Sanctuary, the virtual nightclub where music has helped so many cope with the challenges of the pandemic, presents “Legends Collide” an online livestream event featuring three of the country’s legendary DJs – John Robinson, John Tupaz, and Mon Maramba – on Saturday, July 25 at 9pm (Manila time). This is the first time the three DJ icons are coming together again after their very successful event in BGC back in 2017, attended by almost 1,800 people.
Robinson, Tupaz, and Maramba who gained popularity at the club circuit in the ‘80s and ‘90s will perform together live from their respective homes in the Philippines and the US via Twitch.
Sanctuary is the brainchild of Philippine-based Robinson, who was inspired by the musicians performing from their balconies in Italy during the coronavirus lockdown. It is a virtual nightclub where people can enjoy great music, make new friends, and socialize in a safe way. Working with long-time producing partner, Dodo Melicor of DM Entertainment, and with the support of Trick Entertainment, Sanctuary has grown into a movement.
Regulars have named themselves “Sanctuarians” and local and international stars, including Randy Santiago, Juan Miguel Salvador, Martin Nievera and American Idol finalist Elliott Yamin have made guest appearances.
Recently, Sanctuarians raised PhP 2 million to help in COVID-19 response efforts and for other worthy beneficiaries.
“What I am really happy about is the sense of community – a number of lonely, isolated people have found real friendships. On the days we are not on the air, many meet up in scheduled chat sessions & Zoom calls,” Robinson said.
These friendships are not limited in the Philippines, though 2 of the 3 weekly shows are broadcast at “primetime” in the country. The third show is for Filipinos in North America, though many hardcore fans join all 3 shows.
Sanctuary is live every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm and Sunday morning from 10am. The free streaming is available on www.twitch.tv/officialdjjohnrobinson.