The extraordinary story of the DJ. With a cast that features todays biggest DJ stars and pioneers, we plot the amazing DJ path from invisibility to centre stage.
In the final, part we tell the story of the DJ. With a cast that features todays biggest DJ stars alongside house pioneers, we plot the DJ path from invisibility to centre stage. How is it that people who play records are today's highest paid music stars? As Norman Cook says, 'There's two types of people in the world. Those that hear a record they like and have to listen to it over and over again in their headphones. They're called normal people. Then there's another kind that as soon as they hear a record they like, they have to play it to loads of other people. And they're called DJs'.
Today the DJ is a major celebrity. Rich, influential and very powerful. As David Guetta says, 'It was impossible to think that we were going to become the biggest musical phenomenon in the world. But we did it'.
We follow the record box from Greg Wilson - demonstrating mixing two records on a 1980s edition of The Tube - through Ibiza vibe-pioneer Alfredo, to Paul Oakenfold's legendary sets at acid house night Spectrum. And we tell the stories of today's megastar mixers. DJs who earn upwards of $50 million a year.
With in-depth interviews with David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Black Madonna, Moby and Midland, we discover the highs and the inevitable lows of this new brand of music stardom. The sometimes isolated existence of the lone DJ is brought in to sharp focus by the recent tragic death of 28-year-old Swedish House megastar Avicii.
Other contributors include Pete Tong, Jeff Mills, Terry Farley, Fabio and Nina Kravitz.
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|Series Producer||Steve Condie|
|Executive Producer||Jez Nelson|
|Production Manager||Lee-Anne Richardson|
|Production Manager||Jenny James|
|Production Coordinator||Clare Porter|
|Production Coordinator||Eleanor Gecks|
|Production Coordinator||Abi Beasley|
|Re-recording mixer||John Scott|
|On-line editing||Paul Ruston|
|Music Supervisor||Gary Welch|
|Director of photography||Franklin Dow|