Celebrated British DJ Paul Oakenfold hosted the “highest party on Earth” Tuesday, spinning a set at the base camp of Mount Everest, which sits at 17,600 feet. Oakenfold streamed parts of the performance on Facebook Live and plans to release a live album and documentary chronicling the trek and performance.
The Everest trip is the first installment of Oakenfold’s new SoundTrek series, in which he’ll stage performances in unexpected places around the globe, showcasing music from each locale and highlighting critical issues facing local communities.
Oakenfold plans to donate funds from his Everest performance to the Himalayan Trust and Supporting Nepal’s Children – both of which are assisting survivors of the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal – while he’s also gifting his DJ equipment to the local community. Proceeds will also benefit the U.K. groups, Youth Music and the Mayor’s New Music Fund.
Following his Mt. Everest performance, Oakenfold will continue his Generations world tour with another North American leg that kicks off April 28th in Cleveland and wraps June 9th with a set at the Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago.