Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Superstar DJs:Here We Go!
This new book from Dom Phillips(former editor of Mixmag) chronicles both the rise of British club culture with the status of DJs in tandem in the 1990s, and the fall subsequently after the turn of the Millenium.
This is a gem of a read for the likes of myself a few years back i.e a hermit-type bedroom DJ with aspirations to have 5,000 clubbers hanging on to my every beat. It contains some great waves of nostalgia and rock n' roll tales,such as how one DJ had his wife leave him after she discovered a clause in his gig contracts specifying the provision of a blow job! All the DJs of the not so long ago era are there: Oakenfold, Tong, Sasha, Lavelle and so on. Here is the Times review.