Skrillex to donate upcoming performance proceeds to fund new Burning Man Head Maze project

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Skrillex to donate upcoming performance proceeds to fund new Burning Man Head Maze projectSkrille Robot Heart 2016 Sunset Art Tour Set

Skrillex keeps a special place in his heart for Burning Man. He’s made a number of trips out to the Playa in recent years, typically stopping by for pop-up performances and dusty hangs in the Nevada desert at least for a few days each year. Ahead of 2019’s iteration of Burning Man, the OWSLA head honcho is donating a performance in Reno to help raise funds for Head Maze—a new art installation aiming to debut at the burn later this summer. This isn’t the first time Skrillex has done this, last linking with the same team of artists to help with fundraising efforts for their 2016 piece, Space Whale.

The new piece, Head Maze, which is currently under construction at a shared art space in Reno called The Generator, actually sounds like quite the head-turner. The structure is three stories tall, depicting a massive head resting on one hand, whose skin is being peeled back by the other hand to reveal a crystalline design beneath. Inside, the 40-foot head will be a complex labyrinth comprised of 18 rooms.

Matt Schultz, the lead designer on the Head Maze project described the sculpture, explaining,

“The sculpture will be dedicated to the complexities of cognition, our common struggle between body and mind, nature and nurture and our persistently fluctuating perception of self.”

Skrillex is performing on July 20 at Cargo Concert Hall and tickets are $44. Head Maze is aiming to raise 190,000 to meet the project’s fundraising goal before Burning Man kicks off on August 25. Purchase tickets here.

H/T: Reno Gazette Journal

Diplo throwing block party fundraiser to benefit Burning Man theme camps

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Diplo throwing block party fundraiser to benefit Burning Man theme campsDiplo Burning Man 2

To put on an event like Burning Man takes a village…and then some. Everyone that participates in the massive cultural gathering each year contributes to the event’s complexion in one way or another, and this year Diplo is lending a helping hand in the best way he knows how—throwing a bumping block party. Though, unlike his infamous Mad Decent Block Parties on the past, this party is being thrown to benefit Burning Man’s theme camps, specifically Camp Questionmark, a frequent performance spot for Diplo on the Playa, the Opulent Temple, Root Society, and Duck Pond.

The upcoming event, dubbed The Menagerie, goes down on July 6 in San Francisco at The Midway. The bill is topped by Diplo presenting “Higher Ground,” likely connected to his recently released house EP of the same name. Phase one’s supporting talent also includes Mr. Carmack, Jonas Rathsman, Kenny Glasgow, Sharam, and more. The Menagerie will feature two outdoor stages and two indoor stages, with proceeds from the day going to benefit some of the most integral parts of the annual Burning Man congregation.

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Grab tickets to The Menagerie here.

Porter Robinson launches Robinson Malawi Fund to cure childhood cancer in developing countries

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Porter Robinson launches Robinson Malawi Fund to cure childhood cancer in developing countriesPorter And Mark UNC Hospital Robinson Malawi Fund E1559845985723

Porter Robinson took to his social media platforms on June 5 to announce the launch of the Robinson Malawi Fund—an initiative focused on improving the survival rate of cancer patients in Malawi, East Africa. Started in conjunction with the University of North Carolina, the fund will work towards building resources to treat those inflicted by Burkitt lymphoma, a rare form of fast-growing cancer.

The Worlds producer’s younger brother Mark was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma in November 2016 during Robinson’s Shelter Tour. With treatment from UNC’s hospital and combined support from medical staff, Mark has been cancer-free since February 2017.

While the survival rate for Burkitt lymphoma in the United States is 90% or higher, for children in Malawi the rate dips as low as 29% and strikes as the most common form of childhood cancer. Dr. Kate Westmoreland leads the pediatric cancer program that UNC operates in Malawi; with her leadership, the Robinson Malawi Fund aims to raise funds and awareness towards the cause and saves the lives of children around the world.

Second Sky festival will host a booth specifically for the fund where donations can be made. Robinson stated he will match all the proceeds made and hopes to raise $50,000 or more at Second Sky. Learn more about the fund here.

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in november of 2016, my then 17-year-old younger brother Mark was hospitalized with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called Burkitt lymphoma. he had a mass in his abdomen that was doubling in size every 24 hours. mark is pretty much my best friend – it was utterly devastating and one of the most difficult things i’ve ever been through (and surely a million times worse for him). through mark’s own fortitude, and through the high quality of care from his doctors (Drs. Westmoreland & Hipps), nurses and staff at @UNCMedicine, i’m extremely happy to say that, as of February 2017 Mark finished his treatment and is now 100% cancer free and thriving. here’s why i’m bringing this up: the survival rate for Burkitt lymphoma in the US is 90% or higher. but for kids in malawi, where it’s much more common due to the connection between malaria and this form of cancer, the survival rate can be as low as about 29%. one of Mark’s doctors, Dr. Westmoreland, leads the pediatric cancer program that UNC operates in Malawi. i’m starting a fund in cooperation with UNC to help improve the survival rate in that region so that those families won’t have to needlessly lose loved ones. in this case, more resources translates directly into higher survival rates. Second Sky (@secondskyfest) is going to have a booth (with Mark’s doctor there!) to share information and accept donations for this cause — we have a goal to raise $50,000 (or hopefully higher) and i’m going to match everyone’s donations at the festival! if you’d like to get involved in supporting this cause, you can find more information here (also the link in my bio): www.robinsonmalawifund.org

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Fundraiser for wronged Bahamian Fyre Festival chef exceeds $130,000

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Fundraiser for wronged Bahamian Fyre Festival chef exceeds $130,000Fyre Festival Lord Of The Flies

With the new year came two visceral documentaries on the Fyre Festival disaster from streaming titans Hulu and Netflix. Both explored the chaos leading up to the event, and just how far Billy McFarland had gone in scamming and defrauding investors, staff, and fans alike.

Netflix’s documentary focused more on the business angle, taking an in-depth look at local Bahamian businesses that were left unpaid by McFarland and his team. One story in particular was heartbreaking: Maryann Rolle, chef and owner of a catering business on St. Martin. “Back in April 2017 I pushed myself to the limit catering no less than a 1000 meals per day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach and Roker’s Point where the main events were scheduled to take place,” she began on her GoFundMe page. Following Fyre’s downfall, she felt compelled to pay the employees under her and drained her entire life savings of $50k to do so. Her credit was also ruined amid the scandal.

Luckily, the public has risen to the occasion. The fundraiser has since raised upwards of $135k as of press time, restoring her savings and other damages caused to her and her business. Ja Rule also reached out to her on Instagram, voicing his heartbreak over the situation. The rapper, who at one point called himself a co-founder of the festival, also claimed he’d been “bamboozled and lead astray” by McFarland and company.


H/T: Rolling Stone

Fundraiser for wronged Bahamian Fyre Festival chef exceeds $130,000

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Fundraiser for wronged Bahamian Fyre Festival chef exceeds $130,000Fyre Festival Lord Of The Flies

With the new year came two visceral documentaries on the Fyre Festival disaster from streaming titans Hulu and Netflix. Both explored the chaos leading up to the event, and just how far Billy McFarland had gone in scamming and defrauding investors, staff, and fans alike.

Netflix’s documentary focused more on the business angle, taking an in-depth look at local Bahamian businesses that were left unpaid by McFarland and his team. One story in particular was heartbreaking: Maryann Rolle, chef and owner of a catering business on St. Martin. “Back in April 2017 I pushed myself to the limit catering no less than a 1000 meals per day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach and Roker’s Point where the main events were scheduled to take place,” she began on her GoFundMe page. Following Fyre’s downfall, she felt compelled to pay the employees under her and drained her entire life savings of $50k to do so. Her credit was also ruined amid the scandal.

Luckily, the public has risen to the occasion. The fundraiser has since raised upwards of $135k as of press time, restoring her savings and other damages caused to her and her business. Ja Rule also reached out to her on Instagram, voicing his heartbreak over the situation. The rapper, who at one point called himself a co-founder of the festival, also claimed he’d been “bamboozled and lead astray” by McFarland and company.


H/T: Rolling Stone

Decadence Arizona partners with fundraising platform Surreal for a variety of once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences [Giveaway]

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Decadence Arizona partners with fundraising platform Surreal for a variety of once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences [Giveaway]Shaq 2018 Billboard 1548

In recent years, Arizona has become a New Year’s Eve hotspot for EDM revelers with the rise of Decadence — one of the most increasingly in-demand festivals of the year, marked by blockbuster lineups and one-of-a-kind fan experiences. This year, the festival is promising headline performances from Eric Prydz and Skrillex, with Above & Beyond, REZZ, Porter Robinson, and Marshmello all featured on the 2018 lineup as well. Though more than just an immersive festival environment and a stacked talent roster, Decadence is also promoting once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences through their renewed partnership with fundraising platform Surreal this year.

This year’s proceeds will benefit Childhelp, a national nonprofit organization which provides emotional, educational, and spiritual support to abused, neglected and at-risk children. For a small donation through the platform, fans and festival goers can enter to win a handful of exciting VIP experiences with some of this year’s performers including: getting dunked on by Shaquille O’Neal before his b2b performance with NGHTMRE, or throwing tacos on stage with Paz. There’s a meet and greet with Marshmello up for grabs, a photo opp with Alison Wonderland, and festival hangs with 4B. Prize winners also get two VIP tickets to Decadence AZ for themselves and a friend, roundtrip airfare courtesy of Orbitz and hotel accommodations in addition to their artist experience. Fans can also gain an extry to the contest of their choosing by subscribing to Childhelp’s newsletter.

Enter to win a Surreal experience at Decadence this year and donate to help a child in need. 

 

JOYRYDE to throw benefit show in LA, all proceeds will go to California wildfire victims

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JOYRYDE to throw benefit show in LA, all proceeds will go to California wildfire victimsJOYRYDE Wildfires 1

As wildfires continue to rage from both ends of the Californian borders, an increasingly prominent figure in the electronic landscape, JOYRYDE, is wielding his talents to take a commendable stride to alleviate the suffering of those affected.

JOYRYDE (real name: John Ford) has announced he, in association with Insomniac Events, United Talent Agency, Prodigy Artists, and the LA Fire Department, will be throwing a benefit show Nov 29 at Exchange LA–with all proceeds going directly towards helping the victims of this month’s catastrophic fires.

“Last week I was watching the fires and knew already we had to do this,” JOYRYDE wrote on Facebook. “I’m donating my fee and all proceeds from this event to the LAFD and we made a go fund me for the Animal Shelters and victims of the fire. COME, GIVE.”

With a death toll eclipsing 80, and hundreds of Californians still unaccounted for, the fire has been deemed by experts the deadliest and most environmentally destructive in the state’s history. The fires have left thousands homeless, desecrating an upwards of 16,000 total homes and structures. Firefighters have been working day and night to expel the flames, with an estimated 75 percent of the fires contained at present, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Donations to JOYRYDE’s GoFundMe can be made here, and tickets to the benefit show can be found here.

H/T: ABC

Black Coffee to headline wildlife conservation fundraiser, will play among Art Department, Adam Beyer, and more

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Black Coffee to headline wildlife conservation fundraiser, will play among Art Department, Adam Beyer, and moreBlack Coffee

Black Coffee, Art Department, Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Tiga, and more will convene behind the decks of Ushuaïa Ibiza to take part in The Night League and Music Against Animal Cruelty’s (MAAC) wildlife conservation fundraiser, “Wild.” The event seeks to raise awareness of animal cruelty and to simultaneously generate funds that will directly benefit wildlife conservation projects. All artists that appear on the event’s techno-leaning lineup will play for free.

Co-founder of MAAC, Art Department, noted the power a movement like this can have “when we realize its full potential.”

“We need to be clear that this goes beyond just our community,” he said. “This isn’t just techno against animal cruelty. This is music against it. This is a global force against treating animals like they have any less right to be here than we do.”

The Night League and MAAC will announce one final surprise guest on September 13, the evening of “Wild.” Those interested in attending the fundraiser can purchase tickets here.

H/T: Stoney Roads

NERVO & Danny Avila partner with Doctors Without Borders for humanitarian fundraiser

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When NERVO and Danny Avila released their beach party anthem “LOCO” on Spinnin’ Records in October of last year, the track quickly garnered over 1.1 million streams on Spotify and over 800k YouTube plays.

With the success of track and their busy touring schedules, Avila and NERVO have visited numerous countries, experienced tons of new cultures and thus, had the chance to share special moments with people from all corners of the globe. Most of these encounters are positive ones, but the artists were also often reminded that not everybody they meet is in a position to enjoy life as freely as others.

To help those in need of aid in areas affected by natural disasters, conflict, epidemics or exclusion from health care, the artists have teamed up to raise money for Doctors Without Borders, the charity dedicated to providing vital support and relief to those affected by these issues worldwide.

For donations of 100–1000€, Danny and NERVO will be giving away special tiered rewards like show tickets, V-MODA branded headphones, backstage passes, and a meet & greet + photo session with the artists.

The fundraiser ends January 31, 2018. Donate here.

 

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