Stream it: Fatboy Slim and Idris Elba, live at homeIdris Elba

Stream it: Fatboy Slim and Idris Elba, live at home

Having trouble finding plans for Saturday night? The better question might be, who isn’t? Each weekend, the world weighs its limited options amid the ongoing pandemic. Luckily, DJs can still do their jobs from home, and we’re all welcome to tune in. The latest producers to turn their homes into makeshift performance spaces are Fatboy Slim and Idris Elba, who will be streaming live on July 25 in partnership with Beatport.

Both house music connoisseurs have remained fairly active in isolation. Elba recently released the piano-infused single, “One Fine Day,” a collaboration with The Knocks, and Slim has kept a steady pace with his weekly Lockdown Mixtapes. In addition, the latter recently participated in Glastonbury‘s 50th anniversary antics, including a Horse Meat Disco remix of his classic “Sunset (Bird Of Prey),” and a DJ set for Shangri-La’s immersive Lost Horizon Festival.

Now, the two have joined forces in what is sure to be a groovy session of house and techno beat play. The performance will be streamed live via Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, and Mixcloud. A select few will get the chance to enter the “Rave Zoom Room” and dance on screen with the duo. The stream will raise money for Mind, a UK-based organization benefiting mental health. More information can be found here, along with a chance to enter the exclusive Zoom party.

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Staying in on Saturday night? Me too, I’ll be At Home With… @idriselba, we’ll be having a mix and streaming it live! We can’t have anyone else round but we’ve found the next best thing… We’re going to give some of you access to a Zoom room which Idris and I will be able to see while we’re playing… If you’re lively enough you’ll see yourselves on screen with us! For the chance to be in the Rave Zoom Room, register here: or (Link in bio) We’re raising money for @mindcharity (registered charity no. 219830) 🙌 #AtHomeWith #AtHomeWithFatboy #FatboySlim #IdrisElba #LiveStream #OnlineRave #DJsets #KitchenRave #ZoomRave #RavingAtHome #LetUsDance #RightHereRightNow

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