The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the music scene in dramatic ways. With DJs, musicians, promoters, clubs, and their staff suddenly seeing their regular source of income vanish, many clubs are turning their (hopefully temporary) closures into an opportunity to broadcast sets straight to their fans’ living rooms. Just in time for the weekend, the Telekom Electronic Beats staff has rounded up some of the best live streams in the past and forthcoming to tide you over the club-free nights ahead.
The enigmatic team behind one of the most eye-catching music performance platforms have launched a 24-7 live stream. For the next 30 days, sets will be broadcast on the live stream with the option to contribute donations via the chat room. Past performers have included Blood Orange, Billie Eilish and Skepta, so we’re curious to see who will stop by the temporary London studio in the coming weeks.
United We Stream
One of the biggest live streaming initiatives to have launched in light of the Coronavirus pandemic is United We Stream. Each day, one of the participating Berlin clubs is set up to take over the broadcast. On Friday you can tune into Kater Blau, on Saturday the legendary Pornceptual crew takes over from Alte Münze and on Sunday, Griessmühle presents Rebekah, Ellen Alien and Inhalt der Nacht from their “exile” in Alte Münze. Tune in every day this weekend from 7 pm CET to midnight CET. Additionally, you can donate to the initiative to ensure that your favorite club can reopen its doors when the shutdown ends.
PAL TV Donate
PAL, one of Hamburg’s finest clubs for forward-thinking dance music and our Telekom Electronic Beats Clubnight partner, is one of the many venues in need of help right now. A statement by the club reads: “in a city in which far too often primarily promotes prestigious projects, new impulses in club culture are important.” PAL’s streaming party looks like it will be a pretty serious rave, with eight-hour-long sessions by the club’s residents on both Friday and Saturday night, while Sunday’s stream runs from 6-10 pm CET. Find the streaming link and funding information on their Facebook event.
Tempio del Futuro Perduto
Milan’s cultural center Tempio del Futuro Perduto is hosting what they called “the longest DJset in the world.” The club’s DJs who are currently living in quarantine in the artistic residences of the Temple have decided to try to beat the record of the longest DJ set in the World: a marathon without interruptions lasting 340 hours. Starting at 9 pm CET, the club’s residents will perform for two weeks straight. Italy is, of course, the country in Italy which has been hit hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic in Europe. The record, if it beats the current one of 240h set in Nigeria in 2016, will be dedicated to the Italian health and medical personnel. The Tempio del Futuro Perduto stream aims to raise funds for the Covid-19 relief efforts in Italy.
C minus TV
Kansas-based podcast and compilation series c- is quietly growing into the most beloved platforms to showcase underground electronic music on Soundcloud, with mixes like Aurora Halal’s “Summer of Self Love” and Khotin’s “Your Name On a Grain of Rice” racking up serious numbers. Next Saturday, you can tune into what reads like one of the most experimental broadcasts to come out of the Coronavirus epidemic. On Saturday, March 28th, friends of the label from Berlin such as Special Guest DJ will present a piece titled “The Episode”, while artists like Brooklyn’s Bookworms, Chicago’s Lillerne Tapes, Philadelphia’s Pontiac Streator and Ulla Straus present a variety of work including DJ sets, documentary film screenings and other experimental “TV programming.”
Rewind to These Sets From Last Weekend
Last Friday, following club’s temporary closure, Munich’s Blitz streamed sets by residents Zenker Brothers, Sedef Adasi and Muallem. Adasi kicked off the stream with her energetic mix of body-rocking house and euphoric breaks while sipping on a glass of prosecco, her drink of choice. Muallem took things into deeper territories, with a consistent selection of slick dance floor gems. Finally, Bavarian bass hero’s Zenker Brothers closed things off with a slew of old-school hip-hop records. You can also learn more about their studio process in our feature on EB.TV.
Peach, Shanti Celeste, and Saoirse B2B
London’s Peach, Shanti Celeste, and Saoirse’s fruitful friendship has seen them become regular B2B collaborators. While usually bringing their combined skills to places like Strawberry Fields, Panorama Bar or various clubs in the UK, last Friday they hunkered down and streamed an impromptu epic 3-hour session “from Peach’s gaf”. Revisit their intimate house party here.
Salon zur Wilden Renate
Although the doors at Elsenbrücke remain closed for the time being, the club’s parties will go ahead online. For this purpose, Salon zur Wilden Renate even created a custom website with the slogan “Live From Renate”, including a countdown to the next session. You can listen back to sets from Ash Lauryn, Cyan85 and many more on Ray Kajioka on Renate’s Facebook.
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