Dance Culture have always been a target regarding drug use, and techno producer and DJ Seth Troxler is certainly one of the scene’s most outspoken personalities.
Yesterday, January 6th, Fabric nightclub reopen after having its license revoked by the Islington Council due to two drug-related deaths inside the venue in summer 2016. The venue closure brought the community together, campaigns such as #SaveFabric, #SaveOurCulture and others, helped the club to successfully appealed against the decision carried out by the council.
Seth Troxler appeared on BBC News for a roundtable discussion about the controversial decision and the never-ending topic of drugs in dance music and club culture.
“Drugs are a social problem…this isn’t only a club problem,” Seth argued when asked if drugs are an “integral part of clubbing culture.” The DJ continued, “When you look at pop music today, or pop culture, drugs are littered throughout the entire culture. The idea that dance music culture is to blame for drug use is completely ridiculous.”
Seth stated the following when addressing other sub-cultures afflicted by drug abuse:
“There are drug deaths everywhere. There are drug deaths on the street right now in London because of the heroin epidemic, but no one is talking about that. I think this is more of a story where the Council was trying to gentrify the neighborhood and using Fabric as an example for their greater will.”
Watch the full video clip below