It all started when…
Jay Haze came on the Peace Boat as a guest speaker and then after the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, he teamed up with Seth Troxler and Isis Salvaterra to launch Red Dot Relief, donating all of the proceeds from various music festivals to Peace Boat's disaster relief projects in Japan to support the communities affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Fast forward to Parties 4 Peace joining the Movement Festival in support of the city of Detroit, and in recognition of the tremendous universal need for relief that resulted from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan.
Artists and agents donated a percentage of their Detroit fees to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
Promoters and event producers asked for a portion of proceeds raised to be contributed to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and for permission for Parties 4 Peace to facilitate on-site Red Dot Relief collection at parties.
Festival attendees joined our team of people collecting donations as well as to make financial contributions to both organizations.
Parties 4 Peace was founded in the year 2002 in Japan and continues to raise awareness through music and art as it travels from Tokyo to New York City. Join us at Red Dot Relief and watch our video by SET productions (Tokyo) featuring Jay Haze as he travels onboard the ship with the international NGO Peace Boat and Seth Troxler as he makes a special visit to the Peace Boat office in Tokyo, Japan.
INTRODUCING THE ARTISTS BEHIND RED DOT RELIEF: JAY HAZE & SETH TROXLER
Jay Haze is an American DJ-producer, probably destined for a career in the Peace Corps. (If he hadn't found his musical calling first. After all, he's been an active charity worker since his teens. He certainly didn't allow his international success as a globetrotting DJ to get in the way of being a dedicated philanthropist. After witnessing third-world poverty firsthand in Lima, Peru, Haze teamed up with the Tuning Spork label to organize a series of international charity events called Toys & Needs. But his humanitarian efforts did not stop there. Haze's DJS4DRC campaign in 2009 helped women and children affected by rape and violence in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, raising a whopping €100,000 through Haze's donation of all profits from his Fabric 47 mix CD. Talk about giving back!
DJ-producer Seth Troxler may be best known for his late-night techno party style and irreverently humorous DJ persona. But in 2011, he also proved that he's got a heart of gold. Following the catastrophic March earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Troxler launched Red Dot Relief (later joining forces with Jay Haze and the Tuning Spork Efforts Team), asking the dance music community to help raise money for and spread awareness of the disaster. Troxler's relationship to Japan is personal, as his fiancee's family was affected. But he knew his influence as an internationally celebrated DJ could get thousands of people involved in helping the cause, and Red Dot Relief has received widespread support across the international EDM community.