DJ EZ, UK’s relentless, legendary garage DJ brought some much needed light during lockdown with an impressive 24 hour stream of nonstop bangers that was hosted in partnership with Defected.
The set was hosted with the idea of raising money for the mental health charity MIND, with a JustGiving page set up for fans to donate while tuned in.
By the time DJ EZ finished his 24 hour marathon bringing the heat with some of the best sounds in UK garage, orchestrated with his unmatched mixing techniques, at 6 pm GMT on Sunday, £41,000 had been raised for the cause.
Defected then matched this with its own £41,000 donation, writing on Twitter: “You guys have donated £41,000 to the amazing @MindCharity… To say thank you to you and @DJEZOfficial, we will be matching that amount, meaning we have raised £82,000 for a charity doing invaluable work in the battle against mental health. Speechless.”
In response, MIND sent out a tweet saying: “We just wanted to send thanks again to @DJEZOfficial for his incredible 24 hour+ DJ set, to everyone who donated, and to you for matching the donations. £82,000 is such a huge amount of money and will make such a difference to our work. You’re all amazing!”
The JustGiving page currently is at £89,645 and counting with fans continuing to break the original target of £5000.
After some well deserved rest DJ EZ tweeted out, “Waking up to donations of £87k for MIND is overwhelming. Thank you once again to those who listened and locked in, to all parties involved in making it happen & to those who donated and supported us”.
To donate to the cause: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/djez24hourset
Check out the playlist of the 24-hour live stream.