Recorded at The Gasket Alley, these mixes were specially recorded to highlight the mental health struggles that the industry is suffering from having been closed since early March 2020. With mixes took a different approach in terms of messaging.
DJ Mawiewowie's mix is a slow burn that sets the tone for the conversation. “I want my listeners to take it slow and understand every process needs baby steps to change, even when we are at our lowest points. Hence my slow BPM approach on this set,” Mawie said in reflection to this post.
DJ Odd takes the pace up slightly with his infectious selection. “Times may be tough, but if we can celebrate together through music, we can weather through this together. I wanted this set to bring hope and a small smile to the listeners wherever they are,” said Odd on his inspiration behind the mix.
The Gasket Alley provided the perfect backdrop for the recording and production of this mix. The venue graciously allowed for extra production to be brought in and fully understood the significance of this initiative.
Plural Asia and Voidrealm urge everyone to keep having conversations about mental health. 1 in 4 Malaysians is suffering from some form of mental disorder. A recent survey has found the prevalence of depression and anxiety has as high as 59 and 55 per cent, respectively. Many people are suffering in silence. Many are not speaking about their pain due to shame, fear and possible societal pressure.
A simple check in is a huge part of helping to de-stigmatize conversations about mental health decline. By normalizing conversations, we allow people to take a brave step to seek help before it's too late. Reaching out to each other could mean the world to someone.