Across July 3 and 4 next month 12 global record stores are joining forces to host 24 hours of DJ streams for an event called Move The Record, launched in association with Dana Ruh and Berlin’s KMA60.
Two broadcasts will run for 12 hours each on the Friday and Saturday, with some of the world’s finest DJs set to appear.
DJs set to play include Fred P, Brazley Zero, Josh Cheon, Dana Ruh, Lefto, Prins Thomas, Steffi and O.BEE, with stores across Europe and North and South America hosting.
A number of prizes are also being given out to people who contribute donations to the event, including a Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2, Ableton licenses and merchandise, sessions at Riverside Studios Berlin, Caprices Festival tickets and Ortofon products.
Further prizes up for grabs are a Point Blank Music School course, Mixcloud Pro memberships, R&S test pressings and clothes, Kraftwerk limited edition collectors vinyl boxsets from Warner Music, record bundles from labels like Ampere, Cocoon, Dana Ruh, We Play House, and much more.
You can contribute here and any contribution above £10 will be entered into a sweepstake to win. The event is being hosted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis and all proceeds will be split between the participating stores.
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Dana Ruh said: “We all — artists, clubs, labels, distribution, pressing plants — are facing uncertain times as a direct result of the Covid crisis. Our industry is all connected, and many people have already lost their jobs. Clubs are closed; performing artists have lost their primary source of income; record stores — our cultural hubs of community and discovery — are struggling to stay afloat. So on July 3 and 4, myself and 11 other stores around the world will come together to support one another. It’s all connected. We are all connected.”
Find out more details at www.movetherecord.com and see the full list of stores and performers below.
Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter
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