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Everyone Remembers DJ AM

Posted By on August 31, 2009

    Strech Armstrong, fellow DJ and long time friend of AM said "I was trying to think of an analogy in music to AM and the only group I could really think of is the Beatles. Everything the Beatles did, they knocked down a door. Every year there was something new, whether it was what they were recording or the technology and techniques they were employing. And it’s kind of like that with AM. He knocked down and opened so many doors that had never even been knocked on by DJs. These doors might be open but there’s no one that can walk in them right now, and who knows if there will be? He was a singular talent in that way." [Strech Armstrong Remembers DJ AM – Travis Barker's DJ AM Tribute – Watch Here]

    In related news, DJ Premier said "I met him when he was 14 years old at a Cypress Hill, House of Pain, Whooliganz show. He was with Alchemist and Scott Caan, James Caan’s son … and we took pictures. The other day, he sent me the pictures, and I’m gonna make a T-shirt of that," while DJ Green Lantern said "AM was really dope. He was dope on another level. He innovated the live DJ experience a bunch of ways. His transitions from song to song were clever to the point you might be like, ‘Damn, why didn’t I think of that?’ He did that while rocking the crowd." Just Blaze said "AM just brought a crazy energy to his parties. The way he’d put together the perfect blends of hip-hop, rock, dance and so many other genres is what gave him such a mass appeal. He was one of the few DJs that knew how to cross genres and boundaries without losing the crowd."  [Strech Armstrong Remembers DJ AM – Travis Barker's DJ AM Tribute – Watch Here]

Stretch Armstrong Remembers DJ AM


Travis Barker, DJ AM – Tribute