Leeds DJs to perform mammoth 48-hour non-stop set to raise funds for NHS

A pair of Leeds-based DJs will perform for 48 hours non-stop to raise cash for the NHS.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 4:53 pm

Alex Lewis and Rufus Stewart, who are known as Black Market Stereo, will live stream the set from their basement on the platform Twitch.

It could place them at number six in the longest DJ sets ever played, according to Mixmag’s Guinness Book of DJ Records.

Alex said: “With NHS heroes heading out every day to fight Covid-19, we’ve felt a bit helpless just sat at home in our studio.

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photo: Black Market Stereo.

"We decided a good way to help raise some money and show support would be to do what we do best and jump on the decks for 48 hours until our fingers bleed.

"Whether you join us for the long-haul or occasionally drop in, we’ll be constantly soundtracking your weekend with some great tunes.”

The duo, who have played Leeds' inner city electronic festival and released their first vinyl at the end of last year, said they would taking listeners on an "eclectic journey through their record collection, from contemporary club music to leftfield electronica, post-punk, new wave, Italo, psych-rock, dub and disco."

Money raised will go to NHS Charities Together and donations can be made on their JustGiving page.

The Twitch stream will go live at 4pm on Friday May 15 and can be viewed here.

They are also asking musicians and artists to send in music or visual pieces they would like to be showcased on the stream.

To submit your work or requests get in touch via [email protected]

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