How The EDM Community  Has Reacted To Australia's Bushfire Crisis

The EDM community rallies to support Australia's bushfire relief efforts

Will Marsh


s of January 9th, 2020, Australia remains stuck in the midst of one of the most, if not the most, devastating natural disasters this country has ever seen.

Fires bigger than Belgium have been ravaging our beloved home for months, taking lives, demolishing countless homes, leaving devastation in their wake. Lives have been taken, lives have been ruined, lives have been changed forever, and if there was ever a time to come together as an entire nation, this is it.

Bushfire relief efforts have struggled amidst funding cuts, poor financial allocation and an overwhelming dependence on volunteers, and for too long, not enough was being done. Thankfully, I’m proud to be able to write that this is starting to change.Through communal effort Australia has grabbed the world's attention, and as of today, over $100 million dollars has been donated to our emergency and relief services. 

As loyal members of the global EDM scene, it makes us at PinkMilk proud to see our beloved community rallying around a cause so dear to us, and not enough can be done to thank those who’ve contributed. To date, some of the biggest names in dance music have donated, spread awareness, and inspired hope among many Australian’s, and we intend to make sure their deeds don’t go unnoticed.

From us at PinkMilk, and the rest of Australia - an enormous thank you to;

Flume - for donating $100k  

Alison Wonderland - for donating 100% of her January proceeds 

Fisher - for donating all proceeds from his Australian tour

Throttle - for donating all his recent earnings

Svdden Death - for crowdfunding over $10k 

Nexu5 & Akira - for collectively raising $1500 

Peking Duk - for raising $50k through their live show

PhasOne & Hydraulix - for crowdfunding donations 

Marshmello - for donating to relevant charities

Rufus Du Sol - for donating $50k of their tour earnings

Kayzo - for donating and raising awareness

Yvng Jalapeno - for donating 100% of his January proceeds

Steve Aoki - for actively raising awareness 

David Guetta - for advocating for further support

Jauz - for raising awareness and inspiring donations

Lucille Croft - for supporting Koala recovery efforts

What So Not - for publicly advocating

Don Diablo - for raising awareness on social media

Brownies & Lemonade - for encouraging donations

Timmy Trumpet - for raising awareness on social media

Blanke & Enschway - for organising a charity event with 100% of proceeds being donated

Golden Features, Running Touch, Motez & Willaris K - for spearheading the Bushfire Appeal charity show

Before we end, I want to give a special thanks to our local EDM scene in Perth, where the efforts of our local artists, businesses, organisers and the general public deserve special attention.

A massive thanks to Axen, Soulsy, WYN, Gud Riddance, Twerl, WAVEY, TheRave, BLK Streetwear & Air Nightclub for their organisation of ‘Rave For A Reason’ on January 1st - be sure to show some support.

And lastly, thank you to Tye Turner of Hanzo, for the contributions of his clothing brand ‘Medicile’ - donating 100% of proceeds from his latest design, inspired by the ongoing relief efforts.

If you’re interested in donating to help Australia’s ongoing efforts, please see any of the links below. Any donation, no matter how small it may seem, can go a long way. Thank you.

NSW Rural Fire Service -

Country Fire Association -

NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education  -

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital -

WWF ‘Help Save Koalas’ Fund -

Salvation Army -

Australian Red Cross -

Australian Food Bank -