Bonobo is among a number of DJs taking part in Beatport’s 24hr online DJ event ReConnect starting this Friday (27 March 2020).
The Global Music Series event will see 24 artists in 24 locations play a one-hour set each over a period of 24 hours. The lineup also includes Carl Cox, RÜFÜS DÜ SOL (DJ set), Nina Kraviz, Chris Liebing, A-Trak, Nora En Pure and many more who will be live streaming from their homes.
Music sites like Beatport and Bandcamp have seen an increasing amount of traffic to their stores this month in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and people staying at home. According to Beatport, “sales volume continues to be strong in the face of so much adversity”.
Beatport provides the global DJ community access to a vast catalogue of high quality, expertly curated digital music from the industry’s leading artists and labels.
In a statement, Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels said: “There’s not much in this world that can stop people from wanting to connect with each other through music and dancing. We have seen lots of DJs hop online and start performing from their living rooms or studios for their fans.
“Unlike most of ‘industry’, the global DJ community is a giant family with a shared passion for all things music. We create art that moves us and inspires us, and we create memories that last a lifetime. That will not change because of COVID-19; it will only drive us to do it with a greater commitment to our craft and to each other.”
Beatport’s ReConnect event will also be raising money for two charities to help those most in need around the world – the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, and for those in the electronic music industry – the Association for Electronic Music’s hardship fund for their member companies.
To find out more about ReConnect, visit Beatport’s Facebook page.