Never one to shy away from social issues, Bassnectar joins an ever-growing army of other artists and record labels in the fight against racial injustice and police brutality.

In a recent announcement, the Dubstep DJ/producer said that he plans to donate $100,000 of his own money over the course of the next week, split between five activist groups including Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, Campaign Zero, The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Media Justice. Additionally, the 42-year-old stated that he will be taking a short hiatus from his busy music release schedule to explore specific themes of empowerment, social justice, education, demanding change, and activism that relate to each of the organizations he is supporting.

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Born Lorin Ashton, the artist joins the likes of Marshmello, Kayzo, Deorro, Eric Prydz and others who’ve donating to prominent activism groups amidst the current nationwide protests and riots stemming from the unjust death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Those involved have since been fired, arrested, and charged with varying crimes and watch this space for more updates on how the music industry continues to join forces in the fight for equality.

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