Jungle / Drum & Bass pioneer Jumpin Jack Frost goes deep on this months episode of his new Frost Report Podcast. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week Frost collects together fellow D&B DJ’s Mampi Swift, Friction & Doc Scott to discuss mental health in music.
As we are all aware, the music & events industry has taken a big hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course this has taken its toll on the DJ’s, producers, promoters we idolise who suddenly found themselves out of work overnight. Naturally that has been a testing time for all self employed artists.
Highs & Lows
Frost says at the top of the show that as DJ’s performing to 1000’s of people it’s normal to experience highs, but through the hour long conversation, Doc Scott, Mampi Swift & Friction discuss the low’s of living the dream and coping mechanisms they use to deal with the pressures of life in the music industry.
Doc Scott in particular seems to have gone through a real dark phase in his life. He talks openly about his mental health, about how he lost his way, losing interest in running his 31 Records label, why he stopped producing & falling out of love with music. Thankfully with help from his wife & good friend Goldie his life is now back on track, and he in turn has helped many people through lockdown musically with his incredible DJ live streams on Twitch.
The Frost Report
The Frost Report is a monthly podcast hosted by Jumpin Jack Frost where he gets deep in conversation with friends of his about important topics such as racism, youth crime & mental health. Subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Forthcoming guests include athletes Linford Christie & Dwain Chambers, DJ Brandon Block & the legendary frontman of Public Enemy Chuck D.
It Helps To Talk
If you are worried about your own mental health We Are Hummingbird, who Frost is an ambassador for, are there to help. Don’t bottle things up, it helps to talk.