Renowned DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold will make his journey through the Nepal villages on the way to Mount Everest, and will attempt to break the world record by having the “highest party on earth” at 18,000 feet.
Oakenfold recently announced the launch of SoundTrek, a project that raises awareness of the environment and joining forces with local charities to raise funds. It will also give opportunity for up-and-coming DJs and producers to share their music with the world through SoundTrek Base, a global DJ database.
To prepare for this event, Oakenfold is hitting the gym and strengthening his core with pilates and doing cardio to increase his stamina. Joining Oakenfold on this expedition will be six other individuals including Kenton Cool, world-renowned mountaineer and Everest guide. Oakenfold and his group will trek through the villages of Nepal and will play three villages on the way to base camp. Paul told Westword he aims to introduce locals to electronic music:
I want to share our music with their music, and I’m going to teach some kids to deejay.
The proceeds from this event on Mount Everest will be going to the earthquake survivors of Nepal. Oakenfold and friends will bring SoundTrek to other iconic locations to showcase the music culture while highlighting environment matters. This Mount Everest Base Camp event will be held next week on April 11.
SOURCE: Kathmandu, Featured Photo: Wikimedia Commons