The Pocket DJ

The Pocket DJ

by Sarah Lewitinn
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The Pocket DJ by Sarah Lewitinn

With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by former Spin magazine writer and editor Sarah Lewitinn (aka Ultragrrrl), The Pocket DJ is the ultimate insider's reference guide for selecting music, downloading MP3s, and making all-purpose mixes for every occasion imaginable. Playlists include:
• Essential genres: with crowd-pleasing dance mixes for indie rockers, headbangers, and hip-hop lovers alike
• Essential artists: with the best songs by all the greats from the Beatles to Björk
• Celebrity playlists: featuring Duran Duran, Smahing Pumpkins, Interpol, and Good Charlotte, among others
• Other playlists: with tunes for working out, making out, or rocking out
• Plus rock trivia, new music recommendations, DJing tips, Web resources, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416907237
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 09/20/2005
Edition description: Original
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Pocket DJ 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JKHoffman More than 1 year ago
A great beginning hit list for exploring new music. I don't know a thing about this apparently controversial author, but this book is great.  Granted, at this point, it's a little out of date, but it's still a good way to get started with music in genres other than just Top 40 or the bands you already know.  Some of the playlists are cross-genre, too, with a theme.  I found those to be fun, even if I didn't always agree with all the inclusions.   The bottom-line is this book is just what it says it is, a book of playlists.  I've owned it for a couple of years now and still refer to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ultragrrrl must be one of the most disdained people in the history of music journalism. It goes without saying that her blog often functions as a hype machine. But let's look at the music selected for this book instead of allowing prejudice against its author to reign free. The way Ultra has chosen to cover such a wide variety of genres is awesome -- there really is something for everyone. And if there's one thing the author can't be accused of, it's being elitist. Combined with this, she also has the input of lots of great musicians to help her out (members Idlewild and Interpol to name a few). Ultra isn't trying to write anything heavy here -- the book itself simply functions as a handbook of playlists for beginning DJs and it serves its intended purpose well. Even if you don't share Ultra's personal taste, you have to give her credit for this book. She really tries to reach people of every concievable persuasion. So, even if you don't like SPIN (and newsflash: Ultra doesn't even work for them anymore) or Sarah Lewitinn herself, this book is a great guide for anyone beginning to get into music.