New “Non Profit Label” rewrites the book to help Ibiza residents during these trying times with Giving: Food for Ibiza compilation.
When it comes to Ibiza – the global dance bastion for club culture – many instantly think to mega-clubs and sunsets on the western side of the island. Music venues play to the hopes of thousands of DJs and artists over the decades of the island’s unique place in the culture’s history. Often lost, though, are the stories of the people who help make the island’s heritage meaningful to us dance music children. Stack on top of that the 2020 pandemic closing down the larger segment of this year’s season and it becomes apparent how fragile the island’s place in the world is right now.
In an effort to help overcome this issue, Grego G, Stephane Ghenacia, and Alex Garcia set up Non Profit Label, or NPL, and teamed up with Food for Ibiza to generate funds to aid in food shipments and more to the island’s residents. The trio tapped on artists from around the world to contribute to this unique fare and the response returned immense. From giants like Sven Väth to Jamie Jones to a bevy of up and coming producers, this ninety track compilation offers a beautiful taste of the island’s culture.
Most of the vibe here is not on what the mega-clubs play – it focuses instead on the delicate moods that the islands as a trio – Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and their related islands. These are not club bangers. Most of the tracks are not even driven to make you dance, but rather to feel and lose yourself in.
There are some great samples throughout as well: Alffie’s “Noon Prescriptions” brings Matthew Mcconaughey’s Wolf of Wall Street speech to the front for example. Other places bring synth lines to the forefront like Gab Jr‘s acid-tinged “No Excuse” or Jamie Jones‘ hypnotic “The Arp.” Marrian brings breaks back into the fold on “Back2basic” and Solomun‘s “Nada” is flared with 80’s-era airy synths.
The album costs only 15€ over on Bandcamp and all proceeds will be donated to the Food for Ibiza charity. If you can spare the small amount of quid, there is plenty to love and enjoy here! After all its NINETY tracks on Giving Compilation!