Bandcamp Friday: Support Black Artists

Bandcamp’s no-fees sale days—when the music platform forgives the cut of sales it would usually charge artists and labels—have already become a ritual in 2020, when people open their wallets to directly support the music they love (and find new music). The third no-fees day (today, June 5th, from midnight to midnight Pacific time) lands in a different context, as the world is gripped by protests for Black Lives Matter against police brutality and racial injustice.

Now is a time to support black artists and black-owned record labels. To start, members of the electronic music community have put together a document with more than 1,000 black artists and labels to support.

Beyond that, we’ve compiled a list of new releases this week from black artists and labels, as well as highlights from the last few months. Below, you’ll find fundraising efforts from non-black entities, including charity compilations and record labels who will be donating 100 percent of their proceeds towards black causes.

For more on how you can support black causes beyond just buying music, see our resources guide. And for information on how Resident Advisor is contributing, read our statement here.

Albums

• AceMo – Existential
• Angel Ho – Woman Call
• BOOF (Maurice Fulton) – Rebirth Of Gerberdaisy
• Byrell The Great – Byrell The Crate
• Cakes Da Killa – Killa Essentials
• Conducta – The Kiwi Sound
• Cygnus – Colecovisions
• Dean Blunt – Roaches 2012 – 2019 (​$​up£r D€lux£)
• DJ Taye – PYROT3K, PYROT3K (SS)
• Dreamcrusher – Panopticon!
• Filthy Gears – Filthy 2000
• Galcher Lustwerk – Information
• Gallery S – Gallery S
• Grey Doubt – The Colours That Rise
• Hieroglyphic Being – Illuminati Papers Vol. I-III
• Jasmine Infiniti – BTXCH SLÄP
• Jaymie Silk – Club Mermaid
• Josey Rebelle – Josey In Space
• JWords – SÍN SÉNAL
• Klein – Frozen
• Loraine James – For You And I
• Loretta Aberdeen – Dream Market
• MHYSA – NEVAEH
• Moodymann – Taken Away
• Moor Mother – Analog Fluids Of Sonic Black Holes
• Mr. Mitch – Grow (Stay The Same)
• Nazar – Guerilla
• Nicole Mitchell & Moor Mother – Offering – Live At Le Guess Who
• Nídia – Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes
• Roam – The Wraith
• rRoxymore – Face To Phase
• Russell E.L. Butler – Constructions Vol. 2
• Scott Grooves – Repressed 4 U: Unreleased Anthology Mixes
• Space Afrika – hybtwibt
• Speaker Music – of desire, longing
• Splurt Diablo – All About The Melanin
• sqip – banner
• Yazzus – It’s Ya Girl’s Bootlegs
• Yves Tumor – Heaven To a Tortured Mind
• Zebra Katz – LESS IS MOOR

EPs/Singles

• AceMoMa – EP2
• Ase Manuel – Shakti
• Baronhawk – Temperado Tornado
• BASSBEAR!! – 2016-2019 Edits
• Blixaboy – Azanian Funk
• Bubas Produçoes – MEGA EP
• Cakes Da Killa – Free To Be
• CRYSTALMESS – The Devil Is A Lie !
• Dean Blunt & Mica Levi – 𝕴𝖓𝖓𝖆
• Digital – Digital VIPs
• DJ Delish – Khadijah Vol. 6
• DJ Earl – Um Vida (The Life) 2020
• Forest Management – Rooftop By Dusk
• Gavsborg – Kevin From Ivory Coast
• Ghetto Kumbe – “Sola”
• glia – zurenim
• Greg Beato – New Format
• Huey Mnemonic – Virtuosity, “Special Occasion” (as P.J. Swerve)

• Jacinth – Usurper
• Jammz – Taliifah – Keep Up Freestyle, IAG Is The Label Volume 1
• Jay Daniel – SSD
• Jay Simon – MHR-005
• Jayda G – Both Of Us / Are U Down
• Jaymie Silk – Diasporave 1, 2 & 3
• Just Geo – “Osmington Bay”
• KG – KG Sensei EP
• King Britt – Back 2 Black
• K-Hand Silent Answer EP
• Kush Jones – Future Times EP, Strictly 4 My CDJZ 8 & Relief 2
• Lotic – Burn A Print
• Mean Streets Recs – Trilogy Vol 1
• Merky ACE & Capo Lee – Clash Of The Pagans
• M.I.C. & PK Brako – Witchclart
• Millia Rage – Ultimecia Tools
• MoMa Ready – RESTRUCTURE
• Moodymann – “Long Hot Sexy Nights”
• Nídia – S/T
• North End Track Authority – I Need
• Ntu – Perfect Blue
• quest​?​onmarc – quest​?​onmarc meets Neana
• Riko Dan – “Run Dem Down” prod. Trends

• SCRAAATCH – Live In Oakland
• Scratcha DVA – DRMTRK EP IX
• Serpentwithfeet – Apparition
• Shanique Marie – “Ring The Alarm”
• Sinistarr – “Yashrab.”
• sspurgee – “Walking While Black” & What I’ve Learned This Week Alone
• Swordman Kitala – Remixes (all proceeds to Kitala’s healthcare fund)

• Ty feat. Durrty Goodz – “Real Ones”
• UNIIQU3 – “Rave In My Room”
• Y A S H A – Summations

Other

• Kai Alcé’s NDATL label has uploaded a handful of new and old releases to Bandcamp.

• UK producer Altered Natives has uploaded much of his catalogue to Bandcamp.

• Ballroom scene lynchpin Vijuan Allure has released a series of assorted tracks.

• The New York Dance Music series from Towhead Recordings features predominantly black artists. The third volume is out today.

Fundraising efforts

• The Polish electronic scene has banded together to donate all their sales towards Black Lives Matter funds. Check out a full list here.

Beats In Space is donating all sales to Black Art Futures.

Club Chai will donate all sales to ARC Bail Fund and People’s Breakfast Oakland.

• Co-Select’s first compilation benefits the UK QTIBIPOC Emergency Relief & Hardship Fund.

Critical Music is donating all sales to Black Lives Matter.

Dais Records is donating all sales to a variety of pro-black causes.

Dark Entries is donating all sales to Black-run LGBTQ+ organizations.

District160, a Minneapolis label, is releasing the BREATHE footwork compilation to benefit Reclaim The Block.

Eglo Records is donating all digital sales to the NAACP.

Fever AM will donate all sales to bail funds via ActBlue.

Incienso is donating sales to the NAACP Legal Defence And Education Fund and bail organizations.

Jacktone is donating all proceeds to Black-run LGBTQ+ organizations.

Hyperdub is donating the label’s proceeds to Black Lives Matter and related causes.
• K-Lone –The Falls EP, all profits to Amos Bursary.

Local Action is donating its sales to Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality causes.
Modern Obscure Music is donating all proceeds towards SOS Racisme Catalunya.

Naive has released the No Justice No Peace compilation and is donating all sales to black-run LGBTQ+ organizations.

Ninja Tune is donating sales to the NAACP Legal Defence And Education Fund.

• Precolumbian & Estoc – Landocore EP – profits to Black Lives Matter Philly / Philly Bailouts.

Radio Quântica will donate all proceeds from its new compilation, Complacent = Complicit, to SOS Racismo and this Act Blue bail fund donation splitter.

• Richard Chartier – “Ossification Palisades” – proceeds to ActBlue.

RVNG Intl. is donating all sales to Black Art Futures.

Rhythm Section International is offering 10 percent off (and other deals) all weekend with code “bandcamplove”—10 percent of the weekend’s proceeds will go to the SE15 Community Fund.
• saadashraf*’s first-ever release will raise money for bail funds.

Scenic Route is donating 100 percent of proceeds to community bail funds.
• Stranded – Long Dusk EP – all proeeds to ATL Solidarity.

Vanity Press is donating its sales to Black-led LGBQT+ organizations.

• Wolfskuil – Imagining A Different Kind Of Future Phase I – proceeds to International Red Cross and Black Lives Matter, matched by label head Darko Esser.

• Bandcamp has posted a broader list of participating artists and labels here.