The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight is excited and delighted to be able to announce that we will be putting out a compilation of awesome electronic music in aid of Crisis, the UK’s oldest homeless charity. More details below.
Those immortal words “We can all do a little more.” will be forever etched on my mind. When I interviewed Martin Boulton, of Touched – Music for Cancer Research, that was exactly what he said to me. To say that those words were an inspiration, and a real prod for my conscience, is an understatement.
When I was thinking about a cause I would like to give my support to, my thoughts turned immediately to the issue of homelessness that is so prevalent in a society in which it really should not be. In turn, I thought that an ideal beneficiary of the project would be Crisis, the UK’s longest standing homeless charity, who this year will be acknowledging 50 years in operation.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They are determined to end homelessness. They do it person by person and by influencing policies to ensure everyone has a place to call home. Homelessness is devastating, leaving people vulnerable and isolated.
Crisis offers ground breaking housing, health, education and employment services. They work with thousands of homeless people across the UK every year. They are determined campaigners. They draw on their research, partnerships and years of experience of working directly with homeless people to deliver change and a vision to end homelessness for good. So, an excellent cause, I’m sure you will agree.
We have also asked our good friends at Zest Event Management to partner up with us and assist with managing the whole project. Zest Event Management run Soup, Song & Standup, an initiative that provides hot food and entertainment primarily for homeless people, but embracing everybody. These events are a window into normality and provide a platform for people to connect with one another, in a relaxed atmosphere.
We thought that the best way to raise some money for Crisis, and at the same time raise awareness of the issues surrounding homelessness, would be to release a charity compilation of top notch, exclusive electronic music for your listening pleasure.
Up to now, we have nine amazing house and techno artists who are all kindly donating a track to the cause. With more to be added, this really is going to be a big release. So, I’m sure you’re curious which artists are going to be collaborating with us on this record, titled House for the Homeless. Welllllllll…here they are (in no particular order).
We all know who Mr.C is. Frontman for The Shamen, head honcho at the inimitable Superfreq, and all round top bloke. Richard’s reputation as one of the godfathers of UK electronic music precedes him.
Head man at Asymmetric Records, Tel Aviv-based producer Lonya has been pumping out some top tech-house bangers since 2009. If you haven’t already, check out his recordings. We can’t wait to hear Lonya‘s contribution.
Our Mr. Howells is another underground dance legend who we are delighted to have on board. Danny knows the score when it comes to producing top music, having headed the awesome Dig Deeper records as an outlet for his own productions.
The Waveform Transmitter‘s favourite dutch dynamo, Odette will be bringing her own brand of fidgety micro-house straight to your ears all the way from Holland. We’ve been supporting this fantastic young producer since her first EP, which surprisingly was only released last year!
Liverpool’s top dance music export, and head man at Circus, Yousef has kindly offered to donate a track to the cause. As well as being no stranger to the underground scene, Yousef is no stranger to helping the homeless, having raised funds for Liverpool’s Whitechapel Centre recently.
At the helm of Arms and Legs Records sits Berlin house impressario Daniel Steinberg. With a slew of impressive solo and collaborative releases under his belt it made sense to get Daniel on board. Thankfully he agreed and we couldn’t be happier!
Kristin Velvet (image by Giovanni Dominice)
We’re delighted to announce the inclusion of Kristin Velvet, also from the Arms and Legs stable, who has been putting out some seriously strong releases production-wise, not to mention her skills behind the decks.
Matuss‘ free spirit coupled with her outstanding production skills meant we were left with no choice but to ask her to be involved. The Absence Seizure label head makes thought-provoking techno, perfect, then, for our compilation.
Skryptöm label owner and top french techno producer Electric Rescue has kindly donated a killer track for the compilation. Skryptöm are celebrating 10 years in the game this year, and so we’re delighted that Antoine has agreed to join us for this great cause.
We’ve got several more artists in the pipeline who we will hopefully be hearing from soon. As more artists are added, we will announce their kind contributions here. The record is going to be launched digitally on July 15th through several outlets. Keep your eyes peeled at The Waveform Transmitter for more news as it rolls in.