A dance music prize draw has been announced to raise money to help those feeling and trapped in Ukraine following the country's invasion by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The campaign has been created by UK music journalist and DJ Harold Heath, and offers a wealth of electronic music and rave-related prizes to the winner, who will be announced at this weekend's Drop Beats Not Bombs event at The Arch, Brighton, one of many fundraisers currently forming part of the international club scene's response to the ongoing crisis.
Those keen to take part must make a £5 donation, which gives them one entry into the competition. There is no limit to how many entries an individual can buy. Once the draw is complete, the lucky winner will be notified after 13th March, and can expect to receive various dance music related prizes including books, art, records and more. See the full list of prizes below and get full details of how to take part on the official JustGiving page.
Russian military operations across Ukraine began in the early hours of 24th February, and it is now believed around 1.7million people have fled to neighbouring countries, primarily in Eastern and Central Europe. Since the war began, the global dance music community has rallied around those caught in the conflict, with a number of streams and real world events announced to help raise awareness and funds for humanitarian and defensive causes.
On Friday, DJ Mag announced its own part in this, partnering with London venue Night Tales for a gathering on 1st April, featuring DJ Minx, Elder Island, Erol Alkan, Kiwi, Raw Silk, Theo Kottis, and many more. An open-source spreadsheet is also in operation, detailing how people can offer support directly to Ukrainian artists, musicians, and record labels.
A copy of the new Jocky Slut Andrew Weatherall book
A first-run copy of the Boys Own book
Copy of the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs coffee table book
Copy of The Secrets of Dance Music Production book
Signed copy of Renegade Snares by Ben Murphy & Carl Loben
Signed copy of Russ Foreman's 'Harry's Kebab House' book
Signed copy of Joe Muggs's ‘Bass, Mids, Tops’ book
Signed copy of Matt Anniss’ 'Join The Future' book, t-shirt & album
Signed copy of Harold Heath's 'Long Relationships' book
A box of vinyl treasure from Chris Duckenfield’s All Ears exclusive labels.
Three boxes of 50 records - house, tough and disco - from Prime Direct Distribution
A Man Called Adam Farmarama vinyl bundle (includes signed double vinyl album and 2x remix album), Love Forgotten Merch Bundle with AMCA tote bag, fanzine, stickers and postcards plus download codes for Love Forgotten Part 1 and 2
Signed The Shaker test pressing and signed copy of 'Wild Moose Chase' album from Pete Bones
A one of a kind experimental colour 12" press of 'Metro Jaxx 2' on glitter clear vinyl with no label and a selection of Balkan Vinyl white labels
Jozef K & Tin Man 'Perfect & Nice Acid' 12" vinyl with Voiski & Evigt Morker remixes
Vinyl & USB bundles from Black Beacon Sound, Slip 'n' Slide and Moment Cinetique labels
Vinyl copy of the Flip Fantazia and Urban Tribe albums
Bundle of The Home Current LPs
Test Pressing of Clive From Accounts 'Outlay EP' and, if you want, a remix
Limited edition vinyl of Phil Kieran/Le Carousel and an Alloy Mental t-shirt and ‘Burglar Tom (Phil Keiran) 001’ EP
'Music’s Not For Everyone' - Andrew Weatherall limited run (100) CD Compilation
Bundle of Castles in Space vinyl including Warrington Runcorn, Mordant Music and Dohnavür
Sealed 5 CD Ministry of Sound boxset featuring DJ sets from Larry Levan, David Morales, Kenny Carpenter, Todd Terry and Justin Berkmann
Mark Broom's ‘Funfzig’ album and 12" sampler on vinyl
Selected Red Rack ‘Em digital discography and signed copy of his ’Self Portrait’ album
Signed and numbered A4 prints by iconic rave artist Jamcee
Original piece of Davey Brown artwork
A set of holographic Waveform soundwave prints by Alex Szabo-Haslam (UK winner only)
A piece of original artwork and vinyl from Mella Dee
A pair of family tickets to family rave event Big Fish Little Fish anywhere in the UK
Two tickets to Brighton Music Conference
Coldcut's Serato set up - signed
Downtown Science label t-shirt, stickers, mug, slipmats and badges
A free DJ Mailout from iMusic
One year subscription to Electronic Sound Magazine UK (UK winner only)
A pair of Flare Audio earphones
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