Watford, UK, 27th April, 2023: Black Razord Records, the indie record label founded by video games publisher Wired Productions, and alternative rock/rap artists, Ivar & The Horde, today announce a brand-new music video for the Future Funk Squad Remix of the anti-war song ‘Broken Walls’. All donations via Go Fund Me will receive a free copy of the double-A side single, with the sole aim of raising money for children affected by the war in Ukraine in partnership with War Child.
Leading on from the success of the “Broken Walls” Single, which amassed a total of 100,000 listeners, the brand-new “Broken Walls” Future Funk Squad Remix is a protest song especially written and produced to raise awareness of the military atrocities going on in the world. The GoFundMe announcement follows Wired Productions (founders of Black Razor Records) donation of a total of $75,000 to support various charities offering aid in Ukraine, including the Red Cross and Unicef.
Watch the ‘Broken Walls’ Future Funk Squad Mix Music Video:
“Broken Walls” is the latest release from alternative rock/rap artists, Ivar & The Horde (Stu Brootal & Kieron Pepper), and draws inspiration from the war themed arcade twin-stick shooter ‘Tiny Troopers: Global Ops’ developed by Epiphany Games and published by Wired Productions (founders of Black Razor Records) which launched on 9th March. The game highlights a series of military megalomaniacs from around the world, and their greed filled desire to cause conflict and chaos.
Through their music, the team hopes to raise awareness about the devastating impact that war has on children while encouraging others to support War Child’s mission to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children affected by conflict.
All proceeds from the song from Bandcamp and GoFundMe will be donated to War Child.
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About Black Razor Records Black Razor Records launched in 2022 and is a wholly owned label of Wired Productions. Its mission is to bridge the gap between the video game and music worlds and to provide music creators a platform to showcase and commercialise their talent. All music originates from video games, whether in-game or for promotional purposes. By collaborating with great writers and producers, the loadout is complete. Music is in the DNA. Game on!
Black Razor Records first commercial release is Arcade Paradise EP – a collaboration between writers Kieron Pepper (ex-Prodigy live drummer 1997-2007), Ben Pickersgill (Brighton producer [Klax, Critical]), and singer Stu Brootal (Ivar & The Horde). All proceeds from this first release via the Black Razor Records Bandcamp, is to be donated to the video games mental health charity, Safe In Our World.
About Wired Productions Wired Productions is an independent video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Wired has produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms and its games are curated to deliver on its mantra: ‘Driven by Passion.’ Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, recent notable launches include Arcade Paradise, Martha Is Dead, The Falconeer, Deliver Us The Moon. Upcoming titles include Tin Hearts, Tiny Troopers: Global Ops, The Last Worker, Gori: Cuddly Carnage, Hotel Architect and The Falconeer: Bulwark.
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About Kieron Pepper Composer Kieron Pepper is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, known primarily for his work as the first live drummer for The Prodigy (1997-2007) and subsequently as a member of The Radiophonic Workshop, bass player for Brit Pop legends Sleeper and co-writer/producer for a variety of acts from Wargasm (UK) to Alabama 3. In between these passions he is the Director of Artist Development at WaterBear College of Music, mentoring new artists, bands and producers.
About Stu Brootal (Ivar & The Horde) Stu Brootal, the prodigal son returning to the UK motherland from his teenage years in Texas, already has a strong catalogue of self-released albums under his belt; honestly chronicling the highs and lows of his journey so far, through exquisitely executed hip-hop flows and self-produced beats. After teaming up with Kieron Pepper (ex-Prodigy drummer, Wargasm co-producer) for the BaseFace release ‘Lotus’, the door opened up to some stellar collaborations with Future Funk Squad, championed by The Crystal Method, and various compositions within the gaming world. Stu is currently in the laboratory cooking up a new album, as well as running his own tattoo temple.
About War Child UK
War Child UK is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades they’ve been driven by a single goal – for no child’s life to be torn apart by war. They aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and stay to support them through their recovery – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future. They understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution and campaign for changes to policies and practices to support children in conflict, working with children and young people themselves to demand their rights. Together with their partners they deliver vital, life-saving work in 16 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America.
For more information on War Child visit: www.warchild.org.uk
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