24 underground producers including everyone from Kablam and Tygapaw to N-Prolenta and M.E.S.H. shared a new compilation today called Co-Op in support of the fight against discrimination worldwide. The release is being distributed based on trust; the contributing artists created a list of advocacy organizations that they're urging listeners to independently donate time or money to in exchange for a download.
Mobilegirl, Rui Ho, Umfang, Ziúr, and Soda Plains are among the other artists to contribute, while the featured organizations range from defending the rights of refugees to LGBTQ advocacy groups and Black Lives Matter.
The contributors shared a statement describing the purpose of Co-Op via email. "Gathered here are a group of producers standing in worldwide solidarity, and through this compilation wish to express an intent—that of taking action through voicing and sharing, and that of challenging a silencing oppression and the oppression of silence, which in its pervasive presence has aided the coming to be of the current political status quo."
"This compilation is a call-to-action, and an invitation to be aware of the organizations and communities which have been active in a struggle for equality and aid for years. You are invited to make a difference in your local community against all forms of discrimination and its backlashes."
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