As live streams replace shows, DJs from around the world are uniting for the first all-Asian roster online music festival to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts—and take a stand against racism. EDMTunes is highlighting the many Asian artists in dance music by hosting JadeTopia Virtual Festival on Friday, April 24, starting at 4 PM EST.
The entire live stream event is a charitable fundraiser for COVID-19 relief—100% of proceeds and donations will be given to Direct Relief to help their fight against coronavirus.
JadeTopia features a musically and geographically diverse lineup, with Elephante (USA), Henry Fong (USA), DJ Soda (South Korea), and Tokyo Machine (Japan). Artists include Angger Dimas (Indonesia), BEAUZ (USA), DRUU (USA), Florian Picasso (Vietnam/France), Justin OH (South Korea), MYRNE (Singapore), Raiden (South Korea), Riddler (USA), yetep (USA), and XCRPT (USA).
“We’ve had so much time to reflect on our priorities during these past weeks in quarantine. We wanted to utilize our platform for something bigger than ourselves and aid in this time of crisis. When Michael approached me with the JadeTopia concept, I immediately thought it was an excellent way to simultaneously raise money and awareness. It’s incredible to see the immense amount of support we have received from both artists and partners. We’re excited to see how people will come together in this virtual festival to raise significant funds for Direct Relief.” – Andrew Cheng (EDMTunes CEO)
“Over the past few months, Asians have been victims of racial crimes due to COVID-19. By creating JadeTopia, we hope to raise money to assist our health workers through Direct Relief as well as present Asians everywhere the opportunity to stand together during these unprecedented times.” – Michael Tam (EDMTunes Managing Editor)
The event is hosted by EDMTunes and will premiere on Facebook Live and Twitch. Facebook groups Subtle Asian Ravers and Subtle Asian Dating will also stream the event.
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