Since its launch, United We Stream has expanded into more than 45 cities in 15 countries across 3 continents. United We Stream has raised over EUR 500,000 in Europe, over GBP 400,000 in Manchester and has amassed tens of millions of views across hundreds of events and artist performances.
On Thursday 11 June, United We Stream Australia is launching it’s national series of live-streamed electronic music events from different artists, venues, clubs and collectives from around the country. Highlighting the diversity of electronic music culture in Australia, United We Stream Australia will host a variety of genres and styles of electronic music, performed by a wide range of artists at our nation’s most loved venues, clubs and locations. United We Stream Australia is ‘powered by’ Electronic Music Conference (EMC) and Sounds Australia.
“By initiating a collaboration within the Australian electronic music community of artists; promoters; venues; clubs and supporting partners, United We Stream Australia fosters solidarity between the various scenes that drive electronic music and club culture nationally. Australia has so many amazing scenes that each have their own flavour and it’s exciting to be a part of this global movement to highlight the wonderful diversity of electronic music culture in this country.
The donations raised from United We Stream are vital to provide the required ongoing financial relief to individuals and businesses in this sector. Whilst many businesses are able to start trading again, for music venues and clubs in electronic music, it’s not economically viable for many to open their doors at significantly reduced capacity. United We Stream focuses on raising funds to help to protect these businesses. In particular, our venues and clubs need protection. They are a vital part of the music ecosystem and are cultural treasures which need to be treated as such.” – EMC Director Jane Slingo
Launching this national series is a breathtaking live performance from Australian/Iraqi producer Motez. Debuting his intimate ‘Soulitude’ EP which was composed in response to the global mindset of isolation, ‘Soulitude’ is a raw, minimal and emotive ambient work, encompassing his own experiences and the natural human responses to seclusion. The stunning Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia, known for its rugged coastlines and vineyards, serves as the backdrop to the cinematic live stream that accompanies the performance, elevating the beauty and vastness of the surroundings, culminating in an emotive and truly immersive experience.
‘We’ve long admired Motez as one of Australia’s most powerful electronic music artists. He consistently creates music with courage and strong purpose and has deservedly gained respect nationally and internationally. The ‘Soulitude’ EP is a stunning body of work, and comes from a place of kindness and healing, which the world needs right now. We couldn’t imagine a more beautiful way to launch United We Stream Australia and to showcase this special Australian artist via the global United We Stream movement.” EMC Director Jane Slingo said.
Sounds Australia Executive Producer Millie Millgate said: “Sounds Australia are thrilled to be partnering with EMC to launch United We Stream Australia. The opportunity to showcase the very best of Australian electronic talent and shine the light on the scenes, venues, people and places to the rest of the world, is a Covid silver lining we’re certainly excited and proud to get behind.”
Motez presents Soulitude x United We Stream Australia 001 will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube live at 6pm AEST on Thursday 11 June.
Funds raised from Motez presents Soulitude x United We Stream Australia 001 will be donated to Support Act.
Motez ‘Soulitude’ EP will be released on Sweat It Out Friday 12 June.