New York’s golden era had hip-hop luminaries digging in the crates at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention.
Record dealer John Carraro reflects on introducing old music to the likes of Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Large Professor, Buckwild, Diamond D, Prince Be, Mr. Walt, and DJ Clark Kent, among others.
posted by chunking express
on Jun 1, 2014 -
keeps up to date with pop culture and news from across the continent. Africa In Your Earbuds gives DJs and musicians from across the diaspora the chance to curate a playlist or mixtape of their favorite African and African diaspora music. Chief Boima of Dutty Artz
starts off Africa In Your Earbuds
. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura
on May 1, 2012 -
The "Bonus Beats
" tracks on 12" singles were used by DJ's to either extend the mix of the main track, or sometimes played within a dj mix on their own. One DJ mourns their passing
. [more inside]
posted by analogue
on Jul 28, 2009 -
Will Vinyl Survive?
Is vinyl on its last legs
? Or like Gloria Gaynor, will it survive
? Most home listeners chucked out their turntables years ago, but are DJs finally giving in and following suit? DJs face off in a pair of articles discussing the merits of vinyl vs. digital...
posted by bunglin jones
on Aug 24, 2006 -
is an excellent program on the legendary free-form radio station WFMU
, showcasing vintage radio. Highlights include the deeply blasphemous Bob Lassiter, the "Paul is Dead" broadcast, and Cleveland DJ Murray "It's FRIIIIDAYYYY!" Saul.
posted by starkeffect
on Sep 5, 2005 -
Lemon-Red's Mix Series
- "Each month, I ask one of my favorite DJs
to contribute a 30-40 minute mix of whatever they're feeling at the time... Get yourself over to lemon-red.org/mix and download the exclusive DJ/rupture mix, Low Income Tomorrowland
, in beautiful high-quality stereo mp3 format." Chris Lemon-Red
starts of his new free music mix series with this 31:46 (29 mb) track.
posted by dobbs
on Jun 20, 2005 -
represents an emerging Russo-German culture. He is a DJ
spinning Russian wild ska-punk club music, he is a radio talk-show host, the author of several best-selling books depicting the life of Russian immigrants in Germany, and a sort of good-humored emblem of the emerging hybrid culture of Berlin. In a fascinating interview
, he reveals post Soviet Russia, and Russian lives and literature in the West; you can read his stories, Paris Lost,
and Animal Transport,
and the usual overview of his works and of his significance,
in the NYT Books
posted by semmi
on Dec 24, 2004 -
Howard Stern's new found liberalism.
"The potential impact is huge," says Charles Goyette, talk-show host at KFYI in Phoenix. "And it's not just with the 8 million people who tune it, it's that he breaks the spell. Everybody's been enchanted by Bush, that he's a great wartime leader and to criticize him is unpatriotic. Now Stern pounds him every day and it shatters that illusion that the man is invincible and he shouldn't be criticized."
posted by skallas
on Mar 12, 2004 -
Diesel Global Bad Record Amnesty
- Specially trained BAD record DJ’s will be spin the best of the worst albums handed in, and if your BAD record is played then you will walk away with a ringing in your ears and an exclusive Greatest Hips 12" vinyl collection of 12 albums and collectable Diesel record bag, a Diesel Greatest Hips Wall clock or Slip Mat.
posted by boost ventilator
on Feb 26, 2004 -
The New DJ Revolution? "You are a DJ but you don't have any bulky gear. You don't need to drive to a gig, the subway/underground will do just fine. You don't need an assistant to carry milk crates of heavy vinyl. Everything you need is in your pockets and the size of a cigarette pack. You only have 2 iPods, but they together hold enough music to play for several months straight, 24-7, without a single repeat. You are a mp3j."
[thank you, iPodLounge
posted by grabbingsand
on Nov 10, 2003 -
History of Breakdancing
Casual fans of hip hop, breakdancing
was a fad whose moment passed before the end of the '80s, tossed into the decade's time capsule along with acid wash and decent John Hughes movies.
Breakdancing may have died, but the b-boy, one of four original elements of hip hop (also included: the MC, the DJ, and the graffiti artist) lives on. To those who knew it before it was tagged with the name breakdancing, to those still involved in the scene that they will always know as b-boying, the tradition is alive and, well, spinning.
posted by DailyBread
on Oct 14, 2002 -
Will electronic music ever break in the US?
DJs don't speak. Most don't produce their own full-length albums. When they perform, their only motions are precise hand movements and brief shuffles to record bins that are obscured from view and confined to a 5-foot square area. There are no David Lee Roth jump kicks, synchronized boy-band dances, Michael Jackson moonwalks or Janet Jackson ass-shaking.
For American consumers, this is a problem.
posted by fellorwaspushed
on Jun 20, 2002 -
Despite what you may have heard, nationally syndicated dee-jay Don Geronimo, half of the team Don and Mike
, is not dead
. Two weeks after falsely reporting that the radio personality had a "grape sized tumor", the "fan" site DonaAndMikeFans.com
(now understandably defunct), reported Geronimo's "death" from said tumor, complete with a perfectly mocked up Washington Post story (sadly now gone from Google's cache). Needless to say, Geronimo was not amused. Between, Westwood One, The Washington Post, and Geronimo himself considering legal action, I'd say that webmaster is screwed. A joke taken too far, or a case of Shock Jocks not being about take what they dish out?
posted by emptybowl
on Mar 29, 2002 -
I'ma write a little letter, gonna mail it to my local DJ...
Don't bother they're writing their own. Books, rather, but writing just the same. If, like me, you can remember when the radio was a magic box full of surprises rather than boredom, you'll want to read IndyWeek's reveiws of these two books by disc jockey's:college and pirate radio stalwart Jesse Walker and Richard Neer of the legendary WNEW-FM in NYC, the station that ignited my love affair with rock and roll(I still harbor pipedreams of hosting a show with Scott Muni.) These tomes may be partially exercises in nostalgia, but they may also hold clues on how to recapture what radio once was.
posted by jonmc
on Feb 27, 2002 -
Hey, it's beautiful here in San Dieg . . . I mean, Boise
Also, "this morning," which is actually several weeks from now. You prolly know that many DJs aren't local now. But it's this bad? Clear Channel radio chief to the WSJ: "I don’t think it’s at all wrong or deceptive to put together terrific programs that reflect local communities and sometimes use talent who may physically be somewhere else."
posted by raysmj
on Feb 25, 2002 -
Highway to Hell
billboard depicts Satan giving McVeigh his lethal injection. This is an advertisement for the same Dallas radio station that employs the DJs responsible for the recent Spears/Timberlake car-crash rumor. What's the difference between political propaganda and savvy demographic pandering? Via davezilla.com
posted by johnnyace
on Jun 18, 2001 -