The Contexterrior boss is asking fellow DJs to donate half of the money they get from one gig to charitable activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Getting paid handsomely for your DJ gigs? If so, Jay Haze needs you!
If you read our news article about Haze's recent Fabric mix, then you'll already know that he's giving away all of the money he gets from the project to UK charity Merlin Health Services, who are currently providing aid and relief to the Democratic Republic of Congo. His generosity doesn't end there, however, as he'll also be donating 50% of the revenue from any DJ gigs that he plays from September through to the end of 2009 to other groups who "provide health care, medicine, treatment for rape victims and access to clean water for the country's citizens."
According to Jay, "1200 people die every day of simple things, preventable things," and he's looking to get other DJs involved in his quest to ease the turmoil for many of the DR of Congo's residents. What he's suggesting, is for any DJ (big or small) to choose one gig this year, and donate half of the money they get from playing it to the victims of the DR of Congo. Already on board are DJ Sneak, Tiefschwarz, Loco Dice and Tiga, but Haze is looking for as many participants as possible, and is appealing for interested parties to contact him by e-mail at djs4drcATjayhaze.com. For more information about Merlin's activities in the region, you can check their website here.