We've selected highlights from this weekend's online events.
Hard techno fans are being treated to a six-day virtual festival, Hard Union Week, which began on Tuesday and runs through to Sunday night, May 31st with slots from the Voight-Kampff, Kompound, Hard Harder Hardst crews and others from around Europe.
This Thursday sees Pittsburgh club Hot Mass booking their fourth streaming date with Lisbon native Violet joining Overland and Boo Lean for a grab bag of cutting edge dance floor jams. Friday gets heated as Cleric invites Volvox and Stef Mendesidis into the virtual booth for a Clergy session, while Nowadays gets the Zenker Brothers back on the digital airwaves after the pair played a highlight early set at the last Club Quarantäne.
Saturday looks particularly stacked this week. Seb Wildblood gets creative, hosting a festival within Minecraft's premiere venue, Club Matryoshka, with Move D, Kelly Lee Owens, Jenifa Mayanja, DJ Masda and more playing across multiple blocky rooms. PBR Streetgang are gathering up mates like Darshan Jesrani, Crazy P and Donna Leake to help raise money for UK food banks; London sex-positive party Crossbreed is getting dressed up and ready for its first virtual rave with host Kiwi; Diaries From The Underground is broadcasting sets and interviews with Seth Troxler, John Tejada, Tara Brooks and Doc Martin; and San Francisco weekly Visions Of A New World debut their cinematic online offering with underground heroes Mark McGuire and Earthen Sea.
Things relax a bit on Sunday, when Seeds And Ground boss Kaoru Inoue heads up the day at Tokyo's newest venue, Spead, which has chosen to keep its doors open to give local artists a place to broadcast from. Back over in San Fran, Solar and Galen fire up the Sunset Sound System to do what they were born to do—soundtracking the sunset.
Find more events in Streamland by heading to the event listings and filtering for the Streamland location in the country menu. This page is dedicated to virtual-only events, offering self-isolating ravers a helpful index for finding the best digital parties broadcasting from across the globe.
For those with streaming ambitions who are struggling with the technical side, we've created this step-by-step guide on how to get started.
To list your virtual event, follow the form here. (Listing events here is the same as submitting regular listings to RA.)
May 26 Hard Union Week [Online Festival] May 27 United We Stream Global - Live From 4GB Festival Grounds May 28 Not Mass: Live with gFx & Naive May 29 Clergy - 'Lockdown Sessions' May 29 Virtually Nowadays: DJ Voices and Zenker Brothers May 30 Virtual Crossbreed with Kiwi May 30 Live For Love - PBR Streetgang & Friends May 30 all my thoughts, a Minecraft Festival May 30 Diaries from the Underground presents Seth Troxler, Do.. May 30 Visions of a New World: Vol Xxxix May 31 Video Service "Amusement" May 31 Virtual Sunset: Feel The Sun