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Scuba Latest DJ to Pause Tour Over Mental Health Concerns

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Scuba

He announced his plans to put the road on pause after wrapping a 10-hour set at Berlin's famous Berghain nightclub.

Ever since Avicii took his own life in April, DJs and the dance community have taken a closer, more honest look at the relentless touring lifestyle that makes professional music-making possible and the long-lasting effects that can have on one's mental and physical health. 

Pete Tong, Carl Cox, The Prodigy and others have made statements about their own struggles. Many DJs have announced they'll be taking some much-needed time off. British electronic artist Scuba is the latest. He announced his plans to put the road on pause via Facebook, soon after wrapping a 10-hour set at Berlin's famous Berghain nightclub.

"It's something I've needed to do for a while and it's time to make it happen," Scuba writes. "I'm not quitting entirely, and I'm sure I'll play the odd show, particularly in London where I live. I just need a long break from the travelling. I did 1,500 flights in the last ten years, and that's more than enough for anyone."

Before Scuba takes his extended and well-earned break, he will complete one final set at Berghain in August. If you would like to help in the fight for mental health in the music community, Help Musicians UK is a good organization with which to start.


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