On Record, a specially commissioned concept album championing the many vibrant sounds of Birmingham UK, has been released on limited edition vinyl and across all streaming platforms.

Executive produced by Birmingham Music Archive for the Birmingham 2022 Festival, the 11-track LP features new and original recordings from internationally acclaimed artists, Mercury Prize and BBC Young Musician of the Year winners, YouTube music sensations, celebrated composers and producers, and emerging and unsigned talent drawn from across the city.

Featuring UB40, Dapz on the Map, Friendly Fire Band, SANITY ft Black Voices, and Xhosa Cole with Soweto Kinch amongst others, the 11-track LP is an all-star Birmingham record.

Birmingham’s famed Balti curries, literary culture, canal networks and urban wildlife, unsung musical pioneers, diverse communities and industrial past are all celebrated and explored in On Record.

Spanning Afrobeat, Asian electronica, folk, garage rock, hip-hop, jazz, neo-soul, reggae, RnB, trip-hop, and grime, On Record reflects Birmingham’s diverse communities and rich, vibrant music culture which is currently experiencing a renaissance thanks to an explosion of creativity across the city’s cultural industries.

For more information, visit: birmingham2022.com/festival/on-record