National Disc Jockey Day:
Raising a Hoorah to the “DJs” or Disc Jockeys out there making those boring parties bearable, National Disc Jockey Day is celebrated every year on the 20th of January.
|2022||20th January||Thursday||United States|
|2023||20th January||Friday||United States|
|2024||20th January||Saturday||United States|
Why National Disk Jockey Day?
DJs are the best yet most under-admired blessings given to humankind. Making an audience of hundreds and thousands tap their feet ain’t easy. Just one wrong track and the mass goes from wow to boo – sensing the audience’s mood and playing tracks that go with the flow is a cumbersome task. But, these SUPERHUMANS make this strenuous task look as simple as gulping onto a piece of cake.
DJing is an art that takes years, practice, and a lot of hard work to master. A person needs more than passion and a wide music taste & sense to master this version- of what the general mass would call- Rocket science. And when an individual makes the transition glide as smoothly as ice, the universe has found a new Master!
DJing came into existence in the 20th century, years before the term Disk Jockey was even invented. Over time, DJ has taken many forms: from Radio DJ, where it began, to live Club DJ, to DJ Soundclash, to Turntablist, to Mobile DJ to Music Productions, which uses the same technologies and techniques as any other DJ. All of these DJ forms have never failed to amuse us and leave us thunderstruck and our feet tapping when the beat drops.
Now, let us talk about the very beginning- how it all started?
It all started as an experiment. Sounds compelling, right? A student at Herrold College of Engineering and Wireless by the name of Ray Newby, under the supervision of Charles “Doc” Herrold, experimented on the airwaves. The event took place in 1909 when Newby, who generally broadcasted live news, entertainment, and music, played records for the first time in radio history on the airwaves.
This trend soon followed across the world, starting its first roots in California and became a Radio Sensation. Though Radio DJ was the first form of DJ, DJing didn’t confine itself to just making and mixing tracks over the radios. Instead, it expanded its branches to live platforms and modified its forms in terms of technology. From gigantic vinyl to digital turntables, DJing has come forward a long way.
The 1950s had witnessed the peak of radio DJs and the starting of Club DJs when local DJs came out throwing parties known as sock hops and made people groove to their beats.
DJs became a sensation because they induced a uniqueness that traveled and took beautiful forms with every DJ. The day is dedicated to these angles saving us from tonnes of boredom sabotage.
How Can We Observe National Disc Jockey day:
- What can be better than to binge and groove to the electric vibes of the insider life of DJs? Pick up some binge-worthy documentaries like “Sample This,” ” I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” or “Hip-Hop Evolution.” Netflix & Chill peeps!
- Well, why not ‘Step A Feet’ at a party with a live DJ and sway.
- Or, you can just throw a party and give the crowd some real gigs using waggish sound effects.
- Don’t forget to give a shoutout and show love to your favorite DJ by using hashtags like #DJDay, #NationalDJDay, or #NationalDiskJockeyDay. Spread love, people; it’s GOLDEN!
- And, today’s not a bad day to take a step forward towards being a DJ yourself. Who knows if another Alan Freed is brewing inside you!
Interesting facts About National Disc Jockey Day:
Lets know the facts Surrounding Disk Jockey!
- The term “Rock & Roll” was introduced and set in trend by the DJ “Alen Freed” or “Moondog” himself.
- Disc Jockey was invented or innovated as a term by the famous radio commentator Walter Winchell in 1934 and first came into print in a 1941 Variety Magazine.
- DJ Soundclash began to gain people’s attraction in the ’70s. You would generally encounter two DJs in a party clashing with each other on the Track Floor.
- Radio DJ started as an experiment in the late 1900s.
- A fun activity for a live DJ’s audience would be to identify the records of the tracks being played.
- Alan Freed was the first DJ to play music on-air in a big radio station at WJW in Cleveland.
History of National Disc Jockey Day:
National Disk Jockey Day is originally termed so to pay respect and honor the death anniversary of Albert ‘ Alen’ James Freed, commonly known as ‘Moondog.’ Moondog was one of the most admired DJs in the 1950s. He is also known to evolve the Rock & Roll genre of music.
The founder of this day remains unknown to date.