RB Weekend Preview: Brandi Cyrus, Justin Caruso, Two Friends, Mr. Carmack, Jeremy Olander
July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019
New music is released non-stop, but it is always a rare occasion when the world of electronic music is used as a portal for change. Political and social change, especially at this point in time, is a topic on everyone’s minds. And now with the holiday season creeping up on us, it is the perfect time for giving, helping, and working toward a higher cause.
For bass producer Mr. Carmack, he saw the opportunity to make a change and stand for a cause that he believes in. Releasing his ‘Rekindling’ EP with help from his friend Djemba, the two unite to benefit the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Standing Rock.
With 100% of the proceeds going to DAPL, this 9 track EP is not only healthy for the ears and the soul, but it is a way to show appreciation for those protesting at Standing Rock. On Bandcamp, the EP can be purchased for only $7, a small price to pay for such a significant cause.
Mr. Carmack also supplied an incredibly inspiring note to his listeners, which I think is a crucial part of the EP, sharing his beliefs on the subject at hand, and what influenced him to release ‘Rekindling.’
Mr. Carmack writes:
“happy thanksgiving. this album is a thank you, and a stern reminder to take this holiday season to revisit and rekindle the flame in you. to take more of an active part in the world and not lie dormant. you work to survive. but, what in your heart is your end goal?
with whom or what lies your passion to expand your soul, to keep your heart pumping and allow you to express and to be yourself, fully?
by looking for ways to maximize the health, and longevity not just for yourself, but for this earth, you can use that path as your guide, and believe me you will find that passion in you. too long you’ve been silenced, placated, ameliorated, flat out lied to, medicated, pilled, reprocessed, taken advantage of, snuffed out, desensitized, overstimulated, and stuffed with preservatives, processed sugars and white pills, monotonous music, mindless alternate realities on cable tv, brainless celebrity idols and carnival games to keep you entertained, like a baby.
no. what does this world need? who controls the world? and who’s controlling them? who’s there to tell them they’re fucking it up for everyone and they shouldn’t do that? not only for the sake of the wellbeing of earth, but for us as well? it is up to us. the people.
so, with that, after work next monday, don’t just go home and take to your tv or computer and turn your brain off. a paycheck is not your end goal in life. join a library. take a class. teach a class somewhere. read something. take up a hobby. paint outside. learn to plant a tree. cut meat out your diet. read up about clean energy tech. engage yourself. look into local farms. or just read, post and repost positive constructive shit on your social media.
its really not up to anyone, or any god, anymore., to tell us everything will be ok. i am not a baby. it is truly up to us as the most powerful species in the known universe and the sheer power of the instantaneous internet to shepherd this world in a positive direction for all of us. otherwise, we die. in any denominational way you choose.
If that didn’t tug you by the heart strings, I don’t know what will. So, if you’re in the mood to listen to some new tunes and share the love, make sure to buy the EP now!