Every so often, events in our world compel us to act on behalf of
others. To give aid and comfort to those who suffer. The call to action
is even stronger when we see suffering at the awesome hands of mother
nature. By now we have born witness to the massive destruction brought
on by the twin disasters in Japan. With the potential for radiation
contamination, the situation for the people of Japan is beyond urgent.
"Beats For Jap...an"
feels that call to action. We are collection of electronic music
professionals with global credentials who just happen to live and work
in the Bay Area. We feel it is vital for us to help our fellow man by
joining forces to do what we do best. Put on one hell of a party. We ask
you to join us in that effort.
On Sunday April 3rd from 2pm to
12am at Public Works in SF, "Beats For Japan" will bring together some
of the biggest names in the Bay Area house music community for an epic
day/night of music, dancing, friendship and most importantly of all,
fundraising to help the people of Japan.
Dj's include (In order of appearance):
2pm - New Mondo ( DJ MFR & Vincent Kwok )
3pm - Olivier Desmet ( Amenti Music )
4pm - Julius Papp ( Neo Disco/Salted )
5pm - Rob Garza ( Thievery Corp ) & Pleasure Maker ( Afrolicious )
6pm - Miguel Migs ( Salted )
7pm - Fred Everything ( Lazy Days )
8pm - Claude Vonstroke ( Dirtybird/Mothership )
9pm - Mark Farina ( Great Lakes Audio )
10pm - David Harness ( Harlum Muziq )
11pm - Chris Lum ( Harlum Muziq/ Moulton )
the quality music is not enough to get you excited, we are fortunate to
have the amazing donation of time, love and creativity of following
individuals and companies:
is a wild foods community conceived of by Iso Rabins in early 2008,
with the mission to connectBayArea dwellers with the wild food that is
all around them with wild edible food walks, Underground dinners, and
the SF Underground Market
Live art and auction by Studio DCL | Daniela Cunha Lay:
amazing talent from San Francisco by way of Sao Paulo. If you like to
collect original, evocative art, this addition of Daniela's creativity
is for you. Bring your bidding game on. Proceeds from the sale will be
Internet broadcast by MyHouseYourHouse: http://myhouseyourhouse.net/
you can’t make it, or live outside of SF, you will be able to share in
this experience with us thanks to this contribution. If you find
yourself getting down at home in your PJ’s, please make a donation.
All of this for a ridiculously low $10 minimum donation.
More is always welcome.
To view the beautiful flyer donated by Erik Brown @ Soul68 in full size click here:
A few posters will be available early for those who donate $20 at the door.
All donations and monies raised will go towards the following agencies:
- Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)
- The Japan Society:
spent a long time researching where we thought the best place to donate
was. We feel good about the broad range of work these two agencies are
involved in. If you can’t attend, please consider supporting the work
Thanks to the generous support of Public Works, the
amazing DJ’s and those listed above, we are able to provide you a night
of talent rarely seen on one stage. We call upon those who live and love
house music to come out and support this event. We can't think of a
better way to help those in crisis then by simply dancing, laughing and
celebrating the connecting force of music.
The last time we came
together in this way was early 2010 when the people of haiti were
suffering their own crisis. Hope For Haiti was a 7 city event that
raised $52,000 on a single night.
Unfortunately, we must call on
your compassion again and rally the good people of this area for a
urgent cause. Please, come create some good times with us. Together, we
can bring much needed support and assistance to the people of Japan. If
you are out the area, or can't attend, please consider giving what you
can to your charity of choice. Also, stay tuned here for more details
about a live internet broadcast and any notable artists we add to the
Thank you for your time and compassion.
Yours in the beat,
Beats For Japan crew.