It's almost one year ago that we launched the 3rd volume in the Side-Line powered charity compilation series "Face The Beat". During the past few months we have completed a brand new volume again focusing on getting as many unsigned bands as possible aboard. And what a ride it has been... as we have again been inundated with thousands of submissions. The quality was so high this time that we have increased the number of bands that could participate this time.
"Face The Beat: Session 4" counts 92 tracks (!) from electro / industrial / experimental bands based allover the world.
All the participating bands have one thing in common: they all are supporting our charity work, which this time will go to build a sanitary installation for a public hospital (based in the Mexican state of Veracruz). Why Mexico? Our chief editor Bernard Van Isacker explains: "When I was in Mexico to get wedded earlier this year, I was rushed to a public hospital (where usually the poor people go) with a serious back injury. I was so incredibly well-received and helped out even though it was very clear that the hospital was very much underfunded. The doctors, the nurses, they have done a splendid job in caring for me. But one thing struck me during this period and that was that the poor people waiting outside (sometimes for hours) had no toilet facilities or a place where they could take care of their babies. The hospital had no funds to build this, so I decided to help them out financially. But what I gave isn't sufficient to finish the construction and complete the sanitary facilities. That's when I realised that the charity project to be supported this time by Face The Beat should be this. You know, we are so damn lucky with our public health service here in Europe. So, if you want to help out, then please donate, you'll make the life of so many people a lot easier and comfortable."
"Face The Beat: Session 4" was compiled by Bernard Van Isacker and features lots of new talents, and several familiar 'faces', from the electro, wave, industrial, dubstep, dark folk scene who wanted to put their shoulders under this release. You'll find well known acts such as The Psychic Force, Kant Kino, Antibody, and many more next to a huge lot of new talents which caught our attention in the past few months, many of these bands don't have a label contract or have just been signed recently.
The material was carefully mastered by Erlend Eilertsen (Essence Of Mind) for your best audio pleasure.
Reaching the end of this tumultuous year, and closing in on the Christmas and New Year's festivities we count on you to be generous with your donations - it's no obligation of course, but you'll make sure that thousands of people will be able to wait in human conditions during their hospital visit.
Good to know, there will be no middleman to transfer the donations and just like the previous time the Side-Line team will be donating 500 Euro too just to show you how much we care about this project. You can also support this project with recurrent donations at www.side-line.com/donations/
if you wish to.
Many thanks to all of the bands and labels that have sent material, too many to name (over 2400 this time), and congratulations to all the bands that have made our selection! United we can show that we have our heart at the right place!
OTHER FREE CHARITY DOWNLOAD COMPILATIONS BY SIDE-LINE
Various Artists - Face The Beat: Session 1
Various Artists - Face The Beat: Session 2
Various Artists - Face The Beat: Session 3