Mark Ronson Pays Tribute
The super-producer talks about the late DJ AM...
He told Spinner Magazine: "I think he basically invented an entire style of DJing. He was the first person to have sort of these DJ battle-level skills and could still just kill a party and had such a great taste, a wide range of taste.
"He was pretty much the best club DJ I've ever seen. There might be other DJs that I prefer their taste, or I would dance to more, but as far as like, 'Holy s---, wow,' and beyond that he just was a great friend.
“He was so supportive as well, he would always do what he could to help me break records when no one was playing any of my shit and shouting out Rehab in Us Magazine when they'd have his playlist and whatever it was, he was just an awesome dude.
"His legacy is, he took DJing in another direction and now you have all these young kids that can scratch and bust their ass practicing to make sure they can scratch, and also play a wide range of stuff. I don't think anyone's touching him but I think it's definitely undeniable the kind of influence he's had."
DJ AM passed away following a drugs overdose in August of 2009.