Thursday 14 April 2011

Release party for 'Nihon Kizuna' quake benefit album

by liza

On Friday, artists who released the "Nihon Kizuna" benefit album the week after the quake are having a party in Shinjuku to celebrate raising over $30,000 for earthquake and tsunami victims.

The album features electronic and hip-hop tracks from over 40 international artists -- plus a bonus album with 34 tracks! Harnessing the power of Twitter and social media, the album was put together in a week by an international group of DJs and a journalist here in Tokyo who wanted to do something to help the victims.

Artists include Kode 9, Kuedo, Rudi Zygadlo, Broken Haze, Circulations Records, All City Records, Daisuke Tanabe, Yosi Horikawa, XLII, Memory 9, Ninja Tune, Kid Kanevil, Om Unit, Paul White, Illum Sphere, One Handed Music, BD1982, Fink, Emika, Mux Mool, Ernest Gonzales, Paper Tiger, Sesped, Jay Scarlett, Elliott Yorke (Royalty), Kan Sano, Onra and many more.

It's really a great deal -- get some cutting-edge music (for me, a horizon-expanding trip out of my usual rock music comfort zone) and know the money you paid for it is going to an urgent cause.

The party on Friday is free, but they will take donations for the Red Cross. So come out, have a good time, say hello and listen to some great music for a good cause!

Oh and buy the album here!

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