It’s safe to say this wasn’t how we imagined this year going, and most of us want nothing for than to have a night out with our mates. But, fear not, lockdown music sessions are being streamed live to your phone/laptop from some of your favourite DJ’s and musicians. While it might not be quite the same, get your friends on a zoom call and start a new kind of party.
We’ve put together a collection of some epic live streams and playlists to get the weekend started.
Unit 58 is a fresh new space in North East London, hosting an eclectic range of events across all musical genres.
Don't miss the launch of their new series of live streams featuring a diverse range of DJ's and artist.
Lift off is Wednesday 29/04 with Matt Pedro, a regular resident DJ at Unit 58 & The Loft, bringing a a blend of UKG and Electronic vibes.
If you’re clamouring for some upbeat songs to keep you going, the team at NME have put together a collection of songs to keep those spirits high – discover some tunes you may not have heard before and boogie on down to dance floor pleasers. There’s something for everyone.
NTS – POOLSIDE MIX TAPE
Poolside parties maybe put on hold this summer, but that doesn’t stop us from day dreaming. Grab an ice cold drink of choice, run a bath and have a good old soak whilst enjoying (on blast) an infinite loop of some of NTS’ most sun-kissed mixes, taking you from ‘80s Japanese hits by Yellow Magic Orchestra to the blissful sounds of Sade, via the sophisti-pop of Scritti Politti and godfather of AOR, Michael McDonald.
For some heartfelt acoustic sounds, Coldplay’s Chris Martin gave what felt like a very intimate live performance to their 11.5million fans on Instagram – answering to song requests and giving shout outs from his own home.
Starting as a webcam taped to a wall in a London warehouse, Boiler Room is an independent music platform connecting club culture to the wider world through events, and live streams
They gave electronic music fans all a great reason to log into a public Zoom call last weekend to listen to a special DJ performance from Floating Points. Get a glimpse into bedrooms across the world as people tuned in and danced away with their webcams switched on!
We're bringing the clubbing vibes into your own home - every Saturday from midday with our brand new live streaming series: Dalston's x Deviate Lockdown Sessions
Order a round of drinks in via our virtual bar, which supports local east London suppliers and leave a tip for our DJ’s chosen charity partner.
**20% of all Dalston's drinks sales will be donated to Hackney Food Bank**
Hopefully this will keep you entertained for during these strange times. We would love to hear what you’ve been getting up to – and hopefully we’ll catch you tuning into a live set and buying a round at our virtual bar soon!