The Drum & Bass community have responded to the current situation in Ukraine by coming together to release a compilation album with all money raised going directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross.
Called Together With Ukraine, the album contains a massive 136 tracks along with 33 specially created artworks, none of which are available elsewhere. Together With Ukraine features artists from across the Drum & Bass and wider Bass music spectrum such as London Elektricity, Etherwood, Monrroe, Fred V and Grafix and can be bought from BandCamp here for a minimum price of just £12, which works out at under 9p per track.
On its first day of release, the compilation raised an incredible £35,000, which is a testament to both the artists involved and all those who have dug into their pockets and contributed in such a fashion.
To help promote this further, this week’s edition of The Drum & Bass Sessions on Louder Than War Radio will focus entirely on tracks from this historic album. Listen this Thursday from 9.00 – 11.00 via the website by clicking here or ask Alexa to enable Louder Than War and hear us over your smart speaker. Alternatively, download the Louder Than War Android or iPhone apps.
The album’s Bandcamp page says “With every day that passes, the high-scale humanitarian crisis and assault on the people of Ukraine continues to worsen. Civilian deaths are increasing on a daily basis across the country with no sign of stopping, with millions of citizens already forced out of their homes in search of refuge. As we wake up to yet another day of war, hundreds more innocent lives have been lost and destroyed overnight. We cannot leave this unchecked, and we need to act on this now without hesitation.”
Now more than ever is a time for unity, solidarity and support of a nation under attack. It’s crucial for us to use our voice to create widespread and sustained awareness of the situation on the ground in Ukraine, and to give support in every way possible. Whether it’s signing petitions, attending demonstrations, sharing facts on social media, offering help for refugees, or more – this situation cannot be allowed to continue, and engaging in support of any kind for the people of Ukraine is our absolute priority.”
For more information on the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, and the humanitarian efforts they are undertaking to heal the devastating impacts of the war in Ukraine, please visit their website at redcross.org.ua/en