Hang The DJ
May 7, 2022 12:47 PM   Subscribe

In yet another "this film ends too soon" documentary about dance music, here is 1998's Hang The DJ [1h25m], featuring François Kevorkian, Larry Levan, Jellybean Benitez, A-Trak, Roc Raida, Junior Vasquez, Q-Bert, Roger Sanchez, Carl Cox, Claudio Cocolutto, Kevin Aviance, and Danny Tenaglia.
posted by hippybear (5 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
If yr looking for something a lil more podcasty/chatty, this set of panels on NY nightlife (1 for each decade, 70s to today) are ace. Each about 45 mins, lots of great stories/names (Kevin Aviance! Johnny Dynell!). Soundcloud link

I just listened last week and there's lots of good nuggets in there.
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:00 PM on May 7 [1 favorite]




At the time, I thought it was a little weird to see hip-hop scratch/battle DJs like Q-Bert, Roc Raida, and A-Trak in a documentary that's mostly about dance music, but both A-Trak and Q-Bert, and turntablism in general, would eventually move closer to that world (Roc Raida, maybe the best trick DJ to ever do it, not so much).
posted by box at 9:02 AM on May 8 [1 favorite]


"Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ"

What's this song called?

"Panic."
posted by kirkaracha at 9:47 AM on May 8 [2 favorites]


Christ I forgot what a vindictive, self-absorbed ass Junior was towards Danny back then. Hilarious. Thanks for the memories.
posted by cloax at 8:39 PM on May 10


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