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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.

During the crisis, DJ Times is presenting the questionnaire responses from talented music-makers from all over the world. Here’s our latest entry, this time from England and Italy, the techno/tech-house duo M.F.S: Observatory (aka Mattia Turchetti and Francesco Cozzolino)


M.F.S: Observatory, Observatory Music/Relief/Food Musik, London, U.K./Naples, Italy

What’s it like where you are? Yes, although we’re in Phase 2 of the lockdown in Italy, for example, we are still mostly locked down. We spend most of our time in the studio, creating new music.

Have you lost important gigs, or income-producing work? No, we were lucky with this.


Are you doing anything now that can or will produce music-related income? Yes, we improved our playlist on Spotify.

What are you doing now that’s ultimately constructive to your music life/career? We are trying to complete quite a lot of EPs that we have had in the pipeline for a long time. Having much more time now, we are taking care of every little production detail. We’ve had several releases since the pandemic hit – remixes and original productions.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve realized during this period of social distancing? The most surprising thing about this period is our attachment and passion for music that is helping us to overcome this time. It allows us to continue working despite the lockdown.

Have you considered doing anything online like a Facebook Live mix? Yes, we will do soon.

Any theme tunes recommended for the moment? Yes, I can recommend Alt J’s Thin Lizzy cover, “Dancing in the Moonlight.”

Any advice on staying sane & relatively positive through this situation? Yes, be positive, and stay at home and, to quote Bob Marley, every little thing gonna be alright.

To check out more Life in Lockdown interviews, click here.

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