Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ) launch #setforlove: live-streaming 72 -hours DJ event in aid of their COVID-19 Emergency Appeal in Africa and other developing countries. Bedroom and A-list DJs, promoters, producers and record labels are all pledging their time, support and live sets for this unique, industry-first event.
The event brings together thousands of DJs from around the world to host a dance music marathon during which participants will be live-mixing simultaneously from their homes. The full list of participants is yet to be released but Mixcloud and Nightmares On Wax have been supporters form the start and in the first few hours the likes of Point Blank, Loopmasters, Loopcloud, Audiolock, Brighton Music Conference, Data Transmission, Funktion One, DanceTV, Izotope, and Mixmasters joined the initiative.
According to Jonny Lee, Founder of LNADJ “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 organizations 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” Lee continues, “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.”
The first event launched in Las Dalias in Ibiza 2019 and featured 30 artists donating their sets to charitable causes. That year all of the money raised from tickets went to building freshwater wells in India and Africa. Since than LNADJ has supported children in criss across the world by “creating positive change through harnessing the energy of the dance music” (and off course, fund-raising).
Live stream time: from 12am (GMT) on Friday 8th May until midnight (GMT) on Sunday 10th May.