Music aid for Japan

Following a natural disaster of the type everyone has always hoped would never happen, it’s understandable there are plenty of projects emerging designed to show support and solidarity to those affected. In response, we’d like to help spread the word, especially considering the powerful aftershock the country just suffered, one month after the original devastation.

First up dance distribution giant Wordandsound has announced Japanease, a mammoth 120-track digital release, spread over three parts, expected mid-April, with all proceeds going to help those stricken by March 11th’s earthquake and tsunami. Cuts from DJ T, Traversable Wormhole, Anja Schneider, Wolf + Lamb, Nicolas Jaar, Frivolous, Layo & Bushwacka!, Steve Bug, Tiefschwarz, Nathan Fake and many more all feature, so if you’re interested click here to be redirected.

And then a new website has been created, Soul Aid: Music For Japan. The idea is simple; artists donate tracks, along with a personal message, the work is available to download, and, in a kind of honour system, donations can be made via Just Giving. Tunes are being added each day, but already you can find arrangements from Alex Smoke, Jeff Mills, and Martinez ready to be heard, and added to iTunes, which gives an insight into the standards we can expect as the campaign moves towards its goal of £10,000.