S.H., Kablam, Mobilegirl, SKY H1 & Ssaliva, Soda Plains, Ziúr and Discwoman's Umfang.
Here's the compilation statement.
"We gathered as a group of producers standing in worldwide solidarity. We will no longer remain silent. We're responding to the the political status quo: a global rise of fascism. This compilation is a call-to-action. You can make a difference in your local community against racism, xenophobia, misogyny and backlashes of discrimination.
Co-Op is given on a trust-basis, this is not a free compilation.
In exchange for a download, we encourage you to donate your time or money to a local social organisation listed or of your choice on the frontlines of protecting marginalised groups worldwide. There is a possibility to impact local change.
We stand up for our values. We do not demonise one another, nor stand by hate."Stream the compilation in full.
A recent edition of RA's The Hour podcast explored a new generation of labels and artists who share an anything-goes approach to sound, and a heightened awareness of social and political issues.
01. Why Be - Doom Bells
02. N-Prolenta - Cloister Zero
03. Swan Meat & Estoc - Lord's Cruelty
04. Born In Flamez - Peniz Envy
05. Ausschuss - Coiled
06. CYPHR - Stretch Reflex
07. Air Max '97 - Hounded
08. Tokyo Hands - R 16
09. Soda Plains - Blink Twice
10. M.E.S.H. - Signal Ride Drum
11. GIL - Wamid
12. Ziúr - Concord
13. Kablam - Var Stark
14. || FLORA - Adversary
15. Jackie - Ebb Rise (Gloria/Tagaq)
16. Mobilegirl - Novi
17. SKY H1 & Ssaliva - Dooms
18. Bonaventure - Riposte
19. TYGAPAW - New York Is Killing Me (Edit)
20. The Neighbourhood Character - Banana Traps
21. Rui Ho - Jaded
22. Dj Kala - Power
23. Umfang - Sees It Differently
24. Dis Fig Bootie - Air Max '97 x Oklou - Like Rainbow Horse Running Through Misty Brain
Co-Op is available now.