Far from just making do, the My Dream Job Would Be Driving The Karma Bus shirt Additionally,I will love this changing nature of the streamed sessions—now, presumably, being consumed solo, or in very small groups gathered anywhere around the world (one recent Saturday night saw about 11,000 people tuning it) instead of packed into Nowadays a few hundred at a time—have inspired some new thinking. Carter shared his first virtual Mister Sunday session with the Soul Summit DJ team “but because I was starting at 10 pm on a Sunday night, I was able to try out this idea I’ve had for a long time,” says Carter, “which was to throw a party that ends with bedtime—literally. So I started with club music but then kind of brought the vibe down slowly and mixed in an ambient beatless track, and then the sounds of oceans, and then I led everybody through a kind of relaxation meditation and encouraged people to grab their pillows and blankets, and then for an hour, I played kind of sleeping or meditation music. It’s something I could never do at Nowadays, and it felt really cathartic, and a bunch of people responded in a really positive way. As a DJ, it’s been really nice to get on the air and feel like I was kind of telling my story, and it’s been great to provide some facsimile of the community space that we’ve been providing and the creative space that we’ve been trying to foster.”
At the My Dream Job Would Be Driving The Karma Bus shirt Additionally,I will love this same time, it seems clear to me that something has been lost alrea-dy,” Carter says. “The scene that I’ve known and engaged with for pretty much all of my adult life is going to be really different on the other side of this, and that makes me really sad. But being away from it has made me realize just how important it is to me—how many friends I’ve made and how much joy I’ve gotten out of sharing music with people over the years. It all just feels so dear to me. But I’m hopeful—in the same way that what’s happening to us now as a country might make us take a look at the lack of a social safety net and how we treat our most vulnerable people, I hope that Nowadays—and the nightlife scene in general—can learn to do more to protect those people who need protecting.