Even though the gut-wrenching cancelations of concert after concert can really hit a music lover right in the feels, the good news about social distancing is that dancing from your living room is still a completely encouraged activity.
There’s an entire industry of ravers, DJs and music lovers alike who can all relate to that stir-crazy feeling you must be going through when all you want to do is get down on the dance floor.
Luckily for us, many DJs are doing impromptu sets live from their living room, and many clubs here in NY and in other hotspots around the world like Berlin or London are also spinning sets from the comforts of quarantine.
Even if the festival circuit is canceled or postponed until further notice, a positive flip side of all this social distancing means that we can transport from the “dance floors” in Ibiza to Tel Aviv in the same night.
So without further ado, here are 5 places you can have a boogie straight from the comfort of your living room:
1. Festival Season lives on
Defected Records of house music notoriety is hosting its first virtual festival (!!!) on Friday, March 20th, with sets from 5+ DJs including Monki, Dan Shake, Joey Negro, The Shapeshifters and more streamed live from London’s Ministry Of Sound via YouTube and Facebook Live.
2. Keep it local
One of our favorite Brooklyn haunts, Nowadays will do a daily evening live stream from 8 pm – Midnight until they open again. From deep and relaxing late night Plaetarium sets to uplifting disco jams, the famous outdoor venue has taken to the virtual dance floor to help music lovers everywhere bust a move.
3. Berlin bringing Techno to the world
Clubcommission Berlin and Reclaim Club Culture launched the world’s “biggest digital club” on Wednesday, March 18th. Different venues around the city plan to host the stream, which kicks off at 7 PM every night. From live performances to DJ sets and films, presentations and discussions, the stream will be an endless dose of club culture. While it’s free to tune in, the event includes a voluntarily donation option, where proceeds will help support the ~9000 nightlife employees in Berlin who are left with little or no work.
4. Up close and personal with Spanish artists
Another festival choosing to go virtual, Cuarantena Fest, will be broadcast from March 16th – 27th all across Spain. Instead of hitting the club, we’ll get a glimpse of the artists’ homes across the country.
5. Create Your Own
Take a look at this virtual music events directory that’s being updated daily. It lists existing events, explains how to hold your own virtual events and also links to emergency funds for artists affected by COVID-19’s impact on the music industry.