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DJ AM (March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009)

As most of you know already Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM has left us few days ago, I didn’t know if I really wanted to post on this subject because to be honest, I didn’t really feel worthy too. I didn’t know DJ AM like many people in my circle of friends did but I do know what an impact he has had on some good friends of ours. I never had the honor booking him for one of our events but it was always something I knew wanted to do but wanted it to be special. There have been so many kind words which doesn’t surprise me but no death has really impacted our community the way DJ AM’s has. I’d thought I’d share some thoughts of people who were very close to Adam…

Matt Colon(BPM Magazine/Deckstar)

“I’ve never been one to be much bothered by death. Maybe it’s because I’m selfish. Or maybe I think it’s a natural occurrence and it’ll happen to all of us someday. Or maybe I take solace in the fact that ‘they’re in a better place’. But for some reason this time is different.

I’ve read all of the other thoughts on Adam’s passing, each one ringing as true as the next. He was a great friend. A mentor. An icon. And of course, the ultimate DJ. But none of those labels truly do him justice. One posting likened him to the Michael Jordan of DJs, and while that is true, he was so much more. As far as I’m concerned, he was the Michael Jordan of living.” (Click Here for more)

Pase Rock

“I don’t quite know how to put this into words. How does this little bubble called Earth exist without an Adam Goldstein? I can’t comprehend it. I want to send spirits of strength to his loved ones and all of his friends. What he meant to us as a person, nevermind even being DJ’s. But professionally, he was IT. He was our proof that what we do could be legitimate to the public. He silenced all the critics, dismissals and naysayers with music. A true student and teacher. Of all his accomplishments I know he was most proud of being able to help others.” (Click Here for more)

Mike B.

“First off I want to express the love I feel for Adam’s Mother, Sister and entire family. He was one of the best human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and my heart is with you all.

The last time I saw AM was 2 weeks ago at Banana Split. Everything was as it should’ve been and he played an amazing set to a packed room of sweaty screaming party people.
It was a party for The Dharma Initiative, a fake group of Doctors and Scientists from ABC’s Lost, which was his favorite TV show.
Over the last couple of seasons we had begun watching nearly every episode at his in home theater along with Matt Colon, Glenjamn, Kevin and Joy Scott , Niko Achtipes and some others. (The fact that he will be not be around to see the 6th and final season is haunting me.)” (Click Here for more)


“The DJ world just lost one of its brightest shining stars. As I type this less than 2 days after the fact, I’m still in disbelief. Perhaps last fall’s plane crash made us all recollect on how much we cared about him, but also made us feel that after such a close brush with death he was now here to stay. I wrote a post about it at the time. It’s unbelievably tragic to lose such a talented, kind and generous man just a few months later.” (Click Here for more)

DJ Hyphy Crunk

“I’m writing this at the dinner table of Adams remembrance, I couldn’t find the words for the longest time but we are all hear telling stories and looking over photos and I have it all inside of me right now and feel the words need to get out . . . I was getting filmed a second ago and really stumbled on my words because there was so much to say but I was told 45 to 60 seconds was the limit . . . Honestly would need days, months, if not years to go on about Adam and I only knew him for the last couple of months but that’s the impact he makes on people . . . One thing I want to point out is we lost The King of Djs, Kindness, Strength, Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, Electronic, Dance, Funk, Techno, Disco . . . And the list goes on!” (Click Here for more)

Filed by Joseph Wilson at September 2nd, 2009 under BLOG

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