A US-based musician has selected Knowle West Media Centre as one of two charities that support young musicians to receive a donation of proceeds from his latest release.
Vexxe, from Ohio in the eastern USA, will split the proceeds from Pulse 5 between KWMC and Music Loves Ohio, a non-profit organisation providing opportunities for financially underserved youth in central Ohio to pursue their passion for music.
He explains: “everyone who was involved with the release viewed it as an opportunity to support local organisations working to make music accessible to underserved youth in our communities.
“While I am from Ohio, the record label [Circular Jaw] is based in Birmingham and the remix artists are from Bristol and London. We wanted to split the proceeds to create an impact in both local communities.
“We are thrilled to support KWMC’s dedication to uplifting people from diverse backgrounds to develop tools, skills, resources, and opportunities to achieve social change.”
Vexxe was introduced to KWMC by Matthew Bentley, a teacher at a local college.
He says: “I have known Matthew virtually for a few years. He was the mastering engineer behind this release and one half of production duo Spektralsound, who remixed Pulse 5. Matthew highly recommended KWMC and mentioned that KWMC took a few of his students on a wellness and song-writing retreat in nature.”
Vexxe describes the sound of Pulse 5 as ‘rhythmic, introspective music for the body and mind alike,’ taking inspiration from dance music including techno, breaks, and 2-step.
We’d like to thank Vexxe and the team at Circular Jaw for choosing to support KWMC and helping us continue our work supporting young musicians and communities across Bristol to explore their creativity.
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Vexxe would like to thank the remix artists Spektralsound (Matthew Bentley and Robin Matto), Hartta (Benji Kaarbanik) and Meta (Sean Gomez and Alex Blake), Andrew Gibbins and Sam Calcutt at Circular Jaw, and Steffan Corr for organising the remixes.