EDM artist Tiesto talks about World AIDS Day and (RED) (video)

By Meaghan Fleming,

Electronic dance music’s (EDM) Tiësto discussed his involvement on Tuesday with the charity (RED) and World AIDS Day.

Tiësto, born Tijs Verwest, sat down to talk with Rolling Stone about his involvement in the (RED) charity.

He teamed up with other big EDM artists like Calvin Harris and Avicii to put out Dance (RED), Save Lives, and the proceeds of the album are going to the charity.

"It helps that (RED) is organized by music people," Tiësto tells Rolling Stone. "They know what they're doing, and they know how to incorporate music."

"We have an incredible opportunity to fight AIDS," he told MTV. He also talked about going to visit schools in Africa and seeing how AIDS “affects people’s lives there.”

"I want everyone that loves EDM to get involved,” he continues. “By 2015, we can make sure that no babies will be born with HIV. That would be a huge accomplishment. And that's why we are asking everyone to join (RED)."

On December 1, World AIDS Day, Tiësto and various other EMD artists and DJ’s will be live-streaming from the Stereosonic Festival in Australia on JoinRED.

Dance (RED), Save Lives is available now on iTunes.

 
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