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

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Freshly revised and chock-full of new, vibrant stories, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is the "lively and . . . necessary" (New York Times Book Review), and first and foremost definitive history of the musical outlaws who revolutionized the music industry: the disc jockeys

Twenty-five years since it first appeared, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life remains the definitive history on the musical outlaw figure who not only revolutionized the music industry but also laid the foundation for modern music as we know it today: the disc jockey. Lively front row history with a riot of firsthand voices, it is an exhilarating dive into the DJ-led evolution that set the beat for clubland and ushered in new, exciting strands of dance music, with firsthand accounts of the births of disco, hip-hop, house, techno, and EDM. Newly calling attention to the women DJs who disrupted the status quo and made a place for themselves in a traditionally all-male guild, this seminal classic is fully refreshed with even more stories, two entirely new chapters, and a foreword by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a riveting and entertaining account of musical history and some of the most legendary parties of the century.

About the Author

Bill Brewster was editor of Mixmag USA and his writing appears regularly in Muzik, The Face, and The Guardian. Frank Broughton has been deputy editor of Mixmag USA and iD, and writes for Details, Rolling Stone, Hip Hop Connection, and Time Out New York. They are the co-creators of the popular website They live in England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802163905
ISBN-10: 0802163904
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: November 19th, 2024
Pages: 672
Language: English