[Editors Note: This article was written on Resident Advisor]

In the return of their film series about life on the road, we hear how one of the UK’s best-loved DJs figured out who he is, as a person and as an artist.

Who am I? And what am I doing? These eternal questions shape the story behind their latest Between The Beats film. Harry Agius, the UK artist best known as Midland, has considered them from a few different angles. The first, and most obvious, is from the perspective of an artist. Agius, who got his break around 2010 and went on to become one of the UK’s best-loved DJs, has come to understand the rollercoaster that is artistic self-confidence. He thinks deeply about the balancing act that DJs perform each weekend, keeping a disparate group of people happy on one hand, and expressing his tastes and his emotions on the other. This balance became a little more complicated in 2016 when he released “Final Credits.” He was excited by the success of this funk-sampling bomb, but he came to feel that it was defining him, creating distorted expectations about what he does as a DJ. For Agius, the ongoing question of artistic identity is also viewed through the lens of his sexuality. In the film, he discusses his long journey towards feeling comfortable in his own skin as a gay man, and how his path towards openness has intersected with his approach to DJing. These days, when Agius steps up to play, his aim is to reflect his truth through music.