Global dance institution Defected and world leader of music for DJs, producers, and their fans – Beatport, today announce that they will be embarking on an epic five-continent, 24-hour marathon party to ring in the New Year. 

Powering New Year celebrations virtually across the globe, the dance music giants will host livestreams from London, Sydney, Thailand, Johannesburg and Las Vegas from 11:30 am GMT on Sunday December 31 2023, brought to life by Beatport’s new community-led initiative Music is Unstoppable (Unstoppable).

Soundtracking the spectacle will be a host of house heavyweights including the mighty Armand Van Helden and Carl Cox, plus Defected favourites Sam Divine, Ferreck Dawn, Arielle Free, Harry Romero, Afro-electronic star Kitty Amor and many more. The unique New Year’s showcase will celebrate Defected’s 25 year and Beatport’s 20 year anniversary, honouring more than two decades at the epicentre of dance and music culture.  

‘As Defected enters its 25th year with its most ambitious global event series to date – five events in five continents, there’s no better partner than Beatport to help capture the occasion in its entirety. Our global community will be able to watch live from the comfort of their homes via a stream that allows them to effectively soundtrack their own house party and New Year celebrations. We’re excited to lean on Beatport’s expertise in delivering incredible live production to showcase some of the world’s best DJ talent and kickstart Defected’s 25th anniversary celebrations.’ – Tom Glover, Head of Brand Partnerships at Defected.

In celebration of the stream and partnership, an exclusive and limited collaboration collection of merch will also be sold via stream sponsor and e-commerce shopping platform app, Lemonade Fashion

Every Unstoppable minute across the five continents will be broadcast live on Defected’s 24/7 Youtube channel, as well as Beatport’s FB, Twitch and website.

Providing a destination for music-lovers to come together no matter their location, Defected and Beatport will host the ultimate house party for fans to enjoy from the comfort of their homes. Expect the label’s impressive musical curation alongside world-class production, countdowns, confetti moments and the scene’s most-celebrated DJs for a New Year’s Eve party for the books.