Featuring new cuts from such Washington, DC luminaries as Thievery Corporation, Fort Knox Five, Arthur Loves Plastic, Jette-Ives, and Seroya, among others, The Underground Sound of DC is a "perfect blend of jazzy, housey tempos and vibes that constantly stays upbeat."
From the brilliant jazz breaks of Deepsixteen's "Live at the Majestic," to the spicy new remix of Thievery Corporation's "The Heart's a Lonely Hunter" featuring David Byrne, this continuously-mixed dance experience is an "unstoppable force" of the robust jazz, funk and international flavors for which DC is famous.
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All proceeds from this CD
directly benefit the
and the work they do to
prevent and treat
HIV and AIDS.
THE SOUNDS OF GIVING
DC’s BEST ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS CREATE HEALING COLLABORATION FOR HIV/AIDS
[Washington, DC] – November 14, 2007 – A diverse group of some of DC’s finest electronica and dance
musicians have released a compilation CD under the production of local indie label Tone13 Music to
raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS. All net proceeds for this CD go directly to DC’s own Whitman-Walker Clinic, one of the oldest AIDS service organizations in the country.
The Underground Sound of DC —as this informal group is known—features such local luminaries as Thievery Corporation, Fort Knox Five, Sam Burns and John Johnson , J-Punch, Seroya, Arthur Loves Plastic, and Kid Gusto, among others. This upbeat, continuously mixed compilation of
dance music was produced and donated by local artists in their
effort to raise awareness and money
behalf of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
One in 20 adults in Washington, DC is HIV positive and DC’s HIV prevalence rates are 12 times the national
average. These staggering statistics make the Nation’s Capital worse than many sub-Saharan African nations.
The Whitman-Walker Clinic has been faithfully providing awareness, education, prevention, and a variety of
treatments for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC for over 20 years.
This project was conceived to serve two causes: 1) advance the little known, but highly creative sounds of
DC’s thriving electronica music scene, and: 2) raise awareness for HIV prevention and treatment, especially
among 20-40 year olds, who are not only the largest demographic to go to nightclubs and listen to dance
music, but are also at the highest risk of contracting the disease.
To learn more and hear samples from the CD, please go to:
202 468 3296
For information about HIV/AIDS in DC:
202 797 3500