Legendary Miami turntablist DJ Craze takes it to his blog to reflect and react on the unfortunate passing of DJ AM (Adam Goldstein). Read below, DJ Craze’s statement via his blog:
I met Adam a couple years ago at a party he was doing in Miami. I never got to know him like some of my friends did, but I can remember the first time meeting him and being amazed how nice he was. He stopped everything he was doing just to make sure I was ok. Still amazed on how nice he was being, I stayed to watch him play. I had heard people talking about how dope he was but I had never seen him do his thing. By the end of his set I was so inspired that I remember thinking of biting one of his mixesâ€¦..and I think I did! This dude put so much heart and love in to what he was doing that it shined. I also remember the buzz that I got from him talking to me about djing. It brought back the feelings I had when I first started djing. I remember seeing the Technics tattoo on his wrist and looked at him thinking, was this dude drunk or just crazy for doing that? I asked him about it and with the most serious face he said â€œThat’s what djing means to meâ€. One of the things I most respected about him was that even when he played Top 40 clubs he would throw down some â€œrealâ€ shit. His kind words about me made me feel great. To know that somebody like him thought so highly of me is very special to me.
Adam, I didn’t get to spend as much time as I wanted to spend with you, but I will always give thanks for having the honor of knowing you.
RIP Adam Goldstein a.k.a. DJ AM – A Real DJ Champion