DEFECTED’S LIVE STREAM EVENT WE DANCE AS ONE #AsOneFestival | 27.10.2020
Defected’s latest streaming event We Dance As One begins this Friday 30th October at 5pm GMT, with sets from Carl Cox, CamelPhat, Dennis Ferrer, Disciples, Mike Dunn, Natasha Diggs, Sam Divine and Simon Dunmore broadcast across Defected’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels from empty clubs and home studios around the world.
Seeking to raise awareness for the plight of the events business in the UK and around the world in this post-pandemic era, We Dance As One is supported by the Night Time Industries Association and Association For Electronic Music, to show solidarity with an industry that has largely been ignored and dismissed by the UK government. Defected can now announce that Friday’s stream will be fundraising for the mental health charity Mind, and profits from We Dance As One t-shirts, available exclusively from Defected’s online DStore, will also be donated.
From security to bar staff, sound engineers, dancers, logistics managers, to DJs and musicians (to name only a few), the pandemic has negatively impacted dedicated and highly skilled people in the music and events industry. Livelihoods have been shattered, plans put on hold and hardworking people have faced anxiety and frustration. By encouraging donations to Mind, Defected hopes to rally its worldwide audiences’ generosity and raise funds for the charity’s much-needed services during this time. A donation will also be made by Defected, to reflect a firm belief in the vital role that music plays in many people’s mental wellbeing.
Defected have taken this opportunity to bring on board workers who have been displaced or lost work during this time. Events staff, videographers and creatives have been recruited to help the Defected team, either behind the scenes at the various live-streaming locations or helping to achieve the high standard of production in the broadcasts. Assembling a network of highly skilled professionals from the sector who have lost out on jobs or turned to freelance work, with We Dance As One Defected hopes to rally the dance music community on both a local and global scale. As well as bringing in displaced staff, Defected will use the live streams themselves as promotion for the individuals, to advertise their skills and give them some well-deserved recognition. A token of appreciation to reflect the new era music company’s wish to support those who have been affected.
30th OCTOBER 2020, 1600 – 0000 GMT
STREAMING VIA YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, TWITCH
CAMELPHAT / CARL COX / DENNIS FERRER / DISCIPLES
MIKE DUNN / NATASHA DIGGS / SAM DIVINE