Early next year, a new double-CD compilation called BOATS — which has nothing to do with 2 Chainz — will raise money for kids in southeast India, via the charity Scottish Love In Action. The comp has a very strong lineup of contributors it includes Gang Gang Dance, Rustie, Deerhoof, Dan Deacon, YACHT, No Age, Bear In Heaven, Taken By Trees, and a bunch of others. And here’s the twist: All of them are using samples of the Light Of Love Children’s Choir. The suddenly-very-busy Four Tet, for his part, uses those samples to create a calm, still layering effect, making a truly beautiful piece of music called “Gillie Amma, I Love You” in the process. Listen to it below.
BOATS is out 1/20 on Transgressive North. It’s part of a campaign called “Everything Is New,” which will also include the release, on the same day, of an album called Sun Choir. That album has the Scottish band Marram collaborating with people like Jarvis Cocker and Owen Pallett.