The Music Industry Is Reeling from COVID 19: Here’s How You Can Help

We’re living in strange times where it’s clear there are more questions than answers. Through it all, however, music and some of the world’s best artists are stepping up to provide uplifting breaks from reality. Over the past week, artists from all genres have started broadcasting from their homes – playing intimate live sessions and really just performing from the heart.
 
While countless DJs and producers have dropped insane living room sets for thousands of viewers, here are five, in particular, that gave me complete life over the weekend.
 

MADEON

French DJ/producer Madeon broadcasted his first Ironing Board Session yesterday and it was simply incredible. After kicking off with “Miracle” from his 2019 album Good Faith, he cut through some tasteful French house classics, while seamlessly transitioning tinges of nu-disco and some industrial tech grittiness. His tracks “All My Friends” and “Dream Dream Dream” made the final cut on the live mix but I couldn’t get enough of this entire setlist, so definitely watch in full.
 

CALVIN HARRIS

Calvin Harris jumped on YouTube over the weekend to throw down a bumping Love Regenerator set. This year, the Scottish producer has already delivered three tech-house influenced EPs under the new psuedo-moniker and I’m sure it gave us all so much life seeing the tracks performed live. Watch as Harris hilariously blends in with his 90s club visuals while throwing down his new must-hear material.
 

MAJOR LAZER

Diplo is keeping us fed during quarantine season. Not only has he done multiple b2b sets with Dillon Francis, but he also dropped a Thomas Wesley set and a more ambient Corona Sabbath. However, Sundays with Major Lazer takes the cake. Dubbed A Very Lazer Sunday, the broadcast appropriately started with some must-see cartoons. Diplo then hit us with the unstoppable Caribbean dancehall, afrobeats, reggae, and urbano sounds that make Major Lazer such a highly-loved project.
 

MALL GRAB

Boiler Room is supporting The World Health Organization (WHO) during the Covid-19 pandemic and has set up a Streaming From Isolation series. Friday saw the release of Australian house producer Mall Grab‘s hour mix and it was so dope. Playing all originals, unreleased remixes, and tracks from forthcoming projects, Jordan Alexander proved why he’s quickly become an unmissable force in the electronic community.
 

DISCLOSURE

Guy Lawrence, half of the English duo Disclosure, kicked off Self Isolation F.M. from his kitchen in L.A. on Friday. His musical counterpart and brother, Howard Lawrence, is in the U.K. so he wasn’t on the live stream. In addition to playing “Tondo” and “Expressing What Matters” from their latest Ecstasy EP, the producer dropped a beautiful blend of British electrofunk and house. It’s a must-hear for anyone excited to see the pair smash Lovebox 2020s headlining Saturday set.


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