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Here Are All the Dance World Livestreams Getting Feet Moving This Weekend

Alison Wonderland
Austin Hargrave

Alison Wonderland photographed on March 11, 2019 at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles.

Have you ever wondered what your favorite DJ's living room looks like? Well, this weekend you're in luck, because more than a hundred electronic acts will be streaming from their homes for a cavalcade of dance-oriented livestreams. Whether you're after mainstage vibes or a tutorial on staying creative in isolation, there's someone happening online to fill your time.

Digital Mirage 

Happening now through Sunday, this stacked online festival will feature sets from a who's who of dance artists, including KaskadeAlison Wonderland, A-Trak, Gryffin, G Jones, Don Diablo and four dozen other acts spread across three days of programming. Digital Mirage is organized by dance-centric entities, including YouTube giants Proximity and Trap Nation and Los Angeles-based collective Brownies & Lemonade.

HARD Summer's Staycation

Starting Friday night and continuing Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET, this online party from HARD Summer will features sets from JAUZ, Valentino Khan, Habstrakt, Wuki, Wolfgang Gartner, Mr.Carmack, Walker & Royce, DeVault, Noizu, J Worra, DUCKY, Party Pupils, Kaivon, OMNOM and Franklyn Watts. Streaming on Insomniac Events' YouTube and Twitch pages, the staycation will be hosted by Insomniac's Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella.

EXIT Festival 20th Anniversary

Starting Friday, the Serbian festival will host both live sets from artists including MKDSL and Roni Size & Reprazent and, through next Friday, April 10, will also stream sets from past festivals including those from Simian Mobile Disco b2b Roman Flugel and Maceo Plex. 

Hit Command

On Friday, Red Light Management's gaming subsidiary Hit Command will fire up its Twitch channel to stream the online festival Dance Music Gives Back. The event will feature sets from Krewella, Boogie T, Borgore, Pluko, Wuki, Ookay, GG Magree, DUCKY, Kristian Nairn, Whipped Cream and more. The event will be hosted by Twitch personality LucyMae. Money raised through the event will benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

PLAYdifferently

On Saturday, at 1 p.m. ET, Richie Hawtin will host a discussion about creativity in isolation with Nicole Moudaber, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Matador, Paco Osuna and the 100 lucky fans who were able to sign up for the webinar. Didn't make it? Fret not. The discussion will be available to stream via Facebook Live and YouTube.

Smash

On Sunday, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s esports organization, Smash, will host sets by Dimitri Vegas, Wolfpack and Bassjackers. DJ gamers including Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero and Afrojack, will also stream themselves playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call Of Duty: Warzone, League of Legends and Mortal Kombat 11. The event launches via the Smash Twitch channel, with all proceeds going to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.