This is a place to introduce yourself, tell a little bit about who you are, what you do, connect with others & talk about your connection with DJ AM. Have at it!
Hola soy DJ L.A soy de la Ciudad de México, AM es la fuente de inspiración al igual que Kevin y todos los que rodeaban a DJ AM. Gracias por toda esta información y que puedan ayudar a los DJ's con talento.
I am DJ Real One from Boston, MA. I only saw AM a handful of times a Gypsy Bar in Boston and a couple times at Shrine at Foxwoods. He was my idol. Besides Z-Trip, I think he was the 2nd best DJ of all time.
Hi All, my name is Nan but I go by Dead Serious. Grew up in San Diego but currently reside in Michigan for graduate school.
AM was a highly influential reason for me gettin' into open-format DJing back when Scratch Live was taking off. Thanks for setting up this forum, Kev! Maybe it'll become Hollertronix 2.0 one day...
Daz from UK, massive music freak love good mixes, got put on to AM years back and loved everything he ever put out RIPAM
Names JUSTJOEY, & i stopped by to check out some dope memories and music! Las Vegas, NV #DJAM
I guess I should introduce myself as well for those that don't know me or don't know any of my history... I'm Kevin Scott and Adam Goldstein was a very good friend of mine. I met him in 2004 because I was making a series of vinyl record compilations (Fat Wax, Reruns, Crate Savers, Fillin' the Gap, Massive Joints, etc.) and he wanted to stop having to pay for them & start getting them for free! lol. A mutual friend, DJ Vice, introduced us to each other and we became fast friends because we had a bunch of common interests: DJ'ing, poker, cats, love of 80s music, movies... the list goes on & on.
AM & I would frequently spend hours & hours talking, exchanging music, ideas & jokes on AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)... many times until the sun would come up. At this time he was dating Nicole Richie and I was already married for 6 years to my wife so Nicole was fine with Adam hanging out with me I think partly because I wasn't one of his single friends who would get him into trouble. So we started hanging out a lot and grew closer as friends & collaborators.
As we got into 2005, AM's fame was skyrocketing and he was set to open LAX Nightclub in Hollywood. Nicole had named the club, Adam had helped design it and was also a primary partner in the club. One day we were shopping at a Frye's electronics and he just casually said "hey you know I'm opening up my new club in LA in August right? I want you to be the resident DJ on Friday nights and hold it down for me." I was blown away... what an opportunity. I had been DJ'ing at a club in Orange County for about 9 years every Thursday and it had a big following (line out the door every week with a dedicated fan base to what I was doing there) and I was also making the records (which would eventually blossom into DirectMusicService.com online) but this was an opportunity to DJ in Hollywood at DJ AM's club which everyone at the time knew was going to be the hottest spot in LA... hell maybe in the entire country! As it turned out, I ended being the DJ at LAX on both Friday AND Saturday nights every week for the first 6 months before just doing Fridays (Saturdays went to up & coming DJ's Steve Aoki & Benji Madden!). And it did end up being the hottest club in the country at that time with loads of celebrities every week on my nights & the infamous Banana Split Sundaes each & every Sunday (check the Gallery section for pics & flyers from that night).
Towards the end of 2006 there were some rumblings that AM was going to start a then unnamed DJ agency. Shortly after it was formed, DJ Spider & DJ Homicide started doing some travel dates with this new agency and then LV (Adam's partner in Deckstar) came to me and asked me to be a part of it. That DJ agency became Deckstar and our crew were some of the first open format guys to start having travel residencies all over the United States & Canada. They were exciting times to be sure.
Right up until the end of his life, it seemed like anything was possible when it came to AM. He broke so many barriers for a non-producer, open format DJ. He was set to be in a major motion picture, cameos on major TV shows, Nike commercials, doing major festivals, a main character in a DJ based video game, he owned nightclubs, had his own show on MTV, the biggest residencies in the country, his own DJ agency, his own signature shoe with Nike... I mean the list is really unbelievable if you look back at it. Then it all came to a sudden & shocking end. Personally, it still affects me to this day but I try to channel that into positive energy and keeping his unmatched DJ legacy alive.
After Adam passed away in 2009, I continued to DJ for another 4 years before retiring from active spinning in October of 2013. I have gone on to run DMS, start a family with my wife (now going on 21 happy years together!) and also help co-produce the story of Adam's life on the big screen with "As I AM: The Life & Times of DJ AM". There is a page for the film on the top header of this site that includes information & links to rent or purchase the documentary if you haven't seen it. The reasons I started this site can be found on the very first blog post to this site in the blog header. I hope it becomes a place to continue to learn, connect & share AM's legacy. Ahh yeah! -- Kevin Scott
what up, my name is Mario from Vienna, Austria. The legend lives on. #DJAM
My name is Alex. AUDIO1. San Francisco Bay Area. One love to the ULTIMATE!!! DJ AM!!!
Hello, my name is Jason Craig and you know why I’m here. For Adam ⚡️
What's up all. Just another DJ in the digital ether who is also a huge fan of AM's work.