Tuesday, October 09, 2007

This is so cool

Next week, the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) campaign launches its biggest initiative to date with a 29-track compilation album featuring some of the biggest names in indie rock and underground dance, including Babyshambles, the View, Bloc Party, Lethal Bizzle, the Charlatans, MIA, Hard-Fi, the Enemy and more.

The album is the result of a partnership between the NME and the National Union of Teachers, who claim that racism has reached record levels UK schools and that the British National Party (BNP) is attempting to recruit schoolkids by handing out free racist music CDs at school gates.

Disc one of the album will be cover-mounted on a special issue of the weekly music magazine in shops Wednesday, October 17. Disc two (as well as disc one) will be available shortly afterwards as a free download from www.nme.com/lovemusichateracism. The CDs will reflect the ethnic diversity of the music scene and will feature many specially written tracks and exclusive remixes.

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