Mavin Records, Africa’s most influential record label, and (RED) are joining forces to fight COVID-19 with the launch of DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES Vol. III on April 2, 2021. Launched today, as the kick-off to the album pre-save campaign, Ayra Starr’s “Ija” (TOKiMONSTA Remix) is available to stream and download worldwide with proceeds going to support (RED)’s efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on life-saving HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Also revealed today, the exclusive album art created by the Brooklyn-based Nigerian performance and visual artist, Laolu Senbanjo.
The Afrobeats-inspired DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES Vol. III is curated by the legendary Afrobeats producer, Don Jazzy, and musical artist, Aluna. The album features tracks by leading hitmakers and, also revealed today, the full track listing to include: Aluna, Ayra Starr, Becky G, Burssbrain, Crayon, Chris Tucher, Di’JA, Fela Kuti, Felix Da Housecat, GuiltyBeatz, Johnny Drille, Kaku, Korede Bello, LADIPOE, LILO, Michael Brun, Moody Jones, RDD, Rema, Riel, Sigag Lauren, Simi, Sofi Tukker, Tiwa Savage, TOKiMONSTA, Tuyo, UNIIQU3, Virgil Abloh and Vitamin String Quartet.
"It’s not everyday that you get to participate in a project actually making a positive impact. I wanted to make sure I honored the artist and the original song by flipping it into a really dope remix. I love what came out!” - TOKiMONSTA
“This album represents a pivotal moment of creativity, collaboration and positive impact on a global scale — the times we have endured this year have been filled with both tragedy and incredible hope and I wanted to reflect that in this exclusive work” - Artist, Laolu Senbanjo.
Mavin and (RED) have partnered because COVID-19 is threatening to derail critical progress made in the AIDS fight. COVID-19 could cause AIDS-related deaths to double in the coming year as health and community systems are overwhelmed, treatment and prevention programs are disrupted, and resources are diverted throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Pre-Save DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES Vol. III | Launching April 2, 2021