SHYBOI, UMFANG, BEARCAT, DJ Python and more tapped for Discwoman and Allergy Season’s third ‘Physically Sick’ compilation
DISCWOMAN and ALLERGY SEASON have once again joined forces for the third installment of their Physically Sick compilation, this time dedicating proceeds from the release to Equality for Flatbush, “an organization that has been fighting racist police abuse and gentrification since 2013.” Curated by Discwoman’s Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson and UMFANG, and Allergy Season‘s Physical Therapy, the 27-track compilation is once again expertly crafted, spanning techno, house and much more. As organisers wrote in the statement accompanying the release, “Ok yes… the world is sicker than ever, but that doesn’t mean we get to stop.”
On Bandcamp, the description for the release details the organisers’ calls for defunding the police and investing in Black communities. “The past months have seen long overdue eruptions of sadness and rage directed at bloated, militarized, racist police forces and iniquitous government spending around the world,” the description reads. “The puzzle pieces are assembling and fresh eyes are examining corrupt practices that Black & brown communities have criticized for decades. It is time to defund the police and invest in communities that have been systemically attacked.”
“Techno, house, and all the sounds at the root of electronic dance music, are born from Black communities. Dance music can only be sustained by an inclusive joy for the marginalized and the dispossessed. As we rally in support of Black lives and the struggles against police violence and inequality, it is the responsibility of every person, from DJs to dancers, not to let things slide back to business as usual.”
With tracks from the likes of SHYBOI, UMFANG, DJ Python, BEARCAT, MoMA READY and among many others, this latest iteration of the Physically Sick compilations is undeniably a must-cop release. Check it out below and head to Bandcamp to purchase.
Words by Emma Jones
Artwork by Jordan E. Moss