Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Riva Starr & More To DJ 24-Hour Beatport Livestream Supporting Mental Health
This Saturday, Nov. 7, expert electronic music resource Beatport will host a 24-hour Twitch livestream focused on mental health and dance music, filled with star-studded DJ sets and important conversations around wellness.
Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Riva Starr, Kaskade, Boys Noize, Junior Sanchez, Lady Starlight, LOUISAHHH and more will DJ the virtual event, being held in partnership with non-profit When The Music Stops and mental fitness company Silentmode.
"These are trying times for our industry. Now more than ever taking care of ourselves—our minds, our wellbeing and the wellbeing of others—is truly vital," Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels said in a press release.
"Mental health has been one of the most talked about topics in our industry for years, and this is a global topic that should continue to be discussed and destigmatized. Everyone at Beatport takes this topic very seriously and will continue to bring visibility to it."
When the Music Stops will host several conversations throughout the event, including one with DJ Sacha Robotti, who will talk about his healing journey, and one with rapper Jerome Joyce, who will discuss using songwriting and poetry to cope. Silentmode will host two talks on mental health, as well as a live breathwork session and a separate "Breathonics chill out room" filled with relaxing music.
"With loneliness, depression and suicide on the rise, Beatport is becoming a leader in normalizing these conversations. When The Music Stops is honored to collaborate on such a powerful initiative. These issues affect all races and all religions. Together we can make an impact and let people know 'You Are Not Alone.' We will continue to do everything we can to be there for you, we understand and relate to your struggles," When The Music Stops Founder Joshua Donaldson wrote in the press release.
Beatport ReConnect x When The Music Stops: #YouAreNotAlone will stream live on Beaport's Twitch channel on Sat. Nov. 7, starting at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET.