Artists and producers of Indian heritage have come together on a new compilation, raising funds for various charities providing COVID-19 relief throughout the country.
Curated by Berlin-based techno DJ and producer Pooja B, the 11-track compilation, titled ‘We The People’, features contributions from the likes of Nikki Nair, Decoder, Satya Hinduja, PKO, Stof, Snad, Low Volume and more. With styles spanning from house and techno to ambient and experimental pop, you can listen to the comp below, and purchase it via Bandcamp.
Speaking about the release, Pooja B said: "It's not been easy for many of us from India to sit in our privileged position, while friends and family are in the midst of this horrible second wave of the pandemic. I put together this compilation as music is the best way we as artists can urgently amplify and support India's desperate need for help, whilst being far away."
All proceeds from ‘We The People’ will go toward charities working to provide oxygen, medicine and hospital beds to those in need in India, as well as providing direct support to those affected by COVID-19. You can see the full list of charities supported by the comp below, along with links to their websites.
This weekend, London collective Daytimers will host their first live event in support of the ongoing COVID-19 relief effort in India. An all-South Asian line-up of DJs will play at London's Colour Factory on May 23rd, with all proceeds from ticket sales and donations to be divided between the Hemkunt Foundation and India's Trans Queer Hijra Intersex community. Learn more about the event here.
Indian techno label AsymetriK also released a digital compilation through Bandcamp this month to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.
Charities supported by ‘We The People’
Citizens Covid War Room (treatment for underprivileged, relief for those rendered jobless & to families who lost their earning member due to Covid)
Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (Healthcare support & logistics for Covid patients)
Hemkunt Foundation (providing oxygen & humanitarian aid to marginalised sections of society)
Milaap (supporting the transgender community in Mumbai)
Mukul Madhav Foundation (helping communities access life saving equipment and relief)
Protsahan India Foundation (aid for children orphaned due to Covid)