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The Evolution of a Disc Jockey In The Hip-Hop Culture With the turn of the century a musical evolution began The phonograph was part of this musical change It was a simple musical output device The role of this musical component was greatly regarded as that of just a music player during the modernistic period During the modern era the world was changing from the traditional beliefs of more philosophical social conscious scientific ideas This is when John Cage during the thirties came on to the phonographic scene displaying the manipulation of a song into abstract tunes exhibiting modernist thoughts As the modern period came to a close post-modernism followed in its path One of the most notable post modern events is that it has unravelled and left music hanging loose for people to do as they please by dissecting and recreating that which has already been created and recreated During this period which is still currently evolving Pierre Schaeffer in the forties most likely gained influential ideas from John Cage in his attempts to redefine tunes and make them into segments and samples of unfamiliar notes It was the seventies that proved to be the pivotal point of the disc jockeys evolution No longer were people putting quarters into the jukebox or dancing to the American Bandstand but enjoying parties that offered live entertainment In the late seventies the disc jockey changed and evolved different musical cultures into segments Along came the culture of hip-hop Hip-Hop lent their open ear allowed the disc jockey to let the creativity flow The role of the disc jockey in the hip-hop society evolved into much more than just playing music The early revolutionaries and their musical ventures contributed to the hip-hop society The ventures of various musicians helped maintain the role of the turntables integrity to become more than just a music player This was exemplified by one man Pierre Schaeffer who is now believed to
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