DJ AM Lives: Celebrate the Life and Music of Adam Goldstein
Thursday, August 26, 2010
11:00 PM 21+
DJ STRETCH ARMSTRONG
DJ CLARK KENT
and DJ RIZ
Before his untimely departure in 2009, Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein gave to the world of music in every single way imaginable for a DJ, and then some. As a producer and remixer, he would put down keynote tracks for Jay-Z, Madonna, Beastie Boys, Weezer Three 6 Mafia, Dilated Peoples and many more. The diversity of his creative repertoire doesn’t end there, as his turntablism and scratching abilities were crucial to the sounds of rock bands Papa Roach and Crazy Town, as well as Babyface, Lady Sovreign and Will Smith. He recorded two albums with Samantha Ronson and two mixtapes with Travis Barker. He was also co-owner of the beloved LAX nightclub, and Deckstar Management companies. After a life-long struggle against narcotics, Goldstein was taken from us by a run-in with drugs. Today, the DJ AM Memorial Fund carries on his legacy, raising funds and cultivating media partnerships to bolster the efforts of several organizations and projects combating addiction. On August 26, a coalition of the nation’s leading DJ’s will be gathering at Santos Party House to play a benefit for this noble foundation.
The line-up will feature corps d'elite DJ's in the genres that that DJ AM touched. Superproducers DJ Premier and Clark Kent represent hip-hop along with tastemakers Stretch Armstrong and DJ Riz. Nightlife royalty Mark Ronson will be in the house, reminding us what we loved about the eclecticism that DJ AM represents. Eli Escobar, Jus Ske, Jesse Marco and Rockaton are all leaders in streetwise electro and urban sounds, putting it down for the real heads.