BEATPORT is rallying its global base of DJs and electronic music artists to provide a custom soundtrack for the #ListenParis2015 climate change awareness initiative.
#ListenParis2015 is a worldwide silent disco and communal music event taking place during the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris to bring attention to the issue of sustainable energy through music. Beginning this Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5:00 p.m. Paris time and continuing for 24 hours, BEATPORT will provide a live stream of music uniting the world through a common music experience, where participants will tune into the same music, at the same time, in support of the same message.
To do so, BEATPORT has enlisted a collection of over a dozen DJs and artists from around the globe, with more still being added, to contribute playlists and mixes for this effort, most of which are exclusive to BEATPORT. They include:
Above and Beyond, U.K.
Oliver Heldens, The Netherlands
DJ Three, U.S.
Gui Boratto, Brazil
March Houle, Canada
Michael Mayer, Germany
Michael Calfan, France
Danny Avila, Spain
Celeste Siam, Thailand/Ibiza
DJ Youdai, China
Viewers can join in and show their unity and support whether they are participating in any of the silent discos or not by visiting listenparis.beatport.com. Additionally, all playlists and mixes contributing to the 24-hour stream will be available on Beatport after the event.
"We applaud the efforts of the #ListenParis2015 organizers and our global community of DJs and creators for their support and involvement in such an important and global initiative," said BEATPORT President and CEO Greg Consiglio. "Resolution of the climate change issue requires cooperation, inspiration and communication among citizens and leaders from diverse cultures and backgrounds worldwide. What better way to contribute than through the universal language of electronic music?"
#ListenParis2015 is a collaboration between BEATPORT and the Ocean Recovery Alliance, SpectralQ, Silent Disco Squad, Earth to Paris, Dancing Without Borders, Echo and Unify Network, and is associated with the Earth to Paris UN campaign.
For more information on how to create or participate in the silent discos, visit listenparis2015.com.