The Breaks on VH1

Recently I discovered a brand new show called “The Breaks” on VH1. As a DJ and a lover of old school hip hop I was immediately drawn in by the title. I expected to see a show that was about hip hop and the DJing culture in the late 1970s to early 80s when the…

THE DEATH OF FM RADIO???

This past week Norway became the first country to decommission FM radio. It’s estimated that the entire country will do away with FM radio by the end of the year. With today’s technology it makes you wonder if this once very viable platform is going to start disappearing all over the world. 95 percent of…

DJS NEED LOVE TOO!!!

Ever since I was 15 years old, I have had a love affair with turntables. For more then half my life, it’s the one thing that I can always count on to be there for me. DJing doesn’t judge me or make me feel inferior in anyway. It doesn’t stereotype me and make accusations that…

Why Do You Think You Know More Than Your DJ?

Opinions are like assholes…everyone has one! It never ceases to amaze me how many people that are not DJs think they know better then us. I mean I understand, you own the club and you’re the one writing the check, but WE get paid the big bucks to know what to play and when to…

The Original Heroes of Our Craft

Lately I have been watching some documentaries about the evolution of Hip-Hop and was thinking about how the pioneers of DJing that created the techniques we as DJs use everyday. Most DJs talk about Jazzy Jeff as the DJ that they look up to the most. I myself started back in ’88 as a result…

RECORD REP PROFILE: WILT WALLACE

Wilt Wallace Q: Who do u work for? A: Warner Bros. Records Q: What do u do? A: Sr. Director, National Urban & Rhythmic Promotion Q: How long have you been there? A: First started in Feb 2006, resigned in Dec 2007, came back in Dec 2008 and been there ever since. Q: How long…

DJs and Health Insurance

Many DJs live anything but a healthy life style. Late Nights, little sleep, poor diet, alcohol consumption and drugs are all examples of things one may partake in. All these things can contribute to not only poor health but a shorter life span.   So why are so many DJs not paying attention to their…

Is The DJ World Over Saturated?

Fellow DJ’s, do you think that our craft is exploited too much? I do. If you haven’t heard there is a movie about DJing coming out this year. The movie is called “We Are Your Friends” and it starts Zach Efron and that hot chick from the “Blurred Lines” video Emily Ratajkowski. The film is…