One of the silver linings that is helping us to navigate the storm of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis is the renewed sense of community that can be felt across the globe. In this spirit, a huge host of turntable talent is set to step up to the decks this weekend for a 72-hour DJ live stream in aid of those worst affected by the pandemic.
Pledging support to the most vulnerable communities in developing countries such as Africa and India, charitable organisation Last Night A DJ Saved My Life is bringing together music selectors from all over the world to help raise funds for a variety of international projects through their ‘Set For Love’ initiative.
Dance For A Good Cause
From midday on Friday, May 8th, until midnight on Sunday, May 10th (GMT), a huge collective of electronic music talent is set to play simultaneously throughout the three-day DJ live stream – with thousands already registered to play. From bedroom mixers to international headliners, music lovers will be spoilt for choice whether they want to discover fresh faces or dance along to their all-time favourites.
With some big names on the cusp of being announced, Nightmares On Wax and Mixcloud are just two industry heavyweights backing the event. ‘Set For Love’ originally launched at Las Dalias in Ibiza 2019, featuring 30 of the island’s most popular resident DJs – all of whom donated their set. The money raised from ticket sales went to building freshwater wells in India and Africa.
Jonny Lee, Founder of LNADJ said: “The idea for ‘Set for Love’ live streams has been born out of the adversity our partners in developing countries are facing during these challenging and unprecedented times. We work with organisations helping the most vulnerable and they have been drastically affected by lockdown. In some of these communities, a day without work means a day without food.
“In this current moment, we were able to contemplate the most effective and simple way for LNADJ and the dance music community to come together and make an urgently needed difference in such a beautiful way. We’re calling on DJs of all levels, whether amateur or professional, to get involved. The same goes for promoters, record labels and all within the electronic music industry. Whether you’re streaming to thousands of fans or your friends and family, you really can make a difference. Just £20 can feed a family in Uganda for a month.”
Spin For Charity
Over the last 10 years, LNADJ has supported children in crisis across the world, linking their love of dance music with various grassroots projects to help those in need. The foundation’s original aim of creating positive change through harnessing the energy of the dance music world has skyrocketed into a diverse and expressive foundation, that has been supported by the likes of Carl Cox, Fat Boy Slim, Eats Everything and many more.
If you are looking to take part in the ‘Set For Love’ live stream this weekend you can register at www.setforlove.org, choose the hour(s) you want to broadcast your set as well as the platform you want to broadcast it from, and share the LNADJ fundraising link setforlove.org. The sets will then be streamed simultaneously all weekend long, with DJs sharing the link for their fans, friends and family to donate and spread the hashtag #setforlove.