Queensland agency Beats Cartel has today released two raucous mixtapes to support fellow musicians Australia-wide during this period of intense Covid lockdown.
Teaming up with Support Act, an organisation helping artists, roadies and music workers in crisis, Beats Cartel has assembled a massive list of roster artists and friends worldwide to kindly donate a track to the project, with all raised funds going to the Australian charity.
The two Covid Mixtapes assemble a massive international lineup of talent with Volume I focussing on Punk and Heavy Groove featuring such acts as Beastwars (NZ), Mondo Generator (USA), Lo!, Sumeru and Svetlanas (ITA). Volume II brings the heavy down a notch with plenty of Psych and Stoner groove, Blues influence and straight up Braaap with artists including Nick Oliveri (QOTSA), Elephant Hive (ISR), Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, Rick Dangerous and many more.
The two volume mixtape compilation will be available separately on the Beats Cartel Bandcamp page (link) today with all proceeds donated to Support Act.
Beats Cartel would like to sincerely thank all artists for donating their works for the cause and encourages any industry worker in need to apply for a Covid Support Grant through Support Act HERE https://supportact.org.au/. For further information on the compilation and Beats Cartel head to www.beatscartel.com.
Click HERE to download your copy and show your support for not just the scene, but our struggling industry at large.
Beats Cartel Covid Mixtape 1:
01. ASTRODEATH – INVASION
02. BEASTWARS (NZ) – WHEN I’M KING
03. CAPTIVES – BURIED & BONES
04. LO! – AS FOOLS RIPEN
05. SVETLANAS (ITA) – JUMP
06. BARE BONES – AVARICE
07. HAMMERS – MORE ROPE
08. MOUNTAIN WIZARD DEATH CULT – WRETCH
09. MONDO GENERATOR (USA) – TURBONER (METH INTRO)
10. DEVILLE (SWE) – GOLD SEALED TOMB
11. SUMERU – BLOOD ORDINANCE
Beats Cartel Covid Mixtape 2:
01. NICK OLIVERI & THE BLACK ARMADA (USA/AUS) – UP & DOWN UNDER
02. 1000 MODS (GRE) – SO MANY DAYS
03. RICK DANGEROUS – BRAAAP!
04. HOBO MAGIC – SONIC SWORD
05. FULL FLOWER MOON BAND – YOU KNOW THE MAYOR
06. FIGHT IBIS – MUTANTS
07. TRANSVAAL DIAMOND SYNDICATE – HOW’D YOU GET SO LOW
08. ELEPHANT HIVE (ISR) – THE MUFF
09. RINSER – REVOLUTION
10. THE BLACK SWAMP – WITCHES