How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the electric dance community?
Well, I have seen that every corner of the electronic dance music industry has been seriously impacted by a lot. Festival and music lovers who depend on festivals and nightclubs are mostly going through it. It’s completely understandable that mass gatherings like this are being preemptively shut down, given that COVID-19 is spread by humans in close proximity to each other. On the other hand, it brings down disappointment to artists, especially DJs, and festivals goers alike. Although, these tips will inform all music lovers on how to keep yourself busy with being creative, happy, and engaged while at home.
Artists performing live sets on social media
As all festival goers are quarantining or socially distancing themselves due to the coronavirus, the party has moved virtually to social media. The DJs are doing everything they can to show their fans their favorite music and new songs remotely.
While personally on Instagram, the first DJ I saw was Diplo. In fact, he announced that he promise to release a livestream set each night on Instagram Live. So far, he has committed, and I loved every minute of it.
Next, Australian artist Flume took advantage of his time spent at home during this quarantine and asked other artists to collaborate with him. While I haven’t seen anything yet, I know him and whoever he will collaborate with, will absolutely make the internet go mad. Flume recently dropped “The Difference” featuring Toro y Moi and has promised to release a record sometime this year.
Lastly, Marshmello released a quarantine mix for fans on social media. The mix went live via Instagram on March 28 and he performed “Mello After Dark”. Everyone loved it. Marshmallow wrote on YouTube, “Hey Mellogang, I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy during these challenging times, I put together this mix so you have some music to help you get through your day. Please continue to care and support those around you in your communities. We are all in this together.”