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Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein Found Dead – RIP

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I have not posted in a while, but as soon as I heard the news I felt compelled to write something. I admit I have stated many times that I was a self-proclaimed DJ AM GROUPIE! I have seen AM on more than a few occasions DJing. I have seen him at his best and on days when I thought he was lack-luster, but I always remained a big fan. My memories are very vivid of seeing him spin in cities such as Las Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles. People would always ask me why was DJ AM in my top 3 DJ’s and I would simple say until you have witnessed his A game you have no idea.

As the story develops I will continue to update this post. TMZ is reporting that drug paraphernalia was found at the scene and that he had been dead for a possibly a couple of days. As you may be aware, AM was shooting his MTV show on Rehab and in fact had spent some time recovering from drugs, so I hope this is not true. Also, a little know fact is that AM actually had Gastric Bypass surgery after gaining a tremendous amount of weight. For me, I am in disbelief that a guy can survive all the things he has including a plane crash and end up dead in his prime. Such a waste!

Some of my past posts about DJ AM:

Will.i.am DJed At LAX Nightclub With DJ AM, A-Trak, and Steve Aoki!

DJ AM and legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff – VIDEO

DJ AM and Travis Barker involved in Plane Crash

Some of my memories per my Twitter posts:

DJ AM memory: hanging out w/ my girl @djRashida and Prince watching AM spin w/ @djjazzyjeff215 – Wow does it get better…

RT @deejayspider RIP DJ AM – You were a huge inspiration to me & part of the reason I do what I do today <- I remember the Rockstar contest

I have so many DJ AM memories… I can go on and on city to city… but I will leave it at RIP DJ AM!

DJ AM memory: remember I was in Vegas w/ @IamLaurin & they wanted to go to some club, but I had to go see DJ AM at PURE. I danced ALL NIGHT!

DJ AM memory: remember dancing ALL night w/ @AtLargeDJs (Michelle) at WMC 2007 @ Cameo watchin AM @djirie (he KILLED IT) & @steveaoki

DJ AM memory: remember dancing ALL night w/ @AtLargeDJs (Michelle) at WMC 2008 watchin AM w/ @djjazzyjeff215 & @steveaoki

My DJ AM memories… I remember I lost my new red blackberry at LAX the night I went to see him @atrak @steveaoki @iamtherealwill

@MsEthnicity they are saying drug paraphernalia was found at the scene. sadly he was filming an MTV show about Rehab!

VERY upset about the DJ AM news…. it's a waste!

This is @DJ_AM last tweet “New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems.”

Note: The picture above is from Winter Music Conference 2008. I had the please of seeing him



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Air France Flight From Rio to Paris Disappears, Another DJ Escapes…


I logged on Twitter this morning as I often do to learn that an Air France jet with 228 people on board vanished from radar en route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris after sending out an automatic signal indicating electrical problems while going through an area of strong turbulence. The interesting twist is that A-Trak a DJ that I respect twitted “Shit I just flew Air France to Brazil this morning. Kinda bugging out hearing about the plane that disappeared.”

If you read my blog often, you know that I love to talk about DJs and recently I even mentioned A-Trak in one of my posts about Will.I.AM, DJ AM and Aoki. I NEVER reply/respond to celebrities or people I do not know on Twitter; however, I felt compelled to reach out to A-Trak and let him know I was glad to hear that he was okay. A-Trak is one of the few DJ’s that understands turntablism. Like DJ AM, we need him in the game!

Make sure to follow A-Trak on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Atrak


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Will.i.am DJed At LAX Nightclub With DJ AM, A-Trak, and Steve Aoki!


Sunday night I jumped at the chance to see DJ AM, A-Trak, and Steve Aoki DJing at LAX Nightclub in Los Angeles. Although it wasn’t the best night due to the fact that I lost my cell phone, I had a great time hanging out with my good friend DJ Fembot. As a cancellation to losing my phone, I was happy that I had an opportunity to witness Black Eye Peas Will.i.am’s attempt to please the fake hipster crowd at LAX Nightclub.

Overall I give Will.i.am an A for effort and a B- for his performance. As someone who really likes Will.i.am, I admit I expected a flawless performance and I was a bit upset that he used CDJ’s as opposed to Technics 1200’s. As I watched him covered from head to toe in all black including an all black face mask that only gave you a slight glimpse of his eyes, which of course were covered with white-rimmed glasses, I saw a DJ of conviction. Will.i.am was hyped and his song selection was on point most of his set. As I watched him finagle his Serato and CDJ’s I couldn’t help but think he would break his computer stand as he grooved to his on mix. Admittedly, the only real flaw I saw with his set was at times he broke the flow. On some occasions he seemed to either kill the groove or mix a song that just didn’t match up. In fact, he did what I call a “Steve Aoki”. I love what Aoki offers. I like his style, his showmanship, and of course the fact that he breaks songs that simple drive the dance floor into a frenzy. What I don’t like about this guy is sometimes he is all over the place. I saw a small glance of this with Will.i.am.

A-Trak’s set started out with a bang and in fact I asked “Is that AM?” There were a few lack-luster moments and at times I thought “what”, but he definitely delivered at the end. As for DJ AM, I have seen him spin at least 15 times and I will NEVER have anything bad to say about that guy. Period! Respect the Technics 1200’s.


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DJ AM Clears Up Rumor Regarding His Airplane Crash Lawsuit


Below is what DJ AM posted on MySpace:

December 30, 2008
Hello All –

Normally I don’t feel like I NEED to make a statement like this, but after I read some recently reported untruths I feel like I have to. I want to take a second to address the hurtful posts and clear up any misunderstandings any of you may have about my law suit. I would NEVER sue the deceased pilots’ estates or personal holdings. I am more than grateful that I survived this horrible accident and I’d never try to take anything from those that didn’t. Despite the misinterpretations of the lawsuit, this suit is against the insurance companies that insured the pilots. I’m not after Sarah’s or James’ personal estates nor their property. Everyone involved in this suit has suffered a great deal, and I would not do anything to make matters worse for the deceased family and friends. Daily I live with the guilt and grief of what happened that night, what I saw, who was lost and why I was spared. I have no words to express the pain that comes with knowing four people died, while I lived.

Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein

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DJ AM and legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff – VIDEO

I took this photo during a party at Winter Music Conference 08.

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DJ AM and Travis Barker involved in Plane Crash

Hours after performing for thousands of South Carolina college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.

The DJ scene has been buzzing all day and there are many unconfirmed reports. I have heard that Travis is burned from the waste down and that AM is burned from the waste up. I also heard that these two survived by jumping out the plane. Regardless of what the story is my prayers go out to them and there families.

As someone heavily involved in the DJ world, I am sick right now! I am a self-proclaimed DJ AM groupie and I absolutely love this guy. I have constantly said the stars lined up for him and that it would never happen for another DJ like it did for DJ AM.

DJ AM will always be in my top three DJ’s of all-time DJs. For more information on DJ AM visit his site at www.DJAM.com. For more information about the plane crash please click here for the Associated Press story or click here for CNN’s report.

To view DJ AM and Travis Barker performing together click here.
To view DJ AM and legendary Jazzy Jeff performing together live at Winter Music Conference ’08 click here.

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My “Prince” Experience

Prince at LAX

Prince at LAX

I have had the pleasure of meeting Prince a couple of times. Until you have had the opportunity to be in his presence, you would never understand the above photo.

In my eyes Prince is the man and there is no one in the music business close to his status. Growing up at the height (no pun intended) of the careers of Prince, MJ, and even Madonna there was always the debate of Michael Jackson vs. Prince. I admire and respect both, but to me it is clear who ultimately won that battle. At age 50, Prince has managed to stay on top of his game and look good at it! Did you see Prince’s Super Bowl Performance????

Exposed to LIFE Prince. A few months ago my friend Rashida who is Prince’s personal DJ and I went out to see DJ AM and Jazzy Jeff. Prince decided to meet Rashida at the club we were going to. As I was enjoying DJ AM’s mash up set, Prince leaned over to me and out of no where says “so, do you like Radiohead”. The question stuck me as odd since it appeared to come out of thin air. Living in Prince’s world, giving details is not tolerated, so all I will say is this… Although odd, his question was sure genius for many reasons and on several levels. Keep in mind he asked me before Coachella! Read about Prince vs. Radiohead right here.

I am sure you don’t get it. No worries. Understanding Prince is something only a chosen few are privileged to.

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