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Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ

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It's all about the scratch in Groove Music, award-winning music historian Mark Katz's groundbreaking book about the figure that defined hip-hop: the DJ.

Today hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs mixing and scratching is familiar in every corner of the world. But hip-hop was born in the streets of New York in the 1970s when a handful of teenagers
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 27th 2012 by Oxford University Press (first published March 30th 2012)
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Dec 17, 2013 Amani rated it it was amazing
What a great historical review of the Hip Hop DJ. The wild part of this book is many of my DJ professors and mentors are mentioned at length. That was awesome. I wish I would have read this book sooner. There was so much happening in the scene as I was growing up and I was unaware. I need to go back over this book and review many sections more thoroughly, stopping to watch the Youtube videos to fully comprehend the stories. Highly recommend this for any DJ.
Mar 21, 2012 Toni rated it liked it
I didn't grow up in New York City and my first introduction to the art form was through Rapper's Delight (unfortunately), but hip-hop is my favorite music genre. I use it to lift my spirits when I'm depressed, and to make me feel powerful when I need a boost of confidence. I've also been known to actually tear up when I hear a good sample used in a particularly masterful way or an intricate scratching routine. Seriously.

So I was excited to read this new book by music historian, Mark Katz. He spe
Mar 26, 2014 David rated it really liked it
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Chi Chi
May 29, 2012 Chi Chi rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on hip hop I've read, and far and away the best book on deejay culture I've come across. Katz covers a lot of ground, and manages to discuss the technical aspects of deejaying in a way that is easy to understand without dumbing things down.
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Mark Katz uses both storytelling and description and succeeds in presenting the story of the hip hop Djing from its birthday till today by the most trustable way. The book is also of ethnomusilogical interest.
Joe Matson
Apr 20, 2013 Joe Matson rated it it was amazing
A terrific read from one of my favorite musicologists. My full review will appear in the American Music Research Journal in 2013.
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