DISCO LOVERS CHARITY ACTIVISM

By Bill Rah

The Edinburgh Disco Lovers charity love affair continues. The collective of Disco Lovers have remained active throughout the pandemic.

Their series of DISCOLATION mixes has received over 3500 plays on soundcloud in the last 7 weeks.

The collective of DJ’s and activists have contributed to help those in need during the lockdown.

They have continued to support charitable causes by raising £255 for the Trussell Trust. The collective set a target of £500.

Trussell Trust have been distributing emergency food parcels throughout the pandemic.

To donate to the Trussell Trust. Click here

IN SESSION: MURG

Newcastle based selector Murg drops the May cover mix for Behind The Decks. This will help get you through the week as you two-step in a safe environment.

In isolation during the lockdown he recored an uptempo Electro House mix for your pleasure this evening. Expect a high energy journey through House and Electro. The mix evokes memories of underground clubs.

IN SESSION: MEG WARD

Meg Ward seamlessly dropping the cover mix for Behind The Decks. This mix will guide you through the lockdown comfortably in your home where no one can shame you for your dancing.

In isolation she recorded a groovy House mix with shades of old school Chicago House. It starts slow and soft before descending into classic Chicago sounds and up-tempo acid beats. The mix concludes with a wavy finish perfect for afters.

ADELPHI MUSIC FACTORY DROP A NEW SINGLE

Adelphi Music Factory the industrial northern collective dropped a new track.

Adelphi Music Factory Uprising: (I Can’t Wait) is a breath of fresh air. The heavy piano combined with uplifting house vocals provide summer dance floor vibes. The sample vocals alongside the piano riff blend a combination of retro disco and groovy house.

This tune is ideal for summer pool parties and so much more. The track opens with the up-tempo sample vocals before immediately kicking into gear. It’s a feel-good track that makes you want to move, groove and get back in a club.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown this is not possible. Despite the difficult circumstances, Adelphi Music Factory promote a musical message of hope. 

Following on from the Gospel House Trilogy (‘Javelin’, ‘Feel Right Now’, ‘Salvation’), sold out debut live shows in the Steel City and Printworks, now is the time for AMF to release ‘Uprising’.

A message from AMF on ‘Uprising’: 

‘2020 – but there’s no perfect vision. Across the world, people stand alone yet come together. In a time of confusion, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Pick it up here

SCOTTISH FESTIVALS CANCELLED DUE TO CORNAVIRUS

A flurry of festivals have been cancelled in Scotland this week due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In Edinburgh FLY Open Air has been rescheduled to September 19th and Terminal V will be postponed until October 31st. Furthermore in Glasgow Riverside Festival has been postponed to an unspecified date this summer.

Several establishments such as Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh and The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow have started go fund me pages in order to ensure staff receive partial income. Clubs remain closed due to Government enforced orders.

Earlier this month Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee was cancelled due to fears over the coronavirus pandemic. The epidemic is having a substantial impact on the socioeconomic and geopolitical landscape for artists, producers and promoters.

The impact has been devastating as over 13,000 deaths have been reported worldwide. The death toll in the UK has risen to 233.