Frequent visitors to STW will be aware that this month we’re running a seasonally-inspired Advent Calendar Bandcamp release, counting down the 25 days leading up to Christmas with an exclusive download. Each track is pay-what-you-want, with all proceeds being donated to Help Musicians, an organisation supporting musicians in times of crisis.
Only in the second week of our calendar countdown, and we’ve already released some scintillating sounds from London-based trio Dark Sky, German groove connoisseur and Glenn Astro, 1080p associate Project Pablo, Brownswood’s Owiny Sigoma Band and one of our favourite soul reissues of the year from Gloria Ann Taylor.
Support has been amazing so far, from artists, labels, mastering technicians and everyone who’s donated, helping us surpass last year’s total in the first week. After some love online from Gilles Peterson earlier in the week, official 6Music endorsement arrived today from Lauren Laverne, who played the track on today’s show, featuring Tall Black Guy’s remix of The Milk as her MPFREE. Listen to the magic moment above, listen back to the full show here and read the full MPFREE feature on the BBC website. Out to Neil and the WahWah45s family for helping make it happen.
Check out the full Advent Calendar on Bandcamp – donate generously!