I remember the first time I heard a DJ play: it was in a high school gymnasium in Chicago around 1988. There were so many people dancing like their lives depended on it, that the walls were sweating. I was maybe twelve and everyone else was at least fifteen. I was ecstatic and scared witless... and I've been in love with music and dancing ever since.
When I say the words, last night a DJ saved my life, it's quite literally what I mean. Not last night, but on many another night... I've been lifted, loved and sent home sweaty, exhausted, salty and exalted.
E-Tones, those are his hands in this photo, is a Healer. I cherish him and I long to hear him play again.