Dance Music Communities Unite For 48Hr Radio Takeover
While the pandemic continues to create barriers, underground dance communities across the world are coming together in a show of solidarity with a 48-Hour global radio takeover. The livestream will take place on Friday 30th October. DJs will be transmitting from 9 countries, including sets in London, NYC, Tokyo, Oslo, Sydney, Turin, Lisbon, Ibiza and Berlin throughout the weekend.
The 48Hr radio takeover will pay homage to London’s rich broadcasting history and DIY attitude. The transmission will kick off with DJs from South-East London music space and event series AAJA. The schedule includes an assortment of London based DJ’s throughout the weekend including AAJA founders Everson and Patch the Whale. Also, Rinse FM’s dedicated old-skool jungle DJ, Uncle Dugs, who is behind the newly launched ‘We Are Viable’ campaign. This was set up to pressure the government for a roadmap to re-open live events.
The weekend will also include a special performance from the godfathers of Drum & Bass, Fabio & Grooverider.
Throughout the 48Hr transmission, international DJs will take the reins, with sets from Oslo’s infamous garage collective Lokka FM, Italian disco producer Birdee, Techno-spinning resident of Tokyo’s Vent Club, Reki, and a session from the masters of leftfield dance, Sydney’s Something Else Record Store.
Also featured across the weekend will be music from Berlin’s leftfield-leaning breakbeat and experimental label, Ecke, and sets from WRECKEDnyc’s very own Ron Like Hell in deepest Brooklyn, with more surprises to come throughout the Halloween weekend.
Presenting a united front of DJs across the world, the 48Hr transmission looks to highlight the vital importance of community radio and its pivotal role during the pandemic, needed now more than ever. As well as bringing attention to a number of underground communities, the stream also looks to raise awareness of the #WeAreViable movement — a campaign created to bring together and unite all corners of the entertainment industry to help safeguard its future and deliver a safe return to normal.
“As avid listeners, DJs, event & radio organisers in the current climate, it felt more important than ever to continue to share music, collaborate with DJs, artists and listeners. In these very disconnected and uncertain times, we must keep dancing, listening and sharing music.
Our 48 hour worldwide stream, which skips around the world twice, touching down with different crews in different cities is to celebrate our SE London station, AAJA, draw attention to the #WEAREVIABLE campaign, hoping to return live entertainment, safely as soon as possible. All whilst enjoying some wicked music.” – Everson & Patch the Whale
Do not miss this and tune in to the 48Hr radio takeover at aajamusic.com from 10am (GMT) on Friday 30th October
Conor Jatter (AAJA, London), 10:00 – 13:00 (GMT)
Dani Hendrix (AAJA, London), 13:00 – 15:00 (GMT)
‘Secret set’ (We Are Viable special), 15:00 – 17:00 (GMT)
‘Uncle Dugs & King Yoof (We Are Viable special), 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
Knickerbocker Corey (AAJA, London), 19:00 to 21:00 (GMT)
Luma (AAJA, London), 21:00 – 22:00 (GMT)
Lokka FM (Oslo), 22:00 – 00:00 (GMT)
Ecke Records (Berlin), 00:00 – 02:00 (GMT)
Marc (Turin), 02:00 – 04:00 (GMT)
Something Else Record Store (Sydney), 04:00 – 06:00 (GMT)
Bermondsey Lido (AAJA, London), 06:00 – 08:00 (GMT)
Conor Jatter (AAJA, London), 08:00 – 10:00 (GMT)
Word of Mouth (Ibiza), 10:00 – 12:00 (GMT)
DJ Toffee (AAJA, London), 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
Dear Boss (AAJA, London), 16:00 – 22:00 (GMT)
Fabio & Grooverider (AAJA, London), 22:00 – 24:00 (GMT)
Everson & Patch The Whale (AAJA, London), 24:00 – 01:00 (GMT)
Chemistry Club (Berlin), 01:00 – 03:00 (GMT)
Ron Like Hell (NYC), 03:00 – 05:00 GMT)
Reki (Tokyo), 05:00 – 07:00 (GMT)
Tyrb (TBC), 07:00 – 08:00 (GMT)
Birdee (Italy), 08:00 – 09:00 (GMT)
Julia Baker (Lisbon), 09:00 – 10:00 (GMT)
Cosmic Bob (AAJA, London), 10:00 – 12:00 (GMT)
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