September 26, 2023
Music History

DJ Trolling: A History

I must have spend hundreds of hours in clubs either hosting or DJing. When I was in charge of the mixes, I agonized over every one hoping that each mix was going to send the crowd into paroxysms of rapture. The idea of trolling never crossed my mind. I didn’t even know what “DJ trolling” was.

If you don’t, here’s an example.

That video has 9.4 million views. DJ trolling is a thing, especially when mixing L’il Jon’a “Turn Down for What” into something totally inappropriate.

For a full history of these sorts of DJ shenanigans and high jinks, check out this post at Pigeons and Planes.

Alan Cross

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