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 Germany’s Upper Rhine Plain, the Hockenheim-based electronic talent RMA (aka Adem Bogocli).
RMA, Hockenheim, Germany, Sirup Music
What’s it like where you’re living? How did you spend most of your pandemic time? I live in Hockenheim, Germany. We were locked down for, like, three months, but could go outside. But, most of the shops, schools, etc., were closed. I spent my time producing new music in the studio.
Did you lose important gigs, or income-producing work? Not really, because as a producer you can produce nearly everywhere, and nowadays everyone listens to music through the internet.
What are you doing now that’s ultimately constructive to your music life/career? For example, any releases during this period? My latest releases are “Hands Up High” on Sirup Music and “Ride Together” on Blanco y Negro Music – and yeah, during this period I’ve had a half-dozen releases… This time with Corona showed me that we have to be thankful for what we have, especially our health.
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve realized during this period of social distancing? It surprised me the most that many people haven’t cared at all about social distancing. Unfortunately, these kinds of people endanger their own and others health!
Have you done anything online recently? Have you seen any DJ video streams that impressed you? I focused more on podcasts, making playlists and guest mixes on SoundCloud. I haven’t followed any video streams yet…
Any theme tunes recommended for the moment? RMA’s “All of My Love.”
What’s your main DJ platform & why do you use it? At the moment, it is Spotify because it is a clean and simple platform. That’s also the reason why I use it also in my private time, too.
Any advice on staying sane & relatively positive through this situation? Everyone should respect the social distance rules and should think of everybody’s health!
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