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    • InTheMix
      By InTheMix
      A slew of dance legends have opened up about the immense mental and physical toll of professional DJing in an eye-opening new documentary, Why We DJ — Slaves To The Rhythm. 
      The DJ Sounds produced doco was premiered recently at Amsterdam Dance Event, and features in-depth and candid discussions about mental health and addiction with acts such as Erick Morillo, Carl Cox, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Ben Pearce, and Pete Tong.
      The 40-minute film points to factors including creative pressure, constant media attention, omnipresent drugs and alcohol, and extreme sleep deprivation caused by a relentless touring schedules as to some of the reasons DJs experience such poor mental health.
      Read More We Regret To Inform You That The ABC Has Just Discovered Nangs   “It’s a crazy life…I think there’s an expiration date on your own sanity and trying to keep human with being a DJ,” Troxler says at one point. “It’s an odd profession where you’re [on stage] in front of hundreds of thousands of people, and then someone puts you in a room and you’re just…alone. That’s when it gets a bit sad. That’s why I think many DJs have problems with drugs, or even sex addiction — it’s just to cure the loneliness.”
      “We’ve lost a lot of people to drugs,” Troxler adds. “A lot of really talented people. They just kind of…floated to the wayside.”
      “I was drinking every day and chucking my life down the drain,” Ben Pearce confesses later in the film. “It got to a point that I knew that if I didn’t do something about it, I wouldn’t be around much longer.”
      Despite the obvious issues DJs face, Pete Tong says artists struggle to get support and sympathy: “Everyone’s got that image in their head of private jets and champagne…but the touring life of a DJ is really hard.”
      Why We DJ — Slaves To The Rhythm is now online, watch it below.

      The post Watch DJs Open Up About Drug Addiction And Mental Health In This New Doco appeared first on inthemix.
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    • Dancing Astronaut
      By Dancing Astronaut

      ODESZA has released a behind the scenes video illustrating the decisive events and artistic process that led to video accompaniment to their collaborative single with Leon Bridges, “Across The Room.” The breezy piano ballad, sung by Bridges, was released on ODESZA’s newest album A Moment Apart. 
      According to the video, Bridges had been a “dream collab” for the ODESZA boys for quite some time. Conversely, Bridges admits he had not heard of the duo prior to their reaching out to him; though later in the video he satisfactorily reports they are “the coolest cats” he has worked with thus far in his career.
      Both ODESZA and Bridges emphasize the creative energy discernible between them in their first meeting, which incited the eight hour studio session resulting in “Across The Room.”
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    • Dancing Astronaut
      By Dancing Astronaut
      Ultra Worldwide ought to take a bow.
      The international branch of the Ultra Music Festival brand, Ultra Worldwide has concluded its 2017 year of production, attracting more than 1,000,000 attendees across 45 total events — placing Ultra Worldwide as the largest independent international music festival brand in the world. Hosting a total of 23 new events in 20 different countries, Ultra Worldwide ascended to new heights in its 2017 season.
      Beyond a banner year for its festivals, 2017 also saw Ultra Worldwide’s heightened presence in Latin America. The brand made its debut in Mexico for Ultra Mexico, expanded its three-day Ultra Brasil initiative, and observed 90,000+ fans attend Rio De Janeiro’s Sambodromo event. Ultra Worldwide was also notable for its various independent Resistance and Road to Ultra occasions, the orchestration of the standalone events only further contributing to the unprecedented and prolific quality of Ultra Worldwide’s expansion Latin America.
      With Ultra’s 2017 officially in the books, national and international attention may now be turned to Bayfront Park in Miami, where Ultra Music Festival Miami will celebrate its twentieth birthday come March 2018. Ultra Miami’s birthday run is slated for March 23-25. Those interested in attending UMF’s milestone anniversary event may purchase tickets to the festival here.
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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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    • Dancing Astronaut
      By Dancing Astronaut
      The Vice President of Finance and Strategic Initiatives at Live Nation Entertainment, Andrew Macrae, has been arrested following the discovery that he routinely use a pen camera to take photos up women’s skirts on his daily London commute.
      A Live Nation employee since 2004, Macrae was caught capturing the illicit images by an off-duty Metropolitan Police officer after he was observed “acting suspiciously.”
      Macrae would obscure the camera by placing it partially inside of a laptop bag and then place the bag on the ground between the victim’s legs. Macrae drew the attention of the officer by “changing the angle of the bag, which he had placed between the legs of a blonde female wearing a red summer dress.” Macrae was promptly arrested and escorted to a south London police station.
      Prosecutor Angela Mehadio has since informed the court handling the case that Macrae had “admitted his intention was to film up skirts for personal and sexual gratification.”
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      A married father, Macrae did not enter pleas on two additional counts of outraging public decency. Macrae is set to appear in court on November 7 for his sentencing.
      Macrae has been relieved of his duties at Live Nation Entertainment.
      The company has since released a statement on Macrae’s actions: “This matter is still before the courts and as such we are unable to comment on the case. We can confirm that these charges have been made against the individual personally and that he was terminated by Live Nation Entertainment in July 2017 following his arrest. Live Nation strongly condemns Macrae’s acts and is outraged by his offensive and criminal behavior which has no place at our company, city or the world at large.”
      H/T: Evening Standard
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