The world’s top DJs and producers, some of which have played in Kuala Lumpur before in festivals and clubs, are rallying their thoughts and condolences following Malaysia Airlines’ tragic #MH17 incident. Most uttered shock and sheer disbelief over the news while others readily offered prayers and support.
Dutch dance music maestro and DJ Mag’s #1 DJ for 5 non consecutive years previously, Armin van Buuren, was one of the first to reach out via his Twitter account upon hearing the news.
— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) July 17, 2014
Armin van Buuren’s cousin, also co-host for the “A State of Trance” (ASOT) radio show and fellow DJ/producer, Ruben de Ronde shared this heart-wrenching sentiment:
My heart cries with the things that are happening in the world right now.. Why can’t people just get along #peaceplease
— Ruben de Ronde (@rubenderonde) July 18, 2014
Swedish producer Eric Prydz, on the other hand, who is known for his fear of flying, responded to fellow American producer Thomas Pentz aka diplo’s tweet:
Orjan Nilsen, who was just here slightly more than a month ago for his set at Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur, tweeted his thoughts:
My God.. :( All my thoughts are with the loved ones of those on board the Air Malaysia plane.. HORRIBLE!! :(
— Ørjan Nilsen (@orjan_nilsen) July 17, 2014
DJ Carnage, who also made a stop in Malaysia to play at Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur a month ago tweeted his speechlessness:
Young Dutch DJ/producer, 25-year-old Nicky Romero conveyed utter disbelief in response to the news of the crash:
OMFG I CANT believe some country shot down a Boeing 777 of Malaysia airlines … Is this real life? — Nicky Romero (@nickyromero) July 17, 2014
Doorn Records’ Sander van Doorn offered his support to the families and friends of the #MH17 passengers:
The formidable Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer Sebastian Ingrosso, who was once part of the Swedish House Mafia trio, posted the following on his Twitter account:
Sidney Samson, famed for his “Riverside” track, is no stranger to Malaysia as he has been here a couple of times. He posted up the following tweet as soon as he heard the news:
Really terrible news about the Malaysian airplane crash. How can something like this happen.
— Sidney Samson (@sidneysamson) July 17, 2014
Last but not least, we also heard from Afrojack, who was just here in December last year to play for Thirst 2013 in Sepang:
All our thoughts right now go out to everyone aboard the crashed Malaysian Airlines plane, and their families
— Afrojack (@djafrojack) July 17, 2014
Meanwhile, we’ve created a special Spotify playlist in remembrance of the lives that were lost today. Also, for more timely and verified updates, please visit Malaysia Airlines’ official website and follow their Twitter account.
Families of passengers and crew may contact +603 7884 1234 (Malaysia) or +31703487770 (Netherlands).