Drum & Bass and the heart of the dance community have come together to raise funds for the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. At the center of it all, Ukraine-based talent bookers, Rhys Bainham and Vlad Yaremchuck have rounded up over 100 artists in the spirit of creativity and solidarity to create the “Together with Ukraine” compilation album.

With the core of democracy at stake, and Ukraine in the midst of one of the most difficult and harrowing humanitarian crises the world has experienced since WWII, this compilation album has been assembled through artist donations, and the response has been incredible. It’s a creative “all hands on deck” experience, with the best in the business sharing their art for peace.

Available via Bandcamp, all revenue from the sale of the compilation will go directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society

Speaking about the project, Bainham and Yaremchuk elaborated:

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. 

We are incredibly grateful to the music community for supporting our initiative to raise vital funds for humanitarian aid on the front line. All artists and people involved have offered their services free of charge, and all revenue generated will be donated directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. We would like to thank everybody who has taken part in making this project a reality – including our extended team of Diana and Bohdan (Ukraine), Jan (Germany) and Piotr (Poland) – as well as everybody that is willing to purchase the album.

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Kendra Brea Cooper

kendra brea cooper

Kendra Brea Cooper is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Canada, Sustainable Stylist and Thrift Editor at PostModern.

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