The six-week campaign kicks off on World Children’s Day (20 November)
With Christmas just around the corner, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ) have launched their Set For Love Xmas Appeal 2021.
The campaign, which is sponsored by Pioneer DJ and runs through till Xmas, officially launches on 20 November but really gets underway the night before, when Mr C will be hosting a Superfreq party in Los Angeles headlined by acid house founding father DJ Pierre, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Sets from that event will then be streamed on 20 November as part of an all-weekend streaming session that will also feature a headline set from Claptone, who’ll be showcasing tracks from his new album Closer. Krafty Kuts, Barbara Tucker, Amber D, David Scuba, DJ Ideal and Xo Chic will also be on the bill for the event, which runs from 7pm-midnight (UK time) on both the Saturday and the Sunday.
You can catch the big-name streams at setforlove.org and dancetv.net/live, but as ever with Set For Love, this appeal isn’t just about household names and globetrotting superstars – in fact, LNADJ are keen for as many of the rest of us to get involved as possible. Hit up setforlove.org for details on how your own livestream or club event can help raise funds for the charities involved.
Also announced today was the Set For Love EP by The Samburu, which Mixmasters have put out through their Mixmasters Red label to raise funds for MIDI Minds Kenya, a music education charity working with the Samburu tribe in Kenya. The EP features a track made entirely from samples of the tribe’s music by Huxley, plus a brace of remixes courtesy of Fableist and Georgia Cee, the two winners of a remix contest Mixmasters recently organised to promote the release. The EP’s available now on Beatport.
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life raises money for charities working with “children affected by abuse and sexual exploitation, extreme poverty, child labour, lack of access to water and lack of access to education” all over the world. Since launching the Set For Love livestreaming campaign during the coronavirus lockdowns, they’ve so far raised over £165,000.