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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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    • YourEDM
      By YourEDM
      Hungarian songstress and hitmaker Ameria has collaborated Russian producer HYPRESSION on this new tune called, “Not About You,” and we’re all about it.
      This track, out today via Trap City and Spinnin Records, is all about the slow build and intense release. The first 70 seconds or so of the track are all on the rise with Ameria’s vocals until it crashes down with a reticent fury. The slightly phased, sweeping synth notes cause you to sway your head to and fro, almost without you even realizing it.
      One thing about the track that I feel could be slightly improved upon is the lack of versatility – it’s largely the same looping sequence for the duration of the track. However, to others, that repetition and consistency could be almost hypnotic. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.
      Check out the new track from Ameria & HYPRESSION, “Not About You,” below, out now on Trap City & Spinnin Records.

      This article was first published on Your EDM.
      Source: Your EDM Premiere: Ameria & HYPRESSION – Not About You [Trap City x Spinnin Records]
      Source: Your EDM
    • MixMag
      By MixMag

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    • 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
    • YourEDM
      By YourEDM
      A warning has been issued for ‘blue superman’ pills being sold as ecstasy. The pills caused nearly a dozen people to be hospitalized last weekend with overdose-like symptoms, and several more to be admitted to emergency rooms.
      According to authorities, the pills being sold as ecstasy or MDMA actually contain a potent depressant similar to alprazolam, more commonly known as Xanax.
      “We are talking about a potent and fast-acting form of benzodiazepine,” said Dr Craig Sadler, director of the alcohol and drug unit at Calvary Mater Newcastle and Hunter New England Health.
      “This particular supply of illicit pills is being sold as something that it is not.”
      The danger lies in mixing this particular blend of pressed pill with alcohol, as the mixture presents a high danger when used in conjunction with other depressants, such as benzodiazepines. People who had been admitted after taking the pills were reported to have “declined rapidly and suffered varying levels of consciousness.”
      At least one suffered seizures.
      All patients eventually recovered and were discharged from hospital.
      “It is very real problem if people are taking these pills thinking they are a stimulant,” said Dr Sadler.
      “We want people to aware that what they are being sold, is not what the pills are. They should not be taken.”
      The patients, ten men and one woman, were aged between 18 and 34.
      The exact number is not known, but several other people were treated in Hunter hospitals since Tuesday after taking the pills.
       
      via The Herald
      This article was first published on Your EDM.
      Source: Warning Issued For Blue Superman Pills, 11 People Hospitalized
      Source: Your EDM
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