Famous spinner DJ AM was tragically found dead in his NYC apartment this week. In September of 2008, DJ AM and Barker nearly died while escaping the burning remains of their airplane. The two had planned to perform together for the first time since the crash at an event in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve this year.
The circumstances of his death are unclear but he was apparently found with multiple prescription bottles and a pipe used to smoke crack. Some sources have said he was still struggling with the guilt associated with the plane crash. Additionally, he had recently finished filming a reality tv show for MTV which helped people overcome their drug addictions.
We at TrendLand thought we would celebrate his life by posting some of his best performances.
1. Travis Barker x DJ AM Music Video
My favorite part starts at 1:40 where the music transforms into a sort of
2. Travis Barker and DJ AM live at Mezzanine
Travis and DJ AM frequently performed together at club events.
3. DJ-AM/TRV$ – Phantom/Wonderwall/I Got 5 On It
There’s a cool surprise during the last part of this performance
4. Travis Barker /DJ AM at T-Mobile Launch Party
This is my favorite performance of his. Love the music and energy.
5. DJ AM / Travis Barker Superbowl Intro
What a cool intro.
R.I.P DJ AM
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale
May 02 13 @ 11:30 AMFood Book Fair