Bass for Revolution: Bringing Change Through Beats
Music has always been a weapon against injustice, working as both an educator and a unifying factor. Brightside’s Bass For Revolution compilation has just dropped today with a special focus on facilitating awareness and change. With all funds being directly donated to the Bernie Sanders campaign, these artists take a stand against an industry focused on greed, and put the power back in the hands of the people. It is undeniable that in this day and age, change is necessary.
Younger people are beginning to take control of their futures, and they’re doing it in a variety of creative ways. Bass For Revolution is composed of artists such as: Alejo, Galactic Effect, Ludge, Tsimba, Brightside, Nocturnal Status, and Narkatta. Each artists features a track that exemplifies a message for change. With titles ranging from “Guerilla Warfare” to “Decommodification of the Modified,” there is a specific theme here that Narkatta, one of the featured artists shares with us, “we are trying to call attention to the struggles of people in poverty, and inequality in our system of corrupt government.”
Narkatta, a producer from Long Island, has been around for years now and known for spinning some high energy, 6+ hour sets. His combination of middle eastern, classic rock, swing-electro, and really every genre around has attracted a unique resume of venues and shared stages. This time however, Narkatta, is contributing his musical prowess to join the other talent on the compilation that promotes awareness, and support for Bernie Sanders.
Throughout the tracks there are samples of individuals throughout history who have fought for change. “I used Malcom X in my track,” Narkatta tells me of his contribution to Bass For Revolution. What is interesting about electronic music’s role in the revolution is its lack of lyrics, yet ability to still get a message across. “The popularity of electronic music makes it a great vessel to communicate the message that will continue a global consciousness awakening,” this being through dance, through movement, and through participation.
The Bass For Revolution compilation put together by Brightside is available for download at: Abstract Future Recordings. It is name your own price and all of the proceeds go directly to the Sanders campaign.