Our good friend @theemikeb just launched a @bananasplitlax instagram page that's chronicling the legendary party that he, DJ AM & Steve Aoki started at AM's Hollywood nightclub LAX. This is a MUST FOLLOW for all fans of AM as Mike was the heart & soul of this party and there's no one better to be posting about it. Back in late 2019, I did an interview with Mike B. about his relationship with DJ AM and the roots & history of Banana Split at LAX for the DJ AM Lives Blog, check it out for some background on the party & how he met Adam.
I got to open up for DJ AM back in my college days and it was truly a night I will never forget. I had been "following" him at the time and knew of his talent mainly from Youtube, but being on stage with him and seeing him perform a full set was so dope! He inspired me in many ways, and so much of what he did as a DJ has influenced my career and made me the DJ I am today. The best to ever do it! I have some videos I took if it's cool to post, even though the quality is to be desired b/c the poor compression and codec from back in the day. His manager was pretty strict on how much I could record at a time, but I got a few cool moments.