We are pretty late on this but the cause and message behind this is too strong not to report.
Manchester was rocked by atrocious acts of the Manchester Arena suicide bomb attack on May 22, in which 22 people were killed and 116 were injured but the city came together in the hours, days and weeks after the attack.
Manchester has an incredible history of being a massive influence to the British music scene and all the influential artists have stepped up for one cause. Manchester With Love is a collective contribution from the city’s music community, showing the city’s diversity through music, from seminal bands through to the newest up and coming producers.
Costing as little as £10 (with an option to donate more) and featuring 226 tracks, all proceeds of this hugely impressive body of work go towards The Red Cross Manchester Emergency Fund. The fund, which has already raised over £11 million, will help and support bereaved loved ones, many of whom were young families and who lost parents and children.
The compilation features some of the heavyweights in the scene such as Dub Phizix, Biome, DRS, Solardo, Ben Pearce, Zed Bias, Virus Syndicate, Illum Sphere, Euphonique, Murder He Wrote, Rowney & Propz, Earl Grey, Think Tonk, LEVELZ, Chimpo, Skittles, Claremont and many more.
As well as raising money for this fund, the secondary aim of Manchester With Love is to demonstrate, celebrate and share the diversity and unity which continues to permeate from the city’s streets via its music.
Manchester With Love is now available on Bandcamp.com and Boomkat.com. Bandcamp, as standard for charity releases, will reduce the percentage they take from sales. Boomkat will take nothing, meaning that 100% of sales will go to the fund. The album will be for sale as whole, meaning individual tracks will not be available to purchase separately.
One city, one love!