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Setting off from their London office on October 12th, the Resident Advisor team will cycle 300 miles, across four countries, to Amsterdam for this year's Amsterdam Dance Event. This will be their first fundraising challenge as part of an annual commitment to supporting charities, good causes and music initiatives that they believe in. Resident Advisor will be joined for the four-day adventure by leading artists and industry figures.
With an audience of over two million readers per month spanning music fans, club goers, DJs and producers, venue owners, promoters and record labels, RA plays an indispensable role in supporting the electronic music industry. With their large readership and expected support from across the industry, Resident Advisor aim to raise €100,000.
Resident Advisor have chosen Bridges For Music as the charity to support for their first fundraising challenge.
Through the combined efforts of Resident Advisor staff, artists, sponsors and friends, they're hoping to create the opportunity for children in the townships to be a part of a world that we love so much, and to create a self-sustaining legacy that will facilitate opportunities for future generations.
All funds donated to the Resident Advisor cycle will go directly to the Bridges For Music Langa Township Music School project. Resident Advisor will be covering all the logistical costs associated with the cycle for every rider, ensuring that 100% of every donation raised will go directly towards building the school.
Resident Advisor will be supported by a number of project partners who are donating time, money and cyclists to the cause, these include ADE, SONOS and NATIVE INSTRUMENTS.
Ware excited to announce their partnership with Tomorrowland, providing the opportunity to take two South African artists, DJ Siphe Tebeka and Lavish 189, to the Belgian festival in a weeks time. The artists in question are from Gugulethu and Langa townships, neither artist has played outside their home country, let alone at one of the largest dance festivals in Europe, so this a massive opportunity for both.
DJ Siphe Tebeka will perform on Friday 18th July at 5pm - 6pm, whilst Lavish 189 will perform on Friday 25th July at 5pm - 6pm; they will both be playing on The Dream Island stage.
DJ Siphe Tebeka (born Siphenkosi Tebeka) has been producing music since he was 17 years old. He has been quietly producing behind the scenes and has written over 800 tracks, most of which are still unreleased. The opportunity to play at Tomorrowland will be both a life changing and groundbreaking one, providing the chance to not only build his career as a DJ but also to share his music with the world.
Lavish 189 is a DJ / producer from Cape Town's Langa Township, who has recently risen above the somewhat flooded sea of South African deep house with the track "Trumpets Call" featuring legendary musicians David Nqayi and Simphiwe Mathole. David, a clarinetist, and Simphiwe, a trumpeter, have been playing and recording for several decades now, often working together, and have collaborated with artists such as Brenda Fassie and Ringo Madlingozi. Lavish 189 is signed to SPACEFELLAZ, a youthful social enriching company based in Cape Town, Langa.
"We are so proud to be able to offer this opportunity to the guys and are incredibly grateful to Tomorrowland for their continued belief in what we are doing and support in making this a reality. The two artists come from disadvantaged backgrounds and this trip will be an epic and life changing experience for them. This is a very exciting step for us in our evolution"
Trenton Birch - BFM African Director