The Best Livestreams Happening This Week (Dec. 17 – 20)
The Martinez Brothers will perform for Lost Horizon on Friday, Dec. 18
Photo by Jenny Brough
‘Tis the season of giving, and many of this week’s livestreams combine music with charity. From raising money for Los Angeles’ homeless community to participating in virtual volunteering, there are numerous ways to get involved.
This week’s hand-selected livestreams have something for all tastes in dance music, from house to dubstep, techno and trance. Be sure to also check out our curated list of rewatchable digital sets, so you don’t ever have to stop dancing.
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Celebrate the holidays with GRiZ’s annual concert and event series which raises money for Seven Mile to increase access to music education for Detroit’s youth. Tune in this week, Dec. 17 to 20, for live sets, virtual volunteering, digital trivia, community yoga and more.
Thursday, Dec. 17
Dance for a charitable cause. Brownies & Lemonade and IHEARTCOMIX team up on a 24-hour global telethon. The Twitch event benefits the Los Angeles homeless community and boasts performances by A-Trak, Manila Killa, AC Slater, Mija, Brainfeeder presents THE HIT and more. In addition, the virtual event will feature appearances by Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, comedian Eric Andre and others. Donate for a chance to win prizes, including a signed Ariana Grande Mega Merch Pack, a signed case of ranch dressing by Eric Andre, a limited edition Sofi Tukker x Solé bicycle, and a signed Cody Bellinger jersey.
Time: 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
Choose your artist as your captain, select your destination and prepare for takeoff with MDLBEAST FREQWAYS, the livestreaming arm of Saudi Arabian-based lifestyle and entertainment experience brand MDLBEAST. The multistage online music experience draws inspiration from airlines of the past to take audiences on a digital trip through artists livestreams around the globe. This year-end send off features performances by house and techno artists in iconic locations, such as Marco Faraone in an abandoned Ibiza hotel, David Morales broadcasting from Mykonos, Sultan + Shepard streaming from the Hollywood Hills, and Rebecca & Fiona performing virtually from Stockholm.
Time: 11 am ET / 8 am PT
Friday, Dec. 18
Groove to future house sounds with Tchami while taking in sweeping views of One Thousand Museum, the highest point of view in Miami.
Time: 1 am ET Saturday / 10 pm PT
Tune in on Friday, Dec. 18 for Daylight Sessions Live from NYC, presented by Beatport and Gray Area. Shalev, Modern Machines, The Golden Pony and Alan Nieves will spin from behind the virtual decks.
Time: 12 pm ET / 9 am PT
Friday & Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19
Enter the digital multiverse of Lost Horizon, presented by the team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La and virtual event platform Sansar. Acclaimed Bronx duo The Martinez Brothers will headline on Friday, Dec. 18 with support from Christian AB b2b Quest and Jaden Thompson. Check back Saturday, Dec. 19 for Blond:ish presents Abracadabra alongside Differ and Malone.
Friday: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT
Saturday: 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
Renowned Detroit techno music festival Movement presents the fourth installment of Movement Selects on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19. DJ Holographic, Dubfire, J.Phlip and more will play for the virtual festival.
Time: 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT
Saturday, Dec. 19
Pete Tong's annual Ibiza Classics show goes virtual. The holiday concert with Britain’s Heritage Orchestra will broadcast three times around the globe on Saturday, Dec. 19 from London's O2 Arena. The concert, which fuses club music and orchestral compositions, will be conducted by Jules Buckley. Tickets are $20.
Stream No. 1 U.K. and Europe – Saturday, 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT
Stream No. 2 United States – Saturday, 11 pm ET / 8 pm PT
Stream No. 3 Australia and New Zealand – Sunday, 6 am ET / 3 am PT
Anjuna’s first ever 24-hour rave-a-thon launches for a cause. The digital show features 24 Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep artists, including Grum, Gabriel & Dresden, Tinlicker, Qrion, CRi and Marsh. The broadcast will raise money for Crisis, the U.K.’s national homelessness charity.
Time: 7 am ET / 4 am PT
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 19 and 20
Take a trip to Virtual Wonderland with Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland Mexico-Monterrey Virtual Rave-A-Thon. The online event features a star-studded lineup, including Ghastly, J. Worra, Lil Texas and Shiba San.
Saturday – 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
Sunday – 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT
Don’t miss Indonesia’s Djakarta Warehouse Project on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19 and 20. The virtual festival boasts headliners such as Martin Garrix, Valentino Khan, Armin Van Buuren, Yellow Claw and What So Not.
Time: 5 am ET / 3 am PT
Rewatchable Virtual Sets
ANII - DJ Set at Tate Modern, London
Groove to ethereal soundscapes with this virtual performance by ANII.
ATLiens for Space Cult Livestream
Headbangers, get your neck braces ready for this one.
Deborah De Luca | SpringFestival Graz 2020
Italian tastemaker Deborah De Luca delivers her signature sound that fuses hard techno with minimal beats.
DJ Snake b2b Malaa (Secret Room 2020)
Get down to percolating house beats, bouncy basslines and more in this back-to-back performance.
Gorgon City - December Stream
Gorgon City delivers euphoric melodies designed for dominating the dance floor.
JULS in the Lab LDN
Ghanian producer JULS takes over Mixmag’s The Lab in London and spins the mellow sound he is known for.
Marino Canal Live From The Ruins Of Acinipo
Take in sweeping views of Spain’s Ruins of Acinipo while enjoying Mariano Canal’s enchanting melodies.
Nostalgix for Insomniac Records Livestream
Jam out to Nostalgix’s playful and energetic beats in this digital set.
Paul van Dyk's Sunday Sessions #29
Trance legend Paul van Dyk spins a stellar set alongside insane visuals.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano - EDC Orlando Virtual Rave-A-Thon
Get down with tribal-inspired house sounds with Dutch duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.