A few years ago Side-Line compiled “Face The Beat”, a compilation featuring a lot of new talents. The compilation was a huge success and got downloaded over 24.000 times. Today, a couple of years later, we launch “Face The Beat: Session 2”, featuring again lots of new talents, and a few familiar ‘faces’ from the electro, wave, industrial scene including John Fryer, Acylum, NoyceTM, Desireles, Dario Seraval (Borghesia) and so on. The purpose is/was not to offer you material from the most popular acts, but mostly to let you discover newer bands which caught our attention and which often haven’t got a label contract or have just been recently signed etc..
The release was compiled by Side-Line chief editor Bernard Van Isacker, mastered by Erlend Eilertsen (brain behind the electro rock pop act Essence Of Mind) and the minimal artwork was completed by Benoit Blanchart (Aiboforcen).
The free compilation, counting 52 tracks, is available now via Bandcamp. It’s a free compilation, however if you want to support some of Side-Line’s charities (Plan International being one), feel free to donate too, all proceeds will go to financing these projects. To give you an idea, supporting one child costs us 360 Euro per year. We want to continue supporting several children, so every donation is more than welcome. You can also support us with recurrent donations via this page.
Many thanks to all of the bands that have sent material, too many to name (over 5000), and congratulations to all the bands that have made our selection!
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