photo credit: Rukes
With just over 19 hours left before the auction closes, Deadmau5‘s original Diamonte Mau5head is set to change hands for a minimum of £12,100 ($19,835). Donated by Joel Zimmerman to the EMI family charity auction, all the proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross to support those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The autographed Mau5head comes with 2 VIP passes to Deadmau5′s London show in Victoria Park this June, as well as a letter of authenticity signed by EMI Music Canada. It can be bid on here.
Music’s defining characteristic that makes me so passionate about it is its unique ability to bring people together. Of course, music can be used as an escape, a way to close your eyes and ignore all the perils of the world around you but sadly, now is the time to open your eyes and come together. I’m sure everyone is aware of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan late last week and those of us who aren’t trained in the art of disaster search and rescue are struggling to find a way that could possibly begin to help in the face of such an overwhelmingly daunting tragedy.
Turbo Recordings, one of the premiere electronic music labels on the planet headed by virtuoso DJ/producer Tiga, are doing their part to aid those affected by this catastrophe by donating 100% of their Planet Turbo subscription sales to the relief efforts up until May 1st. Packages are either $40 or $60, and you get all Turbo EP releases for the next year in their full 320kbps glory. Get the Pro/DJ pack, and you’ll even get everything in your inbox a week early. Not only is it a good deal economically, but it’s for a really important and worthwhile cause.
So head over here to shop for your subscription package and take care everyone, be kind, love your life, and cherish the people around you.