Night will help victims of Japanese tsunami

AN exciting music event in Wishaw next week will raise funds for families devastated by the recent Japanese tsunami.

The event, dubbed DVDA Goes Commercial, will be held in the 30s Soul Suite nightclub, Main Street, on Thursday, April 21, when entry to the club night, which will feature an eclectic mix of music with an electro slant as well as original animation and projections, costs just £2.

Half of that money will be donated to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal, which is helping to rebuild homes and lives ravaged by last month’s earthquake.

It is organised by local collective DVDA (Digital Video Digital Audio), which comprises DJs and animation and graphic artists keen to bring alternative music to the town.

It will offer music from the likes of Daft Punk, Fake Blood, deadmau5, Soulwax and Boys Noize.

Headlining the night is DJ Scott Yardley, who has been organising the charity effort.

He said: “When I first saw the video footage of homes being destroyed during the tsunami in Japan, as well as the aftermath, I was really shocked at the scale of it.

“At the time, we had been organising the club night and felt that a really positive thing to do would be to give half of the money raised by ticket sales to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

“It’s just a way of giving something back, and helping families devastated by the earthquake.

“It’s going to be a great night as a lot of people will be off the next day too, and there are worse things you can spend £2 on.”

Doors open at 8.30pm, with the entry fee payable at the door.

For more information, visit the DVDA Facebook page.