Maceo Plex is asking for the dance community to get involved in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the wake of last week’s disturbing events there which have seen Trump-supporting Nazis and the Ku-Klux-Klan rally and spew hate in the name of white supremacy.
The rally, which was met with counter-protests by those standing for equality and human rights, resulted in three deaths as of today, including that of a young 32-year-old paralegal who was ran over by a 20-year-old Nazi who drove his car into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters. At least 19 others were injured by the vile actions of the now-identified Ohio man, who remains in custody and charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop.
The voices in the dance music community that spoke about the events and the tragedy were many, with producers, DJs and other notable members of our scene speaking up to denounce the world and ideology of Nazism and white supremacy in today’s America, and with many taking a stance against President Donald Trump and his failure to even acknowledge the problem in Charlottesville. Despite the overwhelming evidence at his disposal, Trump failed to call a spade a spade, refusing to use the term “Nazis” or “white supremacist” during his speech, instead taking a middle avenue and using general terms to condemn “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides.”
Maceo Plex, however, is standing up against it and has an idea on how to get involved. In a tweet posted today he calls for dance music to come together to promote and dance for unity and peace, and to fight the Donald Trump-supporting Nazis in Charlottesville.
Let’s do a free party in Charlottesville to promote & dance for unity & equality, and fight those @realDonaldTrump supporting neo nazi’s.
— Maceo Plex (@MaceoPlex) August 14, 2017
So far Soul Clap have joined in, but we expect more to volunteer their mixing services to the cause. Can we make this happen please? 6AM is fully behind it!
— Soul Clap (@soulclap) August 14, 2017