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War Child announces underground music-led fundraising platform, The Right To Dance

The project has been launched alongside an exclusive mix by DJ Lag

War Child UK has launched a new fundraising platform with a focus on underground music.

The project, dubbed The Right To Dance, will, a press release explains, "raise vital funds for War Child's critical work assisting the safety and recovery of children affected by conflict". 

Working alongside figures from across the global dance music community, exclusive content will be offered to supporters of a subscription service (from £3 per month), with funds raised going towards supporting the charity's work.

Among the exclusive content will be access to special events, new music and mixes, one-off merch collaborations and more, created in partnership with various artists, labels, promoters and collectives.

To mark the launch, DJ Lag has put together an exclusive DJ mix, forming the first instalment of the monthly TRTD Mix series, where members get access to the download and tracklist. There are also two newly commissioned 'Scene Spotlights':  Tim Lawrence on David Mancuso and The Loft, and Kakyo Trinah writing about queer Ugandan club culture by Kakyo Trinah. Further pieces on scenes past and present will follow.

A number of The Right To Dance events are also being lined up for the coming weeks. The first event will take place in support of the crisis in Yemen Emergency Fundraiser on Sunday, 5th December, at London's Oval Space amd Pickle Factory. Taking place in partnership with We Out Here Festival and Foundation FM, the line-up and tickets will go live on Thursday, 4th November, with subscribers gaining exclusive access to pre-sale and ticket discounts.

Speaking about his involvement in The Right To Dance, DJ Lag said: "War Child have always understood the music space well and this specific campaign has an electronic music focus which felt like a very honest fit. Obviously the organisation is doing amazing work with children and young people around the world and to be part of those efforts is truly a privilege.

"I hope you'll enjoy having a sneak preview from my new album that drops on the 18th February. The songs are not available anywhere else so getting a taste of them now means being one of the first people in the world to do so."

Rob Williams, CEO of War Child, commented: "For over 25 years War Child has been working with the music industry to make remarkable things happen. In the UK, War Child's work has motivated artists to record unique music and perform unforgettable shows.
"Now, we add a building block to our musical heritage with The Right To Dance – creating a new movement rooted in the values shared between War Child and the underground music community to change the lives of children living in conflict across the world."
Find out more about The Right To Dance here.
Revisit DJ Lag's recent DJ Mag cover feature here.