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  • For Immediate Release: February 22, 2010

    NextAid, LIFEbeat, The Loud Minority, Dubspot,
    Turntables on the Hudson, CityDeep, and Mixology
    Present BEATS BUILD HOPE
    At Miami’s Shore Club
    During the 25th Annual Winter Music Conference
    Friday, March 26, 2010

    LOS ANGELES, CA – NextAid, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit harnessing the power of dance music to affect change in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa, returns to the 25th annual Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami with a mega-benefit, “Beats Build Hope,” at the Shore Club on Friday, March 26, 2010. Partnering with LIFEbeat, The Loud Minority, CityDeep, Turntables on the Hudson, Dubspot, and Mixology, this official WMC event will run from 8:00pm Friday night to 6:00am Saturday morning and employ NextAid’s mantra of using the beats of our generation to provide hope for the next. Over twenty top international DJs have agreed to graciously donate their time and talent such as The Crystal Method (DJ Set), DJ Rap, and Mark Farina. Tickets for the fundraiser cost $15 pre-sale through Want Tickets or $20 at the door (FREE for WMC badge holders). The funds raised at Beats Build Hope will directly benefit NextAid, SOIL (Haiti), LIFEbeat and Green Wave. All four nonprofits are engaged in worthy causes, which help communities in need around the world (see additional details below). The Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information please visit http://nextaid.org/beatsbuildhope and http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=299847426894&ref=ts. To purchase tickets: http://www.wantickets.com/EventDetail.aspx?e_id=103663.

    A two-hour VIP Industry Mixer hosted by Mixology will precede the main event from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the Red Room of the Shore Club featuring Mark Lewis. Admission to the VIP Mixer will cost $40 (in advance or at the door). VIP attendees will gain early access to the whole event, as well as complimentary food, and a Love Fatigues canvas bag filled with t-shirts, CDs, and other goodies. The entire 12-hour benefit is an Official WMC event, as such, admission is FREE for those wearing a WMC badge. NextAid kindly requests that attendees consider making a minimum donation of $10, as this is a fundraiser and all talent have donated their time for free. Sponsors for this night of unforgettable beats include industry heavyweights Fusicology, Love Fatigues, M-Audio, and San Francisco lovEvolution .

    Beats Build Hope will take over the Shore Club with 3 areas of music: on the Terrace, in the Red Room and Poolside. The musical styles will range from deep and tech house to Afro-Latin, broken beat, electro and drum-n-bass. The amazing lineup includes The Crystal Method (DJ Set), DJ Rap, Mark Farina, Heather, Colette, Ultra Naté, Andy Caldwell, Gene Farris, D:Fuse, Jazzanova, Anané, Chuck Love, Jay-J, Michael Anthony, Marissa Guzman (vocals), Adam Gibbons, Kervyn Mark, Brent Crampton, DJ Kamala and a very special appearance by the Queen of House Music, Barbara Tucker. The CityDeep Lounge – setting up shop in the Red Room – will feature Halo, Jamie Thinnes, and Luke McKeehan as well as South Africa’s Black Coffee and Culoe de Song. Out on the Terrace find Turntables on the Hudson with Nickodemus, DJ G OV, OBaH, Wiseacre, Jeremy Sole +Amon (percussion).

    The evening is made possible with promotional support from AfrodesiaMP3, Agency Sounds, APT Entertainment, Electronic Music Alliance, Green Galactic, Groove Cruise, Morgan’s Hotel Group, The Melting Pot, The MML, Nitevibe, Outloud Agency Group, Roots Media, and suppperclub.

    Dubspot will be conducting music and technology educational workshops from 12noon – 6:00pm with partners Native Instruments, M-Audio, Pioneer, Rane/Serato, Mono Cases and Ableton. Find more information at http://www.dubspot.com.

    Beneficiaries:

    NextAid
    NextAid’s mission is to improve the lives of children and youth in Africa by promoting and implementing sustainable solutions. NextAid raises awareness for, and partners with, community-based projects and grassroots organizations in Africa and believes that an integrated approach is the best formula for establishing real and lasting change.

    NextAid’s current priority project is the building of an ecological facility in Nairobi: The Kawangware Vision Center. NextAid has partnered with the inspiring community-based organization to build a “green” workshop and multipurpose facility for their youth programs and micro-business that strive to get youth off the streets by offering economic and performance activities, such as constructing gift bags to sell to the safari tourism industry. The profits enable the youth to support themselves, as well as, the vulnerable and orphaned children in the community. To learn more please visit www.nextaid.org.

    LIFEbeat
    LIFEbeat is dedicated to reaching America’s youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention. LIFEbeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and to provide support to the AIDS community.

    LIFEBeat’s Outreach Programs and PSAs connect with approximately 70,000 young people in New York each year to raise awareness. Its Hearts and Voices Program provides live music and entertainment to patients in HIV/AIDS treatment facilities throughout the New York metro area every week. To learn more please visit http://www.lifebeat.org.

    Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihood (SOIL)
    Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihood (SOIL) believes that the path to sustainability is through transformation, of both disempowered peoples and discarded materials, turning apathy and pollution into valuable resources. They are empowering communities, building the soil and nourishing the grassroots in Haiti. SOIL attempts to nurture collective creativity through developing collaborative relationships between community organizations in Haiti and international academics and activists. Funds will go towards earthquake rebuilding efforts in Haiti. To learn more please visit http://oursoil.org.

    Green Wave
    Green Wave is a dynamic, environmental nonprofit organization founded and run by “Green Girl” guru, Janine Johnson, dedicated to establishing precedents for change and redefining activism. Green Wave’s mission is to inspire waves of change by creating living examples focused on living consciously, peacefully and harmoniously with the environment and with each other for the well being of our planet. Green Wave has partnered with NextAid to raise funds for the Green Wave Sanctuary in Kawangware, Kenya.

    The Green Wave Sanctuary will be an earth-friendly, safe and loving facility fulfilling early childhood development needs (day-care, enrichment activities and health and nutrition programs) for orphaned and vulnerable children in the Kawangware community. To learn more please visit http://www.greenwaveent.org.

    Partners and Sponsors:

    The Loud Minority
    The Loud Minority is a Miami-based, music-related lifestyle marketing and event company. Drawing on extensive experience working with progressive companies, brands, artists and publications, The Loud Minority helps clients big and small impact the cultural landscape. The company is built on a rich network of adaptive resources and partnerships, and designs a personalized hands-on approach to actualizing concepts. They are constantly pursuing fresh ideas in the fields of art, music, design, food and fashion. To learn more please visit http://theloudminority.net.

    Love Fatigues
    Love Fatigues is a humanitarian organization determined to bring our world together through its love camouflage clothing. Love Fatigues seeks to revolutionize camouflage fashion with infused images of Love and Peace, as opposed to traditional military camouflage patterns. The company’s innovative line of eco-friendly love camouflage clothing gives people a choice of a camouflage that offers a positive message. Love Fatigues is driven to empower individuals to make a choice and give new meaning to camouflage and change what it represents. Love Fatigues is an active supporter of a number of charities that promote love, awareness and progress for humankind around the globe. To learn more please visit http://lovefatigues.com.

    San Francisco lovEvolution
    San Francisco LovEvolution exists to produce a celebration of the highest forms of electronic music culture and technology, in the belief that dance promotes peace, love, unity and respect. Dance music has always had a special ability to bring people together in the shared beauty of a universal vibe.

    The purpose of this organization is to serve the electronic dance music community by organizing public events, presenting electronic art forms, generating funds to support artistic development, advancing music education and production, as well as the right to dance and educating the public regarding the rights and contributions of our community. To learn more please visit http://www.sflovevolution.org.

    CityDeep Music
    Since its debut in 2004, CityDeep Music has enlisted some of the finest events and producers that represent dance music today and into the future. CityDeep is a label dedicated to urban dance music that ranges anywhere from deep house to AfroBeat, and souland techy rhythms. Join Halo and guest DJs/producers from around the world for vinyl and digital releases, weekly radio shows/podcasts and events – Mature Music for the Deeply Minded. To learn more please visit http://citydeepmusic.com.

    Dubspot
    Dubspot is an innovative electronic music production and DJ institute in New York City. As one of the first Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, Dubspot has become the premier music school for both experienced and aspiring artists alike. Most importantly, Dubspot is a growing community of musicians, DJs, visual artists, audio technology professionals, industry veteran producers, and enthusiasts of all genres who all have one thing in common — a passion for music. They partnered with NextAid in 2009 to release Funk Aid for Africa, a charitable compilation mixed and compiled by DJ OBaH, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting children in Africa. To learn more please visit https://www.dubspot.com.

    Turntables on the Hudson
    When Nickodemus and Mariano started the Turntables on the Hudson (TOTH) parties in 1998 it was one of the first late night outdoor events in NYC. With the addition of Groove Collective founding member Nappy G on percussion, the party became an adventurous, young, free-spirited community known for its eclectic musical blend.

    In the past ten years TOTH took its beats from parking garages, lofts and boats to residencies at renowned NYC clubs and venues like The Frying Pan, Opaline, Shelter, The Brooklyn Loft, Cielo, Element, Hiro Ballroom, SOB’s, and Spiegelworld. After ten years, the TOTH parties are now taking place Fridays at the Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City overlooking Manhattan and the East River. To learn more please visit http://turntablesonthehudson.com.

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    For more information, photos or interviews, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Hasty at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

    event details:

    Friday March 26, 2010
    6:00pm – Sat. 6:00am

    BEATS BUILD HOPE
    A Benefit for NextAid, LIFEBeat, SOIL (Haiti), and Green Wave
    Presented by NextAid, LIFEbeat, The Loud Minority, Dubspot, Turntables on the Hudson, CityDeep, and Mixology

    The Shore Club
    1901 Collins Avenue
    Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Over twenty top international DJs have graciously donated their time and talent to raise funds for communities in need around the world!

    Poolside Entertainment:
    The Crystal Method (DJ Set), DJ Rap, Mark Farina, Heather, Colette, Ultra Naté, Andy Caldwell, Gene Farris, D:Fuse, Jazzanova, Anané, Chuck Love, Jay-J, Michael Anthony, Marissa Guzman, Adam Gibbons, Kervyn Mark, Brent Crampton, DJ Kamala
    Special Appearance by The Queen of House Music – Barbara Tucker

    in the Red Room:
    The CityDeep Lounge with Halo, Jamie Thinnes, and Luke McKeehan as well as South Africa’s Black Coffee and Culoe de Song

    on the Terrace:
    Turntables on the Hudson with Nickodemus, DJ G OV, OBaH, Wiseacre, Jeremy Sole +Amon (percussion)

    Main event – 8:00pm – 6:00am
    $15 pre-sale / $20 door
    Free with WMC Badge

    VIP mixer – 6:00 – 8:00pm
    Mixology VIP Mixer in the Red Room with Mark Lewis
    $40 pre-sale & at door
    Free with WMC Badge

    Purchase Tickets: http://www.wantickets.com/EventDetail.aspx?e_id=103663

    Beats Build Hope is an OFFICIAL WMC EVENT
    NextAid kindly requests that attendees consider making a minimum donation of $10, as this is a fundraiser and all talent have donated their time for free

    SPONSORS:
    Love Fatigues / Fusicology / M-Audio / San Francisco lovEvolution

    PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT:
    APT Entertainment, AfrodesiaMP3.com, Agency Sounds, Nitevibe, Nordic Trax, Rootz Media, Supperclub, The Groove Cruise, The Melting Pot Global, The Outloud Agency Group, Green Galactic, The MML, Traxsource, Wantickets.com, Morgans Hotel Group, and Winter Music Conference

    event page – http://nextaid.org/beatsbuildhope
    Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=299847426894&ref=ts

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