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45 – A Tribute to Daniel Hansson
In August 2007 Elektron CEO and co-founder Daniel Hansson passed away in an unfortunate auto accident. It is in large part his creative vision and eye for detail that have made Elektron’s products what they are today. The 45 Tribute pays homage to his creative genius and his philanthropic spirit. Artists from the Elektron community have taken their time and energy to contribute to this project freely in his honor.
There are 30 tracks from many well-known artists including Autechre, Dntel, Venetian Snares, Daedelus, Kim Hiorthoy, John Tejada and many more. The release also contains exclusive contributions from: The Sea and Cake, Boom Bip, Tiga, Proxy, John Starlight and others.
45 Tribute can be downloaded for $5 USD, and all the proceeds will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund, a cause Daniel was passionate about. Additionally you’ll find a number of free tracks released under the creative commons license on this page.
For those who need a little more motivation to buy a copy of 45 Tribute, Elektron is also giving away one free SidStation. Everyone who purchases the 45 Tribute within the first 30 days will be automatically entered to win.