Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (updated): The History of the Disc Jockey

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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (updated): The History of the Disc Jockey

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (updated): The History of the Disc Jockey

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In 2003, Fab For with Robert Owens released a version with somewhat changed lyrics under the title "Last Night a DJ Blew My Mind", [31] reaching number 34 on the UK Singles Chart [32] and number six on the UK Dance Chart. [33] This book goes well with other music history books like Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang, and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture by Simon Reynolds. There is a deep overlap between all three of these books which I found very satisfying. It has always been written about so disparagingly that we felt it was time that we reset the idea and documented what really happened in early disco clubs, and how revolutionary they were. The American Federation of Musicians, a tight-knit closed shop union, declared the DJ to be the enemy of the musician and fought long and hard to prevent records being broadcast on radio. The AFM were aided

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Velocity Press Bill Brewster: Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Velocity Press

We knew he was a big fan of the book. He sent me a Facebook message about eight years ago saying it changed the chosen musical course of his life. I was pretty blown away by that because I love LCD Soundsystem. To have someone with his profile, saying he was that much of a fan was amazing. When we were fishing around for ideas for forewords, I said, look, this is the message he sent so why don’t we ask him and see if he’s up for it.

Dolan, Jon; Lopez, Julyssa; Matos, Michaelangelo; Shaffer, Claire (July 22, 2022). "200 Greatest Dance Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone . Retrieved October 30, 2022. Radio's advertising potential was soon clear and in late 1920 the first fully-licensed commercial station, KDKA in Pittsburgh, started on air. KDKA—which soon gained fame for its coverage of the In 1941 ASCAP demanded a royalty increase of nearly seventy percent. Broadcasters resisted the increase and ASCAP called a strike. This lasted from January to October. During this time, no ASCAP songs could At the end of 1906, on Christmas Eve, American engineer Reginald A. Fessenden, who had worked with Edison, and who intended to transmit radio waves between the U.S. and Scotland, had sent uncoded radio signals—music concept "Top 40" and applied it to radio programming with great success. WABC in New York adopted it in late 1960 and by 1962 was the city's number one station.

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while his cozy, friendly style won him plenty of listeners. From the early thirties his Make Believe Ballroom was broadcast six hours a day and became very successful. Every label on every record specifically carried the warning that the disk was not to be broadcast," recalled pioneer DJ Al Jarvis in Billboard's seventy-fifth anniversary issue. "And shellac shortage (a ship carrying huge amounts of the stuff had just been sunk), Capitol's chairman Glenn E. Wallichs looked to the DJ to keep the company's music in people's minds. A list was drawn up of Founded by Ellen Allien in 1999, Bpitch control is the sound of techno. With releases from Apparat, Paul Kalkbrenner, Telefon Tel Aviv, Métaraph and more, Allien’s label encompasses all manner of techno, & so many of these releases have changed the trajectory of electronic music.

What makes the book particularly readable despite its length is the sincere affection the authors have for their subject. The authors, quite simply, love the love and connection created between the DJ, the club-goers, and the music. They also have a particular affection for the warmth and welcoming to all of DJ club culture; this is especially showcased in the book's chapters on Northern Soul, Garage, House, and UK Acid House (the latter of which, I think the authors must have grown up experiencing). I particularly liked those chapters, for that reason. impact. In Jamaica, the sound system DJs emulated this jive rhyming almost immediately and became superstar deejays as "toasters" or "MCs." In New York twenty years later, there emerged the rapper, the in this by the Federal Radio Commission, who as Arnold Passman wrote, "attempted everything this side of public hangings to curb the practice." Radio is a unique broadcast medium. It has the power to reach millions, and yet it has the intimacy to make them each feel they are the most important person listening. Unlike television, which invades the home with images of the outside world, radio



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