Ever since clubs started reopening again, questions have been asked about whether clubbers should wear face masks. A question asked less often is whether the DJs themselves should do the same thing. And by and large, the question has mostly been ducked.
This is, of course, to be expected. The harsh truth is an awful lot of DJs at the top of the scene are only in it for themselves. They see no sense of responsibility towards the scene they’re a part of – and which has often made them very rich. Indeed, they often see their sole purpose in life as milking the scene for as much money as possible. And to hell with anyone who dares ask any awkward questions.
Fortunately, there are still a few people who are prepared to lead by example. Like Masters At Work. Over the past few weeks, Louie Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez have been doing quite a few gigs together – and one theme is always constant. The two wear face masks whilst performing. So much so that a few people online have cheekily nicknamed them “Maskers At Work”.
Vega referenced this in a Facebook post late last week, saying “we cool with it, it was funny”. He also mentions they “were serious about wearing masks and staying as safe as we could during this tour”.
Last week, Carl Cox appeared in a video on the YouTube channel of the NHS talking about the importance of getting jabbed. And now we have Masters At Work emphasising that this hasn’t gone away. Just when will other people in the scene start showing leadership on this issue – or is it indeed true that all they care about is getting as rich as possible from it?
I’m not holding my breath…