Track: Painé Cuadrelli – Movimenti
Release: VV.AA. Enough is Enough
Label: Funclab Records
“As a collective, record label, and most importantly as human beings, we have always, and always will, stand against any form of racism and social inequality.
We are a group of white men who grew up feeling inspired and driven by black culture, and owe most of what we are to it.
We were born and raised in one of the most historically racist countries ever – Italy – where sadly, beyond the surface, things haven’t changed much over the past seventy years: POC and minorities in general are heavily discriminated on a daily basis, citizenship is still not automatically granted to migrants’ sons and daughters born here and their communities are constantly targeted by law enforcement and racist organizations.
Soumaila Sacko, Abdul Salam Guibre, Emmanuel Chidi, Samb Modou and Diop Mor are just few of the many victims of racial murders that took place here in the last ten years.
The country, system, and culture we live in mould us to accept forms of hate that should’ve been erased years ago: that is exactly what we should fight.
Not only explicit racist acts, yet anything that fuels or normalizes them.
That being said, we acknowledge that we are privileged and will never fully understand what it means to be a victim. But we are listening, learning and willing to step up.
Everybody knows someone who should hear this. Now it’s time to have that conversation.
Following the events happened around the world over the past few weeks, Funclab Records has decided to take action.
We reached out to a community of artists, and friends. People we have met along the way with whom we have created a connection free of gender, color or religion gaps, joining forces to step up using the tool we know best, music.
Therefore, we set up a Bandcamp page called “Enough Is Enough”, where you can go and contribute to the blacklivesmatter.com movement purchasing the compilation.
Even though this is only a small contribution to a much bigger cause, we believe that actions are more powerful than intentions, now more than ever. “
Together we stand.
Ways to help: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co
released June 12, 2020
Alberto De Benedetti
J. Raise Jr
The Mechanical Man