How’s it going?: Four Color Zack

How are you? How are things going for you right now?

Other than the obvious health/social/economic madness going on and the withdrawals of playing live its cool. Being home is awesome and being with the fam is the best. Looking on the bright side as much as possible.

What are some of the key pieces of gear in your arsenal to help you stay active through this period, and why?

Laptop laptop and more laptop. TBH I haven’t even touched turntables since the last gig I played.

What are your top 3 watches right now? Movies, TV shows, Documentaries. Anything.

Utopia (canceled BBC show), Ozark, and production sessions on Twitch.

What’s your secret in staying productive and getting stuff done when you’re just around home all day?

Coffee and a to do list. But also I’ve been trying to take the time to be with family anyway so being overly productive-obsessed isn’t at the top of the list. This is a rare moment where we can slow down, so while of course I’m still making and doing stuff, I’m not stressing as hard as usual about it. Taking a breath is ok too.

What would your advice be to younger DJs/producers who are struggling to find a direction and feel a bit lost through this period?

Nows the perfect time to not care at ALL about metrics and expectations. All the experimenting right now will change the game later. 

How do you think this period is going to impact the DJ community in the near future?

Maybe its what we all need to break some of the bad habits we were all collectively falling into. Ideally we can rebuild a better landscape that focuses more on the substance than the hype. Also I would guess we wont be taking for granted the ability to get together to celebrate, but who knows when that might be.