Mat Zo has uploaded his new track, “Eye Of The Storm,” free for download in exchange for a suggested donation to United for Puerto Rico to aid hurricane victims. The grammy-nominated producer said he crafted the song with Hurricane Irma victims in mind.
“I felt it was particularly appropriate to give this track away to help continue raising awareness and hopefully some money for victims of the storm in Puerto Rico, who are still very much in need.”
The uplifting dance track also fittingly samples Irma Thomas, with her lyrics offering solace: “You are safe with me, in the eye of the storm.”
“Eye Of The Storm” is available for free download with the recommended donation to UFPR here, on Mat Zo’s Mad Zoo website. UFPR is a charity organized by the First Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rosselló in the wake of the gargantuan destruction Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria wreaked on the island.
In wake of the wave of hurricanes that have struck the Caribbean islands, dance music supergroup Major Lazer decided to throw a benefit concert in Miami to raise funds for those affected by the natural disasters.
On Oct. 16, the Caribbean-influenced trio composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire hosted a massive concert called Relief is the Mission at Mana Wynwood featuring appearances by Tory Lanez, Machel Montano, Bad Bunny and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the three-hour concert went to the people of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands that were affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The performance raised $2,501 from 111 people on the Facebook livestream alone.
Hurricane Irma hit the south Florida area hard this past weekend. Miami took a massive amount of damage from the storm above and the storm surge below. Unfortunately in these circumstances of disaster some immoral individuals decided to go looting and break into whatever they could find. Markus Schulz and his Coldharbour recording studio in
Hurricane season has been devastating this year, leaving anything in its sight within shambles. Leaving homes and family torn apart, people have been heartbroken around the world for the devastation that it has caused. Most notably, Hurricane Irma demolished through the Caribbean islands, leaving thousands in a state of desolation from the wreckage.
In response to the hurricane and the damage it has caused, SXM Festival has pledged their support to the island of St. Martin, the festival’s home. Already raising close to $10,000 in a day, SXM aims to reach their goal of $1 million with the support of those can donate. The festival founder, Julian Prince, has released an official statement on the importance of the cause, urging those who can donate to the cause, to do so.
“The beauty and welcoming spirit of St Martin continues to be an anchor in my life and that of my closest friends and family. Now it is time for us to give back to this amazing community as it needs our help more than ever. Through my life-long relationship with the island I have built a unique bond with the local government which I am now using to pinpoint their immediate needs and appropriately allocate the funds we are raising. At the moment, these needs revolve around getting drinking water, food, first aid supplies and other basic needs to the people of the island. As we communicate further with the local government and other needs are raised we will update donors as to where resources are being allocated. Please help us stand behind our St Martin brothers and sisters in this time of need. We appreciate any funds or supplies you can offer.