Watch: A Trak, Steve Aoki, Kaskade & More Warn Of The Dangers Of MDMA
5 September 2013
Following the early closure of this year’s Electric Zoo Festival, caused by 2 deaths attributed to MDMA overdose (4 other attendees were also hospitalised), URB Magazine alongside some of EDM’s biggest names have gathered for a 'public service announcement' about the dangers of taking drugs.
Steve Aoki, Z-Trip, A-Trak, Kaskade, Tommie Sunshine and Apl.de.ap have all come together to inform viewers about the dangers of drug use, alongside taking breaks and keeping hydrated in this short and to-the-point video.
URB Magazine also released a statement about why they made the video:
"In 2010, following the tragic death of 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez at Electric Daisy Carnival, the County of Los Angeles formed the Rave Task Force to address the public health and safety issues inherent at large-scale electronic music events.
One of the recommendations made by the task force was to develop a public service announcement (PSA) regarding the dangers of drugs — and especially ecstasy. URB.com was hired to create this PSA, which featured six of the world’s biggest DJs highlighting basic safety techniques and harm reduction strategies when consuming potentially dangerous drugs at these events.
- Rolling on ecstasy, can cause heart problems, brain damage, stroke and possibly death.
- Take breaks to cool off. Sip sports drinks or water.
- Avoid energy drinks and caffeine and don’t mix drugs and alcohol.
- If you or your friends feel hot or sick, it’s OK to ask for help.
- Never buy drugs or accept drinks from strangers. You never know what you may get.
- You can choose to take nothing at all.
Sadly, the political fallout after EDC resulted in this PSA being officially shelved. In light of the recent deaths at the Electric Zoo Festival and other EDM events, we decided this information was too important not to share.
We hope everyone will help spread this message.
Raymond Roker, Joshua Glazer & Danny Lee"
You can watch the video below: