BeatALS, Various Artists, released 14 October 2014. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. 100% of sales of this album directly benefit ALS research through Every90Minutes.org Album Art By: Joshua Davis & Jake Wooldridge. Curated By: Jay Smith, Jesse Brede, & John Burcham

DoN found himself in the middle of a lively debate over the state of pop music at The Plastic Club. I listen to pop music all the time, Pandora’s Lana Del Rey channel is my go to for walking around town. Art friend Alice expressed strongly that good music had stopped with opera. She also made a screeching sound which she said most pop sounds like. I didn’t even get to say the words EDM, trance or techno-jazz before a much younger artist took on the sisyphean task of describing state of the art popular digital music I put my earbuds back in my head and started drawing.

BeatALS is state of the art electronic music that Alice would just absolutely hate but makes me want to dance, bouncing my head to the beat and falling into a deep nod. The collection of tracks range from party to house to dance with a deep groove that is modern and distinct. The down tempo vibe is alive with ethereal riffs, classic techno, contemporary beats and an uplifting sentiment to always dance, even if others don’t like it, even if it’s just in your head.

“Beyond moving bodies and stirring emotion, music can also be a powerful vehicle for social change. Every90Minutes, in conjunction with Gravitas Recordings, has curated a unique compilation of electronic music for an important cause. “Beat ALS” spans 17 tracks across a number of genres with 100% of the proceeds directly benefiting Every90Minutes, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to funding ALS research through music and events.” – Gravitas Recordings

“Our mission is to support the most promising research to find a cure for ALS. We imagine a world where ALS is a treatable and manageable illness, rather than an underfunded and terminal disease, which devastates the lives of individuals and their families receiving a diagnosis every 90 minutes.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive and ultimately fatal disease. ALS robs you of the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink, and breathe, while leaving your fully-functioning mind trapped. There is no known cure, and the few treatment options that exist extend life a short period of time, around 2-3 months. Death usually occurs 2-to-4 years from diagnosis.

Doctors and researchers are leading the charge to find a cure, but are in desperate need of funding. With your help, we can accelerate the treatment and cure for ALS from decades to years, save the lives of tens of thousands of people, and create a future where ALS isn’t a fatal diagnosis.” – Every90Minutes

Worldwide Karaoke Throw Down

Please join us in Chicago for our 2014 Sing Your ALS Off Karaoke Throwdown! RSVP at the link: http://www.evite.com/event/00C7DMVYJBVIQAZIAEPEH3L6UZ3LY4

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