Head of Content
As the UK prepares for its second weekend in social isolation, and the first in official lockdown, it's important to keep the spirit of dance music alive until we can all be together again.
Below we've selected some of the very best streaming offerings to keep you dancing this weekend.
Defected Virtual Festival 2.0
And we go again! Building on the success of our 12-hour team up last week, which attracted over 1 million viewers and made it on BBC News, Channel 4 News, The Evening Standard and many more. Do to the UK's new lockdown measures, this time around the DJs will be streaming live from their living rooms, but the vibes will be high regardless.
This week you can enjoy selections from Folamor, Karizma, Melé, Riva Starr, Simon Dunmore and more TBA.
You can once again tune in on Defected's YouTube and Facebook channels.
The Ministry Live: Jess Bays
Skilled selector Jess Bays will be taking over the feed from our co-working space, The Ministry on Friday night from 7PM to 9PM GMT. Perfect house music for the house party crew.
Tune in over on The Ministry's Facebook Page.
DJ EZ 24 Hour Non-Stop
The legendary DJ EZ will embark on another 24-hour DJ marathon from 6PM GMT this Saturday 28th March. Streaming live via Boiler Room and his own social channels, the stream is in conjunction with My Kind Deed - the good news feed, an initiative set up to spread kindness and to promote the things in life that really make a difference.
“This is a challenging time for us all with so much uncertainty right now so this is my support to bring hope to a bleak time and to hopefully shine the light on how kindness matters above all else” - DJ EZ.
Kicking off at 8PM GMT on Friday 27th March, Beatport ReConnect is a 24-hour dance music marathon featuring some of the biggest names in the scene today. Artists ranging from Carl Cox and Duke Dumont to A-Trak and GRiZ will be dominating the Twitch stream and taking all who tune in on a journey into the depths of electronic music.
During the live stream on Twitch, viewers can make donations that will directly benefit COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO looking after frontline health concerns. Additionally, Beatport and their partners will be giving away gear and merchandise to randomly selected donors.
Resident Advisor Club Quarantäne
Resident Advisor has announced a 42-hour virtual rave this weekend as part of their #SaveOueScene campaign. Dubbed, Club Quarantäne, the festivities will run from Friday night on 27th through to the afternoon of Sunday 30th March.
The lineup includes Helena Hauff, Skee Mask, Marcel Dettmann, Shanti Celeste and Ryan Elliott. Each artist will contribute a prerecorded set, which will be broadcast on the Club Quarantäne website and the RA YouTube channel.
You can learn more about the #SaveOueScene campaign here.