Exclusive: Watch DJ AM Put On A Clinic At Fat Beats LA -- His First Gig Ever
Last year, the life of Adam Goldstein, BKA DJ AM, was beautifully documented in the riveting and emotionally-charged feature film, As I AM: The Life And Times of DJ AM .
And today, as the film makes its TV-on-demand debut, we're honored to bring you an exclusive clip of a young and hungry DJ AM at work, captured in gritty VHS quality in LA. Those familiar with the addiction and childhood torment that plagued AM's life will find no sign of either affliction, as friends, collaborators and family remember the selector and his early beginnings, striving for (and eventually attaining) full-bloom stardom from behind the ones and twos.
In fact, it's in this very clip that we find DJ AM rising up to the challenge of performing for LA's infamous cut-and-scratch elitists at the legendary Fat Beats brick and mortar, where DJs from around the globe would show face and share trade secrets. You can watch the late DJ AM wreck the wheels of steel down below. Be sure to catch the full script on your preferred movie streaming platform. Read one Okayplayer's take on the film from its Tribeca Film Festival debut.