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Title: Rise - The Story of Outlaw Disco Donnie
Format: CD
Label: Utensil recordings (@)
After the success of the independent documentary film "Rise" about New Orleans' finest Freebass Society raves, organized by the unstoppable promoter Disco Donnie, the director of the film Julie Drazen, the producer Summer Forest Hoeckel and Utensil Recordings label director Mike Bosley, have decided to unite to give us this official soundtrack to the movie; a work of love that features Crystal Method, Nico, Leftfield, Trancesetters, Thievery Corporation, Charles Feelgood, Hawke feat. Adamsmasher, Tommie Sunshine, Vigi and Flip, Dj Qbert, Josh Wink, Tsunami One, Ils and to conclude Adam Freeland with Josh Wind and Tom Middleton. 19 tracks (five of which previously unreleased plus one exclusive remix) and bits and samples from the movie that will mean a lot to those who have attended one of these allegedly unforgettable events in the past. Moving swiftly and joyfully across trance, house, techno, ambient, goa, breakbeats, downtempo, turntable virtuoso and everything in between.Perhaps the most notable and noble thing about this record is that part of its «proceeds will be donated to the EM:DEF (Electronic Music Defense and Education Fund), an advocate for the electronic music industry which has proven itself crucial to the survival of the electronic underground» and who have raised enough funds for the legal defense of event promoters (Disco Donnie being the first of them) that couldn't afford legal court defense from unjust prosecutions such as the infamous Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act (better known as the "rave bill", passed by Senate and Congress on April 10th). More info at www.emdef.com



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