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These are this week’s Bandcamp essentials (December 4th)

Starting life as a way of supporting the artists and labels impacted through the coronavirus pandemic, as well as releases supporting other causes and initiatives, we've launched a weekly roundup of the most vital Bandcamp releases. On Bandcamp's final fee-free Friday, we've have collated essential tracks, compilations, EPs, and albums from the likes of Brother Nebula, dBridge, A.G., Alex Falk, Planet Mu, GASH COLLECTIVE, DJ SWISHA, Yung Singh, Anz, KG & Uniiqu3, Coco Bryce and more

Clubs around the world are shut, and opportunities to find new music out in the wild have been ripped from under our feet as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. While hearing new music played out by your favourite DJs will have to be put on hold due to these unprecedented circumstances, it’s never been easier, or more important, to support the artists and labels putting out EPs, albums and compilations in the midst of all the madness.

With tour cancellations and festival postponements leaving many members of the international electronic music community out of pocket, Bandcamp has become an even more vital platform for supporting the music you love, with 80% of all sales from the online music store going directly to artists and labels. In March, the platform announced it would be waiving its revenue share for all sales for one day, and on Friday 20th, took no cut from purchases made. In total, $4.3 million was spent on music over the course of 24 hours, all going straight to the creators. Throughout lockdown, Bandcamp continued to waive their fees on the first Friday of every month, as well as on 19th June (Juneteenth), when the platform donated 100% of its profits to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund. In July, it was announced that a fee-free "Bandcamp Friday" would take place on the first Friday of each month for the rest of 2020. 

Earlier this year, as a show of solidarity to support the artists and labels impacted through the pandemic, and to support releases raising funds for charity initiatives and organisations, we launched a weekly roundup of the most vital Bandcamp releases. Today is marks the final fee-free Friday on Bandcamp, with 100% of proceeds from sales going straight to artists. With that in mind, we've collated essential tracks, compilations, EPs, and albums from the likes of Brother Nebula, dBridge, A.G., Alex Falk, Planet Mu, GASH COLLECTIVE, DJ SWISHA, Yung Singh, Anz, KG & Uniiqu3, Coco Bryce and more.

We would also encourage you to check out Blackbandcamp.info, an expansive, crowd-sourced list of Black artists on Bandcamp in which you can find an incredibly wide array of amazing music. Read our feature about Black Bandcamp here.

V/A
'PlanetMµ25' [Planet Mu]

Bliss Inc.
'Hacking The Planet' [Radiant Love]

Semprey
'Balanga' [Tańce]

dBridge
'Weak Or No Signal' [Exit Records]

Bruised Skies & THUGWIDOW
'Requiem For A Sesh'

Brother Nebula
'The Physical World' [Legwork]

Call Super and Parris
'Design of a Body Sublime'

Alex Falk
'INTLBLK008' [International Black]

Lady Blacktronika
'Drum Control' [Allergy Season]

fmvee
'who do u love?' [Queeste]

Yung Singh
'The Punjabi Garage Bundle For Charity'

Lcp
'Tones'

Kush Jones
'Nice Day'

A.G
'lychee'

DJ SWISHA
'Grape Surgery // Big Balenci'

V/A
'ddr. Compilation 03' [Dublin Digital Radio]

Com Truise
'In Decay, Too' [Ghostly International]

V/A
'Cache 02' [SVBKVLT]

Umfang
'Camber' [THANKS FOR ENLIGHTENING ME]

V/A
'DT001' [Daytimers]

HAPPA
'20 SONGS TO END 2020 (Unreleased and Unfinished)'

Hodge
'Remixes In Blue' [Houndstooth]

V/A
'All Welcome II' [Good Morning Tapes]

Adam BFD
'Horizon'

Logic1000
'I Won't Forget' [Because Music]

Safejas
'Silk' [WOE]

Big Miz
'Glitchy Belter' [Dixon Avenue Basement Jams]

KG & Uniiqu3
'B2B / Black Roses' [Future Bounce]

Sabrina Bellaouel
'Libra' [InFiné]

TEEN
'TEEN EP' [Illegal Data]

Tony Njoku
'Death By Dimitri' [Silent Kid Records]

DJ Earl
'Bass + Funk & Soul' [Moveltraxx]

V/A
'Sharpen, Moving' [Timedance]

La Fraicheur & Leonard de Leonard
'Roadkill' [Gegen]

Sergio SP
'Hydrate Constant (Sinistarr Remix)'

Charly Says
'Decisions' [Disrupt Records]

V/A
'Meeting Of The Minds Vol. 4' [Future Retro]

V/A
'GASH TRAX VOL​.​1' [GASH COLLECTIVE/Art For Blind]

V/A
'Rhythmia, Vol. II' [Euphonic Rhythms]

ELLES & Violet
'Midnight At The Premier Inn' [Naivety]

V/A
'Uncut Skeleton Beats 2' [Skeleton Recordings]

V/A
'JBDUBZ Vol. 8' [Juke Bounce Werk]

Yazzus
'Class Of 2020'

Obese
'Shiver Me Timbres' [Off Me Nut]

Dexta & Mauoq
'AWRA006' [Are We Really Alone?]

Love Dove Jay
'Dark Loving' / 'Sonic Man' [8205 Recordings]

Subjects
'Murder Style' / 'You' [Deep Jungle]

J Plates
'The Eternal State EP' [Silent Force]

Coco Bryce
'A Myor Massiv Christmas' [Myor]

High Class Filter
'Priceless 'Quick Sand (High Class Filter Edit)'

Twinsen
'Holy Reach' [All Centre]

KMRU
'ftpim'

Etch
'Polarity' [Ilian Tape]

Arma
'TFL Trax Vol.4'