Maceo Plex is one of many artists who is smart enough to disregard an ignorant wave of “stop complaining and just make music” arguments; in this case, he’s about to kill two birds with one stone. His proposed response to the KKK/Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, VA is a free party in which all in attendance dance for unity and equality. If anyone is best equipped for the job, it’s a community rooted in the loss of inhibition and acceptance. At this very moment, Soul Clap, Modeselektor, Coyu, and Billboard Dance Editor and Chief/DJ Matt Medved have tweeted back in approval.
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
— Soul Clap (@soulclap) August 14, 2017
— modeselektor 🏳️🌈 (@modeselektor) August 14, 2017
— Coyu (@coyumusic) August 14, 2017
The Charlottesville riots lead to the deaths of three individuals; two cops and one 32-year-old paralegal. The assailant was one of twenty individuals who were struck by a White Supremacist from Ohio, who is now in custody. The lackluster response from our POTUS means that a load of work has to be done by the people who won’t stand to have hatred like what transpired this past weekend prevail in our society.
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