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Glitterbox celebrates Where Love Lives film premiere with DJ sets streamed from London’s Royal Albert Hall

Glitterbox celebrates Where Love Lives film premiere with DJ sets streamed from London’s Royal Albert Hall

WHERE LOVE LIVES PREMIERE EVENT
WATCH ON YOUTUBE
THURSDAY 18TH MARCH 2021
4PM – 11PM GMT

DJ LINE-UP:

DIMITRI FROM PARIS / FAT TONY
JELLYBEAN BENITEZ / MELVO BAPTISTE
NATASHA DIGGS

FULL RUNNING ORDER & TIMINGS BELOW

  • The film premiere event will start at 4pm GMT on Thursday 18th March with DJ sets from London-based DJs Melvo Baptiste & Fat Tony streamed from Royal Albert Hall
  • The film will be free to view on YouTube after the event, click here to set a reminder

    Visit wherelovelives.film
    PRESS KIT HERE

Following the announcement of the release date for new nightlife documentary Where Love Lives, full details for Glitterbox’s unique three-part premiere event for the film have now been revealed. The virtual extravaganza will start on YouTube at 4pm GMT on Thursday 18th March with DJ sets from Melvo Baptiste, Jellybean Benitez and Dimitri From Paris, followed by the world premiere of Where Love Lives at 8pm GMT and closing with a two-hour after-party with DJ sets from Natasha Diggs and Fat Tony. London-based DJs Melvo Baptiste and Fat Tony will be streamed from the capital’s most iconic and historical music venue, Royal Albert Hall.

Moving seamlessly from world-class DJ live streams into film premiere, the event will use YouTube’s new Live Redirect technology to combine Glitterbox’s unmistakable soundtrack of house and disco music with the film’s launch, broadcasting the whole event completely free to nightlife lovers around the world. A venue that has existed since 1871 to promote the Arts, which has seen many a historic cultural moment thanks to its world-leading program of events and broadcasts, the Royal Albert Hall has welcomed the Glitterbox DJs and a small team working socially distanced to ensure this mission continues while the Hall remains closed to the public. Its world-famous interior, with red velvet tiered seating and grand ‘in the round’ amphitheater, will be transformed for one night only into a club stage bedecked with disco lights, mirror balls, and a catwalk fit for Glitterbox’s troupe of club kids, drag queens, and go-go dancers.  Meanwhile, disco royalty Dimitri From Paris’ set will be streamed from Paris, Jellybean Benitez from Miami, and Natasha Diggs from Brazil, making this a truly global and COVID-safe coming together of DJ talent.

A project that has been two years in the making, with filming taking place around the world pre-lockdown, Where Love Lives will be available to watch globally on the service after the premiere.

Where Love Lives is a story of music’s enduring power to manifest diverse and inclusive community, and the power of that community to accept and embrace, to liberate, even to save lives. It’s a story of acceptance and creative expression – empowered, enabled and soundtracked by club music. Glitterbox ambassadors Lucy Fizz, TeTe Bang and The Mx Fit take centre stage, opening up about the deeply personal moments that brought them to their calling in clubland, and what they found there that made them stay. Through extensive exclusive interviews with titans of nightlife culture, Where Love Lives contributors Billy Porter, Honey Dijon, Kathy Sledge, Kiddy Smile, John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, Kae Burke (House Of Yes), Fiorious and many more explore how those driven to the margins of society are welcomed unconditionally to the center of the dancefloor.
For the first time using YouTube’s recently released Live Redirect and ‘premiere’ technology, Glitterbox alongside parent label Defected will be connecting the dots between live streaming and film launch, to turn the premiere into a huge global watch-along event – the next step in Defected’s multi-award-winning Virtual Festival series, which saw YouTube collaborate with the labels in 2020 to reach millions of people worldwide through live-streamed events.

The Where Love Lives premiere event exclusive to YouTube, will start at 4pm GMT on Thursday 18th March 2021 with the premiere starting at 8pm GMT. Click here to set a YouTube reminder.

-ENDS-
Running times:
16:00 Melvo Baptiste
17:00  Jellybean Benitez
18:30  Dimitri From Paris
20:00  Where Love Lives premiere
20:57  Natasha Diggs
21:57  Fat Tony

ABOUT GLITTERBOX
Glitterbox is a nightlife phenomenon and record label conceptualised in 2014 by Simon Dunmore, founder of house music institution Defected Records (est. 1999). Since its inception, Glitterbox has generated an inclusive, uplifting party atmosphere designed to unite all ages, persuasions and walks of life on the dancefloor. With the aim of showcasing dance music in its purest forms with the world’s most respected DJs and rising stars, the party’s dancers, drag queens, performers and world class production have helped to make unforgettable dancefloor moments across the globe.
Hosting its 21st century disco at world renowned venues such as Printworks and Ministry of Sound in London, Hï Ibiza, and House Of Yes in New York, Glitterbox successfully navigated the move to the virtual world during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. One of the world’s hottest parties, their signature glittering production, euphoric moments and welcoming atmosphere were replicated digitally for the first time. Alongside parent company Defected Records, their multi award-winning and nominated Virtual Festival series throughout lockdown raised $1.2 million for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, accumulated over 19 million views and featured on the BBC, Sky News, Le Monde, The Telegraph, Financial Times and thousands of other outlets. Awarded DJ Mag’s Best Virtual Festival and DigiDay’s Best Collaboration, Defected and Glitterbox’s online events became known as “ruling the lockdown”.

Meanwhile, the Glitterbox imprint releases music from the likes of Billy Porter, The Shapeshifters, Purple Disco Machine, Mousse T., Folamour, and many more. The accompanying compilations and radio show distil Glitterbox’s unique and infectious energy, digging deep into dance music history and the very finest new sounds. Truly a force to be reckoned with in global nightlife culture.

ABOUT DEFECTED RECORDS
Defected Records is an independent British record label specializing in house music recordings, an internationally syndicated radio show, events, publishing, artist booking, and management. Established in 1999 by Simon Dunmore, Defected’s first release was Soulsearcher’s ‘Can’t Get Enough’, which reached No. 5 in the UK singles chart. This early success was followed up with Roger Sanchez’s ‘Another Chance’, which hit No. 1 in the UK singles chart in 2001. As well as a number of sub-labels and sister labels including Glitterbox Recordings, DFTD, Soulfuric, 4 To The Floor and Classic Music Company, Defected also owns and manages over 30 catalogs for heritage house imprints.
Defected run events globally including stages at major music festivals and standalone club nights, as well as residencies in Ibiza since 2003. 2016 saw the inaugural Defected Croatia, a 6-day festival that draws more than 5,000 people from the UK, Australia, North America, South Africa, and all corners of Europe, featuring 80+ artists from the Defected roster from across the years. In 2020-21 their multi-award-winning and nominated Virtual Festival series throughout lockdown raised $1.2 million for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, accumulated over 19 million views, and featured on the BBC, Sky News, Le Monde, The Telegraph, Financial Times, and thousands of other outlets. Awarded DJ Mag’s Best Virtual Festival and DigiDay’s Best Collaboration, Defected and Glitterbox’s online events became known as “ruling the lockdown”.
More than just a label, the recipe for Defected Records’ success has been its ability to evolve and adapt within the industry, while maintaining a robust ethos and core musical identity. One of the longest-running independent labels of its kind, Defected has paved the way for house music in the UK and remained a well-respected constant in the music industry for 20 years.

Where Love Lives streaming link: https://glitbx.lnk.to/WLLFilm
(set a YouTube reminder before the premiere goes live at 8pm GMT on Thursday 18th March 2021)

Glitterbox’s Classic House & Disco Anthems playlist: https://defstream.lnk.to/Glitbx

General links:
wherelovelives.film
glitterboxibiza.com
twitter.com/Glitterbox
instagram.com/glitterboxibiza
facebook.com/glitterboxibiza

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