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Red Hot + Bach is Q2's 'Album Of the Week'

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The motto of Red Hot, the organization started by John Carlin and Leigh Blake in 1989 as a response to the AIDS epidemic, is "Fighting AIDS Through Popular Culture." To raise money and awareness for HIV and AIDS, Red Hot has released albums featuring Beck, John Legend, Feist, The Beastie Boys, Marisa Monte, Aloe Blacc and the Dessner brothers. The list goes impressively on.

Following that motto, what comes next? Rightfully, the answer is Bach-total, full-on Johann Sebastian, re-imagined by people fit to join Red Hot's ranks.

The album "Red Hot + Bach," released on June 17, enlisted musicians, DJs and producers to create work inspired by certain pieces of the composer. Ranging from the Kronos Quartet to Julianna Barwick, the artists have created diverse tracks representing the wide-reaching influence of Bach over today's musical quilt. The disc is Q2 - New York - 'Album Of the Week