The Electronic Music Community Reacts to Brexit News

We turned to social media see how DJs and producers have taken the referendum result news.

24 June 2016, 8:55am

For reasons that seem almost impossible to remember now, there was a moment when we thought this moment was never going to come. But it has. The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. David Cameron has resigned. The markets are in a horrific state. Soon we'll be adrift, cut off from the continent, a miserable island of bitterness and misery. Things feel incredibly, utterly bleak.

The referendum decision will have a huge impact on a vast number of facets of British life, and our arts and culture industries are no different. A recent article on Mixmag brilliantly laid out how the Brexit would affect dance music. If the referendum is fully pushed through and the full ramifications are felt, UK citizens—and that includes DJs, obviously—will find European travel slightly more difficult, it'll be harder to book European DJs to play here, and our daydreams about moving to Berlin for the cheap beer and great clubs becomes less and less tangible.

While we wait for the dust to settle and work out exactly what is going to happen in the near future, here's a snapshot of how the electronic music community have reacted to the initial news.


AJ Tracey

Local Action Records

Fatima Al Qadiri

The Black Madonna

Michael Mayer



Seth Troxler

Ewan Pearson

Daniel Avery

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THUMP will keep you updated on what Brexit means for clubbers, DJs, and producers when we know more.