The Deaf DJ
June 7, 2005 4:05 AM Subscribe
You've probably heard of Frankie Wilde, the DJ from Ibiza. He shot to fame at a young age, and lived a life of cocaine, models, cocaine, all night raves, more cocaine and music so loud you could feel it in your bones. And then some more cocaine. Admittedly, he had a face only a mother could love, but the music he made is legendary. He hung out with the likes of Pete Tong and was a frequent guest on his BBC Radio One show. But all too fast, the lifestyle caught up to him. He completely lost his hearing, the drugs took control of his life, and he was quickly dropped by his label, Motor City Records. But more than a year later, during one single legendary night in Ibiza, Frankie Wilde, "The Deaf DJ," proved that he could still amaze a crowd, even if he couldn't hear their reaction. And then, the DJ who had gone from the high point of his career to the low point of his career to the new high point of his career again, simply disappeared off the face of the earth. Perhaps you've bought some of his CDs, or read some of the books written about his life, or maybe you've just read his Wikipedia entry and nothing else. But, if you know nothing else about him at all, at the very least, see the movie about his life. It will tell you everything you need to know.
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