On the first Friday of every month since March of 2020, Bandcamp has waived their revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic.
“Over the course of these 13 days, fans paid artists and labels $56 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you.”
After stopping for a while, BC has finally brough back “Bandcamp Friday” which officially started today and will continue to do so every first Friday of every month, for the rest of 2021.
There’s so much to take in on Bandcamp and you might have a hard time getting started. Allow us to give you a head start and officially get your Friday going.
Get your headphones/speakers ready. This time around you’ll also need to open your wallet to support the craft, merch and, and and.
“With over 1.8 million views to date on their YouTube channel and more than 2.4m plays on Spotify, plus a host of solo credits between them (from Roots Manuva to Monument Valley), London’s Lydian Collective are an exciting new musical voice who are making waves worldwide.”
You’re LYING if that didn’t get you excited or curious at least. Numbers don’t lie; there’s a reason why a toot load of us are listening to this collective, some improvising to their music and basically inspiring a whole new generation of musicians.
This is one bandwagon you should definitely join, check their feed out for some dope live performances.
Go get you some good music!
“Originally from the Island of Guam” yep, go google that first.
Done? Okay, first thing’s first. She’s got a song out today (August 6) alongside Martin Chapman. Titled “Much Less Much More”, the song basically explores the psychedelic and minimalist sides of lo-fi house in collaboration with Pop-Funk.
That’s something you can expect from Vilda, a “new wave freshness” that combines R&B, Soul and Funk.
Please don’t come here and be like “that’s not my kinda music” like you’ve tried it before. You know what they say about people who ‘miss out’? Nothing, because they missed out. Don’t be one of those!
“She was named as one of the Top 10 Deep and Soulful House
Female DJs for 2020 by Deep House News blog.”
Now, we acknowledge some people need a little push to get them to support certain artists or music but come on. How many times have you been in the “Top 20” of anything? Like we’re not even in the top 20 music blogs (YET) but Black Villain is. That should already give you an idea of the quality music you’ll be consuming.
All the way from Vosloorus, Johannesburg East (South Africa), Black Villain specializes in the realms of Soulful House, Deep House, Funk and Disco.
Go get dancing!
With over 2 million views on Youtube, Laurence Manning is the only Piano Doctor you should be listening to. She’s really a piano Doctor, in real life! Like she completed a doctorate in piano performance in December 2018.
“Bandcamp Friday” won’t be enough to take in all of her music, you legit need to have her music on standby for any occasion. Inspired by video game music, neo-classical, Celtic, neo-medieval music and film music living in a fantasy world is possible people.
Pull out your fanstasy sword or costume & get dreaming,
Razaq El Toro
When last last did someone introduce a pioneer to you? Musically of course. Now listen, we’re not saying you don’t know people, trailblazers or tastemakes, we’re just saying you should have Razaq on your playlist.
Having gained “notoriety for pioneering a new sound known as Eko Electronic (Lagos Electronic): a genre that re-imagines Afrobeats in an electronic music space”, Razaq has proven to be a global superstar.
Run it up!
Now go out there and support the music, buy the merch and share the music.
We only shared five artists but remember there’s more music out there. What we’re trying to say is, the music never stops! Don’t only support the music today, do it everyday, get as many people involved and make sure you also support your favourite artists.