A chronological history of the Disc Jockey 1887-1988

Misfit produced this limited edition Giclee fine art print to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the Second Summer Of Love.

The artist, Misfit, sought to create a visual representation chronicling the evolution of the Disc Jockey, from Thomas Edison inventing the Phonograph in 1887, right up to the key protagonists in the Second Summer of Love in 1988…the moment when the touch paper of modern Club culture was lit.

With a love of music, history and generally connecting the dots the artist was influenced by the book ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ (by Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton), various blogs, websites and endless forum debates (and arguments) on the origins of the DJ. Art Misfit has sought to represent some of the key information chronologically and graphically in the form of a Periodic Table.

The journey across the table takes in the key pioneering DJs, Clubs, Jamaican selectors, Northern Soul champions, Disco originals and groundbreakers, Tech/Equipment, Hip Hop forerunners and innovators, Balearic influencers, House pioneers, Techno innovators and various chancers.

Key info…

Title: Periodic Table Of The DJ
Artist: Misfit
Medium: Fine Art Giclee Print
Paper: Origin Expression Textured 300gsm
Edition: Limited edition
Sizes : (A1) 594 x 841 mm + (A2) 420 x 594 mm
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About the author

For the last 20+ years, Damion has been an international touring DJ, promoter, touring agent, label owner, magazine editor and producer. He is currently the Group Editor and Managing Director of Decoded Magazine. Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/damionpell-1