Juneteenth / Bandcamp For NAACP

Bandcamp has always been a brilliant model. Allowing customers to interact directly with artists, and in turn allowing artists to build proper relationships with their fanbase. Creating a community. In a world of music streaming, where the musician actually getting paid – allowing them to survive to make more music – appears to be considered irrelevant, Bandcamp also looks like the only platform with any foresight, compassion even. If you`re a music site – generating revenue from selling new music – surely investment and support of musicians is essential? 

During the global pandemic and lockdowns Bandcamp have waived their fees on the first Friday of every month – putting more much needed cash in artists pockets. I have many friends who make music and / or run labels. I know that Bandcamp funds have helped them put food on the table. The musicians in return of course have pushed and promoted Bandcamp. And so that sense of community grows. And it grows outside of the established “music industry”.  Bandcamp to me is like Karma’s poetry in motion – if you do good things, good things will happen.

Today, June 19th, Juneteenth, Emancipation Day, from midnight to midnight PDT, Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their fees to NAACP Legal Defense Fund – who since the 1940s have fought for Civil Rights – successfully changing legislation in favour of racial justice and equality. You can find out more here. 

So today more than any other day, why not invest in some new music?

If you’re looking for recommendations, well I’ve just done this month`s Looking For The Balearic Beat round-up, and Chocolate Milk And Brandy soundtrack. One of the beauties of digital and Bandcamp is that the releases never sell out – so if you want to dig deeper – if there`s something you might have missed – all the beats, all the cocktail hours, from previous months will still be available. Bandcamp buying links are in pretty much all of the reviews. 

If you’re regular visitor to the blog – you’ll probably have guessed that those reviews take a little while to write – which means I might be the exact opposite of a news site. But since today is special, I`ll let you see my “To-Do” list – music you’ll read a lot more about later – but that I urge you to check out now, and perhaps purchase from Bandcamp in the next 16 or so hours……

Balearic

Calm – Reworks – Hell Yeah!

Calm Reworks Hell Yeah

Coyote – Balearic Restrictor – Music For Dreams

Coyote - Balearic Restrictor - Music For Dreams

Willie Graff & Darren Eboli – Tribeca Tapes 3 – Music For Dreams

Willie Graff & Darren Eboli - Tribeca Tapes 3 - Music For Dreams

Raphael Toine – Ce Ta Ou – Glossy Mistakes

raphael toine

Isabelle Antena – Laying On The Sofa – Discomatin

Isabelle Antena - Laying On The Sofa - Discomatin

OFFT! – Reclaim Landscape – Clandestino

OFFT - Reclaim Landscape - Clandestino

Chilled / Ambient

NuNorthern Soul Summer Selections

nunorthern soul summer selections

Belver Yin – Luz Bel – Efficient Space

Belver Yin - Efficient Space

Dmitry Evgravof – Surrender – 130701

Dmitry Evgravof - Surrender

Phil Strick – Schleswig – Holstein Aufnahmen – Seance Centre

Schleswig​-​Holstein Aufnahmen

First Music Of A New Day – Seance Centre

The First Minute of a New Day

Electric Field – Flug 8 – Ransom Note

Electric Field Flug 8

Mark Waldron-Hyden – Future Life Continuity – Sunshine Cult Records

Mark Waldron-Hyden - Future Life Continuity

Funky Alternatives

Toshioki Matsumura – A Visual Brain

A Visual Brain

Motohiko Hamase – Anecdote – WRWTFWW

Motohiko Hamase - Anecdote

Greg Fox – Contact – RVNG Intl. 

Greg Fox - Contact

Blazer Soundsystem – Tanka Riddim – Efficient Space

Efficient Space Tanka Riddim

Shaw & Grossfeldt – Klavier – Drone

Shaw & Grossfeldt - Klavier

Neon Lights 2020 In Homage

Neon Lights 2020

Apiento & Tepper – 17:44:58 – Test Pressing 

Apiento & Tepper

Birds Of Pandaemonium – Days Go By – A Separate Reality

Birds Of Pandaemonium - Days Go By - A Separate Reality

Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever No – Fat Cat

Twilight Sad - Fat Cat

John Watts – Music For 3CDJs – Butter Sessions

Jon Watts Butter Sessions

Sleep D – BSD01 – Butter Sessions

Sleep D - BSD01

Kutiman – Wachaga

Kutiman Wachaga

Long Body – Dream Running – Good Company Records

Long Body - Dream Running

Jazz

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Afro Blue – Mr Bongo

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Afro Blue - Mr Bongo

O Aperto Da Saudade – Far Out Recordings

O Aperto Da Saudade - Far Out Recordings

Manfredo Fest – Brazilian Dorian Dream – Far Out Recordings

Manfredo Fest - Brazilian Dorian Dream

George Semper – Inner City Review – Arc

George Semper Arc

Carlos Nino & Miquel Atwood-Ferguson – Chicago Waves – International Anthem

Carlos Nino & Miquel Atwood-Ferguson Chicago Waves

Greg Foat – Symphonie Pacifique – Strut

Greg Foat Symphonie Pacifique

Shirley Scott – One For Me – Arc

Shirley Scott One For Me

Ruby Rushton – Sun Chosi – 22a

Ruby Rushton - Sun Chosi

Tenderlonious – Tender In Lahore – 22a

Tenderlonious - Tender In Lahore - 22a

Chip Wickham – Blue To Red – Love Monk

Chip Wickham - Blue To Red

Etuk Ubong – Africa Today – Night Dreamer

Etuk Ubong - Africa Today - Night Dreamer

Zara McFarlane – Songs Of An Unknown Tongue – Brownswood Recordings 

Zara McFarlane - Future Echoes - Brownswood Recordings

Soul

Disco Island Edits – Aloha Got Soul

Disco Island Edits - Aloha Got Soul

Sault – Untitled (Black Is)

Sault Untitled Black Is

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