LSA Alumni Virtual Festival
LSA Supports Local Charity QCCA!
We're proud to announce that the LSA alumni community, headed by Christie Doyle-John have come together to create a unique online charity event! To raise money for local charity Queens Crescent Community Association (QCCA) the LSA Alumni will be coming together to host a day of live DJ streams!
Queens Crescent Community Association
QCCA is a charity just a stones throw from our Camden Town studios. They have been supporting the local community in Queens Crescent for 20 years, providing free services and a vital hub for local residents. They run a large youth club, activities for older people and family support programs. In 2019, 3000 people came through the QCCA doors for help, support and community spirit!
The COVID19 pandemic has affected the funding of many charities including QCCA and they are now unfortunately having to cut back services and prioritise what they spend their budget on. There is now a special focus on making sure that local residents in need have enough food. They have created a 'Fight C19' campaign which includes food packages for those in need. They are also offering emotional support and befriending services.
If you would like to donate directly to their efforts click here or visit their website to arrange a direct transfer of funds.
How You Can Help!
We need you to help QCCA and the LSA Alumni Virital Festival achieve their aims and help as many people in need as possible! There are many ways you can help the project:
- Sign up for Twitch, create and account and follow LSA.
- Watch our DJ sets & Donate!
- Share Our Stream, Comment, Like, Interact on Social Media!
When & Where
14 DJ's back-to-back LIVE on Twitch. Lock in for 14 hours of music ranging from Drum & Bass, Techno, House and much more! Saturday 30th May, 12pm till 2am Sunday, all in aid of fundraising for a fantastic local charity!
DJs On Duty...
London House DJ and songwriter; Lizz Vox has performed all over London and recently completed her tour to Ibiza and Aiya Napa, Cyprus. This South African DJ loves the crowd and is always keen to get the party started! Find her content on all music platforms including Spotify where she has performed with artists all over the globe as a singer song writer too.
"Events like this bring ppl together and the more of us standing together the stronger our chances of fighting this virus. More importantly events like these remind us that humanity is in need of care and connection and therefore we should all join in and share this event as broadly as possible to touch the lives of all those affected."
Natalia’s sophisticated, elegant & classy sound ranging from House to Deep House, Melodic to Afro House, Tech spliced with a knowledgeable background in Rock, Motown & Disco, has inspired many & is entertaining many more.
"Super glad to play alongside LSA fellow alumni. It is a great opportunity to contribute to a good cause and uplift people’s spirits through the power of music and community"
Loving to share her love of playing all genres of music for party animals at home and away Soosee Cue has The Mix for whoever & wherever you are & for whenever you want to dance. Soosee's set today is reggae & jungle!
"It's brilliant that we've been able to put together an all day festival of 14 DJs with all their different personalities & styles of music across the miles. It's been such a learning curve & great experience in event planning & management. The crew have been fab in all helping each other with technical questions about software & hardware. LSA - the school that keeps on teaching! PLUS we're able to raise money too for a really good local deserving charity."
Naomi has an eclectic taste with an ear for the old-school. She’s playing everything from Nu-disco, Funk, Soulful and Classic house to some deeper Afro and Amapiano grooves.
"I’m so excited to be a part of this positive contribution to the local community with such talented people. The frontline staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly throughout this lockdown, we can’t thank them enough. Let’s get dancing and help them to reach their target!"
Lars started playing vinyl as a bedroom DJ in the 90s, partying at some of the best clubs in Europe & DJing local Essex venues & parties. Lars joined LSA in 2018 & has played globally at many prestige venues, including the world renowned Ministry of Sound!
“London Sound Academy renewed my self confidence and the love I have for playing music to make people smile, so what better way of saying thank you than playing out live on their behalf”
Bessie Woo's passion for music started at a young age having grown up in a musical family, with both her Twin Brother and Father DJing around the UK on the Northern Soul scene. It was this style of music from the 60's and 70's that inspired her to become a DJ and join the London Sound Academy where she completed the Advanced DJ Course. Three years later, she's now playing at clubs across London and most recently played at The Horse & Groom- one of her favourite venues in the City. Following a successful career as a Professional Dancer, it's no surprise that Bessie has a real presence behind the decks and her energy and bubbly personality shines through. Expect to see a fun, uplifting performance full of Disco, Funk, Soul and House.
Super excited and honoured to be part of this fantastic LSA all day festival for a great cause. It's such a difficult time for everyone right now, but as a nation we stand strong and will get through this together. Music is the one thing that brings people together, where we can forget all our troubles and lose ourself in the music. Big thanks to the LSA Alumni community for all your hard work and efforts to make this festival one to remember.
A recent LSA grad and newbie DJ; Christie's fun and uplifting sound covers a range of House genres and Disco with a twist on old school Funky classics. Her Welsh passion and energy aims to get people dancing and feeling good - you'll find it hard to resist the groove!
"This festival is bringing together a community of Music lovers for a great cause. Connection is so important at the moment - and finding a way to interact with others and uplift them through Music is what this event is about. We want to bring a bit of fun to people's weekends in lockdown and lifts spirits during this challenging time. It's been a fantastic effort from all involved to pull this together, it's exciting to see the LSA Alumni community collaborating in aid of others and for a fantastic charity QCCA."
Furqan Hasan aka FHONE is a mixed genre DJ with a passion for playing Hip-Hop, R&B, Dance, Disco, Bhangra/Bollywood, Garage, House and Tech House music.
FHONE’s passion for music has always been the biggest and most integral part of his life. His earlier influences were Bollywood music along with the Motown and the Detroit music scene. Soul and Funk has and will always be something that resonates with FHONE’s core frequency. While growing up, education took priority over music. However countless hours were spent in the 80’s collecting music from various mediums like Top of the Pops, Soul Train, Hitman and Her amongst others.
FHONE always found music to be the one language that transcended people’s inhibitions and differences. His passion for playing music and seeing people dance and expressing themselves continues to be at the forefront of his motivation to learn and to produce music. Formally training with the London Sound Academy provided the foundational tools and the platform to be able to perform as a DJ. FHONE can now be seen playing in the London club circuit. He has already played in some of London’s biggest venues, including Ministry of Sound & EGG, where he has supported international acts including Bob Sinclair, John OO Fleming, Markus Schulz to name just a few. He continues to expand his footprint on the DJ scene and has performed at private events internationally in Geneva, Kitzbuhel and Karachi to name a few as well as numerous ones domestically. 2020 is going to be year where FHONE aims to focus on music production. The ultimate goal being to developing a signature sound and elevate his profile. 2020 will be a key for FHONE in the electronic music scene.
"This is a difficult time for everyone not just in the UK but across the world. Throughout history society has had many poignant moments and this is one of them. We will look back at this time and think about what contributions we made individually and collectively. This event is a reflection of our current ability to reach out to people and maybe for a few moments enlighten people with the one thing that unites us all, and that is music. So this is a great opportunity for me to be involved, and I'm grateful to everyone who has been instrumental in putting this together."
Serving up for you the best in positive energy for our party Mister Lady spins out classic rave tracks, house & dance anthems, coming to you from her flat in Camden Town. TURN YOUR SOUND UP!
"DJing keeps me going through the lockdown, and I'm excited to team up with other LSA alumni."
Bringing us 15 years’ experience in music & known especially for generating high quality ambience in any venue TYRUCE started his scene in Europe with club house music & disco. Now it’s R&B, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Chart, 70/80s, Old School, House & always a passion for making people very happy
Lillie P was born in London in 1991 and raised by her parents with a love for music. In 2014, she decided to embark on a Music Production course at Point Blank Music School and shortly after offered a residency opportunity on Roundhouse Radio. With determination and passion to expand her music knowledge and skills, she made the decision to learn to DJ at the infamous London Sound Academy just next door and has now gone on to play at venues such as Ministry of Sound, Air Amsterdam and many more. Lillie P is striving for the top spot and with her ambition and skills, it wont be long before you see her name all over the place!
"I'm doing this event because fundraising is so vital during these uncertain times and it seems to bring people together and that is one of the reasons why I love music!"
Resident DJ in Club Bedroom for the last 20 years, DJ Larma found his love of dance music in Birmingham at clubs The Steering Wheel, Wobble, Miss Moneypennys; however in the legendary Techno clubs Atomic Jam & House Of God (HOG) he discovered Techno!
"Raising money for the QCCA and to be able to come together doing what we love playing music is just great."
Taiwan born, California (Bay Area) based House & Techno DJ/producer. Her musical style is influenced by 90’s acid, psychedelic and oriental rhythms and her sets are a mix of of genre-overlapping styles, creating a storytelling and formidable musical journey.
"Living in London was such a unique experience in my life and I would honoured to be a part of the fundraising for the QCCA with LSA."
Benjsy from Belfast is crate digging & spinning the vinyl too especially for us this morning(!), bringing some beautiful liquid drum & bass vibes to our party. Going to be very special
"Raising money for the QCCA and to be able to come together doing what we love playing music is just great."
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