Pioneer DJ releases documentary on COVID-19’s impact on the electronic music industry [Watch]
Pioneer DJ has shared a new documentary detailing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on electronic music. Titled DISTANT DANCEFLOORS: COVID-19 and the Electronic Music Industry, the short film details the past six months through the lens of the dance scene while investigating the changes and the future of the industry. Premiered on August 4, the Pioneer DJ output chronicles the first sights of coronavirus to the current state of the pandemic in relation to the music space.
The documentary taps a plethora of DJs including Blond:ish, Honey Dijon, Luciano, and Eats Everything to provide commentary on the ongoing challenges. DISTANT DANCEFLOORS also features key industry figures, talent managers, and fans. Presenting a “360-degree view of the economical, psychological, and social impact” of COVID-19, the 30-minute piece explores whether nightlife and clubbing culture can exist in a time of social distancing and how the industry has mobilized to reconstruct.
Pioneer DJ further detailed DISTANT DANCEFLOOR’s aim in a blog post, stating,
“Overnight, the music was made to stop; venues were forced to close, festivals and live events cancelled, and thousands of livelihoods put in jeopardy. DISTANT DANCEFLOORS goes back to the very beginning when the virus took hold; the first warnings, global realisation and the resulting lockdown.”
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