UPDATE: The Beatport link is now live. You can purchase the track HERE.
It is always refreshing to see an upcoming artist take a step back and use their position to support a larger cause. 3LAU, the stage name of Las Vegas DJ and producer Justin Blau, is coming off of a year that included performing to sold out crowds across America, and numerous #1′s on Hypem. On April 30th, 3LAU will make his Beatport debut with a remix of James Egbert’s “Back to New.” In honor of the release, 3LAU will match and donate all proceeds to Pencils of Promise, a non-profit that builds schools in developing nations. 3LAU is no stranger to non-profit work, as he was featured in the New York Times for pioneering a microloan program while in high school. 3LAU’s dream of building a school is becoming a reality, as pre-sales and donations have reached over $1500 dollars in just three days.
Check out a preview of “Back to New” and what 3LAU has to say after the jump!
“My first official Beatport release is a remix of James Egbert’s “Back To New.” The track will be released on April 30th and all Beatport proceeds will go directly toward building our own school (100% of donations go towards programs). Finally, I am going to match every single Beatport purchase with my own $2.50 until we reach $25,000. Of course, you can donate to the cause independent of Beatport through 3lau.com, and in the first 12 hours we have passed $1000 in donations!”
You can track the progress of the campaign here.