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CruCast announce 'festival' for NHS

Four-day online event starts today at 6pm

2020 May 07     
2 Bit Thugs

Starring DJ Q, Zinc, Skepsis, Jamie Duggan and more

Bass music stalwarts CruCast are hosting a four-day 'indoor festival' in aid of the NHS this weekend, and it all kicks off at 6pm today.

The event will see stars from the bass music world streaming exclusive live sets from 6pm-10pm each evening, with those sets then available to download for anyone who contributes to their JustGiving page.

Those taking part include DJ Q [pictured], Zinc, Skepsis, Jamie Duggan, Chris Lorenzo, Corrupt, Eksman & Logan D, Harriet Jaxxon, Kanine, Hybrid Minds, Riddim Commission, Shorterz, Sub Zero and many more. For full details, see CruCast's own website.

CruCast are far from the only ones doing their bit to help out struggling NHS workers and other medical agencies and charities, though! Others in the electronic/dance music community who've been rolling up their sleeves lately include…

• Liverpool clubs Circus, Chibuku and The Merchants, who've joined forces to organise the 3D printing of 5,000 PPE masks for NHS staff a week

• R&S Records, who've just released a 41-track compilation called In Order To Care. Featuring tracks from Shanti Celeste, Call Super, Special Request and many more, the album is raising funds to help the Liverpool initiative we just mentioned

• London experimental bass producer O'Flynn, who's recruited a few chums for the For The NHS EP on his Hundred Flowers label, with proceeds going to NHS Charities Together

• Electro/techno label Bass Agenda, who have a 75-track compilation in aid of the NHS Foundation and Medecin Sans Frontières dropping on 15 May

• Sheffield bassline legend Jamie Duggan, whose 15-hour livestream raised £12K for the NHS last weekend, and his Brummie counterpart Joe Hunt, formerly of Silk City FM, who livestreamed a set from his backyard and whipped up £7K for NHS Charities Together

• Radio 1 DJ and D&B producer Rene LaVice, whose joint single with DJ A Plus, Lockdown, is out now in aid of London's Royal Free Hospitals

Massive respect to all concerned, but we'll leave the last word to R&S Records…

“In no uncertain terms, we do not see the NHS as a charity and it saddens our heart that we even have to do something like this. The UK government has failed the NHS… we feel it is our duty to unite the music community to help out.”





Tags: NHS, charity, fundraiser, coronavirus, Zinc, Skepsis, Jamie Duggan, DJ Q, Joe Hunt, Shanti Celeste, O'Flynn, Bass Agenda, Special Request, R&S Records, Shorterz, Circus, Chibuku, Call Super, Rene La Vice