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    • Dancing Astronaut
      By Dancing Astronaut
      A new study spearheaded by Help Musicians UK has determined that musicians may be up to three times more likely to suffer from depression as compared to the general public.
      Help Musicians UK is a leading independent charity for musicians in the UK. The study has emerged as a part of the charity’s Music and Depression (MAD) campaign, an initiative dedicated to examining the prevalence of mental health issues in the music industry. The first phase of the study sought to survey musicians, focusing on their working conditions in relation to their overall mental wellbeing via an industry-wide survey that recorded responses from a total of 2,211 artists. The number of voluntary participants in the online survey led the effort to become the largest of its kind in the UK to date.
      Graphic Credit: Music Minds Matter
      The majority of survey respondents were between the ages of 18-35, working across a variety of genres. Pop, rock, and alternative surfaced as the most prominent genres of music practiced by respondents. Of the various professions represented, including musicians, DJs, live crew, and music management, males and females were split relatively evenly, with 55.2% of respondents identifying as male, and 43.9% identifying as female.
      Graphic Credit: Music Minds Matter
      The survey’s findings indicate that musicians appear to be suffering from anxiety and depression in significant numbers. 71.1% of respondents reported that they had suffered from panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety, while 68.5% reported that they suffered from depression. The survey concluded that musicians specifically may be up to three times more likely to suffer from depression compared to the public. While 39.5% of respondents were from London, the survey received responses from artists across the UK, indicating that the issue is problematic on a national scale.
      Graphic Credit: Music Minds Matter
      Help Musician UK’s examination determined that while artists might classify music production as its own kind of catharsis, working within the music industry might render artists more likely to develop mental health issues due to poor working conditions, the physical impacts of a musical career, a lack of recognition for one’s work, and dilemmas related to one’s sexual identity — female artists are notably more likely to be subjected to sexist attitudes and sexual harassment in the industry than male artists. Working in the industry might also exacerbate existing mental health complications.
      53% of respondents reported that they did not “find it easy to get help” for mental health issues, whereas 47% alternatively found it easy to seek out the necessary mental health related assistance. The percentages signal that the majority of respondents were not able to locate adequate resources to alleviate mental health related hardships.
      Help Musicians UK hopes to launch a nationwide mental-health service for music industry figures in 2017 following the completion of the study’s next phase. The survey represents a groundbreaking stride in the direction of increased comprehension regarding the presence and prevalence of mental health related afflictions in the music industry. The survey offers new insight into the source of artists’ mental health complications, illuminating potential avenues for support while underscoring what new methods might yet be developed.
      Via: Music Minds Matter
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      Source: Dancing Astronaut
    • YourEDM
      By YourEDM
      In the world of bass music, sets longer than two hours are basically unheard of (unless you play drum & bass, and then the cut off is around 6 hours, but even then, only if you’re Andy C). Still, in the world of marathon sets, no one can beat house and trance DJs. The nature of the music itself allows DJs to play around with singular tracks for a longer time, phasing in and out, teasing new tracks, bringing old tracks back in… there’s an art to it.
      In honor of ADE, and for the 836th episode of A State Of Trance, Armada boss Armin van Buuren is live streaming for 14 hours straight in what we have to assume at this point is a complete trance. (Heh, get it?)
      Other artists will also play during the stream, including Aly & Fila.
      Watch it all below!

       
      Photo via Rukes.com
      This article was first published on Your EDM.
      Source: Armin van Buuren Starts 14-Hour Live Stream From ADE
      Source: Your EDM
    • InTheMix
      By InTheMix
      Last December, Flosstradamus fans got the news that Josh Young, one half of the hitmaking duo, was leaving the project.
      In a video posted to his Instagram, Young broke the news that he was leaving to focus full time on his new project YehMe2. “I came to this decision at the end of summer, but due to circumstances outside of my control I wasn’t able to make this announcement until after the Flosstradamus tour ended,” he told fans at the time.
      Now in a new interview with Run The Trap, Young has opened up a little more about his split from the duo he dedicated 10 years of his life to, and admitted that having “creative control” of his own career was a deciding factor.
      Read More How Flosstradamus built the biggest show in dance music   “It was extremely difficult,” Young said. “After putting so much time and energy into the project it was a tough choice to make, but I felt it was time to let go.
      “There are some factors I’m willing to discuss publicly and some that I’m not. Mainly in addition to wanting to spend more time with my family, I wanted to take creative control of my career, music and artistic vision.”
      “When it came to music we didn’t collaborate,” he added. “Songs were usually produced by one of us. Curt usually produced the originals, and I usually handled remixes and collabs. I don’t miss sharing [that] creative responsibility.”
      Young also confessed he’s found it difficult to outlive the “hypeman stigma” now that he’s left the duo.
      “In the last year I’ve dropped 2 mixtapes, 60+ tracks and remixes and yet I still get people saying ‘all you do is yell on the mic.’ But as frustrating as that is, it’s a slight annoyance in the big scheme of things. Overall I’m just stoked on the shit I’m making.”
      Listen to Young’s latest release as YehMe2 below:

      The post Josh Young Speaks On Why He Split From Flosstradamus appeared first on inthemix.
      Source: Junkee
    • YourEDM
      By YourEDM
      The reviews are in and Will Smith x DJ Jazzy Jeff‘s “Get Lit” is most definitely not lit…
      Deep down, we all cling to the hope that the once Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was coming from an authentic place when he made the track, but even if that’s true, it didn’t translate well. “Get Lit” has turned out to be the most generic and unlistenable release of the year with no other contenders in sight.
      What’s been described as “dad-like,” “cookie-cutter EDM” and a “total absurdity” is getting ripped apart by music critics across the board. It stings like salt in a deep cut on our hearts — wounds caused because we know the greatness heard with Big Willie Style might not ever make a comeback.
      Smith recently revealed he has 30 more tracks with Jazzy Jeff — so let’s hope they can redeem themselves.
      “Get Lit” Gets Absolutely Savage Reviews Across the Board
      “[Get Lit] is pretty cookie-cutter EDM as far as arrangement and production. It’s got some heavy kicks and staggered synth stabs, with a typical hook in “get lit”… honestly, the song could have been good if Smith and Jazzy Jeff put some more sincere effort into it. As it stands, it really just seems like a bandwagon song with them trying to get some street cred with the young kids.” – Matt Meadow, Your EDM
      “It was endearing when Smith rapped about how parents just don’t understand in 1988, but in 2017, hearing a 49-year-old talk about getting ‘lit’ comes off as a Steve Buscemi, ‘How do you do, fellow kids?’ moment.” – Derrick Rossignol, Uproxx
      “The Wild Wild West movie of Will Smith singles – a frankly f**king mental genre leap that’s actually kinda fascinatingly s**t, rather than the Collateral Beauty of Will Smith singles (just plain sh**). Jaden needs a better password on his laptop, because I am one billion per cent his dad, in actual Yer Da mode, raided his Tidal (Jaden is definitely a Tidal guy), found the playlist titled ‘Major Lazer is doooope!!!!!!!!’ then searched his Facebook inbox for hip young phrases-cum-song titles.” – Al Horner, Fact Mag
      “The real tragedy here is not that the song is bad, which it is. It’s that Smith may be attempting to relive his younger days by updating his party raps and adopting what he thinks the kids will embrace. He doesn’t need to do this, is the weird part, as he definitely doesn’t require the cash nor does he need the cultural cache. What we have is just a man flailing needlessly against the riptide of time.” – Phil Witmer, Noisey
      “The total absurdity of Get Lit renders it not only hilarious, but, in a way, the most profound music Will Smith has ever made. Its vacancy is so pure that it verges on the existential, the mystical – perhaps even the divine, for only a god could be capable of such perfect lack of meaning.” – Frank Guan, Vulture
      “Christ. You know it’s bad if I, a dad, think something is too dad-like. Was this mixed inside a tractor engine? Join us next week when Will drops his next three songs, Woke AF, YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, and [prayer emoji].” – Drew Magary, GQ
      “It’s official. ‘Lit’ is no more. Not when old man Will Smith is building sh**ty, deafening EDM songs around the millennial buzzword.” – Randall Colburn, Consequences of Sound
      “It’s not as desperate as MC Hammer suddenly going gangster, or as out of left field as Bob Dylan rapping with Kurtis Blow, but it’s pretty close to your dad turning up Look What You Made Made Do and doing the Dougie in front of your friends at your bar mitzvah.” – Alex McLevy, AV Club

       
      Source: NZ Herald | Photo via Livewire Festival
      This article was first published on Your EDM.
      Source: The Reviews Are In… Will Smith x Jazzy Jeff’s “Get Lit” Is Definitely Not Lit
      Source: Your EDM
    • InTheMix
      By InTheMix
      This post discusses sexual assault. 

      LA producer The Gaslamp Killer has been pulled from Australia’s Let Them Eat Cake and Breakfest line-ups after being accused of raping two women.
      On Friday, Twitter user @chelseaelaynne accused The Gaslamp Killer — real name William Bensussen — of raping herself and her friend in July 2013. Since then, he’s officially “parted ways” with Low End Theory, the legendary Los Angeles party at which Bensussen was a longtime resident, and been booted from the bill of Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. His former label Brainfeeder have also distanced themselves from Bensussen.
      Now, Australian promoters The Operatives have announced that The Gaslamp Killer will no longer perform at any of his upcoming Australian festival dates at Breakfest, Let Them Eat Cake and Kiwi event Northern Bass.
      “In light of the accusations against The Gaslamp Killer and all it encompasses, we feel that a cancellation of the upcoming tour is currently the only option,” an official statement reads. “Hopefully there will be some clarity on the entire case in the near future, and justice is served in truth. ”
      Bensussen’s alleged victim Chelsea claims that she and a friend met The Gaslamp Killer at a party on the rooftop on the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles on July 5, 2013. She alleges that Bensussen handed the two women drinks she believes were drugged and “after that, everything is pitch black except for a few sharp but at the same time, blurry, memories.”
      “It has taken four years to not blame ourselves and not feel guilty or less than human for it,” she wrote in her statement. “He knows what he did and I’m sure he’s been wondering when this day would come. RaeAn and I have had to deal with the shame for four years, and it’s time he faces it too.”
      In a response on his own Twitter, The Gaslamp Killer denied the allegations against him.


      If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.
      Men can access anonymous confidential telephone counselling to help to stop using violent and controlling behaviour through the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.
      The post The Gaslamp Killer booted from Breakfest and Let Them Eat Cake line-ups after rape allegations appeared first on inthemix.
      Source: Junkee
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