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Published on August 5th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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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.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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