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News

NYC Pt. 2 / Las Vegas / UNC Lecture

August 01

 

I was on the road for the better part of the past few months and in my travels I filmed some great stuff.  I gave a talk at the University of North Carolina about DJing and the DJ Documentary thanks to Dr. Mark Katz and DJ A-Minor.  The first 90 minutes of the talk is posted in the Production Diary and I’ll be posting the second half shortly.  You can check out a teaser below and get access to the production diary by donating at least $10 (if you haven’t already).

 

31 Zimmie UNC 2

I also did 2 rounds of interviews in Las Vegas where I sat down with venue owners, DJs and even people behind some of the biggest clubs and parties.  Check out all the pics on the MEDIA page and look out for some teasers coming soon.

Crykit Dave Fogg

I went behind the scenes and on the stages at the Beyond Wonderland music festival to see what goes down when 70,000 people come out to party.

Zimmie Beyond Z Jeff web

I wrapped up last month with a 2nd round of NYC interviews.  I spoke to pioneers like Grand Wizard Theodore, first-generation DJs like Joey Carvello and even DJ / Producer legends like Just Blaze.  I also checked out the Scratch Academy NYC headquarters and even stopped by a Tools of War True School Hip-Hop park jam thrown by none other than Chrisite Z-Pabon.  Classic!

Tools of War Park Jam web 1

Keep an eye out for some video teasers and another massive update very soon!

UNC Talk

April 04

 

If you’re in the Carolinas, I’ll be giving a talk at the University of North Carolina on Tuesday, April 7th.  I’ll be discussing the documentary, the importance of DJing in popular culture, a wide variety of other DJ-related topics and there will be a Q&A.  (I’m also hoping for a BBQ&A on my trip. Ha.)  The discussion will be held at 2pm in Hill Hall, Room 109.  Please forward this to any DJs you know in the area and reach out to me with any questions.  Major shout out to Mark Katz and DJ A-Minor for hooking this up.

To schedule a discussion at your school, please email through the contact page.

DJ Documentary UNC flier

DJ AM Documentary

March 07

 

One person that has been extremely helpful during the production of Soundtrack has been DJ friend and fellow documentarian Kevin Scott.  A key figure in the world of DJing for many years, Kevin is now the man behind the scenes at the Direct Music Service record pool and recently completed production on “As I Am: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM“.  A close friend to Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM for many years, Kevin has served as a guardian of sorts to AM’s legacy since Adam’s passing.  From the DJ AM Memorial Fund Record Sale to blessing us with the occasional unreleased AM mix, Kevin carries the torch to remind those of us who know and educate those of us who don’t about the importance of Adam’s role in DJing, music and nightlife culture.

“As I Am” will premier at the Tribeca Film Festival this April.  Read all more about it HERE at DMS.

dj am doc

March / April 2015

March 03

 

There’s a lot happening in the next 2 months (and for the rest of the year).  If you’re in any of the upcoming cities, hit me up to connect and follow on Twitter / Instagram for the play by play.

DJ DOC upcoming schedule