UK-based platform Pollination are set to release Open Culture: No Borders, a multi-genre Various Artists compilation looking to raise awareness and funds for the Kent Refugee Action Network, an independent charity who work with young people to rebuild their lives after arriving unaccompanied in the UK to seek asylum.
At 21 tracks deep, the project is a huge and impressive one. Sprawling across the bass music spectrum and showcasing a full range of tempo and style, you can expect UKG, Breaks, Techno, Jungle, Electronica and everything weird and wonderful in between, featuring the likes of Drumskull, SPEKTRALSOUND, West Norwood Cassette Library and many more.
As well as raising money for charity, Pollination’s goal is also to raise awareness and resistance of the Anti-Refugee Bill, a bill will that allow the UK to reject an estimated 9,000 asylum seekers who are currently eligible to claim settlement every year.
Talking about both message and release, they say “Electronic dance music culture is rich because of the people who make it up. Diversity is built into the UK’s roots: it is what enables our music to thrive. Join us in celebrating the blend of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that form the fabric of our scene. As members of the UK’s creative community, we come together to stand against this cruel and inhumane Bill. We believe that the UK, our home, is a place that welcomes all people”
Find out more about Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) here.
Open Culture: No Borders is out this Friday. Buy here.
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