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.
During the crisis, DJ Times will be presenting the questionnaire responses from talented music-makers from all over the world. Here’s another installment from Europe – Belgian EDM star Lost Frequencies (aka Felix De Laet).
What’s it like where you are? Actually, until now it’s been great. I haven’t spent so much time at home, in the studio or in my bed the last five years! I’m spending most of my time producing music in the studio, but differently compared to how I usually produce. Usually, I have so many deadlines to meet, but now I can take time to play with all my hardware and feeling the vibe.
Have you lost income-producing work? Yes, I lost a lot of gigs! The first one was a festival in Austria, then in Italy. Right after that, Tomorrowland Winter’s been cancelled and Ultra Miami, too. My shows in the U.S. have been cancelled. So now I’m stuck home, but I’m trying to look at the bright side; I get to make a lot of new music.
What are you doing now that’s ultimately constructive to your music life/career? Aside from making my music, I’m taking on a lot of remix requests from other artists. What’s the most surprising thing you’ve realized during this period of social distancing? That we are now turning our houses into homes, where we feel good. Take a brief moment to realize that we are actually living a fast life where everything happens really quickly. Being stuck at home makes you realize you actually don’t need all the material stuff they make you think you need.
Have you considered doing anything online? Have you seen anything you liked? I’m going to do a live set, yes. [Here’s his “Found Frequencies Quarantine Mix.”] I loved Calvin Harris one, with his green t-shirt and projected background images around him. It was funny, and the music was good.
Any theme tunes recommended for the moment? I would go with The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.”
Any advice on staying sane & relatively positive through this situation? I would say… communication with the people around you is very important, and try to stay healthy. Don’t drink alcohol every day and try to exercise!
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