KAKU talks performing at Taiwan’s massive S2O music festival amid COVID-19 [Interview]

On the weekend of September 5, as most of us huddled around a screen, tuning into whatever virtual festivals were taking place, thousands in Taiwan flocked to a massive, in-person music festival. S2O, Taiwan’s premier electronic music festival, beat the summer heat with massive water cannons and resounding bass. Featuring virtual performances from Don Diablo and Paul Van Dyk, as well as live DJ sets from the likes of Mike Williams and KAKU, the festival was a well-deserved celebration for a nation that came together and stopped the spread of COVID-19. Acclaimed electronic music tastemaker, Space Yacht Asia alumnus, and Jersey Club king of the East, KAKU spoke to Dancing Astronaut about his COVID-19 quarantine in Asia and recent main stage performance at S2O. Read the full interview below.______________________________________________________________________________You’ve been living in Asia for the duration of COVID-19 quarantine. Tell us about your experience.A lot of people outside of Asia aren’t too familiar with the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic there. What’s life in Taiwan like currently? How long have things been fairly “normal?”Did the festival have any preventive COVID-19 measures in place? What do you think the key is to getting live events back safely?It looks like some artists played virtual sets, and some headliners were flown in to quarantine. What was your experience like as an artist at S2O?Were there any exciting surprises during your set? Any new music fans should be on the lookout for?This transcript has been edited for clarity.Featured image: Lorenzo PierucciTags: , , , , , , , ,
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