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Thursday 16 July 2020

United We Stream Brighton: Week Five Of Raising Money For The City’s Night-Time Economy, Culture & Charities

United We Stream Brighton, which grew out of a movement that started in Berlin during lockdown, continues to grow with over 650000 views, featuring 48 artists and 9 iconic venues across the city with all artist are performing for free to help raise money for the city's night-time economy, cultural organisations and charities.

Week five sees the return of homegrown label Skint on Friday 17th for another showcase of electronic music talent. 

In the spirit of the labels' friends & family ethos, they welcome rising producer, DJ and vocalist Lau:Ra to open proceedings with label boss Midfield General following. 

Co-headliners and key Skint armoury Theo Kottis and Serge Santiago take to the helm for another all killer line up.

On Saturday Dave Seaman takes over the streams with a special two hour guest set, followed by Mikee Hollywood at the i360 Cafe with Miles Atmos wrapping things up at The Brighton Centre.

On Sunday, Brighton Music Conference, the UK's foremost electronic music conference & networking event presents a David Morales set from BMC 2019 plus an exclusive interview with David Morales and a tour of his studio.

United We Stream has featured sets from artists including; Anthony Pappa, Anna Cee, Billy Nasty, Dense & Pika, DMC Champion JFB, Freestylers, Kideko, Krafty Kuts, Just Her, Lemon8, Lola, Martin Duffy (Primal Scream), Nadia, Prok & Fitch, Seamus Haji, Suze Rosser, Soyzi, Waze & Odyssey and takeovers from SKINT, Origin, Berlin and Junction 2.

The music will continue over the coming weeks including some bands, so keep an eye out on the website social media pages for the upcoming line ups. 

Acts to look forward to include;, CLT DRP, Demob Happy, Gary and The Yays, Janye Winstanley, Jarki Monno, Kinky Dangerous, Penelope Isles, Skinny Milk, Three Button Hand Me Down, Wax Works, Zoe Lyons and many more.

The idea is for locals as well as people around the world to enjoy and experience Brighton's music, art and culture through the website and social platforms. 

United We Stream Brighton is free, but with donations welcome, and all proceeds will go to support night-time economy businesses and cultural organisations across Brighton & Hove as well as contributing to the fight against homelessness and the vital work undertaken by the Grassroots charity and Audio Active.

Please donate what you can to raise money for Brighton's nightlife, cultural organisations, charities and the fight against homelessness.

Week 5 - Program Schedule:

Friday 17th July:

7pm: Lau:Ra - Home Stream - SKINT
8pm: Midfield General - Revenge Rooftop - SKINT
9pm: Theo Kottis - The Arch - SKINT
10pm: Serge Santiago - Home Stream - SKINT

Saturday 19th July:

7pm: Dave Seaman - Guest stream
8pm: Dave Seaman - Guest stream
9pm: Mikee Hollywood - i360 Bar
10pm: Miles Atmos - Brighton Centre

Sunday 20th July:

7pm: David Morales - i360 Pod - BMC Rewind
8pm: David Morales - 1 hour interview and tour of Studio - BMC

Watch the live stream and find out more here:

by: Mike Cobley


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United We Stream Brighton continues to showcase some of the city's best local artists and venues to help raise money for local charities and to keep the city's nightlife alive.

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Credit Olivia Rose

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Credit Phoebe Wingrove

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Credit Alberta Whittle

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Bastille's new song, which features Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, might feel like a bit of a surprise release, not least to the band themselves, but as frontman Dan Smith says: “We finished the song and it felt urgent. We didn't want to sit on it.”

Quintet Junodream are drawing on a wider palette of sounds for new single Easy Life, with post-rock and modern prog blending into their expansive mix of shoegaze and psychedelia. 
Credit Jack McKain

Bedroom soul artist cehryl came to the United States from her native Hong Kong to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and post-college found herself in Los Angeles forming a tight-knit scene with friends Zack Villere, Mulherin, Dijon, Alex Szotak and Soft Glas.

Brighton-based singer-songwriter and all-round alt-pop fireball Oz's debut single Money is a statement-of-intent, an uncompromising synthesis of Garbage's dark-hued rock/electronica crossover with the bass-heavy zest of contemporary alt-pop. 

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