Honey Dijon, Eats Everything and more feature in new documentary reflecting on early impacts of COVID-19 on electronic music
Technology brand Pioneer DJ has released a new documentary reflecting on the early impact COVID-19 has had on the global electronic music industry. Titled Distant Dancefloors, the 30-minute documentary collates interviews from people in the industry from around the world including Eats Everything, Honey Dijon (who just released a new single), BLOND:ISH, Luciano and Rebuke, and examines everything from the the moment the first gigs were cancelled to the carnage that followed with the sudden halt the worldwide industry came to, as well as how the industry has adapted since and where it might go from here.
Also in the documentary, Adam Fieck (psychotherapist and member of Babyshambles) offers commentary on the “collective trauma” we’re all facing, while Kevin Watson (author, IMS Business Report) provides some stark economic perspective. Paul Reed (CEO of Association of Independent Festivals), Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim), clubbers, booking agents and more are also featured, offering reflection and cautiously-optimistic hope for the future of the industry.
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing and still unknown impacts of the pandemic, electronic music worldwide continues to innovate and develop as best as it can in an effort to find connection, financial compensation and life again in the “new normal” we find ourselves in. For more, read our feature on three Australian club nights and their pivot to virtual events here.
Words by Emma Jones
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