The dance world has always been on the cutting edge of technology, with pioneering producers in the late ’70s and ’80s using what was then the most advanced musical tech of the day to forge techno, house, disco and their many subgenres.
The story has remained the same, with the dance scene delivering some of the most technologically advanced livestreams of quarantine. Indeed necessity is the mother of invention, even if your necessity is simply to dance.
Here are all of the dance livestreams happening this weekend.
The Event: Set For Love
The Date: Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21 starting at 11 a.m. ET.
The Artists: Carl Cox, Eats Everything, Nightmares On Wax, Deborah De Luca, Simon Dunmore, Louie Vega and more. Additionally, any bedroom DJ can get involved by registering at www.setforlove.org and choosing the time they want to broadcast and platform they want to stream on.
The Cause: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, which raises money for COVID-19 relief for people in the electronic music industry.
How to Watch: Via the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Facebook page.
The Event: Beyond Borders
The Date: Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. ET
The Artists: Desert Dwellers, Random Rab, along with other musicians, VJs, live painters and flow artists.
The Cause: The NAACP in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
How to Watch: Via the Desert Dwellers’ Twitch page.
The Event: Abracadabra TV Virtual Festival
The Date: Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, beginning at 2 p.m. ET
The Artists: Blondish, Diplo, Nahko, Nightmares on Wax, Pablo Fierro and more.
The Cause: Bye Bye Plastic Foundation
How to Watch: Via the Abracadabra Twitch page.
The Event: MDLBEAST Freqways
The Date: Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. ET.
The Artists: Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Claptone, Sasha, local Saudi talent and more
How to Watch: Via the MDL Beast website.
The Event: Stella Artois’ Sessions@Solstice
The Date: Saturday, June 20 at 5 p.m. ET
The Artists: Alesso and Kaytranada
How to Watch: Via Stella’s YouTube Live page.
The Event: Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge Virtual Rave-A-Thon
The Date: Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21 from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. ET.
The Artists: 3LAU, Carnage, Cash Cash, Dash Berlin, Ghastly, Laidback Luke, Meduza, Saymyname, Showtek, Deadmau5’s Testpilot alter ego and more.
The Cause: The Equal Justice Initiative and Rave Recovery.
How to Watch: Via Insomniac’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
The Event: Jean-Michel Jarre
The Date: Sunday, June 21 at 3:15 p.m. ET
The Artists: Jean-Michel Jarre, via his avatar, will perform live in “Alone Together,” a specially designed virtual world.
The Cause: This project aims to send a message to the public and the music industry that whether in the real or virtual world, music and live performance have a value, the recognition and sustainability of which is vital for millions of creators.
How to Watch: Via Jarre’s website.