Revealing Documentary ''Why We DJ - Slaves To The Rhythm''

An honest look at the lives of professional DJs


"There is an expiration date of your own mental health and your endeavour to remain a human being"- Seth Troxler

DJsounds is a global platform and a vlog for DJs. In a revealing new documentary, they have been investigating the reality of what being a professional DJ is really like. From the hype and parties to relentless touring and the toll that can take on both physical and mental health.


‘Why We DJ – Slaves To The Rhythm’ delves deep into the psyche of the DJ, exploring the motivations that drive people to pursue a career behind the decks and the effects it might have. In refreshingly candid interviews from artist managers, tour managers, psychologists, music industry professionals and DJs including Carl Cox, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Erick Morillo, B.Traits, Ben Pearce and Pete Tong, you hear stories of the lofty highs and plunging lows DJs can experience on a daily basis.  

This documentary provides an honest look at the lives of professional DJs subjected to a heavy schedule of travel, sleep deprivation and creative pressure, whilst constantly under the social media spotlight. It also examines how DJs can suffer from conditions such as imposter syndrome or drug abuseopening up the discussion about the sometimes-dark places artists can easily find themselves in when they’re off stage.

By Matic, edited on 30 May 2018