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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 our latest installment with Martin Jensen!


Martin Jensen, disco:wax, Copenhagen, Denmark

What’s it like where you are? It’s pretty crazy in Denmark at the minute. Everybody is on the highest alert… but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Right now, I’m just staying home, as I’m following the government’s guidelines. So I’ve started streaming on my Twitch channel where I’m doing live mixes, and I’m doing live sets from my DJ booth. I have the perfect studio where I can do it, and it’s working pretty fine.
 
Have you lost income-producing work? Yeah, to be honest, my calendar is actually empty. Corona has completely eaten everything up. I am excited to see the other side of this. Production-wise, it’s going a little slower, as things are taking longer and everyone is working from home. But there are still gonna be new tracks and I have new music coming out pretty soon.
 
Are you doing anything now that can or will produce music-related income? I would say going back to the Twitch account where we can make a little bit of money, but I don’t see it like that. I’m doing it to keep my fans – and myself – entertained, as we’re all so bored right now. I think it’s some good fun, so that was the No.-1 reason why I decided to do that. I think that will be my lifesaver there.

What are you doing now that’s ultimately constructive to your music life/career? Right now, I’m working on my own indoor tour in Scandinavia that was supposed to actually happen end of October. But we’re pausing with sales, if everything is going to be cancelled anyway. I’m still working on it, though! I’m working on the set-up, the concept of the concert, brand-new visuals for my live shows and a bunch of new music.
 
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve realized during this period of social distancing? Not really that much, I
must say, because I am just living my life at home normally. No, I can’t go and see my friends as much, but the only thing that’s different for me is not sitting in an airplane, which I’m actually starting to miss the hell out
of – that sounds super weird! I’ve actually started watching YouTube videos of planes and stuff like that, so
I need to get back into the planes – I’m getting a little cuckoo!
 
Have you considered doing anything online? That is actually what I started with. I’m going live on Twitch
soon. I’m doing half-and-half, taking my followers and fans and playing Call Of Duty… stuff like that, and then
I’m doing live mixes from the DJ booth in my studio and funny stuff. So that will be me.
 
Any theme tunes recommended for the moment? I think my latest single, “Carry On” with MOLOW, has the words that we should do now – carry on. Of course, follow the guidelines until we’re out of this… but, when everybody can go back to work, go to concerts and go back to being funny and whatever you want to do!
 
Any advice on staying sane & relatively positive through this situation? Come and watch my Twitch channel. The game of Corona is causing a lot of shit, so I wanna stay funny and keep everyone positive – thank you, guys!


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