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DJ Exercise: What Happened in DJ History/Music in Your Birth Year?

Here’s a very interesting exercise.  Yes I’m giving away my age – so what, I’m young at heart!

Turns out in the year I was born Technics released the first SL-1200.  Thanks Mom and Dad!  Here are some other things that happened in my birth year – Kraftwerk, helloooooooo.

“In 1974, Technics released the first SL-1200 turntable, which evolved into the SL-1200 MK2 in 1979—which, as of the early-2010s, remains the industry standard for deejaying. In 1974, German electronic music band Kraftwerk released the 22-minute song “Autobahn,” which takes up the entire first side of that LP. Years later, Kraftwerk would become a significant influence on hip-hop artists such as Afrika Bambaataa and house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles.”

( Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_jockey )

If you’re interested in listening to the full version of Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-G28iyPtz0

I encourage all DJs to learn your history, believe it or not this has been going on since the 19th century!  What a legacy we have.  And who knows you might find artists or new inspiration for the work you are doing.

So now begs the question:  What are you doing to contribute to our new history?

If you have an interesting project or know someone who is doing innovating things – let me know!