Kings of live-streamed DJs, Boiler Room, has begun broadcasting live sets from the homes of some of the world’s biggest DJs.
The ‘Streaming from Isolation’ series kicked off with American spinner and Mixmag's 2016 DJ of the Year, The Black Madonna, who was followed in the second by Australia's Mall Grab and in the third by London's Sippin' T.
Having been forced to cancel some 50 upcoming shows – including their first festival in Johannesburg, South Africa – Boiler Room will also be digging up some gems from the expansive archive to re-broadcast some classic sets and shows.
Beyond keeping you entertained while on lockdown, each show will also offer viewers living-room-ravers the chance to donate money to a good cause, with each week’s collected funds going to a different charity.
The news comes as the underground and independent music scenes come to terms with being unable to perform or record, leaving artists across the world struggling. Last weekend, online streaming platform and digital store, Bandcamp, did its part for the cause by forgoing its sales fees on music and physical goods, in an attempt to support artists whose primary source of income has been destroyed by the Corona pandemic.