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Every year, Red Bull Music Academy celebrates the ideas and sounds explored by its participants with the release of Various Assets – Not For Sale: a compilation of original music born from the studio sessions that lie at the heart of every Academy edition.

From sunny funk jams to ethereal dream pop, classy juke workouts to blissful bossa nova, rumbling bass excursions, cinematic ambient pieces and no-frills deep house, the selection runs the gamut of musical styles represented by the Academy participants and reflects their shared global outlook.

With contributions from lecturers and studio team members like Stereolab vocalist Lætitia Sadier, Gernot of Modeselektor, legendary drummer Sheila E and Underground Resistance co-founder ‘Mad’ Mike Banks, this year’s compilation once again serves testament to the infectious creative currents flowing through the Academy space at all times of day and night. Emanating from a diverse cast of artists from all corners of the globe, they intermingle and combine in always new and exciting ways — which often lead to something beautiful.

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