‘Underground against occupation’ SoundCrumpet collective are releasing a charity EP this Friday to raise money for medical aid in Gaza

Soundcrumpet is a collective dedicated to underground dance music, through their record label and club nights. The group formed in Brighton back in 2014, with humble beginnings as they started off putting events on at The Volks nightclub, to raise money for the Clocktower Homeless Sanctuary. 

“Over the past 10 years we have come a long way.”

The crew is now a big collection of people, all of whom play an integral role in the running of the operation. Most of the crew DJ and play at the events, but also help out wherever they can. Soundcrumpet tries to make all decisions as a collective and to share responsibilities. When it comes to organising the events, the main people involved are Isaac Epton, who claims to have no technical skills but likes to think of himself as someone who oversees the operation and gets the ball rolling with various projects “although other crew members may disagree haha” Isaac added in jest. Then there is Ben Chaston (Halfman), Rob Down (Vanguard) and Hollie Soppit, between them they do most of the organising such as booking artists, liaising with venues, promotion etc. On the night, the whole crew gets involved in making the event run smoothly. However, Michael Wingrove (Wingman) has been singled out as the go to man, If there are any technical issues, that’s who can fix it. 

As for the Label side of things, Isaac tells me that Sam Yates (UK Ruff) and Marcus Seller (Stan Dudley) take the reigns. They organise anything from finding new producers to coming up with new projects. Isaac then highlighted Oscar Lynch’s (Lyncha) contribution to the collective. Oscar has been with SoundCrumpet from day one, constantly getting the word out there about their events and an all round passionate guy about the projects. Sounds like we all need an Oscar!

The collective speaks about feeling powerless and coming up with ideas of how to actively help such a big conflict so far away. Isaac states that “with the escalation of the conflict in the Middle East, we all felt powerless to help. One of our core members UK Ruff thought up the idea of putting together an EP, where all proceeds from which will fund medical aid in Gaza. We reached out to the various connections with producers we’ve made throughout the years and were inundated with people who feel the same way and contributed songs to feature on the EP. The EP has a variety of music on there, from DNB to Techno to Jungle and much more.” The label has already been able to support and promote a selection of talented artists such as; Vulpes, Murder Most Foul, Amino and Bio Kem. The collective is planning on bringing a range of talented unknown producers to the forefront after the release of this EP.

All proceeds are going to Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, SoundCrumpet wanted to highlight exactly what this organisation does:

PCRF is the primary humanitarian organisation in Palestine, delivering crucial and life-saving medical relief and humanitarian aid where it is needed most.  Access to essential resources like food, clean water, and healthcare is severely limited. Urgent action is needed. With your support, we can continue this vital work, ensuring that the over one million children of Gaza receive the urgent care they need and deserve.

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), founded in 1991 by concerned humanitarians in the USA, provides free medical care to thousands of injured and ill children yearly who lack local access to care within the local health care system.  Over the years, we’ve sent over 2,000 affected children abroad for free medical care, sent thousands of international doctors and nurses to provide tens of thousands of children free medical care in local hospitals, and provided tens of thousands of children humanitarian aid and support they otherwise would not get.

PCRF’s impact also includes establishing two paediatric cancer departments in Palestine, a new PICU and paediatric cardiology department in Ramallah, and many more critical projects to sustainably bolster the region’s healthcare system. Our foundation relies on grassroots efforts, supported by a worldwide network of thousands of volunteers, to fulfil our humanitarian mission.  We are a volunteer-based nonprofit, so please join our efforts.

SoundCrumpet adds “although we clearly stand with Palestine, we think regardless of where you stand on this issue people innately want to help suffering children who had no choice where they were born.” To support this important charity and talented creatives you can purchase this EP on the SoundCrumpet Bandcamp from the 19th of Jan.

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