Last Night a DJ saved my Life
“Last Night a DJ saved My Life” is one of the greatest songs in the history of music for a DJ to play. At some point all real DJ’s (and I say and mean real DJ’s because technology has given birth to something that has affected the title) have spun this track and saw people swoon back and forth on the dance floor. When Indeep sang those words it was a testament to all the DJ’s who could play music that would evoke every kind of emotion from joy to pain to glee to raunchy. When I have played this song at least one half drunk female serenades me with a few lines and I get the occasional quick dance then back to work (one of the many perks….lol).
The book of the same name (Last Night a DJ saved my life: The history of the Disc Jockey) is equally impactful (is that a word? If not let me contact Websters about getting that added in to our vernacular). It was recommended to me by a friend after a UFC match and I have to admit it is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I guess I am a little biased because the subject matter hits home for me. Being able to read about the history of DJ’ing from the first party with someone designated to play records to what it is today, was so inspiring that it re-affirmed why I love to put record A (Jonas Brothers) with record B (50 Cent)
. Along with the history of the Disc Jockey each genre of music (Jazz, Reggae, Hip-hop, Disco, House etc.) gets its own history lesson with all of the highs and lows.
I wont go on gushing about this book but it is an essentital reference for anyone that claims to be a “DJ”. It is well worth the $19.99 (or much cheaper used on Amazon) invested. Instead of buying that third copy of Purple Rain on vinyl get this book and learn ya self something.