Something We Can Do

Something We Can Do features 15 previously unreleased tracks from some of the most revered names in the world of drum & bass and dance music today (notably Makoto and DJ Marky). Available on iTunes, Beatport, Bandcamp, Soundcloud. 100% of the profits from the sales of the album will be donated to the Japanese Redcross.


Music distributor Wordsandsound curated Japanease, a colossal compilation of electronic dance music featuring Prins Thomas, Technasia, Elektro Guzzi, Anja Schneider and a ton more. Almost half of the 138 tracks were previously unreleased. Available as 3 packages or separate tracks, on almost every download platform one can think of (iTunes, Juno, Boomkat, Amazon...).
The entire income of sales will be donated to the area of Sendai/Miyagi through the German Japanese Association in Hamburg.

BPM Japan

Beatport-released charity comp BPM Japan features Ken Ishii, Mijk Van Dijk, Thomas Schumacher, Dominik Eulberg, Beroshima, Kaoru Inoue and other great techno artists. Volume 1 , Volume 2 and Volume 3 are out on Beatport. Exclusive cover illustrations and T-shirt by Katsuhiro Otomo. Proceeds go to the Red Cross.

Noises for Japan - Sustain | Rebuild

Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd, The Legendary Pink Dots, A Place To Bury Strangers, Hypnoskull and 44 others provided tracks for Noises for Japan - Sustain | Rebuild, a compilation supporting Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue And Support.

Forest Swords

Last year, Forest Swords' Dagger Paths album ended up on many year-end lists of the "indie-sphere". If you don't own the expanded edition, the six earlier tracks it included -- formerly released as the Fjree Feather EP -- are now available as a separate digital release, the proceeds of which will be sent to the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund. Available from No Pain in Pop.

Bob Hope would

Audio Antihero's "Bob Hope would." is a charity compilation of exclusives and otherwise for the Japan relief effort. It features exclusive/unreleased/advance/rare songs from Darren Hayman, Jack Hayter, Nosferatu D2, Benjamin Shaw, Shoes & Socks Off, Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences, Broken Shoulder, Fighting Kites, The Owl Service and more.

The record is available for £3.99 (with the option to donate more) from Bandcamp.

All money to be split between Japan Society, Red Cross, Shelterbox, Save The Children and The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund.

DIY Hearts

Old news but great news : DIY Hearts now have an English page which helps non-Japanese speakers purchase their nice catalog. With contributions from Doddodo, Dorian, Doravideo, Keiji Haino, Yoshihide Otomo, Magical Power Mako, Fishmans, Kleptomaniac, U-zhaan (ex-Asa-chang&Junray) and many more, you simply can't go wrong !

DIY Hearts is an offshoot of mp3 store DIY Stars (an artist-run service comparable to Bancamp) dedicated to charity. It features not only music but also videos, novels, smartphone apps etc.

Also available from DIY Stars is singer-songwriter Nanao Tavito's new song "Kesa Tsukutta Uta" ("a song I wrote this morning"), the proceeds of which also go to charity. 

Tracks are DRM-free. All benefits go to the Japanese Red Cross 

Rock Back for Japan

A burn on demand/net label releasing lo-fi post rock, dreampop, shoegazer, electro-dreampop, nu-gaze, electropop, dreamy, psychedelic, slocore, indie rock, post rock, post punk (and more !), Patetico Recordings released 6 volumes (and counting ?) of disaster relief fund compilation Rock Back for Japan. Available from the Amazon MP3 store. Benefits go to the Red Cross.