Why We DJ- Slaves to the Rhythm documentary on world of DJing
A question most DJs are confronted with- Why We DJ?
The lights are flashing and the music is infiltrating the swooning, jumping crowd. Steering the party boat, the purveyors of groove in the middle of the stage stands the DJ.
Everyone wants to be see them, know them and be them; but what most don’t know is how turbulent the road is when you are on the main stage.
In this new documentary called Why We DJ, artists like Seth Troxler, Pete Tong, Carl Cox, B. Traits and more open up about life behind the decks.
From late nights and touring to partying yet being lonely- these are some of the realities DJs experience despite being the beacon of a ‘good time.’
The heart of DJing
There are some interesting similarities between DJs, like the fact that a lot of them are actually introverts, but unleash a hidden, extroverted side when on stage.
All DJs, no matter how established, still get very anxious and nervous before playing.
This 40-mminute documentary is a MUST-SEE for anyone who is passionate about music and the facets thereof.
Your office is literally a party, without fail, and the vices that come with it can be detrimental to your mental and physical health. If you don’t check yourself, you sure will wreck yourself- as the saying goes.
Some other contributors to the documentary include author of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, Bill Brewster, as well as associate Professor of Music Psychology at the University of Leeds, Dr. Alinka Greasley.
The filmed premiered on Wednesday (October 18) at the 2017 Amsterdam Dance Event in association with Help Musicians UK and the Association for Electronic Music.
Check out Why We DJ- Slaves to the Rhythm here; It’s a jam.