Bassnectar has always been a leader in activism within electronic music. As producers of a genre of music spearheaded and created by members of the black community, Bassnectar now joins the likes of Marshmello and Eric Prydz in donating to prominent activism groups amidst current nationwide protests following the unjust death of George Floyd at the hands of police brutality.
Bassnectar and his team will be spreading the funding across five admirable activist groups over the course of the next week. Donations will be made to Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, Campaign Zero, The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Media Justice. Along with these donations, Bassnectar has stated he will be exploring specific themes of Empowerment, Social Justice, Education, Demanding Change, and Activism that relate to each of the organizations he is supporting. Read the full statement released on Bassnectar’s Facebook page below.
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Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Mix Session pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:
Black Lives Matter
My Block My Hood My City
National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program
Black Visions Collective
Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Legal Defense Initiative
The Bail Project
The Next Level Boys Academy
Color of Change
Committee to Protect Journalists