In one of the most eclectic gatherings we've seen recently, Skrillex, Richie Hawtin, and Dubfire recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while at Amnesia Ibiza. To top it off, Paris Hilton helped dump the ice on them.
The nominations by the producers are just as interesting as the ice being dumped on their heads. Skrillex nominated Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, and Michio Kaku, a famous theoretical physicist. Hawtin selected Sven Vath, Grimes, and Anish Kapoor, a well-known sculptor. Dubfire chose NERVO, Loco Dice, and Idris Elba. It's clear that the three wanted to choose people from all walks of life in order to spread ALS awareness as far and wide as possible.
Watch Hawtin's Instagram video of the challenge below.
The challenge has been controversial, but there's no doubt it has raised a lot of money for ALS. Hawtin's description on his Instagram addresses this: "Sometimes a relaxed dinner with friends on your night off can take a life of it’s own. Discussions with @Dubfire, @Skrillex, and friends about music & technology then moved to current topic trends and quickly we found ourselves debating the merits of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. Can this type of viral video really elevate awareness of an important issue? That discussion (over a few bottles of red wine) led us down a crazy path of ideas about who and how to do the best IceBucket video that would help spread this important message as far as possible. In the end, a rush of phone calls ended up with us all together, with our surprise guest @ParisHilton, a good humored gang of friends on the backstage of @AmnesiaIbiza in our own very spontaneous IceBucket attempt! We all hope that this continues the global push to bring more awareness to this horrible disease and each of us will make our own individual donations to the cause. Beyond music genres and creative intentions, we share this video with all of our friends & fans together. We hope this inspires more of you to do the same. Sven, Anish & Claire (Grimes)… it’s over to you!"
Now, we'll have to wait and see if Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, and the other nominated stars will take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Cover photo credit: Richie Hawtin's Instagram
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