Last year, World Club Dome teamed up with BigCityBeats to take ravers on a zero-gravity adventure with Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, and W&W. Next year, they’re literally challenging the metaphor “the sky’s the limit” as they take to space for the next frontier in dance music partnership.
Dance music history was just made this week, and a lot of people still don’t know it. The world’s first message from outer space to the electronic dance music community has been delivered by the International Space Station’s current Commander Alexander Gerst. The commander’s message was a response to world-famous star DJs Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki and Timmy Trumpet who sent a greeting to the ISS, talking enthusiastically about the vision and collaboration between WCD and the European Space Agency (ESA) and their Zero Gravity mission.
ESA astronaut and Commander of the ISS, Alexander Gerst responded, “I’m a big fan of electronic music. Welcome to all the new Space Fans. It’s great to see the messages of support for space coming from the world’s top DJs making us see the future with a visionary spirit. Many thanks for coming together and for organising this inspiring event. It is my dream that one day, every human can once in their life see our beautiful planet from Space. Let’s all work together to make this dream come true.”
ESA astronaut Frank de Winne (Head of ESA’s European Astronaut Centre) noted on the WCD & ESA collaboration: “I would like to thank all the top DJs and World Club Dome for bringing the message of Space to such a large community. Thank you very much and welcome to all the new space fans and of course the entire electronic music community. See you in space!”
“What happens when you combine science with entertainment?” asks Bernd Breiter, CEO of BigCityBeats and founder of WCD, who had the vision to connect the magic of space and the magic of dance music. “Dance music connects nations. The guiding principles of this community are freedom, love and tolerance. It is a generation of cosmopolitan people. We want to bring the fascination of space travel to a new young audience. We want to teach the science of space travel in an easy-to-understand way. Together looking into the future, into a new dimension – what better way is there to do this than combine space travel and one of the most popular music styles in the world?”