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We believe in the deeper meaning behind the music; that EDM is not some fashionable trend that will come and go. It is a movement; A way of life that we are all deciding consciously to be a part of – one that is full of love, unity, respect, and peace. And it is NOT just in our city, our region, our country. This is a world-wide community that breathes and feels and loves in the same way – much like humans do – and we are all one. And this coming December marks the second year of something so incredible for us: A chance to prove to the world just what we are, and how much we love and respect more than just our music, but one another, as well.

December 1st is the official World AIDS Day – a day to remember those affected and taken from us by the terrible disease, and also a chance for everyone to come together as one, humane unity and make a change. With the amazing (Red) Campaign behind the scenes for the second year in a row, they’ve created something truly unique, inspiring, and right up our alley in order for us to all take part in helping change the world and save lives.

Dance(Red), Save Lives is a 2-day festival celebration taking place during Stereosonic Sydney in Australia that is helping raise money to fight against AIDS. Our favorite EDM artists including Above&Beyond, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Nero, Krewella, Zedd, and many more will be performing and supporting the cause, and this year is expected to be more phenomenal than the last.

Can’t make it to Stereosonic Sydney? Didn’t think so… but here’s the part where everyone can still be involved in a major, fun-filled, history-making way:

Dance (Red), Save Lives Promo

1) Dance(Red), Save Lives is selling their Volume 2 album compilation, filled with amazing, dance-worthy tracks from artists including deadmau5, Ellie Goulding, Dada Life, Calvin Harris, Tommy Trash, Dallask, and more. The album is only $9.99 on iTunes, and all proceeds go toward fighting AIDS. The album is available on November 25th, but you can pre-order now and get a downloadable bonus track instantly. Last year, the album Tiesto Presents Dance(Red) topped the iTunes charts at #1 in 33 different countries! Want more? We thought on.

2)Watch the Dance(Red), Save Lives LIVESTREAM from Stereosonic Sydney on on November 30th & December 1st, at no cost to you! Throw your own party and stream the real thing all night long, and catch your favorite artists live and up-close from the comfort of your own home, or where ever you choose to stream. You can even RSVP on Facebook so you don’t forget! Speaking of throwing your own party.. YES, there’s even MORE..

Last year, Tiesto matched donations up to $1,000 for World AIDS Day

Last year, Tiesto matched donations up to $1,000 for World AIDS Day

3)Host your own Dance(Red), Save Lives dance party! There will be thousands of charitable events going on all around the world for World AIDS Day. Join this global dance party by organizing your own Dance(Red), Save Lives party at a local venue, community center, or anywhere else you’ll feel comfortable to dance. Email the (Red) team at and let them know that you want to throw a party, and they will send you a Dance(Red), Save Lives party toolkit!

4)Upload your dance moves to charity! This year, Coca-Cola has donated $1 million to the Global Fund to help finance HIV/AIDS programs on the ground in Africa. Now, for each of the first 1000 #CokeREDmoves videos submitted, Coca-Cola will make a further donation to the Global Fund of $25 per video up to a total of $25,000. All you have to do is download this song and upload a video of you MOVING and dancing on either YouTube or Instagram using #CokeREDMoves as the title or hashtag. For more details, click here.

There are so many incredible – and EASY – ways to get involved, it’s hard not to choose just one. So rally your friends, share with your family, and do something bigger with your weekend, since we already plan on dancing it away anyway. Feel good about helping support a curable, avoidable disease that we have the power to abolish in our very own lifetime. Feel good that your community is doing something huge, just as expected. And most importantly, use this as a chance to silence the nay-sayers that the EDM community is lacking in respect, responsibility, and love. Let our voices be heard, let us make history, and let our hearts be connected all across the world this coming World AIDS day. And let it start with us. 

Stereosonic Sydney - Dance(Red), Save Lives2 2013

You can pre-order the Dance (Red), Save Lives Vol. 2 Album via iTunes, here.

Want a chance to WIN the ultimate VIP experience to Stereosonic? Enter HERE for more details!


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