The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries

The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries

Bill Brewster

Acclaimed authors and song historians invoice Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years touring internationally to interview the innovative and outrageous DJs who formed the final half-century of father song. The list Players is the joys and revealing result—a choice of firsthand debts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that ruled the track scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture.

It begun whilst, rather than a stay band, an individual grew to become at the checklist participant, and unexpectedly partygoers had multiple kind of song to bounce to. within the sixties, radio tastemakers introduced their sound to the loads, sock hop via sock hop, whereas early trendsetters birthed the function of the membership DJ at temples of hip just like the Peppermint front room. by way of the seventies, DJs have been dictating musical flavor and altering the process renowned song; and within the eighties, younger innovators wore out their cross-faders constructing ideas that carried them over the road among list participant and musician. With discographies, favourite songs, and impressive photographs of all of the DJs as younger firebrands, The checklist Players bargains an remarkable track schooling: from documents to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small teams of influential tune fans to arenas filled with hundreds of thousands of dancing fans.

A heritage instructed by means of the visionaries who skilled the flow, The list Players permits an extraordinary glimpse into the sound, tradition, and craft that built right into a all over the world industry.

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