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Drugs, sleeplessness, isolation: the downside of being a dance musician | Musique Non Stop

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Drugs, sleeplessness, isolation: the downside of being a dance musician

The travails of life on the road for rock stars are well known – but the problems may be even more acute in dance music, as DJs and musicians from Moby to Above & Beyond reveal

Afterparties, fame, a rockstar lifestyle: Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuinness says he would trade it all for just one night of solid sleep.

“Partying with people back at your hotel for three hours compared to getting some sleep: there’s just no competition,” he says. “Jet lag and being unable to sleep when you need it, this is the single biggest danger in our job.”

Related: Moby: ‘There were bags of drugs, I was having sex with a stranger’

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by Ashley Zlatopolsky via Electronic music | The Guardian