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When the Coronavirus shut us down, clubs and festivals ceased, and everyone was essentially forced inside with no definitive end in sight, DJ Times wondered: How is our tribe coping? How are DJs getting by? So, we sent out our “Coronavirus Questionnaire” to DJ/producers from all musical genres to find out.

For the short-term (hopefully), DJ Times will be presenting the questionnaire responses from talented music-makers from all over the world. Here’s another installment from Adventure Club!


Adventure Club (Leighton James & Christian Srigley), Ultra Music, Montreal, Québec

What’s it like where you are? Montreal was pretty quick to lockdown the city. As I’m writing this, everything is closed except for grocery stores and pharmacies. It is quite odd seeing our usually bustling city now with empty streets. On the bright side, there's a noticeable difference in the air, as I believe the noise and air pollution has slowed down drastically.

How has it impacted you & Christian? Personally, it hasn’t put much of a strain on our daily routines when we’re home. We’re homebodies. We’re both using it as forced downtime, catching up on some projects, and keeping fit. We’re happy to say we’ve put the finishing touches on our album and so excited to release it out in the world. Christian has been focusing on his Twitch stream, which recently just raised over 7k for charity in
relation with the current virus. 


Have you lost income-producing work? I don’t want to go as far and say “lost” – the gigs are postponed for the time being. A couple shows we were really looking forward to, along with our Ravers Anonymous tour with Carnage, have all been pushed back for, hopefully, the short-term future. Thankfully, we’ve been diligent over the years with investing and multiple revenue streams, so on that front we’re not overly worried. 

Are you doing anything now that can or will produce music-related income? No better time than now to buckle down and get some content created. What are you doing now that’s ultimately constructive to your music life/career? We have an unnatural affinity towards structured life. By that, I mean, left unchecked, our day-to-day would be all over the place. However, when we force ourselves to stick to daily routines and rituals, it has an overwhelmingly positive effect. Waking up early, meditation, reading, training and extra-curricular learning/classes are incredibly important to keep us vitalized, ultimately leading to the best environment for
music/life.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve realized during this period of social distancing? We actually fall into that meme demographic… you know, the ones that go, “when you realize isolation is just your normal life.”

Have you considered doing anything online, like a video mix? Oh definitely! Probably have one out by the time this comes out!

Any theme tunes recommended for the moment? Although strictly an instrumental song, “Departure” by Max Richter has always been tied to the end of the world for us, because of its use on the HBO show, “The Leftovers.”

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