Host Spotlight: Zuku

Our friends and pre-pandemic party starters Zuku are doing something a little different this weekend, all for a brilliant cause close to their hearts.

An underground music event in Liverpool, Zuku are used to raising the roofs of IWF Substation and North Shore Troubadour, with past guests including Subb-an, Surge Recordings, Nathan Pinder and Eastfield Swing. Their monthly radio show ‘Planet Zuku’ delivers trippy and intergalactic sounds from a variety of specially selected guests, as well as their usual residents.

This Saturday they’re bringing their own virtual dancefloor to us via a YouTube charity livestream in aid of James’ Place. Through the power of music, the firm are hosting 10+ hours of tunes from artists across the globe, and all to raise awareness of male suicide.

James’ Place is a local organisation whose mission is to prevent male suicide. In 2018, 6507 people in the UK took their own lives, with three quarters of these being men. The charity strives to ensure that help is available for any man facing a suicidal crisis by working with health partners to deliver a service to meet their needs, one that may not have previously been met by traditional services.

The stream will take place on Saturday 6th March and can be watched via Zuku’s YouTube channel, with donations welcomed via their Just Giving page.