We are proud to present a special 24-hour live stream from UK Garage pioneer DJ EZ on 23rd January from 6pm GMT. Streamed from our brand new London HQ, in collaboration with DJ EZ, we will be raising money for the mental health charity Mind. After being awarded DJ Mag’s Best of British Award for Best Virtual Festival, our endeavour to utilise the power of music to unite people continues into 2021, providing much needed uplift in the wake of a new lockdown in the UK with the help of a UKG kingpin.
A genuine UKG legend, DJ EZ has become renowned for his marathon DJ sets, most recently in March 2020, where he partnered with Boiler Room and MyKindDeed for a 24-hour stream at the start of lockdown in the UK. DJ EZ dedicated the set to those working on the frontline, whilst reinforcing the ‘stay home, save lives’ message. 2020 also saw DJ EZ set up the NUVOLVE record label with long-term friend and manager Paul Marini, keeping the UKG flag flying in a new and exciting way. A musical force of nature for over two decades, DJ EZ’s notoriety as a creative mixer with unparalleled instinct and technical prowess makes him one of the best loved acts in dance, which is also credit to his mission to promote positivity, kindness and humanity.
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“I’m really excited to be partnering up with Defected to support a cause close to all of our hearts at a time when it’s needed the most. As with my previous 24-hour live sets, I hope this one lifts spirits far and wide and spreads positivity to as many people as possible” - DJ EZ
“DJ EZ is widely regarded as one of the best DJ’s around, and raising awareness and money for Mind right now seems more relevant than ever. A worthy DJ for a worthy cause, at a time that so many people need a chink of light through the darkness, DJ EZ will certainly bring that.” – Wez Saunders, Managing Director, Defected Records
Our New Year’s Eve live stream offered the first glimpse of the new London HQ, where DJ EZ will now grace the decks. The brand-new media and content creation hub, due for official opening in 2021, offers a glimpse to the continual advance here at Defected, howcasing our dedication to advancing the live stream output and virtual event capabilities during this time. Now reviving our Virtual Festival series template, a run of weekly online dance music events started in March 2020 to coincide with lockdown, viewers will be able to donate to Mind throughout the stream with DJ EZ.
Now we come together with EZ for what is sure to be an unforgettable 24 hours.
Defected presents DJ EZ will be live streamed across our YouTube, Facebook and Twitch platforms on Friday 23rd January from 6pm.