BENEFITING: Rainforest Trust
EVENT DATE: Nov 12, 2016
For my 30th birthday I (Psionic Entity) will be performing a marathon DJ set. 1 hour for every year of my life! My motivation for this is to raise money for Rainforest Trust.
My DJ marathon will take place from 01:23pm (GMT) 12th Nov until 07:23pm 13th Nov & will be streamed live, worldwide here:
The music i play will primarily be all sub genres of psytrance but i aim to go through an epic journey all genres that have influenced me throughout the course of my life and i'll be taking genre requests!
You can also expect, bass, breaks, glitch, psydub, ambient, tribal fusion, hip hop, breakcore, psyche rock, prog metal, various world musics, alot of experimental weirdness and a bit of comedy donk for good measure.
Join the chat room to say hi, & I'll be accepting mix challenges and genre requests from people who have donated... (also upload your tracks and i'll do my best to play them)
Why the Amazon?:
After experiencing the incredible diversity of life that thrives in the Amazon rainforest aswell as hearing of the struggles of indigenous people & the effects of environmental destruction & toxification in the form of industrial animal agriculture, logging, mining, oil drilling, hydro electric dams and other both illegal and government sanctioned projects undertaken without the consent of and at great cost of the local indigenous people. But most of all, in an attempt to work towards offsetting my own carbon footprint, I decided i want to give something back to help protect the vitality of our mother earth which currently hangs in the balance.
Here are the full details of the specific project i will be funding: https://www.rainforesttrust.org/project/securing-a-missing-link-in-the-amazon/
Rainforest Trust and local partner: Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon (CEDIA) are working to protect the missing link that will create a combined 7.8 million-acre tri-national corridor that will safeguard a massive swath of critical Amazon rainforest habitat across Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. This critical missing link will be secured by working to expand the current Airo Pai Community Reserve along with other regional protection efforts, protecting more than 1.3 million acres of the mega-diverse forests of northwestern Peru from threats such as illegal logging, oil exploitation & agricultural encroachment.
The Lungs of our Planet:
The Amazon in South America is the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest on Earth, covering an area of five and a half million square kilometres. It accounts for more than half of the planet’s remaining rainforest and is home to more than half the world's species of plants and animals. But over the last 40 years, this great verdant tract has been increasingly threatened by deforestation. Clearing of the forest began in the 1960s and reached a peak in the 90s when an area the size of Spain was cleared, primarily to make space for cattle and livestock feed production. But the soil exposed by this clearing is only productive for a short period of time, meaning that farmers must continue to clear more land to keep their businesses viable. Although deforestation rates have now declined – hitting an all time low in 2011 - the forest is still gradually disappearing, reducing the region’s scale and biodiversity. But this felling also has an impact on the planet as a whole because the forest also plays a critical role in cleaning the air we breathe. It does this by sucking up the global emissions of carbon dioxide from things like agriculture, cars, planes and power stations to name just a few. Without this “carbon sink” the world’s ability to lock up carbon will be reduced, compounding the effects of global warming.
In addition, The ancient forests of the Amazon are home to plants with extraordinary medicinal properties, a quarter of all medicines are sourced from plants found deep in the rainforests, yet less than 5% of plant species have been analyzed. The people who live in the Amazon hold the key to unlocking the healing power of medicinal plants. But destruction of the forest is pushing their communities to the brink of extinction. Unless we act now to protect this unique environment, an encyclopedia’s worth of medical knowledge could be lost with them. Projects like Plantmed are doing great work to preserve this knowledge and bring it to the attention of the the rest of the world. http://www.plantmed.org/