This Week’s Top Livestreams (Nov. 19 – 22)
Carl Cox will perform via the Set for Love Xmas Appeal charity livestream this weekend.
Photo by Dan Reid
Livestreams are all the rage in 2020, and this week has something for all tastes. Venues may be closed, but we keep the festival spirit alive when we dance at home. Transcend into virtual worlds or sweeping views from around the globe. While you’re at it, check out our top picks of recently streamed performances, too.
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Thursday, Nov. 19
Choose your artist as your captain, pick your destination and prepare for takeoff with MDLBEAST Freqways. The livestream will feature virtual performances by Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Mark Farina, La Fleur, Deorro and Abbas. Digital sets will take place from around the world, with performances broadcast from Vaxholm Kastellet in Stockholm Archipelago, The Statler in Dallas, a rooftop in Los Angeles, Ibiza and W Hotel Amsterdam. MDLBEAST Freqways launched its inaugural livestream in October, with plans to continue each month.
Time: 10 am ET / 7 am PT
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 19 and 20
Sonidero Woman will broadcast sets by women around the world on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20. The virtual series aims to recognize the roles of women in music, culture and art. It’ll also raise money for Bogota’s Rediseñándonos Foundation. AYN, Kornelia Binicewicz, Hello Sasy, Madame Vacile and more will be behind the virtual decks.
Time: 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT Thursday; 5 am ET / 2 am PT Friday
Friday, Nov. 20
Get down to Kindergarten Records’ funky and groovy beats on Friday, Nov. 20. Despina, Ma Sha, Ayesha and Drummy will take over Elseworld TV, the livestreaming arm of Brooklyn’s Elsewhere venue.
Time: 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT
New York City’s Loveless records will take over Good Room’s Twitch and deliver pulsing beats made to dominate the dancefloor. Tune in for digital performances by Cry$cross, ANTPUKE b2b Memphy, Princess Peggie and Gooddroid. Digital tickets purchased on Dice.fm will benefit Good Room and the artists.
Time: 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT
Dance to industrial, hard and dark techno with Plastic Disease, Krista Bourgeois, DJ Veine, Plaguelustre, Martyr and Vampfeline Friday, Nov. 20, during Interference Radio’s #ForTheMusic Awareness Livestream. The digital show aims to raise awareness for #ForTheMusic campaign against sexual harassment in the electronic dance music scene and calls for change within the industry.
Time: 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21
Groove to pulsing techno beats Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, with the third installation of Movement Selects by Detroit’s renowned techno festival. The virtual festival will feature sets by acclaimed acts such as Kevin Saunderson as E-Dancer, Stacey Pullen and Anthony Parasole.
Time: 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT
Reunite under the virtual electric sky this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, with EDC Orlando Virtual Rave-A-Thon. The online event will be hosted by Pasquale Rotella and boast sets by numerous acclaimed acts, including Kaskade, Anabel Englund and Elephante. Proceeds will benefit the dance community’s relief fund, Rave Recovery, and In Place of War, which is a global organization that focuses on using creativity instead of conflict to make a positive impact.
Time: 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT
Saturday, Nov. 21
House, deep house and downtempo producer Leon Vynehall will livestream A Little More Liquid, an exclusive audio-visual performance for Mixcloud that showcases new tracks and reworked classics with visuals by Eric Timothy Carlson and Aaron Anderson. Tickets are $10, and the show will be broadcast three times.
Broadcast No. 1 (London) – 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT
Broadcast No. 2 (New York) – 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT
Broadcast No. 3 (Los Angeles) – 12 am ET / 9 pm PT
Get dancing for a charitable cause. Set for Love Xmas Appeal will raise money during World Children’s Day weekend (Friday to Sunday, Nov. 20 to 22) to support children in developing countries. Carl Cox, Sasha and Fatima Hajii are among the artists participating. This marks the third installment of the Set For Love streaming series by charity Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ), with the two previous events having raised over $100,000 for charity. Register and donate here.
Time: 10 am ET / 7 am PT
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 21 & 22
Transcend into three dimensions with 17 artists across 16 hours and two days with On Tour Dimension. The Chilean virtual reality festival will give users the ability to move around the online world as an avatar while enjoying sets by house and techno artists Paco Osuna, Amalia Balbontin, Stefano Noferini, Behrouz and more. Tickets are $12.
Time: 2 pm ET / 11 am PT
Rewatchable Virtual Sets
Doctor P b2b Chime for Bassrush x Circus Records: Cookie Monsta Tribute Livestream
Doctor P and Chime brought headbanging dubstep in a tribute performance for Cookie Monsta, who passed away on Oct. 31 at the age of 31.
Gorgon City B2B John Summit
Get down to soulful and euphoric melodies with Gorgon City and John Summit.
Jack Beats for House Call Livestream
Groove to dirty basslines and funky house beats with Jack Beats.
Kaskade DJ Set - ReConnect: When the Music Stops
World-renowned producer Kaskade played the uplifting vibes we need to get through 2020.
Nora En Pure Freqways Flight to Brac Island
Nora En Pure delivers ethereal deep house melodies accompanied by sweeping views of Croatian’s Brac Island.
P-rallel House, UKG and Old-School Jungle Set in the Lab LDN
This virtual performance by P-rallel will have you on your feet dancing.
Yaeji in Place | Boiler Room
Yaeji performs live vocals alongside her signature sound that blends house and hip hop.