It's hard to imagine the lifestyle that goes hand-in-hand with being a world-renowned DJ. Between the back-to-back shows, latenight sets, and nonstop traveling, the electronic music world seems to be one of the most demanding in the biz. Luckily, it's chalk-filled with people who love what they do—case and point, Ephwurd. The EDM duo, made up of Datsik and Bais Haus, hit the ground running when they teamed up in 2015 to release their first single, "Rock the Party", and we've been obsessed with them ever since.
In the midst of all the madness (plus their individual, solo projects), the two-piece also found time to create their own show, Eph’d Up Radio, and embark on a North American spring tour. Kicking off in Columbus, Ohio on May 5, the run led them to San Diego, Kansas City, and Seattle, culminating in a final stop on Thursday, June 1 in New Orleans.
Before the tour was over, the guys built a playlist exclusively for Bandsintown that sums up their on-the-go schedule. Check out a brief note from Ephwurd, then listen to their Red-Eye Recovery Playlist below!
“Its 5am, we haven’t slept… Our pickup to go to the next city is in one hour. Do we try to get some shut eye or push forward into the unknown and really live out this life we have chosen to the fullest? The answer already seemed to have been chosen upon the question being asked, sleeping on the plane it is! 6am rolls by faster than we thought, we rush to leave the hotel. Anxieties about this new day start to set in as sleepless nights wear heavy on our psyche. Airports, security, travel schedules, missed connections, the works all contributing to the already existing delirium we experience on a daily basis. The rising sun blaring in our eyes, we need relief!!! Sunglasses are thrown on and we play some of the chiller tunes that we need to get by on any given weekend. Our synapses seem to reconnect, anxieties die down and we are back to square one, ready to dive into to another night of insanity. These songs represent a thread of moments that either one of us have had together or separately on tour. These are the songs that you listen to during the sunrises. When you see the sun peak its head out for a new day of adventures. We hope you enjoy ;)”