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 this period, DJ Times will continue presenting the questionnaire responses from talented music-makers from all over the world. Here’s our latest entry, this time from the Windy City, EDM talent DJ G-String (aka Galaxia Martin).
What’s it like where you’re living? How did you spend the lockdown? Things are getting back to normal. The only difference is wearing the face mask and social distancing. Restaurants started to reopen and city blocks are open for them for outdoor seating.
Have you lost important gigs, or income-producing work? If so, very briefly, what kind? I have lost income because of COVID. I was DJing for several franchise gyms and I had a bunch of events/festivals scheduled for the summer to kick off my year after working on my releases.
Are you doing anything now that can or will produce music-related income? Yes, I have released two tracks so far – one called “TIOLI” and the other called “These Feelings.” I have two more releases coming out in September.
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve realized during this period of social distancing? I think it has been challenging just because we all want life to be the way it was. The most difficult part is how many people have lost their primary income and are truly struggling.
Have you done anything online recently? Have you seen any DJ video streams that impressed you? Yes, I have done several live streams during this time. I love Carl Cox and Morgan Page – just watch them on Beatport.
Any theme tunes recommended for the moment? I personally think that, in the EDM realm, I gotta go with “Que Calor” by Major Lazer – my ultimate favorite, been jamming to that since it was released. Also, “Keep Me High” by Reblok – this one is so good.
Any advice on staying sane & relatively positive through this situation? You know, this is all very temporary. I know everyone wants tomorrow to be what the past used to be. We just have to be patient and things will all work out. I just take it a day at a time and I am very blessed that I have my health and can still enjoy the things I love the most – and that is DJing and making music.
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