Red Dot Relief London official event All proceeds go to Peace Boat Japan
Red Dot Relief is a call to action across the dance music community in a bid to raise money and spread awareness of the disaster stricken regions of Japan. Spearheaded by Visionquest (Seth Troxler) & Friends alongside the Tuning Spork Efforts Team, RDR are trying to influence others to follow and donate whatever they can to the disaster fund by involving not only artists but the wider community in this cause including event organisers, promoters, club owners, clubbers, agencies, music labels and the supporting press.
Already raising over $35,000 since their inception just prior to WMC 2011, RDR now move on to their official London event. Featuring a loose evening of music and culture headlined by spearhead Seth Troxler, fellow Visionquest soul Ryan Crosson, Hot Natured prodigy Jamie Jones and fabric legend, Craig Richards, RDR bring the pioneers of the dance music circuit together in the same room to soundtrack this special event.
London disco collective Shoplifter including Derren Smart, jozif and Craig Richards will kickstart this special evening soundtracking a special photographic exhibition showcasing a decade of London clubbing from three infamous local photographers Rob Low, Nick Ensing and Ralf Obergfell whose work will feature many familiar faces and document the capital’s own musical story over the last 10 years. Music from Claus Voigtmann and Road To Nowhere soundsystem plus special videos and surprises on the night are also planned.
"The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the 65 years since World War II." Naoto Kan, Japanese Prime Minister
For our Red Dot Relief proposal and full details please click here
“On behalf of the people of Japan - we are asking you, the dance music community to help us raise funds, awareness and emergency relief for Japan”
With many thanks - Visionquest, Crosstown Rebels and the Tuning Spork team...
Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. – For more information on Peace Boat please click here
Jay Haze, Visionquest and Crosstown Rebels
Many dj’s and dance acts worldwide describe Japan as one of their favourite destinations due to their never dying support for dance music and their warmth towards people. Seth Troxler’s relationship to the nation goes further as on a personal level he has been trying to support his fiancee’s family in the country of Japan torn by such a disaster. Being touched by such tragedy he decided to take it further using his influence and ability to explore this world through music. It then made sense to join forces with the Tuning Spork Efforts Team which not only share the same interests, but were in the process of setting up aid for Japan as Jay Haze’s experience in the field of social efforts linked to music spans over ten years. Jay has been an active charity worker since he was 18, having run projects like the Djs4DC for the women and children in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo raising a staggering €100,000, and more recently alongside Isis Salvaterra they did ‘Toys & Needs’, an effort to raise money for the children and families of the slums across South America.
As a result, Visionquest’s Seth Troxler and the Crosstown Rebels crew, Jay and the Tuning Spork team created Red Dot Relief! The project is actively being managed by Seth Troxler, Jay Haze and Isis Salvaterra.
Seth Troxler spoke to Resident Advisor about Red Dot Relief last week - read here!