6 DJs Over 60 Who Are Still Killing It
Stepping into Cocos, you might think it’s weird to see someone like Mick behind the decks. You wouldn’t think a guy with grey hair could pack the dance floor. But just because you’re a little too ripe to be job hunting doesn’t mean you have to hang up your headphones. Some DJs just get better with age. Here are six DJs over 60 who are still killing it.
1. David Rodigan, age 62 – This guy has a long history in British radio and currently hosts a weekly two-hour show on BBC where he’s known as one of the best reggae and dancehall selectors out there.
2. Junior Vasquez, age 64 – Vasquez is well known for his remixes and production, working with the likes of the Pet Shop Boys, Prince, Marilyn Manson and others. He’s still rocking clubs around New York City and released his last batch of remixes in 2010, at the ripe old age of sixty-one.
3. David Mancuso, age 68 – Mancuso became notorious for pioneering the invitation-only “private party” away from the public spectacle of the nightclub scene in New York City in the 1970’s. He was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and has been running his own label for the last seven years.
4. Ruth Flowers, age 73 – This woman didn’t even start spinning until she hit sixty-five when she was introduced to the club scene in Britain by her grandson. She released her first single in 2010.
5. Annie Nightingale, age 73 – Nightingale has the honour of being the first female presenter on BBC Radio 1 and still holds the record for longest career on-air. She’s still working the London underground and promoting new and young producers. She was the first female to be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall Of Fame in 2004.
6. Giorgio Moroder, age 73 – Proving that you never have to stop DJing, Moroder went from being a disco pioneer to working on the latest Daft Punk album. He was inducted into The Dance Music Hall of Fame almost a decade ago, but he’s still working the dance floor — and about to put out a new album.