I got home around 2:30am this morning when I checked Twitter before shutting my eyes on an amazing day.
Sadly I read something I wish was not true. DJ AM was found dead in his NYC home.
Having personal battles in his life, it was stated that the popular DJ who has worked with a whole slew of folk including Crazy Town, Jay Z, and most recently Travis Barker ended his life by an apparent drug addiction.
Having narrowly escaped death not even a year ago from a fatal plane crash it appears as if he simply could not deal with life anymore and made a terrible decision to pull the plug on his life.
Travis Barker tweeted the following this afternoon:
Don’t know how i am gonna play 2night but i am for AM. My brother is gone.i love u and miss u, i’ll never forget all the good times we had. I’ll never forget everything we’ve been thru and every time i play the drums i’ll think of you. U were an amazing friend/DJ/human being. Rest In Peace my brother, this really fucks me up.
It’s just sad to see such talent just end it all. He made a powerful impact on so many other artists…
I appreciate all music out there so obviously I was familiar with some of his work but not all of it. I do know that he was too young to leave this world the way he did.
Perhaps the most stand out DJ AM material to me is that of the DJ AM and Travis Barker (TRV$/DJ-AM) mix tapes that are available on the internet. The TRV$/DJ-AM mixes are available for download free of charge. If you have not heard them before you should check out what the late DJ and drumming sensation Travis Barker created. The mixes incorporate live drumming by Travis Barker along side DJ AM spinning just about anything he could get his hands on.