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how old is too old to dj?? (if there such thing)...

jbnyc 10:20 PM - 6 February, 2010
i know its a topic (us) dj's over thirty dont want to discuss lol but i heard this 2 dj's having a conversation about another dj (this guys are in their early 20's)and one of them said "wow, he still dj's? isnt he like 38?" im like wtf? im still not there yet, but eventually ill get there in few more years lol, so ever since then i've been thinking, how old is too old to dj? is ther such thing? cause to me funk master flex (what is he? like 42?) is still good but not my favorite like he was in 94-95,and when he starts talking trash im like come on, how old are you now? its just not the same as when he was in his late 20's.

its like theres a lot of rappers that i think they are still hot and they are 40 or close to 40 (jay z,fat joe,busta rhymes for example) and some rappers in their 30's make fun of them for still rapping, on the other hand i see dj's like junior vasquez that hit over 60 and they are still relevant in the game, i know that most of the answers are gonna be "if he is good then he can still dj at any age" and thats what i personally think (or want to think lol) but deep in your heart "HOW OLD IS TOO OLD TO DJ??
ryansupak 10:49 PM - 6 February, 2010
Whenever you've lost your passion to move people with music -- whether you're 18 or 81 -- then you're too old.

rs
djintelkt 10:52 PM - 6 February, 2010
There is no age limit. If your mixing and scratching is on point! And you're playing good music, age never matters.
Banana_Peter 10:56 PM - 6 February, 2010
When you are having a stroke, I doubt DJing will be on your mind
Banana_Peter 10:58 PM - 6 February, 2010
Age shouldn't matter when you are doing something that you enjoy.
ninos 11:18 PM - 6 February, 2010
Watchwww.youtube.com <--- watch this.
jbnyc 11:25 PM - 6 February, 2010
Hmm thanks for the answers but why is everyone answering like im 50 and shit? lol i was just wondering what u guys think,the thread doesnt say, guys im too old! please make me feel better!! hahaha J/K good to see im not the only one that thinks theres no age limit for this! peace!
howcome 11:36 PM - 6 February, 2010
I know younger people think there is some switch that turns on when you reach a certain age where you no longer are allowed to have fun, can have fun, stop listening to certain music, start liking classical music and generally just become obsolete. It is mainly ignorance and in a lot of cases outright stupidity. If you are lucky and don't win a Darwin award or get an unfortunate illness you will get older and you will wonder what all the fear of getting older was. Do guitar players just up and quit one day because they reach some arbitrary age or do they keep going because they love what they do? Young people say the stupidest shit.
CMOS 11:44 PM - 6 February, 2010
Im 32 i only been spinning for like 3 years now. Fuck that being too old to start, or keep going shit. Good Music is Timeless.
ryansupak 12:02 AM - 7 February, 2010
I have to retract my original answer. The exact age when you are too old is 43 years, 6 months, 10 days.

rs
OB One 12:06 AM - 7 February, 2010
I dont think you'll decide when your too old, the people who hire you will do it for you. (Im 24 so Im good)
Tunecrew 12:09 AM - 7 February, 2010
I'm 41 - been DJing on and off since about 1985 or so, sometimes as my full time gig, others as a part time thing, stopped completely twice, just got back into it now after a 5 year hiatus.

The cats I look up to are mostly older than me!
DJANGEL "EL FUERTE" 1:32 AM - 7 February, 2010
I just turn 40 and still makeing good money at doing weddings and sweet 16's. The day I can't carry my gear thats when I quit!
DJ Prinvale` 1:38 AM - 7 February, 2010
how old is jazzy jeff? He still rocks the clubs on a regular.
DJ Prinvale` 1:39 AM - 7 February, 2010
edit: He's 45.

That's badass!
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 2:01 AM - 7 February, 2010
I'll be 47 this summer, been doing this since about 82 or 83. The thing is you adapt and change with the music. In my 20's & 30, I used to think about "keeping it real" and educating the crowd to the latest Underground music (back then it was House) and being a "niche" DJ.

Now still I play Deep House (Soulful) to keep it "real" but more often than not I am playing "Hot Radio Garbage". Thing is in my market (Detroit) the art of beatmixing, blending, and programming has been lost to the "snap and drop" Virtual DJ guys. I beatmix that stuff like I would House (of course not as long) and try to program to keep the flow like I would with House.

A new gig that I got this year is a little boring because the crowd is older and more laid back but they are receptive to some Snoop, Gucci, and Luda at peak hour after the opening set of Steppers music and Line dance hustle shit.

Adapt as U get older and open your mind and it will always work.

(As I type this post right before I go to the Bar and DREADING that first hour of smooth laid back shit - LOL).
the_black_one 2:03 AM - 7 February, 2010
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I'll be 47 this summer, been doing this since about 82 or 83. The thing is you adapt and change with the music. In my 20's & 30, I used to think about "keeping it real" and educating the crowd to the latest Underground music (back then it was House) and being a "niche" DJ.

Now still I play Deep House (Soulful) to keep it "real" but more often than not I am playing "Hot Radio Garbage". Thing is in my market (Detroit) the art of beatmixing, blending, and programming has been lost to the "snap and drop" Virtual DJ guys. I beatmix that stuff like I would House (of course not as long) and try to program to keep the flow like I would with House.

word!!

A new gig that I got this year is a little boring because the crowd is older and more laid back but they are receptive to some Snoop, Gucci, and Luda at peak hour after the opening set of Steppers music and Line dance hustle shit.

Adapt as U get older and open your mind and it will always work.

(As I type this post right before I go to the Bar and DREADING that first hour of smooth laid back shit - LOL).
the_black_one 2:03 AM - 7 February, 2010
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I'll be 47 this summer, been doing this since about 82 or 83. The thing is you adapt and change with the music. In my 20's & 30, I used to think about "keeping it real" and educating the crowd to the latest Underground music (back then it was House) and being a "niche" DJ.

Now still I play Deep House (Soulful) to keep it "real" but more often than not I am playing "Hot Radio Garbage". Thing is in my market (Detroit) the art of beatmixing, blending, and programming has been lost to the "snap and drop" Virtual DJ guys. I beatmix that stuff like I would House (of course not as long) and try to program to keep the flow like I would with House.

A new gig that I got this year is a little boring because the crowd is older and more laid back but they are receptive to some Snoop, Gucci, and Luda at peak hour after the opening set of Steppers music and Line dance hustle shit.

Adapt as U get older and open your mind and it will always work.

(As I type this post right before I go to the Bar and DREADING that first hour of smooth laid back shit - LOL).



word!!!
KYLE SMILE 4:13 AM - 7 February, 2010
Don't think it really matters how old you are. In the UK we have Paul Taylor who runs a big night (Retro) playing old skool house and piano house. It runs around the world too. He's in his mid 50s and still is massive.
sixxx 4:24 AM - 7 February, 2010
How old is too old to dj?

There's really no age limit and no one but yourself (or your body) will decide when you're too old to DJ. Some people give up DJing cause they lost interest. Some give up DJing cause it wasn't really their passion. Some of us, whose passion for DJing runs so deep, will DJ until we can't physically do so.
society 4:34 AM - 7 February, 2010
Yeah, who says old DJs are shit just becuz they're old--young people? Since when have they been right?? ;)
DouggyFresh 7:25 AM - 7 February, 2010
I know a bad ass EDM DJ opening for guys like Tiesto, Guetta, etc. That's like saying, how old is too old to be a rapper? ...guys like Eminem, Snoop and Dre are gettin up there in age too..

Look at David Guetta, 42 years old... He's really only had some top 40 hits the past 2 or 3 years... Tiesto, 41... Some of the biggest EDM guys in the world. I thought starting to DJ at 30 years old would be too old, but it's about the music and really, the maturity of the DJ... I think as the DJs get older they realize it's less about being friends with the crowd and more about having an identity... a lot of young DJs that are the same age as the crowd want to be popular.. when you're 10 years older than the crowd, you realize it's more about a business at the club and less about being friends with the crowd...
DouggyFresh 7:26 AM - 7 February, 2010
Sorry I missed it... the DJ opening for tiesto guetta, was like in his late 40's...
Z0nkers 7:54 AM - 7 February, 2010
you know you're getting to old to dj (or anything else for that matter) when you start complaining about the new technology and attempt to prove yourself to the community by repeating over and over how these new guys have no talent, hahaha
DJMaytag 8:36 AM - 7 February, 2010
ask Francois K.
skratchworx 9:39 AM - 7 February, 2010
David Rodigan is 58 and still filling events wherever he plays.
C. William 10:01 AM - 7 February, 2010
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Im 32 i only been spinning for like 3 years now. Fuck that being too old to start, or keep going shit. Good Music is Timeless.


I started spinning 1.5 years ago at 31. I'm not the shit or anything but I've been getting more gigs than I can even handle. I'm 33 now and a bunch of the bigger dj's in town are close to 40.

Just do your work and do it well and age won't even be a part of the equation.

How many people in Radiohead, Spoon and the Black Eyed Peas are well over 30?

All of them.
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 1:39 PM - 7 February, 2010
I'm 43 (as of Thursday), and I'm probably better than 97% of you.

Let's battle.
Smemtex (AoS) 2:11 PM - 7 February, 2010
en.wikipedia.org(musician)

Saw this guy DJ at a venue I worked at last year...
Dj No Name 2:47 PM - 7 February, 2010
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Don't think it really matters how old you are. In the UK we have Paul Taylor who runs a big night (Retro) playing old skool house and piano house. It runs around the world too. He's in his mid 50s and still is massive.


Also Tom Wilson RIP he was in his mid 50's when he passed and he still filled venues up and down the country!
skratchworx 3:22 PM - 7 February, 2010
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I'm 43 (as of Thursday), and I'm probably better than 97% of you.

Let's battle.

I'm 44. I win. ;)
Thebasementwonder 3:35 PM - 7 February, 2010
Overalll u love what u do then u can kick it when your heart says its time then u know its time to hang it up

its all about the heart
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 4:12 PM - 7 February, 2010
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I'm 43 (as of Thursday), and I'm probably better than 97% of you.

Let's battle.

I'm 44. I win. ;)


LET'S BATTLE!!!
sixxx 6:20 PM - 7 February, 2010
The winner gets Depends. :P
babooza69 7:04 PM - 7 February, 2010
i say mid 30s. i don't see myself staying up to 5am every weekend trying to make young people dance when i'm that old with a family
dirrtyharri 8:16 PM - 7 February, 2010
hey man .. i'm 35 .. been spinnin in the clubs since i was 18 .. still playin the top hits to the masses .. i'm one of the most respected dj's in my city .. takes time to build a reputation and hold on to it .. and guess who gets all the big shows?? me .. from weddings to the clubs .. brings in the $$ for my family ..
the_black_one 8:18 PM - 7 February, 2010
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hey man .. i'm 35 .. been spinnin in the clubs since i was 18 .. still playin the top hits to the masses .. i'm one of the most respected dj's in my city .. takes time to build a reputation and hold on to it .. and guess who gets all the big shows?? me .. from weddings to the clubs .. brings in the $$ for my family ..



+1......... same here home!!! nothing but and respect in my city as well
the_black_one 8:19 PM - 7 February, 2010
home = homie
fmproductions 8:23 PM - 7 February, 2010
I am 43, started with tape decks in 83, been out of DJing for a while but always kept a set up in my house. Just got Serato and am back in the groove.
"Age ain't nuthin' but a number" but it also gives you an edge because you have seen the good, the bad and the uggly.
@ the end of the day your age doesn't matter if you can rock the crowd and get payed to do it.
rollanotherone 10:20 PM - 7 February, 2010
MC Lyte rocked a set at my work not too long ago, and she was on point the whole night. I cant really say she rocked the crowd, because it was a group of Nike execs, but she still put on a great set. Much respect for the old school. She had wisdom only years of practice and performing can give.
jbnyc 4:12 AM - 8 February, 2010
so far is 35 to 1, so its not bad, 25 more years to go then hehe
djdragon 4:30 AM - 8 February, 2010
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I'm 43 (as of Thursday), and I'm probably better than 97% of you.

Let's battle.

I'm 44. I win. ;)


LET'S BATTLE!!!


Shit I feel so young at 40. Let's do this!
djdragon 4:30 AM - 8 February, 2010
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The winner gets Depends. :P

New or used?
dirrtyharri 4:31 AM - 8 February, 2010
meh .. i may retire when i hit 40 .. we'll see .. when it starts getting to be a drag and stops being fun and enjoyable ... it'll be time to hang up and bronze the headphones .. hell .. i stay up till 5 - 6 am on the nights i work the clubs .. then hit the pillows for a snooze and wake up with my boy during the day .. as the saying goes "your only as old as you feel" .. music is rejuvinating for me .. a release for all the other regular day to day b.s that happens .. keeps the spirit alive, and the heart beating in time with the music !! in the words of Dr. Alban .. "Let the Beat Go On" (1994)
DJ Dub (29+ Years & Going) 5:24 AM - 8 February, 2010
I am 46 and have been working in clubs for 30 years now. I will play until nobody wants to hear what I do.
Phil Anthony 6:01 AM - 8 February, 2010
I don't really think age is a question. If you take care of yourself and your priorities age doesn't really matter. I am 37 with grey in my beard and a bald spot...Guess what I shave my head/face and pass for 25. I barely drink and never smoke and am more passionate about music than I was last year or the year before.

Age just means you have to be mindful and more deliberate because you have much less wiggle room. I am a firm believer that DJing and mental/physical fitness go hand and hand. The oldest DJs I know, whether 25 or 50, drink too much, do too many drugs, eat like shit, have poor sleep habits, and generally are in sorry shape. Like Ice Hockey, Martial Arts, Drums, guitar, whatever. Stay in shape and have intention and you can do this shit forever. Some things to think about:

If you are still getting sloppy drunk at every gig and creeping out the 21 year old girls they you are too old.

If you are too fat to squeeze into the booth without breaking a sweat or too weak to carry your own gear than you are too old.

If you have to sit down when you dj a 4 hour set because you get tired and not because you are injured or handicapped you are probably too old.

Stay fit, stay informed, and stay passionate. I plan to rock parties at the senior centers. DJing has been so much of who I am for so long, there is no fucking way anyone could rattle me to give it up due to age.
KYLE SMILE 10:46 AM - 8 February, 2010
Sloppy drunk at every gig and sleeping with young girls makes you old? Ha, i'm only 25 and up until a year ago i was doing exactly that. I must be too old to dj now?

I'm a pretty fit person so i'm lucky but you can't put weight down as a thing to stop dj'ing. What if a person was overweight before they started dj'ing or they put weight on very easily?
Dj Rehab 2:07 PM - 8 February, 2010
You are never too old to dj, but you can be too old to party like a 20 year old. Heavy drinking in your 30's and 40's can cause major health problems. So for me, at age 34, getting completely blasted while spinning is over. I now drink moderately which makes me hate drunks. And at a top 40 club, that's all that is in there....

As you age getting gigs where you enjoy the music helps imho.....
DouggyFresh 3:28 PM - 8 February, 2010
Definitely... I'm 31 and stopped drinking heavily myself, turns out the only people that don't annoy me are the sober 20 year old chicks that can't drink yet. Heh, sounds ok to me... :)
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 3:41 PM - 8 February, 2010
One thing that happens when you get older, you'll hate doing Mobiles. Back in the day, I used to love getting 3 to 5 times what I would make at the Club, but now - damn, I have to move Speakers and Amp (Peavey CS 800 is a anchor) - do I really want to do this mobile???

Although I have a complete mobile system, I sometimes still rent a system for another (slightly younger) DJ and adjust my price accordingly. No set up or tear down for me and at 3am, after the gig, that money loss is more than justified.
latindj 4:51 PM - 8 February, 2010
^lol. 40 here and still doing mobiles.....lighter, better sounding gear has been a godsend....
jbnyc 8:37 PM - 8 February, 2010
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^lol. 40 here and still doing mobiles.....lighter, better sounding gear has been a godsend....


hahah so true!! i remember back in 96 i used to take 2 cerwin vega 18" earthquake speakers to every single gig lol, fuck that now i take a jbl 18" eon self powered that is 1/3rd the weight of each CV lol
Phil Anthony 10:18 PM - 8 February, 2010
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Sloppy drunk at every gig and sleeping with young girls makes you old? Ha, i'm only 25 and up until a year ago i was doing exactly that. I must be too old to dj now?

I'm a pretty fit person so i'm lucky but you can't put weight down as a thing to stop dj'ing. What if a person was overweight before they started dj'ing or they put weight on very easily?


Kyle,

My fist answer was a bit tongue and cheek. I hear you on the weight thing though it is a slippery slope. Let me clarify - 20 and fat is one thing 40 and fat is a whole different can of worms. In most cases weight, drug use, booze, whatever, are things within our sphere to control though admittedly some have to work much harder than others. Like I said, as we age we have less and less wiggle room. Poor health and bad habits tend to catch up to us much faster and have much more serious implications than when we were young and indestructible.

There are exceptions to every rule but typically age + any uncontrolled bad habit = a liability. People will definitely hold age against you if there are other factors that add into the equation.

The truth is, if the liability equation hits close to home then Djing will probably quit you long before you quit Djing.

Oh and hell yes lighter gear makes mobiles much easier. So does hiring my nephew to set up and break down :)
DjLouSince82 11:54 PM - 8 February, 2010
shit im 38 and nothing gonna stop me ever from djing..not even a bullet in my head!
DjLouSince82 12:01 AM - 9 February, 2010
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I am 46 and have been working in clubs for 30 years now. I will play until nobody wants to hear what I do.


Salute to you bro..i myself been in the game for 25+ years never made it to the big boys but im still standing, i love it and thats all that matters
DjLouSince82 12:05 AM - 9 February, 2010
oh BTW i posted this same subject in December

www.serato.com
SuckaDJ 12:10 AM - 9 February, 2010
I sure hope you're better than me. You have 15+yrs experiene.
ninos 12:14 AM - 9 February, 2010
im 14 and i love to dj. i dont think ill ever stop :)
djdragon 1:35 AM - 9 February, 2010
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oh BTW i posted this same subject in December

www.serato.com

Piss off, we're old! How can we remember that?! LOL
jbnyc 1:45 AM - 9 February, 2010
lmfao ^^^
DJ Val-BKNY11203 4:36 AM - 9 February, 2010
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I am 46 and have been working in clubs for 30 years now. I will play until nobody wants to hear what I do.

That's wassup Dub.

BTW I used to go to DJ Hut from time to time.
DjLouSince82 5:37 AM - 9 February, 2010
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oh BTW i posted this same subject in December

www.serato.com

Piss off, we're old! How can we remember that?! LOL


I take my Magic Pills Every morning thats why hahahaha
the_black_one 7:27 AM - 9 February, 2010
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oh BTW i posted this same subject in December

www.serato.com

Piss off, we're old! How can we remember that?! LOL


I take my Magic blue Pills Every morning thats why hahahaha



fixed
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 12:31 PM - 9 February, 2010
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oh BTW i posted this same subject in December

www.serato.com

Piss off, we're old! How can we remember that?! LOL


That short term memory is a KILLA in your old age...
DJ Rumors 1:44 PM - 9 February, 2010
<----------- 44 yrs ol here..been djing since 12yrs old. I dont do the full-time club scene anymore, mainly private parties and weddings. I have a 2hr mix show on our local radio station every Friday Nite. I do it now mainly out of love for my art and also for the fact that everytime I hear a track...I'm always mixing it in my mind and hearing things that no one else does.
I dont believe there's a "too old" factor simply because as long as you're progressing with your talent and staying "fresh", you're just as good as the next man.
Madja 7:09 PM - 16 May, 2010
Beat this. I'm 41, started dj'ing last October and I'm a woman. I'ts hard for me to be taken seriously about my passion for this wonderful craft. But never the less I'll carry on.
djdragon 5:25 AM - 17 May, 2010
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Beat this. I'm 41, started dj'ing last October and I'm a woman. I'ts hard for me to be taken seriously about my passion for this wonderful craft. But never the less I'll carry on.

+1 and total respect.
ninos 6:00 AM - 17 May, 2010
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Beat this. I'm 41, started dj'ing last October and I'm a woman. I'ts hard for me to be taken seriously about my passion for this wonderful craft. But never the less I'll carry on.


Werd up mang :)

total respect. im 14 years old. hehe
MADLOGIC the Selectah 8:38 AM - 17 May, 2010
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There is no age limit. If your mixing and scratching is on point! And you're playing good music, age never matters.


Yep!
MADLOGIC the Selectah 8:40 AM - 17 May, 2010
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Beat this. I'm 41, started dj'ing last October and I'm a woman. I'ts hard for me to be taken seriously about my passion for this wonderful craft. But never the less I'll carry on.



Keep pushing
The Prime 4:09 PM - 9 May, 2011
Wow, almost a year since this thread was last touched. Guess what?....my 2 cents.

I'm 2 months away from 40 and I have had a passion for music since I was making mix tapes with tape decks back in high school. I have never stopped enjoying music and after 20 years of military service to my country I am creating more time for myself to do what I really enjoy.

So I dropped some hard earned cash on a pair of CDJ-2000s (still shopping for my mixer). Why top of the line you ask? Because I really like new tech, that will never change. I like the ability to say "yeah I can do that" the second it is asked and I dread the day I have to tell someone "sorry, I can't help you".

Still too old you think? Nah.. never. I am single now (2 divorces later) and have no kids. Mid-life crisis you think....nope. I still love the latest PROMO ONLY releases and still enjoy seeing a good DJ "Move The Crowd"..

Whether this turns into me just being a house/internet/weddings DJ gig or I take it to the next level, who knows. As long as there's a beat, I will continue to follow it.

My 2 cents..
Dj-M.Bezzle 4:12 PM - 9 May, 2011
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Wow, almost a year since this thread was last touched. Guess what?....my 2 cents.

I'm 2 months away from 40 and I have had a passion for music since I was making mix tapes with tape decks back in high school. I have never stopped enjoying music and after 20 years of military service to my country I am creating more time for myself to do what I really enjoy.

So I dropped some hard earned cash on a pair of CDJ-2000s (still shopping for my mixer). Why top of the line you ask? Because I really like new tech, that will never change. I like the ability to say "yeah I can do that" the second it is asked and I dread the day I have to tell someone "sorry, I can't help you".

Still too old you think? Nah.. never. I am single now (2 divorces later) and have no kids. Mid-life crisis you think....nope. I still love the latest PROMO ONLY releases and still enjoy seeing a good DJ "Move The Crowd"..

Whether this turns into me just being a house/internet/weddings DJ gig or I take it to the next level, who knows. As long as there's a beat, I will continue to follow it.

My 2 cents..



lets play a drinking game, take a shot for how many times he showed his age in that post, ready....GO!!
The Prime 4:14 PM - 9 May, 2011
Hahaha... well played... got me.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 4:23 PM - 9 May, 2011
LOL @ Beezle...

I was with him until he said:
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I still love the latest PROMO ONLY releases


Damn that is old... (record pools baby... )
DJ GaFFle 4:28 PM - 9 May, 2011
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LOL @ Beezle...

I was with him until he said:
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I still love the latest PROMO ONLY releases


Damn that is old... (record pools baby... )

Moo, Moo, "Move the Crowd"... LOL
DJ'Que 6:51 PM - 9 May, 2011
41 here when I r.i.p is when I will stop. I don't have to ask mommy or daddy to buy my expensive equipment. I need a new macbook pro (I buy It) I need a backup (I buy It) I need $400 for a repair ( I pay it), I wanna do video mixing ( I buy everything) So when You see this 41 year old DJ with shit they can't buy tell me I'm to old.
true story at the bar I DJ at this young guy was trying to talk to this older guy lady. the young dude was like get your old ass out my face (gangbanger) so the old guy knocked his ass cold the fuck out. and I'm not say with a few punches. they squared off and the older guy gave him temple shot. lights out. and this young guy is known for knocking fools out to. now when he see's dude he's like what's up.with total respect.
Dj-M.Bezzle 6:57 PM - 9 May, 2011
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true story at the bar I DJ at this young guy was trying to talk to this older guy lady.


tranny bar?? (nm)
DJ'Que 7:02 PM - 9 May, 2011
naw its a bar in long beach called tobo's. this bar is very ghetto. but you can't just come there if your a dude . I seen female's jump a female cuz she was from la. the next day the girl that got jumped came back with some la fools and they shot up a bar called tooties where the girls where going.
mister iLL 7:58 PM - 9 May, 2011
im 36. first learned to dj at about 20. as long as theres still people who appreciate what i play, i'll play it.
str8nger 9:54 PM - 9 May, 2011
dam hella old cats up in here shouldn't all ya be training your grand kids how to spin! Lol just kiddn :) age shouldn't matter at anything you do! As long as u enjoy doing it fuck it lol
sixxx 10:51 PM - 9 May, 2011
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41 here when I rip cheese is when I will stop.


Don't go to Taco Bell.

hahaha

nm
dj_soo 10:57 PM - 9 May, 2011
Afrika Bambaataa is still djing... sort of... when I played a show with him earlier this year, he played for about an hour and then let his roady take over while he selected the tunes :o
Dax 7:59 AM - 10 May, 2011
Dax 8:05 AM - 10 May, 2011
i'm just about to hit 40,tried to retire last year,but couldn't stay away from all the great music around and at the start of this year treated myself to a new MBP and 57.

when the music is in your blood,its a hard habit to break lol
DJ Johnny Falvelo 8:31 AM - 12 May, 2011
50
djbanno 9:57 AM - 12 May, 2011
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shit im 38 and nothing gonna stop me ever from djing..not even a bullet in my head!

+1
38 here too...

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when the music is in your blood,its a hard habit to break lol
s3kn0tr0n1c 10:20 AM - 12 May, 2011
you never too old to do ANYTHING you enjoy.

ill be playing tunes and xbox till I die
DJ Val-BKNY11203 12:39 PM - 12 May, 2011
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you never too old to do ANYTHING you enjoy.

ill be playing tunes and xbox till I die


+1
DJ Quartz 12:51 PM - 12 May, 2011
Age is JUST a number, it's about how you feel man. Remember that...

Imagine I was only 32 and people were trying to fill my head with that BS about being to old.

What I learned is society has a funny way of making people who can't do something try and F up the people who can!
Dj-M.Bezzle 1:56 PM - 12 May, 2011
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you never too old to do ANYTHING you enjoy.



this is a very incorrect statment, when i was in highschool i really enjoyed banging my schools cheerleaders.....legally im to old for that
s3kn0tr0n1c 3:44 PM - 12 May, 2011
lol....

got me there.........


.....unless you don't get caught....
DJ GOODFOOT 3:47 PM - 12 May, 2011
The choice to stop DJing as a career wasn't about age for me, it was about what I wanted in life. I had to make a choice between working in another field (with a nice income doing something that I love just as much as DJing) or sticking with DJing full time and living the party lifestyle but maybe not being able to completely support a family, own property, nice cars, and have a retirement with the ability to travel. Basically, enjoy life outside of the club. I also decided that I didn't want to do weddings, school dances or corporate gigs so that limited my earning potential significantly.

I know a lot of DJs who are excellent businessmen and have been very successful, but I also know some DJs who did not plan for a future and are ass out in their 40s and don't have a plan for living past 50 or 60. DJ icon Kool Herc has been credited as being the founder of Hip Hop but now at 56 with health issues and no insurance, he's relying on donations and fund raising to pay for necessary surgery and medical care. DJ Premier has a link on his site if you would like to donate.

www.djpremierblog.com

To answer the question, I don't think there is a specific age when you are too old to DJ. I'm 37 now, I started spinning at 18 and I'll DJ in some form 'til the day I die, even if it is just as an opening DJ when possible, for some friends at a house party or just for myself at home. As a career, I stopped around when I turned 30 and haven't looked back. (This was also about the same time that I really started to hate the new music coming out which was nice timing).
DJ Quartz 3:52 PM - 12 May, 2011
Well the thing is it depends on your career moves. There is so many avenues for the DJ skills is what I'm finding and my career evolves.

You just need to have business sense and find all the avenues to be successful not just as DJ but as an artist in general.
Dj-M.Bezzle 4:20 PM - 12 May, 2011
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Well the thing is it depends on your career moves. There is so many avenues for the DJ skills is what I'm finding and my career evolves.

You just need to have business sense and find all the avenues to be successful not just as DJ but as an artist in general.



all depends on how much your willing to put into it to be honest
Shawny D 7:09 PM - 12 May, 2011
www.digitaldjtips.com

Really good article.

Personally, I don't see how you can ever be too old. As long as you're still able to swing it, then why not?
ta2423 7:25 PM - 12 May, 2011
Im old... The only thing I can see being the issue is. I know all of us are saying wtf with the new music these days. Wont work well with the youngsters.
As I clench my teeth and make it work.
Chad S. 7:33 PM - 12 May, 2011
For once, I feel young amongst my peers :) hoovering under mid 30's.

My quick answer, when you are to old to hear it to mix

and then comes the

when your eyes are too bad to line it up ;)
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 7:34 PM - 12 May, 2011
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Aidan O’Doherty has cause a bit of a stir by musing that 41-year-old second-wave Detroit techno luminary Carl Craig “is living off his name and past achievements while melding into the commercial end of dance music”.


I know Carl Craig personally, here's the thing - Carl was never a DJ first, he was a Producer/Musician/Artist that had to learn to DJ to be able to perform in Europe after having success making hit records.

Carl was a (musical) protege' of Derrick May who like Kevin Saunderson the other 1/3 of the Techno founders were DJs first before they had success making records. Juan Atkins was a musician with Cybotron, with DJ career that started at almost the same time. Derrick is my age and can still rock the turntables because he was a DJ first.

Playing 6 degrees of Seperation (short story)- I learned to spin from Juan Atkins and Derrick May and eventually hooked up and was invited to join their sound company/dj crew - Deep Space. I went to Eastern Michigan University, met Kevin "Scratchmaster Reese" Saunderson who was a "rival" DJ at Eastern but we were cool, he connected with Derrick one day, wanted to make Records like Derrick and Juan. Kevin started his Record Label, KMS asked me to help him promote since I knew a bunch of DJs.

I pulled in a good friend named Damon Booker who I taught to Dj to help me at KMS while at the same time Carl Craig was just beginning to work with Derrick May. My buddy Damon and Carl went to High School together back in the day and started a label called Retroactive Records (pre- Planet E). Carl had a few underground hits and was in demand to tour so Damon taught Carl the basics of DJing....

So Carl was a talented musician who started spinning to kinda help his music career.
DjWoody 8:01 PM - 12 May, 2011
Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41
the_black_one 8:08 PM - 12 May, 2011
dannny T is crazy good(N0 H0m0).... i guess he's been djing for a good 30 years or so!
djbigboy 8:56 PM - 12 May, 2011
Ha! I think EDM djs have more staying power because they seem to have a better following. I am generalizing of course. But in the relm of Top 40, marketing and pulling a crowd is about as important as programming/dj skills. Younger dj brings a younger crowd that may or may not be new to clubbing. That younger crowd is going to keep clubbing longer than a crowd in my demographic. I'm 41, my peeps have been there done that. I still rock the hottest spot in my city (not there as much as I would like to tho). But the ideas are creeping into my head, "I'm getting too old for this ish". But then again, how often outside of the club do I get to mix n mingle with hot 23 yr olds who don't really care how old I am?
Chad S. 10:34 PM - 12 May, 2011
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Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41


Wow, I had no idea they were that old. Makes me wonder if my body could even handle this same kind of club work at that age. Are they just tiger blood having adonis dna types or do they put organic oatmeal on their riders?
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 10:56 PM - 12 May, 2011
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Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41


Wow, I had no idea they were that old. Makes me wonder if my body could even handle this same kind of club work at that age. Are they just tiger blood having adonis dna types or do they put organic oatmeal on their riders?


Traktor with Autosync -pre-programmed effects - 4/4 beats - it's not that hard these days...

: )

Now 15 years ago when Danny Tenaglia was spinning real vinyl....
djbanno 11:58 PM - 12 May, 2011
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Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41

I think Carl Cox is up there too
DjWoody 12:05 AM - 13 May, 2011
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Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41


Wow, I had no idea they were that old. Makes me wonder if my body could even handle this same kind of club work at that age. Are they just tiger blood having adonis dna types or do they put organic oatmeal on their riders?


Traktor with Autosync -pre-programmed effects - 4/4 beats - it's not that hard these days...

: )

Now 15 years ago when Danny Tenaglia was spinning real vinyl....


Sven Vath is still spinning strictly vinyl. I just saw him a few weeks back and that's all he used. Digweed & Danny are CDJ's. Sasha just went back to CDJ's too.
DJ LIL M 12:29 AM - 13 May, 2011
when you start forgetting how to dj then your too old lol
ta2423 2:29 AM - 13 May, 2011
It seems to me we will be seeing some old ass dj's spinning at clubs. Picturing wobbling in with a cane and a laptop bag. Not to bad though. 40+ and pulling 21 year olds every night. Gotta love the life.
Shawny D 3:05 AM - 13 May, 2011
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I think Carl Cox is up there too


48 and counting!
Dj-M.Bezzle 12:00 PM - 13 May, 2011
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Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41


Wow, I had no idea they were that old. Makes me wonder if my body could even handle this same kind of club work at that age. Are they just tiger blood having adonis dna types or do they put organic oatmeal on their riders?


you have to remember that you have a real job chad, a day job + djing takes a tole on the body.....if i was one of those djs listed i think i would be healthy enough to sleep all day in a comfy hotel room until a car comes to chauffeur me to the gig where im waited on hand and foot until i have to stand there and push buttons and listen to my own music for a hour or two
djbanno 12:12 PM - 13 May, 2011
50 and still partying (playing parties) is + 1 in my books no matter what.
djbanno 1:06 PM - 13 May, 2011
I'm just hoping to live that long ;)
ta2423 2:45 PM - 13 May, 2011
^ I feel the exact same way. Pissed just thinking what bangers come out when Im gone. Actually glad to know we have a handfull of o.g.'s in here.
Logisticalstyles 4:22 PM - 13 May, 2011
As I've gotten older I've become more picky about the clubs or bars that I will play at. My rule is if I wouldn't party there as a customer then I probably shouldn't spin there. There are some exceptions to this rule, but it just makes sense for me. I'm 36 and I can't see my self partying with a bunch of 19 year olds. As a result of this rule, I don't do clubs where it's 18 to party 21 to drink. Beside's I'm not interested in keeping up with the music that kids that age are listening to. I'll get the latest bangers but I'm not putting too much time in finding out which Gucci Man song is hot on the underground scene.

After saying all of that I must admit that I won't be quitting DJing anytime soon. It's all about getting in where you fit in. When I'm not holding down a residency somewhere, then I go into studio mode and start working on some beats. I've also been trying to get my internet presence established and that takes a lot of time. There are always mixes to record and upload and videos to post.
Chad S. 4:25 PM - 13 May, 2011
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Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41


Wow, I had no idea they were that old. Makes me wonder if my body could even handle this same kind of club work at that age. Are they just tiger blood having adonis dna types or do they put organic oatmeal on their riders?


you have to remember that you have a real job chad, a day job + djing takes a tole on the body.....if i was one of those djs listed i think i would be healthy enough to sleep all day in a comfy hotel room until a car comes to chauffeur me to the gig where im waited on hand and foot until i have to stand there and push buttons and listen to my own music for a hour or two



lol, sometimes I love your wit. Good point ;)
MelonHead 10:21 PM - 13 May, 2011
lol

www.ebaumsworld.com

can't hate.. unk was havin' a good'ol time
djchrisgiraldo 12:10 AM - 14 May, 2011
Watchwww.youtube.com

She's 70. Age is no excuse.
lopezj1290 4:12 AM - 14 May, 2011
just got 2 V7's and a X5 at 30 yrs young...Always had the passion but never acted on it, until now. Age doesn't mean a damn thing
DJBurner 11:27 PM - 9 December, 2011
I am a 51 white dude and I play to a young hip-hop R&B crowd 3 nights a week. Everybody including myself has a great time. I often think about the age issue but If you love what you do you just try to please the crowd and they will show you love back.
Chad S. 11:33 PM - 9 December, 2011
^^amen :)
jbnyc 10:33 AM - 11 December, 2011
Where's the like button?
DJ Unique 8:00 PM - 11 December, 2011
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Where's the like button?

+1
Taipanic 7:09 PM - 12 December, 2011
As long as you have the passion, age is not an issue to play but I have noted that getting club gigs is a lot harder once you move into your 40's. My favorite saying " Perception is Reality" often proves true. Many places (owners) write you off before even hearing you play. I might not fit what they perceive to be a cool DJ when I walk into the room, but when I am in the booth throwing down, I totally look & fit the part and my age is never an issue, even to the 21 y.o. hotties ;-)
djaction 7:17 PM - 12 December, 2011
34.
djaction 7:17 PM - 12 December, 2011
[unless you're a celeb dj]
djsmuve415 7:39 PM - 12 December, 2011
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I think Carl Cox is up there too


48 and counting!

was gonna add that too... David Morales is also up there in age.. his appearance on MTV inspired me.
Watchwww.youtube.com
never looked back since - 39 & proud of it.
Theory83 6:00 AM - 13 December, 2011
started at 18....took a break at 22...started up again at 28. Once a DJ, always a DJ IMO. (as long as you hold the passion and that really annoying ability to pick apart every piece of music you hear/count beats like sheep while you sleep.)
Evon 10:38 AM - 13 December, 2011
You neve get too old for music. You can start learning an instrument when you are 60 and still practice for 10 years and be pretty darn good at it.
benberry 11:18 AM - 13 December, 2011
I'm 30, been mixing for 12 years and I feel I'm just coming into my prime now

The best years are ahead of me......
cutdr 2:07 PM - 13 December, 2011
I feel that the older the better. For example, I've been a DJ for over 20 years (wow) now I'm depressed!!! LOL!! The thing is, I've LIVED through the various music changes throughout the years. One thing that remained constant for me though is the art of mixing. When DJing was new (to me) in the 80s, I was a battle DJ. It was required in Cleveland.. Lot of great DJs there. In the 90s I was mixing with minor scratches here and there and minor beat juggling, just to show the crowd I had skills. I went through the CD era, tough to mix those before the CDJs came out. Now it's the serato era where you can find and mix songs in 3 seconds, so the style of play seems to be, watch how many songs I can play and mix in 1 minute.. Some songs only get to the intro. The key is to stay current, know your music and the crowd. Music knowledge is the key. I can play ANY era of music confidently because I have the experience and that's why I charge above the average DJ in my area. I did a gig last week and the crowd was very diverse. I played 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and current music for a crowd of 600+. and the floor stayed packed. If I hadn't had the experience (there's that word again) It would have been hard to please those more seasoned folks.. Who BTW HIRES ME AND SIGNS THE CHECK...
DJ GaFFle 2:20 PM - 13 December, 2011
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Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
GaFFLe is 42
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41

Yeah, age is just a number.

(-:
Logisticalstyles 2:55 PM - 13 December, 2011
Damn you're old Gaffle! lol, 36 doesn't seem so old now.

Just kidding, keep doing your thing. You're only as old as you feel.
Daktyl 2:57 PM - 13 December, 2011
42 is the answer to this question...
en.wikipedia.org
DJ GaFFle 3:05 PM - 13 December, 2011
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Damn you're old Gaffle! lol, 36 doesn't seem so old now.

Just kidding, keep doing your thing. You're only as old as you feel.

Yeah, I'm still staying relevant in the DJ game. I have a 2 night residency at a staple Atlanta lounge/restaurant/dance spot, so I definitely have to keep my ear to the street as far as music. Some of these forum threads are a big help.
Dj K.Smith 4:18 PM - 13 December, 2011
< 41 and still rocking any wedding, birthday party, corporate function, club if I have to, backyard boogie, family get together, block party, whatever slides me some gas money and enough to get some chicken from Albertson's.....
DJ GaFFle 4:28 PM - 13 December, 2011
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< 41 and still rocking any wedding, birthday party, corporate function, club if I have to, backyard boogie, family get together, block party, whatever.....

Flagged for forum advertising.

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Dj K.Smith 8:40 PM - 13 December, 2011
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< 41 and still rocking any wedding, birthday party, corporate function, club if I have to, backyard boogie, family get together, block party, whatever.....

Flagged for forum advertising.

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hahahahaha... You better know it... Just call Dj K. Smith at (555) 555-5555...
dj poisonous handz 9:25 PM - 13 December, 2011
flex is 60.meaning = never too old to dj
DouggyFresh 11:28 PM - 13 December, 2011
I'm 33 been DJing for 3 years (in the club) and always stay relevant as far as new music, but where you really shine is when you know what classics to play that other (younger) DJs forgot about. I do 5 night a week although 2 are at a strip club and 3 nights are at a 1500 capacity hood hip hop club. Most of the other guest DJ's who come are older than me. We all kill it when it comes to crowd rocking. Other clubs in the area, same thing, most of the DJ's are 30+ and still rocking 18-25 crowds.
DPR250R 2:34 AM - 14 December, 2011
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Here's some of the biggest DJ's in the world!!!!

John Digweed is 54!!!!
Danny Tenaglia is 50
Sven Vath is 46
GaFFLe is 42
Tiesto is 42
Sasha is 41

Yeah, age is just a number.

(-:


You sure about that Digweed age?
dj poisonous handz 2:47 AM - 14 December, 2011
dj enuff 49 still droppin all the way turnt up
DouggyFresh 9:21 AM - 14 December, 2011
Isn't Tiesto a producer not a DJ?
dj poisonous handz 1:50 PM - 14 December, 2011
tiesto is a dj.and a one of the highest paid
capo di exmixah 6:37 PM - 14 December, 2011
I'll dj til my hands and ears say "no mass"
DJ Special K 4:36 AM - 16 December, 2011
I'm 45 and will be 46 on 1/7/2012, I have a mixshow on a 100k watt station and I hold it down for one of the busier night clubs in my city on Friday and Saturday nights. I did have a time where I quit because I refused to join the CD revolution and getting vinyl was tough to find without joining crappy record pools. When the CDJ 1000 came out, using cds was not so bad after all. Now with Serato, hey time code vinyl! I must admit, the serato has helped extend my career as a dj because carrying those crates around was some bullshit!! LOL
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 12:46 PM - 20 December, 2011
Is 100k watt station a lot?
DJ GaFFle 2:16 PM - 20 December, 2011
I think 100kW stations are the defacto for large stations. I believe that's the max the FCC will allow.
DouggyFresh 10:12 AM - 21 December, 2011
Yeah 100kW stations are the "big" regional radio stations.. Although according to the Wikipedia, a station in Grand Rapids is 320kW because it came into existence before the new rules and was grandfathered in...
SirVeza 2:17 AM - 13 January, 2012
If it's someone's passion to entertain people with music than do what you love. I think it's an advantage to have a little age these days. Anyone over 35 has been through a couple of decades of great music. That knowledge will serve you well with music selection since most of today's samples are from yesterdays classics. If you think you're too old to move the crowd than you should look at old strippers, comedians, singers, actors, bartenders etc. It doesn't stop them so why should it stop you. You're too old when it's not fun anymore or you loose your physical abilities.
dougefresh0126 5:48 PM - 21 May, 2013
I dont think u all of a sudden become too old and have to stop, but at the same time i wonder is there an age where is it too old to start to learn to dj? Considering it takes a long time to perfect.
d:raf 6:06 PM - 21 May, 2013
ta2423 1:10 AM - 22 May, 2013
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where you really shine is when you know what classics to play that other (younger) DJs forgot about. Most of the other guest DJ's who come are older than me. We all kill it when it comes to crowd rocking. Other clubs in the area, same thing, most of the DJ's are 30+ and still rocking 18-25 crowds.

42 here and enjoy nothing more than dropping an old track and hearing one phrase in chorus through out the spot. Awww Damn.
dj jamalot 3:26 PM - 23 May, 2013
I started djing when only club jocks had cue buttons i split the channel inputs routed to a boom box and had cue... when numarks came out they were the $hit, i'll be 55 this year still look 35 and still bangin 25's year old lol got all the gear the wanna bee's want but still packin crowds i'll stop spinnin when my depends fall off and the viagra won't work lol!
Dj-M.Bezzle 3:30 PM - 23 May, 2013
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If you think you're too old to move the crowd than you should look at old strippers

Your not helping your point at all
RonDu 5:06 PM - 23 May, 2013
40 in a few weeks. Still rocking parties and keeping people on the floor way past when the lights come on and the cleaning people mopping up vomit and garbage from the floors...
XCAKID 5:35 PM - 23 May, 2013
I'll be 45 this Aug. still doing clubs/bars and much like dj jamalot, I am still pulling down 20 somethin y.o. That is why I am not married to this day. hahahaha Although, I've quit and come back to the DJ game many times.
Dj-M.Bezzle 5:50 PM - 23 May, 2013
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I'll be 45 this Aug. still doing clubs/bars and much like dj jamalot, I am still pulling down 20 somethin y.o. That is why I am not married to this day. hahahaha Although, I've quit and come back to the DJ game many times.

What day in aug
XCAKID 5:57 PM - 23 May, 2013
27th

Ya getting me somthing?? LOL
Dj-M.Bezzle 7:21 PM - 23 May, 2013
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27th

Ya getting me somthing?? LOL

Lol nah just checkin, mines the 17th
Mr. Goodkat 8:29 PM - 23 May, 2013
as long as you can stay relavent with your music selection, age shouldnt be a problem. if you are complaining about it (anything to do with the club) though, quit for sure. its only gonna make you crazy and angry.
dj jamalot 8:37 PM - 23 May, 2013
i'm in the process of moving and my storage has over 25,000 pieces of vinyl and just looking at it i don't miss humping crates mann we have it so easy i show up with a laptop bag now and rock jeez....
dj_soo 9:47 PM - 23 May, 2013
nothing quite like seeing those hot girls on the dancefloor and realizing that you're as old as some of their dads :-\
ta2423 9:55 PM - 23 May, 2013
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nothing quite like seeing those hot girls on the dancefloor coming up flashing and realizing that you're older than some of their dads and they find it kinky :-)

"Fixed" Some of them can call me daddy anytime.
dj jamalot 10:02 PM - 23 May, 2013
shiiiit im older than they granpa lol.
ta2423 3:50 AM - 24 May, 2013
Ha Ha... Damn
dj jamalot 3:53 AM - 24 May, 2013
J/K i'm 54 and still kickn ass!
ta2423 4:49 AM - 24 May, 2013
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J/K i'm 54 and still kickn ass!

LOL... i will be there in 11 years. God willing. Who knows what kind of dj crap will be out by then. Controling serato with your mind and hand gestures. Me... Staying on the tables.
DJ Reflex 4:57 AM - 24 May, 2013
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J/K i'm 54 and still kickn ass!

LOL... i will be there in 11 years. God willing. Who knows what kind of dj crap will be out by then. Controling serato with your mind and hand gestures. Me... Staying on the tables.



Roger that! I'm almost 40, and no sign of slowing down.
dj jamalot 2:30 PM - 24 May, 2013
I started spinning in 1978 after joining the military the enlisted club dj's were wack so I practiced hard just mixing and eventually got a shot and it changed the club as I knew lots of peeps and even more wanted to know me fast forward 35 years and I'm still doing the damn thang still hav my 57 and 1210's I bought in Germany but mainly use a controller DDJ SX because it stays in the club with my IMac I bring my back up 17 in MBP but hav yet to use it lol yes the DJ game has changed but I've never stopped and have stayed relevant and still in demand at 54 years old 2 divorces and 5 kids later!
RonDu 2:56 PM - 24 May, 2013
But on the real, I know some Dj's that are like in the 50's and up and been playing for like 30+ years and consistenly get gigs. The problem is, a lot of them still can't mix or blend two songs!!! I'm like yo, you've had 30+ years to practice and you haven't gotten it down yet?

I played alongside a legendary Jamaican selector (name will be ommitted) and was highly disappointed. From what I heard he was the ish back in the day but when we played together the promoter was telling ME to tell him to get off! I was like I can't do that! Dude is a "legend", although he was playing like that new dude on the forum. And I've seen this in a few other cases too. Are they fighting down the concept of mixing/blending and effectively transitioning records? You're never to old learn those basic skills, no?
RonDu 2:58 PM - 24 May, 2013
*too old to learn
dj jamalot 3:05 PM - 24 May, 2013
Unlike those legends I on the the other hand can rock a party consistently and stay in the mix transitioning thru genre's to keep my sets going basic skills were learned long ago I used to count all my records manually with a clicker now the software does it...if you can mix the right music you can stay in this game forever with a few roadies to move those Damn SRX 728s and heavy a$$ amps...
dj jamalot 3:09 PM - 24 May, 2013
some peeps are happy with their skill set like you said they gettin money so whatever their doing is working maybe good mic skills idk i see those cats around that can't mix pancake batter but they still working it's kinda sad.
RonDu 3:10 PM - 24 May, 2013
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Unlike those legends I on the the other hand can rock a party consistently and stay in the mix transitioning thru genre's to keep my sets going basic skills were learned long ago I used to count all my records manually with a clicker now the software does it...if you can mix the right music you can stay in this game forever with a few roadies to move those Damn SRX 728s and heavy a$$ amps...


LOL. Before I started (many moons ago) I used to see those numbers on the records and never knew what they were for. I thought that was the order that my uncle would play the records! That's gotta be tedious to manually beat count all those friggin records. Damn.
dj jamalot 3:12 PM - 24 May, 2013
yup i used to set aside a day just to count beats and organize crates but it was all worth it except the wives didnt much care for it lol.
dj jamalot 3:16 PM - 24 May, 2013
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yup i used to set aside a day just to count beats and organize crates but it was all worth it except the wives didnt much care for it lol.
These days i take the weeks worth of tracks put it on my thumb drive make a crate let Serato DJ analyze it then put it in a set technology is my best friend so i have no problems spending thousands on my Macs.
XCAKID 3:17 PM - 24 May, 2013
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That's gotta be tedious to manually beat count all those friggin records. Damn.


It was, but it was a great way to learn your library.

I recall buying a 12" single. Putting it on the TT and counting the BPM. Next I would take one of those gold permanent marker, and while listening to the ENTIRE song, mark the drops and breaks (old school cue points) Then I would listen to it again and play around mixing it with song I thought would mix well with it.

So folks did not get 20-30 songs a pop. 1) it would take you forever to count and memorizes all the drops/breaks. 2) it would be too costly.
dj jamalot 3:20 PM - 24 May, 2013
Yea Kid we used high lighters and with black lights in the booth the marks would show up after we soaked the records to remove the labels AKA Trainspotting in the 80's Haha!
ta2423 4:37 PM - 24 May, 2013
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I started spinning in 1978 after joining the military the enlisted club dj's were wack so I practiced hard just mixing and eventually got a shot and it changed the club as I knew lots of peeps and even more wanted to know me fast forward 35 years and I'm still doing the damn thang still hav my 57 and 1210's I bought in Germany but mainly use a controller DDJ SX because it stays in the club with my IMac I bring my back up 17 in MBP but hav yet to use it lol yes the DJ game has changed but I've never stopped and have stayed relevant and still in demand at 54 years old 2 divorces and 5 kids later!

Damn, bet you have seen some crazy things in your time. Just playing through the different music from 78 to now when it all was new. The different dance styles through the years. So what do you think about some of todays music?
RonDu 4:56 PM - 24 May, 2013
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Damn, bet you have seen some crazy things in your time. Just playing through the different music from 78 to now when it all was new. The different dance styles through the years. So what do you think about some of todays music?


Word,

To all the "experienced"DJs; What era would you say was the best, in your opinion. Referring to the quality of music.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 4:58 PM - 24 May, 2013
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So what do you think about some of todays music?


I'm curious too. I'm a few years behind you (nh) but I've hated some stuff in the past but now I kinda look at the bigger practical picture of today's hot garbage - if people like it and radio has force fed familiarity - it makes my job a lot easier.

Why try and force fed them knowledge or something different- just use it sparingly to fill the gaps here and there and slowly educate them?

The guy that taught me back in the day called it "bait and switch" - play 2 or 4 songs that they know and love - slide in a song that you want to break - soon you'll have a hit by association.
RonDu 5:04 PM - 24 May, 2013
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The guy that taught me back in the day called it "bait and switch" - play 2 or 4 songs that they know and love - slide in a song that you want to break - soon you'll have a hit by association.



Learned that from a few NY radio DJs!
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 5:04 PM - 24 May, 2013
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What era would you say was the best, in your opinion. Referring to the quality of music.

I was a Househead from the start, and I grew up with the guys that started Techno. The late 80's and early 90's (before Europe fucked it up) was really great but when Techno and some House lost it's soul - I kinda started listening and began to appreciate to Rap - luckily it was in the 90's when the golden age of hip hop was kicking in and Biggie was evolving to make rap commercial and acceptable...
ta2423 5:12 PM - 24 May, 2013
I have to say the 90's to. Some of my gigs I have to wonder in and out of all years and Genres. The 90's brings everyone to the dance floor. Young, Old, green or purple it doesnt matter.
RonDu 5:51 PM - 24 May, 2013
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House lost it's soul -


I definitely feel you on that. That was around the early to mid 90's

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I have to say the 90's to. Some of my gigs I have to wonder in and out of all years and Genres. The 90's brings everyone to the dance floor. Young, Old, green or purple it doesnt matter


Never fails, regardless of the genre
dj jamalot 6:19 PM - 24 May, 2013
the late 70's was when i learned to dj a good club dj gave me a mix tape and i played the same songs til i could mix it continuously the exact same mix i learned about pitch song structure mix in the break downs the 80's was interesting hip hop took off but dance music michael jackson madonna ruled then i remember playing my first rap record King Tim III by the Fatback Band in 1978 and i was blown away by his rapping...lol i could go on but i won't and yea i've seen alot being a club jock and mobile mainly clubs for 30+ years it's been an awesome ride and i'm not getting off just yet thanks for allowing me to share guys.
dj jamalot 6:23 PM - 24 May, 2013
as far as the best era for music "any of them as long as the pay"
dj jamalot 6:26 PM - 24 May, 2013
one more thing the Dj that taught me from his mix tape told me mixing is like driving a car merging onto the freeway if your too slow people will honk if your too fast you will get a ticket match your speed to the others and your good funny that stuck in my head all these years and i taught my daughters how too mix the same exact way...
RonDu 7:20 PM - 24 May, 2013
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as far as the best era for music "any of them as long as the pay"


LOL. I feel you on that.

I love the 80's. All the joints I used to listen to growing up is what I love playing now. What some people don't realize is that it's that nostalgaic feeling people get when you throw on those throwbacks that heighten their experience. They forget about all that top 40 "hot" $h*t the DJ before you played 15 minutes ago and leave talking about all classic joints that you hit. I don't mind playing before or after headliners. I love it.
DJRemixEnt 11:22 PM - 24 May, 2013
damn, did i step into the AARP thread? lol...j/k.

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Yea Kid we used high lighters and with black lights in the booth the marks would show up after we soaked the records to remove the labels AKA Trainspotting in the 80's Haha!
^ wow, that's crazy
XCAKID 11:23 PM - 24 May, 2013
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Yea Kid we used high lighters and with black lights in the booth the marks would show up after we soaked the records to remove the labels AKA Trainspotting in the 80's Haha!



Forget all that noise. Masking tape on the labels with BPM written on them. hahahaha
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 11:27 PM - 24 May, 2013
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Yea Kid we used high lighters and with black lights in the booth the marks would show up after we soaked the records to remove the labels AKA Trainspotting in the 80's Haha!


Forget all that noise. Masking tape on the labels with BPM written on them. hahahaha

Me and my boys used liquid paper/white out...
DJ Reflex 11:52 PM - 24 May, 2013
Yup - Had those little garage sale stickers all over my records to label not only BPMs, but also a few songs and cue points that mixed well. I had a lot crammed into a small sticker!
dj_soo 12:04 AM - 25 May, 2013
I have a bpm counter record that I found in a thrift shop. Basically it's just a metronome click and you beatmatch it with your tunes and the % in which your pitchslider was at would give your the bpm according to a chart on the record.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 2:42 AM - 25 May, 2013
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I have a bpm counter record that I found in a thrift shop. Basically it's just a metronome click and you beatmatch it with your tunes and the % in which your pitchslider was at would give your the bpm according to a chart on the record.


Wow, I have never heard of anything like that. I had a little numark or gemini LED tap counter but a record? Who made it? Pics?

I'm curious...
dj_soo 4:26 AM - 25 May, 2013
Let me dig through my thousand or so records I still left and find it... It was pretty cool even though I never used it...
dj jamalot 5:49 AM - 25 May, 2013
Long as You got it done thas wat counts never heard of the metronome we used hand held clickers like the movie theater attendants
dj jamalot 5:50 AM - 25 May, 2013
Or in a pinch we counted for 15 secs and multiplied X 4
Cosmic Sunrise 6:08 AM - 25 May, 2013
Never is too old ask Goa Gil if he feels old at 66 or so
Logisticalstyles 3:07 PM - 25 May, 2013
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Or in a pinch we counted for 15 secs and multiplied X 4


That was my first lesson on BPMs back in the day. It wasn't very accurate but it was close enough.
dj jamalot 4:24 PM - 25 May, 2013
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Or in a pinch we counted for 15 secs and multiplied X 4


That was my first lesson on BPMs back in the day. It wasn't very accurate but it was close enough.

+1 yea not accurate but close = or - a couple beats...
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 5:56 PM - 25 May, 2013
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Or in a pinch we counted for 15 secs and multiplied X 4

^^^This - analogue watch with a second hand - no digital timex -lol
DJ Reflex 3:12 AM - 26 May, 2013
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Or in a pinch we counted for 15 secs and multiplied X 4

^^^This - analogue watch with a second hand - no digital timex -lol



Heck, I used a sundial.
ta2423 8:49 PM - 28 May, 2013
I guess I was lucky. Back in my day we used these. Sundials were to big to fit in the van with the gear.
mysbfiles.stonybrook.edu
Dj matty k 8:59 PM - 28 May, 2013
i have 3 mates all around 40 and still in the clubs and one is still playing 3 times a week
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 9:22 PM - 28 May, 2013
Never really got into counting BPM's, but I WOULD take the songs and arrange them in order of slower to faster in the crate, and would set up mixes that way.

I always wanted a "Rising" tempo of my nights, so by the end, they were too tired to fight...
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 9:23 PM - 28 May, 2013
Long live 110 BPM's! :-D
Taipanic 8:06 PM - 29 May, 2013
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Word,

To all the "experienced"DJs; What era would you say was the best, in your opinion. Referring to the quality of music.


Really enjoyed 86-92 and 98-2000. Eighties had Freestyle, New Wave, Booty Music, High Energy Rock and your retro songs were great Disco & Funk from the 70's. Early 90's had great House & Tekno (was not playing much Hip Hop in the clubs at that time). Late 90's was great for Breakbeat & Club music, my opinion based on what I was able to play down here in FL.
d:raf 6:26 PM - 29 August, 2013
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Respect: 50 DJs Over 50 Who Are Still Killing It
by Darren Ressler
Posted on: 08.28.13

As technology allows DJ culture to become more egalitarian, it's commonplace nowadays for a teenage DJ to have their tracks go viral and quickly translate the buzz into a career even though they're not even able to legally drink in most countries. While this trend has indeed fostered a new wave of talent, a contingent of DJs over 50 are continuing to innovate and decimate dance floors, using the skills and know-how they learned in their analog days. As the 50 jocks on this list remind us, age ain't nothing but a number.

1. Giorgio Moroder (73)
Not only has this disco innovator/pioneer been enjoying a renewed interest in his career thanks to appearing on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, the maestro made his debut behind the decks at Output in New York City in May. And more gigs are in the works.

2. Annie Nightingale (73)
The BBC's longest serving broadcaster, Nightingale might be old enough to have witnessed '60s icons become international stars, but she's been all about the dance floor and the underground for decades. Her appetite for bass seems to be insatiable, making her not only a national UK treasure but a proponent for young producers from all over the world.

3. David Mancuso (68)
The innovator of the invite-only Love Saves The Day loft party's career dates back to the '60s, Mancuso was innovating long before clubs became a global business. One of the most influential DJs of all-time, Mancuso never wanted to be a DJ, preferring to be viewed as a "musical host."

4. Junior Vasquez (64)
From ten-hour sets at Sound Factory and Palladium in the '90s to remixing everyone and later beating a potentially devastating addiction to crystal meth, Vasquez continues to spin and break new music in New York City.

5. David Rodigan (62)
One of the best-known reggae DJs in the world, Rodigan (pictured below) is one of the genre's foremost purveyors of good riddims. Currently hosting a program on BBC Radio 1xtra, the master regularly tours all over the world.

6. François Kevorkian (59)
Known for his flawless house signature and remixing/producing everyone in the '80s and '90s, his Wave Music indie imprint in tandem with his international DJ sets and Deep Space weekly in NYC keep FK quite busy.

7. Frankie Knuckles (58)
All hail the Godfather of House Music (pictured below)! One of the nicest guys in music continues to spread the gospel all over the world with his smooth, soulful grooves.

8. Kool Herc (58)
When Kool Herc started DJing in the '70s in the community room of a residential building in The Bronx, he got the idea to isolate "breaks" on funk and R&B tracks, inadvertently helping to invent hip-hop. Having recovered from a serious illness, Herc is back in action and recently DJed at Central Park this month.

9. José Padilla (58)
One of the pioneers of the true sound of Ibiza and known for his brilliant Café del Mar sets and chillout compilations, 2013 marks the release of Padilla's Binary Sun project and 40th year as a DJ.

10. Nicky Siano (58)
Though he's traveled the world bringing house music to the masses, Siano started his DJ career at home in NYC as a teenager, DJing at club meccas like The Loft and Studio 54. These days he continues to spin and hosts a popular podcast.

11. Arthur Baker (58)
Known for his production work in the '80s with Afrika Bambaataa and New Order, Baker doesn't DJ too often these days while dividing his time between London, Ibiza and Miami but he still keeps his ears to the dance floor.

12. Peter Hook (57)
It seemed like a logical progression for notorious New Order bass player to transition to the decks... except for the fact that he was accused of faking some of his sets a few years back. Now focused on his own music after splitting from New Order, Hook's more recent daliances in the DJ booth have gone much better as he concentrates on his band, The Light.

13. Afrika Bambaataa (56)
Utilizing drum machines and computer sounds when computers were the size of refrigerators, Afrika Bambaataa created electro-funk, a sound that took the world by storm with 1982's breakthrough smash "Planet Rock." Bambaataa's sound has influenced nearly every style of dance music, from breakbeat to electro. In 2012 Afrika Bambaataa was appointed to a three-year term as a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University, where his vinyl collection will reside as part of the Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection, the largest collection on hip-hop culture in the world.

14. Kool DJ Red Alert (56)
New York hip-hop legend continues to hold it down with club shows and on the air. Check out The Koolest Legend on East Village Radio's which aired back in March to taste his New York flavor.

15. Jellybean Benitez (55)
John "Jellybean" Benitez has done it all: music producer/remixer, A&R man, indie label mogul. Benitez's passion for DJing is stronger than ever, as evidenced by his SiriusXM Studio 54 Radio program and regular spate of gigs around New York City.

16. Grandmaster Flash (55)
"A square peg in a round hole" is the mantra Grandmaster Flash has lived by. Known for innovating scratching, phasing and backspins, the hip-hop pioneer (whose group Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007) continues to blaze trails and bring down walls between musical genres. Listen to his recent BBC 6 Mix to hear Flash in full groove.

17. Alex Paterson (53)
From roadie for Killing Joke to A&R man at EG Records, Dr. Alex Paterson's The Orb continues to push ambient house into new directions. The good doctor's outfit recorded an album with dub master Lee "Scratch" Perry last year, and The Orb will celebrate its 25th anniversary at The Forum in London on October 19. Patterson's DJ sets are epic, and he's presently hosting a monthly DJ mix on FNOOB Underground Radio. Here's hoping the upcoming anniversary tour finds him behind the decks.

18. Shep Pettibone (53)
With a remixography as long as your arm, Pettibone went into the hospitality business and currently owns The Empress Hotel in New Jersey. He regularly spins at its Paradise Nightclub.

19. Marshall Jefferson (53)
In the '80s Jefferson helped lay the blueprint for house and techno. Decades later he's still moving bodies on dance floors all of the world.

20. Larry Heard (53)
Known as Mr. Fingers (pictured below) for his dexterity on the keyboards, the Chicago-bred Heard (who is responsible for a litany of classics like "Move Your Body") now calls Memphis home. Heard has recently stepped away from DJing due to chronic ear issues but he still graces his fans with online mixes.

21. Robert Owens (53)
Known for his vocal work with the aforementioned Larry Heard, Owens was also on the scene when house music came of age in the '80s. These days he continues to sing, record and has established himself as a DJ on the global stage.

22. Carl Cox (52)
One of the most beloved DJs in the world, this British techno hero (pictured below) has earned generations of fans for this flawlessly energetic sets, boundless energy and big, gap-toothed smile.

23. Pete Tong (52)
If DJ culture were a religion, Pete Tong would be the pope. A DJ, BBC radio presenter and serial entrepreneur Tong breaks new music weekly on his syndicated show airing on the beeb and over various radio airwaves. He is the tastemaker's tastemaker.

24. Danny Tenaglia (52)
Championing a style he's dubbed "hard and soul," Tenaglia's magnetic personality continues to touch his fans. While some DJs mix in the shadows and rarely interact with those on the dance floor, Tenaglia, who is known for his marathon DJ sets, often likes to get on the mic and chat with his fans. File Tenaglia under a DJ's DJ.

25. Grandmaster Caz (52)
One of hip-hop's founding fathers still spins and currently works as a celebrity tour guide for Hush Hip Hop Tours.

26. Boy George (52)
Culture Club's infamous frontman has proved himself to be quite a DJ. This year his residency at La Troya at Amnesia in Ibiza has been hugely successful, and he continues to spin all over he world.

27. David Morales (51)
One of the biggest DJ/producers in the game, Morales, who is now a grandfather, continues to bring his sexy brand of New York house to clubs all over the world.

28. Saskia Slegers (a.k.a. Miss DJax) (51)
Since founding Djax Records in 1989, Miss DJax (pictured below) has pushed the envelope of techno in every possible way. A scant look at her schedule finds her DJing all over Europe for the remainder of the year. Miss DJax won't techno for an answer when it comes to her music.

29. Moritz von Oswald (51)
One half of both Basic Channel and Maurizio, von Oswald remains a busy DJ, regularly playing all over Europe. This year he released a brilliant album with Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins called Borderland. Buy it.

30. Farley Keith (a.k.a. Farley Jackmaster Funk) (51)
Known for producing early Chicago house tracks under his own name as well as aliases Rude Boy Farley Keith, Farley Funkin' Keith and Farley Jackmaster Funk, Keith can still hold his own behind the decks.

31. Jesse Saunders (51)
Chicago house pioneer Jesse Saunders has done it all, working as a DJ, music and film producer, remix artist, promoter and entrepreneur. Saunders keeps busy these days making music and running Broken Records.

32. Danny Rampling (51)
Known for his role on the early British rave scene, Rampling has done it all, jetting around the world as a DJ, serving as a radio host and remixing and producing tracks for the dance floor. Rampling announced his retirement in 2005 but his break from the decks was short-lived. This summer he DJed at clubs from Ibiza to New York.

34. Steve "Silk" Hurley (50)
Working his way up spinning on Chicago's WMBX in the '80s, Hurley dominated the '90s remix scene, reimagining tracks for the biggest pop stars of the day. These days the four-time Grammy nominee helms house Chitown label S&S Records and remains busy making magic in the studio.

35. Marley Marl (50)
Straight outta Queensbridge, NY, Marley Marl established himself as one of the most talented DJ/producers in hip-hop with the Juice Crew. He went on to release of spate of classic records and is still lethal behind the wheels of steel.

36. Grand Wizard Theodore (50)
A hip-hop icon who also pioneered scratching, Theodore's style has influenced countless turntablists. Theordore still rocks it and continues to innovate.

37. Joey Negro (50)
The alias of British DJ/producer, Dave Lee has spawned a litany of dance floor dalliances over the span of three decades. Lee took his moniker in 1990 when he released “Do It Believe It" on indie house label Nu Groove and needed a moniker. In 2012 he released The Secret Life of Us artist album. He runs Z Records and has DJ gigs from China to Spain this year.

38. DJ Hell (50)
Munich/Berlin mixmaster DJ Hell (pictured below) has 30 years of spinning under his belt yet doesn't live in the past. Regularly playing the best techno and house clubs all over the world, he continues to refine his skills. Hell recently issued a brilliant mix CD, Kern Vol.2, featuring top cuts from Joey Beltram, Inner City and Robert Hood.

39. Jeff Mills (50)
Since his days running the elusive Underground Resistance collective in Detroit with "Mad" Mike Banks, Mills has established himself as one of techno's most brilliant artists. Having worked with orchestras and known for his three-deck sets, Mills continues to break ground for his chosen genre.

40. DJ Krush (50)
Despite his early days as a yakuza henchman, Japan's DJ Krush decided to leave the gangster world behind when he decided to make a go of it as a hip-hop DJ/producer. Krush continues to bring his beats all over the world and shine the spotlight on rising young talent.

41. Andrew Weatherall (50)
Venerable British DJ/producer/remixer continues to break down musical barriers, producing and remixing for amazing talent and bringing his eclectic musical sensibility whenever he's on the decks.

42. Paul Oakenfold (50)
Vegas to Ibiza is not only the name of his latest mix CD but it's also two places where Oakenfold maintains DJ residencies. One of the most in-demand DJs in the world, Oakie's star-studded new album, Pop Killer, is due out this year.

43. Nicky Holloway (50)
Regarded as the first superstar DJ, Holloway has had his fair share of personal ups and downs over the years but he's been known to show up behind the turntables every so often.

44. Norman "Fatboy Slim" Cook (50)
Known for too many hits to mention, Cook (pictured below) remains a fixture of the global club scene. After holding down a residency in Las Vegas, Cook recently had a change of heart, stating that the city's blossoming scene wasn't really for him. As he jets around the world playing upbeat music for the masses, he just opened the Brighton Beach Café in his beloved hometown of Brighton, England.

45. Ben Watt (50)
Known as one half of Everything But The Girl, Ben Watt has worked as a DJ, producer, remixer, label owner and radio presenter. Watt's prowess behind the decks is well known in the deep house world, though he's decided to focus his career as of late on writing books.

46. John Morales (50+)*
One of the masters of the re-edit — a technique where an existing song was altered for the dance floor — Morales is a demon behind the boards. A DJ since the '70s, this fall finds him spinning his grooves in Germany, Lebanon, France and Austria.

47. Kenny Carpenter (50+)*
Brooklyn's house hero has done it all as a DJ, touring all over the world and helming mix shows on various radio stations. Though his sound is rooted in the '70s and '80s, Carpenter continues to champion new music in his sets as he crisscrosses the globe.

48. Tony Humphries (50+)*
Home Fries! A true global champion of deep house, Humphries has remained true to his sound in the wake of fleeting musical fads. Having toured all over the world, he remains hugely popular in Italy where he often spins.

49. Graeme Park (50)
The numbers don't lie: Graeme Park has worked as a DJ for over 25 years and over 15 years of experience on the radio. After establishing himself at The Haçienda in Manchester, Parky has gone on to tour everywhere and remains widely popular in the UK.

50. Lil Louis (50+)*
The Chicago house master famous for hits like "French Kiss" recently celebrated 39 years as a DJ! Still playing local shows, Louis regularly spins in clubs in Paris, London and all over Europe. No wonder he got a shout out from Daft Punk in the song "Teachers" from the Homework!

* exact age unknown
Mdub1 6:38 PM - 29 August, 2013
Awesome.. Thanks..

Just returned to mixing things up after a 20 year hiatus. lol

I was considering going with a mask or other gimmick to hide my grey hair.
Now I will just rock it with all the pride and experience that comes with being OG!!
dj jamalot 6:57 PM - 29 August, 2013
As long as your still relevant you still rockin crowds age is only a number buff said I'm 54 and no sign of slowing down yet I started spinning in 78...
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 1:47 AM - 30 August, 2013
Oh snap....
Cosmic Sunrise 6:36 AM - 3 September, 2013
Missed GOA Gil hes around 65 or so
Chrisjin 12:39 PM - 3 September, 2013
when your hearing aid battery dies
dj jamalot 1:45 PM - 3 September, 2013
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when your hearing aid battery dies

lol not with visual mixing just watch the waves... the old guys will still be getting your gigs LMAO.