XquisiteForce.collection/01 for the people of Beirut to be released on September 4th 2020.
It features 18 tracks by Aho Ssan, Bonebrokk, Ciarra Black, Désir d’enfant, ELLLL, Flore, Forces, Glass, Gramrcy, Holy Similaun, Hulubalang, John Object, Katie Gately, Klahrk & Ship Sket, KMRU, Luke Lund, Simon Grab & Zoë Mc Pherson feat. Dali de Saint Paul and ZULI.
75% of proceeds from sales of the compilation will go directly to two organisations in Beirut: Haven for Artists -who focus on supporting migrants, women and LGBTQI people- and Beit El Baraka. In the wake of the explosion on August 4th, which has compounded already-dire social and economic problems in the city, these two organisations are providing food and shelter and financial, medical and psychological assistance to those who need it most.
The compilation is a direct outcome of the open, collaborative audiovisual project XquisiteForce.AV that we have been developing since March 2020, and which is still ongoing as we speak.
More information and updates from Haven for Artists and Beit El Baraka here
Links to all artists participating in XquisiteForce.collection/01
released September 4, 2020
Artwork by Nick Teeple
Graphic design by Alessandra Leone
Mastering by Ingrid Loftsgarden at Greenhouse studios, Reykjavík
Curation by Zoë Mc Pherson