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 our latest installment, this time from (still-not-completely-locked-down) Sweden: Rebecca from the Stockholm-based EDM stars Rebecca & Fiona (aka Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick).
What’s it like where you are? We’re in our hometown, Stockholm in Sweden, and it’s been under pretty good control for a while without any drastic restrictions. Unfortunately, Stockholm has a huge number of infected people confirmed recently, so we just have to wait and see if they decide to put us in lockdown as well. We’re spending all this “time off” finishing some collaboration projects – and without social distractions or meetings every day we also have time to work on new music.
What income-producing work have you lost? All our upcoming shows for a couple of months ahead are postponed or cancelled.
Are you doing anything now that can or will produce music-related income? Hopefully, we have some releases planned for the rest of the spring and summer.
What are you doing now that’s ultimately constructive to your music life/career? We just started our own label, Big Romantic Music, which means a lot of freedom, creative opportunities and new challenges in that line of work. It’s so much fun and super-exciting.
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve realized during this period of social distancing? How self-centered and ignorant people are. [laughs]
Doing anything online? Yeah, we are thinking about having an online release party for our new single, “Fet House Mode,” so stay tuned!
Any theme tunes recommended for the moment? Not really. I’ve only been listening to Kim Wilde these past couple of days and it puts me in a good mood!
Any advice on staying sane & relatively positive through this situation? Since we’re all in this together, I hope that we can look forward and have a little bit more loving, caring and be careful of each other and the world we live in. Take this chance to learn something new or to read a good book… or just do something you always complain about not having time to do!
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