Looking back at the current situation in the world, the Italian label team members have launched the project "A Safe Place", which is a compilation of more than 50 tracks collected from artists of underground labels from around the world. The resulting collection is a real musical journey from the independent world of music, taking in ambient to trance and from house to electro. Such labels as EYA Records, OPIA, Slow Life, Out of Tune, YAY, Ukrainian Tvir and many others have contributed to the compilation.

«We started from our friends, we sent an email to the label owners we know and we initially invited around 30 labels. It was so good to see that our idea got viral and so many labels who joined asked us to invite their friends. The number (53) and level of the labels who joined is actually impressive and we fell overwhelmed! We gave the label owners complete freedom on their track selection. The compilation is a great trip through all facets of electronic music. Amazing ambient and illbient tracks, great dance floor bangers, some amazing electro stuff and also some unreleased jam from the past (tracks produced in the nineties),» the initiators of the project, Riccardo Piazza, Omar Mazzon and Alberto Leonardi, wrote.

The project aims to support poorest countries in the fight against the сoronavirus pandemic. All proceeds from sales will be transferred to the humanitarian organization MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES.

«Right now, we are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed thousands of lives, 34 infected millions more and reached over 100 countries.

As the world stands still in a collective effort to fight the spread, we have time to reflect - and from this we understand two things: First we realised here in Italy that, despite its own deficiencies, we have access to a complete and working health care system, which can not be said of many other countries. Second, we needed to do something to help those fighting the virus.

So, what could we do? From our small corner, we decided to build a musical project that could in some way raise funds and contribute to those on the frontline fighting coronavirus in the poorest regions of the world.

So we asked our friends from our network of underground music labels to contribute one track from their artists, to create a compilation that will be sold online on Bandcamp with all proceeds going to charity.

Since we wanted to focus on the poorest countries that are suffering the most during this emergency, we chose to donate the income to MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES, the independent medical humanitarian that operates worldwide. Active in more than 70 countries in some of the world’s poorest regions, Its doctors are guided by the principles of impartiality and equality (Full report available here),» wrote the project curators in the statement.

For those people for whom music is not a priority, but still willing to support the project, the organizers of the initiative have launched an accompanying website Everpress, where you can buy T-shirts and sweatshirts with the logo of the project.

«We just want to thanks one more all the label owners for their enthusiasm, the timeframe we gave to contribute was very small and everybody did their best to be onboard with us.

I’d like to ask our readers to be as enthusiast as us and support and buy our compilation and merch,» Omar added.

The compilation "A Safe Place 001" will be released on May 25th and it is available for pre-order on Bandcamp.