Our extended family in Finnish crew Top Billin are doing a compilation (that features Club Cheval, Top Billin, Spoek Mathambo, Wool, Lars Moston, Ben Mono etc.) as a fundraiser for those affected by the catastrophe in Japan. Please read below and then buy the compilation, every donation helps.
“OK, youâ€™ve already been to few dance events to raise money Japan and have most likely donated money already, but read this and get your dose of new music while getting a change to help for a small amount (1â‚¬ even). Things move quickly in todayâ€™s world but the need for help isnâ€™t going away in a couple of weeks. We want to do our part too. So hereâ€™s whatâ€™s up:
A while a go we had an opportunity to design a compilation exclusively for the Japanese market, that was supposed to come out in April this year. The idea was to make a compilation that would reflect us in 2011, including bits from our back catalogue as well as some unreleased exclusive gems. Our friend Nakura from Tokyo was doing his job as the project manager for this and his friend and our buddy, a DJ and producer named Eccy (awesome music btw) was also taking part in this project. But as we all know Japan was hit with the most horrific disaster in their history, tearing down almost the whole country, leaving thousands dead and even more injured, homeless or without even food. We sat in studio, watching the devastation on TV and wondered what could we do, we have friends there. On that very moment it was clear that we should use this compilation that was designed for Japan, to help Japan.
So now weâ€™re giving it for you in exchange of small (or bigger, your choice) donation that will go directly to Red Cross Japan. We wonâ€™t take a penny, 100% goes directly to help the people in need in Japan. Why the Red Cross? Because with them you know money will go to those really in need. If Japan has enough money, then they will help people in Libya, so your money is never lost. We read somewhere some bitter manâ€™s comment that he wonâ€™t donate to Japan as their GDP (gross domestic product) is 33.100$ per person, that Japan does not need money. Thatâ€™s bullshit, the devastation is so big, it will take Japan years to recover. So join us, buy this compilation for as low as 1â‚¬ if youâ€™re really broke, or if you got a paying job, maybe pay a bit more. You get dope tunes in exchange. We respect you for your willingness to help. Thank you, arigatou gozaimasu, kiitos.
Big thanks to all the artists involved and Nakura, Eccy, stay strong!”
Tracklist for the compilation + details on how to contribute in other ways can be found after the jump.