In a revealing new documentary investigating the reality of what being a professional DJ is really like, from the hype and parties to relentless touring and the...
In a revealing new documentary investigating the reality of what being a professional DJ is really like, from the hype and parties to relentless touring and the toll that can take on both physical and mental health. nnFollowing the success of last year's ‘The Underground Sound of Paris’, ‘Why We DJ – Slaves To The Rhythm’ delves deep into the psyche of the DJ, exploring the motivations that drive people to pursue a career behind the decks in the first place and the effects it can have. nnIn refreshingly candid interviews from artist managers, tour managers, Psychologists, music industry professionals and DJs including Carl Cox, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Erick Morillo, B.Traits, Ben Pearce and Pete Tong MBE we hear stories of the lofty highs and plunging lows DJs can experience on a daily basis. nn‘Why We DJ – Slaves To The Rhythm’ provides an honest look at the lives of professional DJs from the point of view of the people subjected to a heavy schedule of travel, sleep deprivation and creative pressure, whilst constantly under the social media spotlight.
nnFor the first time, the film examines how DJs can suffer from conditions such as imposter syndrome, opening up the discussion about the sometimes-dark places artists can easily find themselves in when they’re off stage.nnSoundtrack (in order of appearance):nn1.
North Shore - B.Traits // In.Totonbit.ly/2hNQi2Fnn2.
The Magic Room (Dino Lenny & Seth Troxler Re-edit) - Dino Lenny & Doorly // Play It Say Itnbit.ly/2kYwuOQnn3.
No Escape (Stephan Macias remix) - Fraser Stuart // Under No Illusionnbit.ly/2zwlyexnn3.
Oenologue - Luciano // Cadenza Recordsnbit.ly/2yy1SXTnn4.
Fran Left Home - Luciano // Cadenza Recordsnbit.ly/2yTz8Mcnn5.
Junkyard Tool - Seth Troxler // Tuskegee Musicnbit.ly/2glD1yann6.
Bloom - Robert Babicz (Oliver Schories remix) // Traum Schallplattennbit.ly/2x5VXaQnn7.
Loving You (instr) - Lane 8 // Just Isn't Musicnbit.ly/2l0rU2Snn8.
Middle - Ben Pearce // Different Records & PIASnbit.ly/2ziZNOlnn9.
Transit - Ben Pearce // Different Records & PIASnbit.ly/2zxWm7Hnn10.
Death in Venice - TadlR // Armadillo Recordsnbit.ly/2x5OLvonn11.
Curious Heart - Robert Babicz // Traum Schallplattennbit.ly/2ijUJ9unn12.
Still Points - B.Traits // In.Totonbit.ly/2njdkkq