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Prototypes plot marathon DJ set in aid of the NHS

A 24-hour live stream in aid of NHS Charities Together

2020 Apr 07     
2 Bit Thugs

And you can check out their recent Let It Roll Winter set in the meantimeā€¦

Drum & bass duo The Prototypes will be embarking on a marathon 24-hour DJ set next Friday (17 April). The set will be livestreamed on the duo's Facebook page, and they're asking anyone who tunes in to make a donation to NHS Charities Together.

The broadcast is in association with D&BTV, and kicks off at 7pm GMT. As well as raising funds to help the NHS fight coronavirus, the stream will be the first in a series from D&BTV called D&BTV: Locked In.

The duo, who we last spoke to back in 2016, have been busy boys of late. With their second long-player Ten Thousand Feet & Rising due on 31 July, they've just released a new single (Oxygen, feat Clementine Douglas), as well as making their Let It Roll Winter set from back in February available to view online (watch it below), to keep us all entertained during lockdown.

Announcing the 24-hour set, the band said in a statement: "It's difficult to know what to do in these times as everything can seem incredibly overwhelming. but we both feel music can be a hugely positive force globally in whatever form it arrives – and after witnessing the legendary DJ EZ smash his 24-hour UKG set, we wanted to do something positive for our scene & for the crisis.

"We are very excited to be able to do this and also nervous about the undertaking. We have been taken aback by stories of NHS workers both frontline and behind the scenes risking their lives on a daily basis to help keep us safe – if we can contribute something in some way to help the fight, then we will both feel a huge sense of pride. We want to raise as much money as physically possible.

"We have been overwhelmed by the response from the D&B scene so far, with artists and labels supplying us with music from the last 20+ years. For us, this is the perfect time to dive deep into the tunes and sub-genres we love that you might not associate with us – we intend to represent the drum & bass jungle scene to the fullest, and we are honoured to be able to do it. D&B soldiers and junglists, stand up!"

You can make a donation right now if you'd like to – otherwise there'll be a link with the livestream next Friday. And to get you in the mood in the meantime, here's that Let It Roll set we were telling you about…

Pic: Fraser Taylor





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