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Various Artists
Gun Aid LP
The Gun Well St
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Release Date
April 30, 2021


Organised by the good folk at Hackney’s The Gun pub, Gun Aid is a compilation of pleasingly whacked-out electronics experiments where proceeds from the sales will go to the Hackney Quest charity. Well-known names (Nitzer Ebb, Daniel Avery) jostle with underground champions here, and one can also find alternate monikers for artists such as Ivan Smagghe and Quinn Whalley among Gun Aid’s tracklist.

The generosity of spirit behind this charity compilation extends to a bumper tracklisting. Across 14 cuts here the listener is treated to a whole array of weird, wonderful compositions. Many of these jams come from the borderlands between dance music and experimental electronics - slow-motion minimal-wave, wiry EBM, syrupy synth-funk and industrial beat voyages can all be found throughout Gun Aid.

One also finds a handful of tracks on Gun Aid which stick close to club principles. New Future’s ‘Bon Voyage’, for instance, is a potent breakbeat electro joint, a ‘Glock Down Edit’ of Roisin Murphy’s ‘My Advice’ locks into a Chicago house swing, and Richard Sen’s ‘Red Breast For Dustin’ is a trippy Balearic techno adventure. Then there are the moments where the beats pare back - I.C.A.R.’s weightless dream-pop ballad ‘Come Round The Gun’, for instance - and outliers like Soul Revivers’ ska joint ‘Well Street Rock’. It all comes together in a brilliantly strange and oddly euphoric whole.

A sprawling collection of leftfield club jams, electronics experiments and the odd ska tune, The Gun pub’s Gun Aid is a delightfully eclectic compilation - and all for a good cause, too.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Theme from (The Vortex) Mister Deltoid 9:14 Buy

    Theme from (The Vortex)

  2. 2 The Sovereignty Centre Daniel Avery 4:51 Buy

    The Sovereignty Centre

  3. 3 My Advice (Glock Down Edit) Roisin Murphy 5:39 Buy

    My Advice (Glock Down Edit)

  4. 4 Red Breast for Dustin Richard Sen 7:38 Buy

    Red Breast for Dustin

  5. 5 Clueless Skylab with Cecile Loyez 6:30 Buy
  6. 6 Saturn over Sunset Mondowski 3:45 Buy

    Saturn over Sunset

  7. 7 Out Of The Area (Late Nite Dub) Scott Fraser 7:51 Buy

    Out Of The Area (Late Nite Dub)

  8. 8 Tories In Jail GLOK 7:53 Buy
  9. 9 Hippies Wearing Muzzles Cherrystones 4:06 Buy

    Hippies Wearing Muzzles

  10. 10 Pont D'Arcole ICAR 4:08 Buy
  11. 11 Bon Voyage Future 5:44 Buy
  12. 12 Red Blood (Bon_s Bam) Nitzer Ebb 2:59 Buy

    Red Blood (Bon_s Bam)

  13. 13 Schnorbitz Raf Rundell 4:31 Buy
  14. 14 Soul Revivers Well Street Rock 2:52 Buy

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