A collective of producers led by Damon Albarn will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to produce a new album for Oxfam. Travelling with Damon to Congo are Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED), Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Jo Gunton and Kwes. They hope to make an album in 7 days.
Wracked by years of conflict, the DRC is home to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, and proceeds from the album will go to helping Oxfam’s work, helping thousands of the DRC’s poorest people.
Damon Albarn is possibly one of the most prolific producers of our era with countless projects under his belt and most likely just as many bubbling away. Damon’s unquenchable thirst for new and more creative sounds always results in him pushing the boundaries of whats expected, such as writing a Chinese Opera and producing the Gorillaz fourth album ‘The Fall’ entirely on the iPad. This project is likely to be no exception especially as it includes the hotly tipped producer of the moment TEED.
You can follow their progress via their dedicated DRC Twitter feed.