(November 8th, Los Angeles, CA) -- Waxploitation announced today it has begun to make pre-orders of it’s Darfur benefit CD Causes 1 album available at www.waxploitation.com/ordercauses.
In other news Waxploitation confirmed it tapped famed artist/composer Clint Mansell to remix The Shins “Turn on Me” for
‘Causes 1’ Pre-Orders Made Available
Causes 1. Waxploitation has made the song available for a limited time at www.myspace.com/causes in hopes people will take a minute to check out what the CD is about.
Clint Mansell is the renowned composer of groundbreaking and passionately acclaimed film scores for movies including cult classics like Requiem for a Dream and π (aka ‘pi’).
Mansell co-founded the British act Pop Will Eat Itself, an innovative band that fused dance rhythms and industrial crunch during the early ‘90s (alongside Nine Inch Nails and Ministry), and continues to influence adventurous artists like Klaxons and LCD Soundsystem.
The Causes 1 album features exclusive and rare tracks donated by Animal Collective, The Black Keys, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Cornelius, The Cure, David Sylvian, Death Cab for Cutie, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Shins remixed by Clint Mansell, Spoon, Teargas & Plateglass, Thievery Corporation and Travis.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will be split between three non-profit organizations: Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam America,
Estimates of the number of people killed in the Darfur conflict vary widely, from 200,000 to 400,000. What is certain is that more than two million people have fled their homes because of the fighting, and four million are now in need of humanitarian assistance—making this one of the most painful crises in the world today.