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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 25, 2012

The Evolution Of DJ Culture

In 1935 the term “disc jockey” was used to describe the first radio announcer to become a star, Martin Block.  Since then the disc jockey or “DJ” has been defined in as many different ways as there are now styles of music, technique, performance, and technology.  I became a DJ nearly thirty years ago and I have seen the culture change and evolve in many ways.  From my humble beginnings playing at family parties, making mix-tapes for dance routines, and travelling as a performing artist and entertainer through the nineties, I have witnessed how DJs affect and influence a generation of fans and dance music enthusiasts all over the world.

The culture associated with being a DJ is one of unique style or fashion, extravagance, excess, and fame.  Today some of the most successful and heralded DJs are idolized by millions of fans worldwide.  They are considered to be …