Claptone, Mr.C, DJ Pierre, Krafty Kuts and Barbrara Tucker are just some of the artists confirmed to play a Set For Love to help the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life charity (LNADJ) launch their Xmas Appeal. The campaign kicks off with a series of livestreams and live events centred around World Children’s Day on the 20th November and will run until the end of the year.
The charity is encouraging promoters and DJs of all levels, around the world, to get involved by either streaming a set or hosting an event to raise funds for their campaigns that create a sustainable future for children in developing countries. Anyone wanting to participate can register at setforlove.org and will receive everything they need to promote their event and raise funds as part of the campaign.
Mr.C’s Superfreq brand is one of the key events already on the Set For Love calendar. He’s hosting a loft party in Los Angeles headlined by none other than Acid House pioneer DJ Pierre. All profits from the party will be donated to the Set For Love Xmas Appeal. The event takes place on Friday 19th November, with Superfreq residents David Scuba, Xo Chic and DJ Ideal completing the line up.
The sets from the Superfreq party will also be a highlight in the Set For Love headliners livestream showcase taking place across the launch weekend. The livestream showcase starts on Saturday 20th November,World Children’s Day itself, from 7pm 12am BST with Claptone headlining and the Superfreq show will kick off on Sunday 21st November from 7pm BST.
Richard West AKA Mr.C said, “It’s such a pleasure for myself and Superfreq to be working with Last Night A DJ Saved My Life foundation and Set For Love for such a great cause as World Children’s Day, here in Los Angeles.The work they’ve been doing over the years is exemplary and shines a leading light on what the dance music industry can achieve for those in need. I hope many more people will get involved.”
Claptone said, “I’m happy to support this great cause with my Set For Love on World Children’s Day. I’m especially happy to be able to share some new music on the live stream from my new album, ‘Closer’, So two beautiful things have come together and it feels good to do good!”Krafty Kuts said, “I feel privileged and honoured to be a part of this incredible event, alongside some very prestigious artists. Having children myself I know how difficult it has been for the last few years but I cannot imagine how hard it is for some of the children less fortunate, so I am very happy to do anything I can to help raise money for this awesome project. I hope you all enjoy my Set For Love and I thank everyone for their support!”
Set For Love made headlines around the globe last year when it grew to become the world’s largest simultaneous DJ livestream during lockdown. Influential artists including Carl Cox, Sasha, Eats Everything, Miss Monique, Louie Vega, Nightmares On Wax, Anfisa Letyago, Huxley and many more have been involved in the charitable project. During 2020 the event raised over £165K across several events, with DJs participating from 80 countries. The funds raised continue to make a difference to hundreds of children affected by abuse and sexual exploitation, extreme poverty, child labour, lack of access to water and lack of access to education.
In celebration of the Xmas Appeal, event partner Mixmasters have launched the Set For Love EP on their Mixmasters Red label, in support of Midi Minds Kenya. A project that explores the sounds of Samburu culture through electronic music, all proceeds from the EP will go to build a classroom in a primary school where the Sounds of Sasaab sample pack was recorded. The release was developed as part of the Mixmasters programme where worldwide established artist Huxley remixed the samples of The Samburu tribe and then chose 2 winners from the Mixmasters worldwide community to join him on this release.