A complete history of EDM’s support of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Whether you are a supporter of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge or not, its grip on the national attention span is one not seen since Gangnam Style and is simply unprecedented in the world of fundraising. Everyone and their mother has been challenged to douse and/or donate, and DJs have joined up with tech titans, movie stars and athletes as another high-profile group of participants helping to put the money where the ice is for ALS research. While you’ve seen the statuses and tittered at the tweets, for complete chronological coverage of the social media phenomenon/fundraiser as it relates to dance music, we’ve got you covered.
August 8th – Early adopter Pierce Fulton accepts challenge, throws it to Botnek, Ansolo and Henry Fong
August 8th – Ansolo accepts
August 9th – [no word from Henry Fong or Botnek]
August 12th – The Chainsmokers accept challenge from industry friend at Big Beat, challenge Tiësto, Adventure Club, and 3lau
August 13th – Adventure Club and 3lau attempt to accept challenge. After sound failure on the video, 3lau challenges fans to donate $25 to Every 90 Minutes foundation started by friend diagnosed with ALS and pledges to match those donations up to $3,000.
August 17th – Tritonal’s Chad accepts challenge from Sirius XM’s Geronimo, challenges Pasquale Rotella, Stefan from Dada Life, and Michael Cohen.
August 17th – Tiësto accepts The Chainsmokers challenge, challenges Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix
August 18th – Calvin Harris (also challenged by Tinashe) accepts Tiësto’s challenge, challenges Emil Nava, Eva Shaw and John Newman
August 18th – Eva Shaw accepts (Wet Republic proving a great dousing spot), challenges Steve Aoki, Deadmau5 and Pete Tong
August 18th – Nicky Romero challenges Martin Garrix, Jorge Lorenzo and Afrojack (from Ushuaia, no less)
August 18th – Steve Aoki challenges Hulk Hogan, Mike Shinoda, Dan Bilzerian, Verne Troyer, Taryn Manning, Mesut Özil, Martin Garrix, and Deorro (because, why not?)
August 18th – As holder of Steve Aoki’s bucket, Deorro immediately accepts, nominates R3hab, Travis Barker, Hardwell and Colectivo 3Ball Monterrey
August 18th – Martin Garrix accepts multiple challenges, in turn challenges Ed Sheeran, Dillon Francis, and the King of the Netherlands (we’re not sure if he’s on Instagram)
August 18th – Deadmau5, potentially unaware of pending challenge, donates more than 1,000 ice bucketers going by the official rules combined
Who knew dumping buckets of ice cured Lou Gehrig’s disease. And all this time, i thought stupid things like “research” helped…
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) August 18, 2014
…so on that note, i’ll be donating 10k to Lou Gehrig’s disease research while the rest of the circus does fuck all.
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) August 18, 2014
August 19th – Dada Life’s Stefan accepts challenge from Tritonal’s Chad, challenges Zedd, Sebastian Ingrosso and Per Sundin from Universal.
August 19th – Dimitri Vegas challenges Netsky, Diplo, David Guetta, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Salman Khan, Redfoo and Elijah Wood
August 19th – Blasterjaxx accept challenge from Dutch ALS foundation, challenge D-Block & S-te-Fan, footballer Tim Krum and Dutch pornstar Kim Holland
August 19th – Zedd pledges to complete challenge
I saw that @dadalife challenged me. Obviously accept it and will do it but I gotta take care of my ear problem first. Gonna do it ASAP! :)
— Zedd (@Zedd) August 19, 2014
August 19th – [No word from R3hab, Hardwell, Dillon Francis or Pete Tong]
August 20th – Sebastian Ingrosso accepts Dada Life’s challenge, challenges Axwell, Alesso and Jonas Wikstrom
August 20th – Gareth Emery unconventionally accepts challenge, challenges W&W and Christina Novelli
August 20th – Skrillex tweets he is “Trying to do this challenge”
trying to do this challenge
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) August 20, 2014
August 20th – [No word from David Guetta, Diplo or Netsky] August 20th – Skrillex, Dubfire, and Richie Hawtin take the challenge together in Ibiza, where Paris Hilton does the honors, collectively challenge Idris Elba, Nervo, Loco Dice, Kanye West, Dave Chapelle, Michio Kaku, Anish Kapoor, Sven Vath and Grimes August 21st – R3hab accepts challenge from Deorro and Life In Color, challenges Nervo, Ummet Ozcan and Vinai
August 21st – Armin van Buuren accepts challenge, pledges 5000 Euro and challenges Mr. Probz and the whole Armada team.
August 21st – Oliver Heldens and his koala accept challenge from Beatport, challenge Jay Hardway, Julian Jordan and Chocolate Puma
August 21st – Alesso accepts challenge from Sebastian Ingrosso, challenges Otto Knows, Amy Thompson and Zedd
August 22nd -Otto Knows accepts challenge from Alesso, challenges Marie Serneholt, Avicii and Godash
August 22nd – Chocolate Puma accept Oliver Heldens’ challenge in snorkel-speak, challenge Laidback Luke, Franky Rizardo and Simon Dunmore
August 23rd – Zedd accepts challenge from Dada Life and Alesso, challenges Ariana Grande, Jared Leto and Ken Floyd, discusses ALS while doing so.