A Polish DJ collective is releasing a mixtape of underground electronica to boost the country’s grassroots LGBTQ activists.
TOTAL SOLIDARITY was produced as part of a collaboration between the Oramics collective and Drvg Cvltvre, the Dutch artist behind label New York Haunted.
They said that their mission is part of electronica’s role as “the voice of resistance”.
“In recent years, we have observed an evolving campaign of homophobia run by the right-wing Polish government, spread by the government media and fuelled by the Catholic Church,” the team said in a press release.
The collective say it took less than a week to collect more than 100 tracks from electronic artists willing to back the cause.
“We want to do what we do best: share our passion for music and creating spaces where everyone can feel free,” they said. “Music, art, and the club scene are all parts of a culture which is not and cannot be indifferent to historical and social turmoil or political oppression.”
All profits from the compilation will go to Kampania Przeciw Homofobii and Miłość Nie Wyklucza, who monitor homophobia and provide support for LGBTQ people throughout Poland. Both organisations have agreed to help the collective redistribute funds to similar groups in need in smaller towns and cities.
TOTAL SOLIDARITY can be pre-ordered now, ready for a full release on 17 August.