While the debate about race relations has certainly heated up in the dance music world since the terrifying riots in Charlottesville with DJs speaking out, techno legend Maceo Plex is looking to take action by throwing a free party in Charlottesville to “promote & dance for unity & equality” and to fight “neo nazis.”
Let's do a free party in Charlottesville to promote & dance for unity & equality, and fight those @realDonaldTrump supporting neo nazi's.
— Maceo Plex (@MaceoPlex) August 14, 2017
While the initial tweet was made a day after the unrest in Charlottesville, he’s since followed it up with another tweet asking for local promoters to join him in his cause earlier today.
Any serious promoters in Virginia that would like to take part in a free event to promote Unity & fight neo-nazi rhetoric/violence?
— Maceo Plex (@MaceoPlex) August 17, 2017
Support from around the dance music community has been swift as well with DC promoter Nu Androids, DJs Soul Clap, Coyu, Matt Medved, Nick Murphy, Modeselektor and more all ready to support.
.@MaceoPlex let's do it homie
— Nu Androids (@NuAndroidsMusic) August 17, 2017
— Soul Clap (@soulclap) August 14, 2017
— modeselektor 🏳️🌈 (@modeselektor) August 14, 2017
YES!! iM iN!
— Junior Sanchez (@juniorsanchez) August 16, 2017
Hopefully the next update you’ll read about this will be an official announcement from Maceo Plex and some of the other DJs on this thread.