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These are this week’s Bandcamp essentials (7th August)

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. This week, we've collated over 50 tracks, EPs, and albums from the likes of Dexta, Yazzus, Scratcha DVA, Hudson Mohawke, Peach, and Zebra Katz. There's also compilations from Worst Behaviour, as well as music in support of Hackney community initiative Sistah Space from Lobster Theremin. 

The pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has had a devastating impact on our scene, leading to the cancellation of countless club nights and festivals across the world.

Artists have been heavily impacted too, having their main revenue streams disconnected for the foreseeable future.

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 the 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. On 1st of May, it waived its revenue share again for 24 hours, raising $7 million for artists and labels. 

More recently, On June 5th, Bandcamp's fee-free Friday, we put the focus on releases from Black artists, labels and collectives, as well as releases from those donating to organisations supporting Black communities and initiatives. On June 19th, Bandcamp donated 100% of its profits to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund. NAACP, a civil rights organisation founded in 1909, describe their mission in the 21st century as ensuring "the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination". 

As a show of solidarity to support the artists and labels impacted through the pandemic, and to continue supporting initiatives and organisations, we launched a weekly roundup of the most vital Bandcamp releases.

Today, 7th August, is another of Bandcamp's fee-free Fridays, with 100% of proceeds from sales going to directly to artists, labels, and elected initiatives. Last month, it was announced that a fee-free "Bandcamp Friday" would take place on the first Friday of each month for the rest of 2020.

This week, we've collated over 50 tracks, EPs, and albums from the likes of Dexta, Yazzus, Scratcha DVA, Hudson Mohawke, Peach, and Zebra Katz. There's also compilations from Worst Behaviour, as well as music in support of Hackney community initiative Sistah Space from Lobster Theremin. 

Duval Timothy
'Help' [Carrying Colour / The Vinyl Factory]

Time Crow
'Travels' [EquiknoxxMusic]

Hieroglyphic Being
'THE SECRET SOCIETIES OF RA'

Shanique Marie
'Freak' [EquiknoxxMusic]

Dominowe
'Away From Home' [Gqom Oh!]

Mani Festo
'All Night' [Club Glow]

Mr. Mitch, Milo MB & Oscar MB
'Songs With My Sons'

The Squire Of Gothos
'Draw For The Meat Cleaver' [Off Me Nut]

Yazzus
'THE ANIME PACK'

Scratcha DVA
'Interludes, Intro's & Outro's [Trilogy]'

Fear-E
'Splatterhouse EP'

Dexta
'Fish Get Battered' [Diffrent Music]

Kirk Degiorgio
'Selected Rarities'

Hudson Mohawke
'B​.​B​.​H​.​E.' [Warp]

KMRU
'Peel' [Editions Migo]

UNIQUE 3
'5 Nights in the Cassette Library' [WNCL Recordings]

The Untouchables
'Lifeforms' [RuptureLDN]

Lone x KETTAMA
'Lone x KETTAMA' [R&S]

Samurai Breaks
'Marathon' [Sub Merchants]

Leonce, Neana
'Steam Room'

Peach
'Test In'

Lighght
'Sorry I Can't Go Out Tonight, I'm Too Busy Going In'

Ase Manual
'Black Liquid Electronics'

Piezo
'PERDU'

Theory
'The Lost Dubs Volume 1' [WhoDemSound Records]

Jordana
'Resistencia EP'

Duma
'Duma' [Nyege Nyege Tapes]

J Majik
'Arabian Nights VIP' [Infrared Records]

AceMo
'I Want To Believe'

Martyn Bootyspoon
'Lickety Split' [2 B REAL]

FAUZIA
'Fragments' [HAUS Of ALTR]

Doc Scott
'Paradise Lost (Soul Intent Relick)'

VA
'Worst Behavior, Vol. 3'

Sahar
'Flashback (ft. Theus Mago & Dario Dea Remixes)' [Paradiso Records]

Tech Support
'That Record With Friends On It'

Donny Rotten
'KISS'

Skin On Skin
'Save Me' [Stay On Sight]

Nightwave
'Inner Peace' [Balkan Vinyl]

ZEBRA KATZ
'LESS IS MOOR (REMIXED)'

Shubzin
'SHUBZIN002'

MoMA Ready
'Deep Technik'

Shawn Cartier
'Parking Lot' [Carouse]

Paul Johnson
'Dance With Me (DJ MANNY REMIX)' [Moveltraxx[

Addison Groove
'Freakin'

Azu Tiwaline
'Magnetic Service' [Livity Sound]

79rs Gang
'Expect The Unexpected' [Sinking City Records]

Littlefoot
'Codeine Espresso 1'

Eki Shola
'Essential'

Max de Wardener
'Detuned Reworks' [Village Green Recordings]

Escaflowne
'Steel'

VA
'LOBSTER PLUR Volume 4' [Lobster Theremin]