ALBUM TO KICK-OFF 24-HOUR GLOBAL DANCE CELEBRATIONS AND LIVESTREAM OF STEREOSONIC SYDNEY ON VICE’S THUMP ACROSS WORLD AIDS DAYWEEKEND,NOVEMBER 30TH & DECEMBER 1ST
NOV 6, 2013, NEW YORK, NY– Following the global success of the 2012DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVESmusic compilation - which topped the iTunes dancecharts at #1 in 33 countries - (RED)together with today’s hottest dance artists, includingAvicii, Baauer, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Calvin Harris,Dada Life, deadmau5, Major Lazer, Martin Solveig, RL Grime, Swedish House Mafia,Tiësto,Tommy Trashand many more, announceDANCE (RED) SAVELIVES2.
The ultimate soundtrack to this year’s World AIDS Day weekend celebrations, the DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2compilation features new and originalcollaborative dance tracks, plus remixes ofRobin Thicke,Katy Perry,Empire of the Sun, andFar East Movement. Proceeds from the sales of DANCE(RED) SAVE LIVES2go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
Luke Steele/Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun commented,"DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2is about celebrating how far we’ve come in the fight againstAIDS while also uniting the world around this incredible opportunity we have to deliver an AIDS Free Generation within the near future. We are honouredand delighted that the Tommy Trash remix of ‘Celebrate’has been chosen for this album.”
Beginning on November 30 in Sydney, Australia where (RED) will be renewing its partnership with Stereosonic Festival,DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 will kickoff a 24-hour dance party taking place across the 2013 World AIDS Day weekend. Stereosonic Sydney will belive-streamedon VICE’s electronic musicand culture channel,THUMP, via itsYouTubechannel, bringing dance music fans an unforgettable live global music experience. The lineup from therecently expanded two-day Stereosonic festival includes David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Sebastian Ingrosso, Empire of the Sun, Armin van Buuren, Axwell,Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Krewella, and more. Continuing the celebrations, (RED) will also host a series of DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 parties in majorcities across the globe: Singapore, Mexico City, Johannesburg, London, New York and Los Angeles.
"Stereosonic brings the biggest names in dance music together to create a festival like no other. Our partnership with (RED) to support DANCE (RED)SAVE LIVES2 makes the event a truly global dance phenomenon, and we’re proud to play a role in rallyingthese huge DJs to join the AIDS fight,” addsRichie McNeill, Stereosonic’s Managing Director.
In addition to THUMP, the DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 live-streamwill be available throughout World AIDS Day weekend across leading media propertiessuch as WIRED, Rolling Stone, iHeartRadio andLETVin China. Promotion forDANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 includes a pro bono media campaign by HillHolliday across leading digital platforms, television and radio networks, print publications and outdoor media including CNN, A&E Networks (A&E, History,Biography and Lifetime), Fuse, Posterscope & Lamar, Twitter, Viacom International Media Networks – Americas, The FADER, People.com, NASDAQ OMXand Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
Adds Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED), "With the end of AIDS now within the world’s grasp, we have so much to lose if we don’t make a lot of noise. That’sexactly what this album is designed to achieve. We’ve brought together a powerhouse team of artists and partners to ignite a movement that will beamplified in all corners of the world for this year’s World AIDS Day.”
Josh Neuman, CEO of Recreation Worldwide,the creative agency behind DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 notes, "The passion and generosity of the artists,brands and media partners we’ve assembled to engage a global audience with (RED) has been profoundly inspiring. We are all excited to see thecampaign grow tremendously since its inception last year.”
The announcement comes as (RED) and its partners mark an important milestone in the fight against AIDS, having generated more than $215 million forthe Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. The war against AIDS faces a critical battle: to deliver the first AIDS Free Generation since HIV was diagnosed 32years ago. In sub-Saharan Africa, it costs only 40 cents a day for two lifesaving pills that can prevent HIV positive mothers from transmitting the virus totheir unborn children. Today, 700 babies are born with the virus. It’s possible that number can soon be near zero. Ending mother-to-child transmission ofHIV is a component of the UN Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015.
The DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 album artwork features a collaborative design by pioneering graffiti artist and graphic designer, Futura, and Germandesign student Ramona Ring as part of (RED)’s global design competition with Adobe Creative Cloud™.
1. Katy Perry - Roar (DallasK Remix) 2. Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Swedish House Mafia Remix) 3. Major Lazer ft. Bruno Mars, Tyga and Mystic - Bubble Butt (Flosstradamus Remix) 4. Empire of the Sun & Tommy Trash - Celebrate (Tommy Trash Remix) 5. Madonna vs. Avicii - Girl Gone Wild (Avicii's UMF Mix) 6. Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining (Jesse Rose 'Bootleg' Remix) 7. Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love (R3hab Remix) 8. Dada Life vs. Josh Wink - Higher State of Dada Land 9. Robin Thicke ft. Kendrick Lamar - Give It 2 U (Benny Benassi Remix) 10. Capital Cities - Kangaroo Court (Robert DeLong Remix) 11. Banks - Waiting Game (Kaytranada Edition) 12. Baauer & RL Grime - Infinite Daps 13. Claire - Broken Promise Land (Giorgio Moroder Remix & Vocoder) 14. Bingo Players - Buzzcut (Popeska Remix) 15. Icona Pop - All Night (Crookers Remix) 16. Tiësto, Mark Alston, Baggi Begovic, Jason Taylor - Love & Run ft. Teddy Geiger (MOTi Remix) 17. Deadmau5 vs. Eric Prydz - The Veldt (Prydz Festival Edit) 18. Martin Solveig & The Cataracts - Hey Now ft. Kyle (Pierce Fulton Remix) 19. Gorgon City - Voltage 20. Felix Cartal ft. HAERTS - Slow Motion 21. Rebecca & Fiona ft. VICE - Hot Shots (RED Edition) 22. Tritonal ft. Underdown - Deep Into Black (Club Mix) 23. Chuckie - Skydive ft. Maiday (Candyland Remix) 24. Far East Movement - There Will Be No Rain (Kill Paris Remix)