The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries
Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing resulta collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the mu...more
The passion for playing records shines through the revolutionaries from every era: from tales of the early Mecca ballroom days, through the smoke-filled sixties hippy clubs, to northern soul nights on Cleethorpes pier, New York disco, hip-hop block parties, Chicago house, Detroit techno and dirty London drum and bass.
In the 21st century analog and digital music technologies and cultures continue to converge and diverge. Somewhere between technological manipulation and musical archaeology is the art of the DJ. In this series of interviews, Brewster and Broughton (coauthors, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jokey) illuminate the diversity of artists that propelled the DJ from sound engineer to featured performer. Each entry includes photos and a selected discography...more