Rewind! Early DJ Culture pt.2

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In this week's episode Tim and Jeremy continue their two-part look at early DJ practices. They consider the role played by the personality-focused radio DJs of the late '60s, interrogating the relationships between these radio jocks, the party DJs, and the record companies, and the conditions that led to the establishment of the NYC Record Pool.

Tim and Jeremy also take an in depth look at other aspects of DJ culture, including early mixing techniques, beat juggling and turntablism, as well as charting the history of the first dancefloor-focused remixes. Finally, they consider whether the figure of the DJ - branded, mobile, and able to process large amounts of musical information on behalf of a paying public - prefigures the ideal neoliberal subject.
Tim Lawrence and Jeremy Gilbert are authors, academics, DJs and audiophile dance party organisers. They’ve been friends and collaborators since 1997, teaching together and running parties since 2003. With clubs closed and half their jobs lost to university cuts, they’re inevitably launching a podcast.
Produced and edited by Matt Huxley.
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Tracklist:
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
Manu Dibango - New Bell
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
Rare Earth - Happy Song
The Glass Family - Smoke Your Troubles Away
Jakki - Sun Sun Sun (Walter Gibbons Remix)

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