Legions of Boom! The Filipino American DJ Crews in SF/Bay Area

legionsofboomcoverBefore the MC Jins, Far East Movements and Asian American YouTube music stars, there was the Filipino American music movement in 1990s.  Of course, I should mention the Pop/R&B music groups and artists like Pinay, Kai, Once Vo1ce, Jocelyn Enriquez, Buffy to name a few, but in the genre of DJing – no one dominated with likes of DJ Q-Bert, Apollo and Mixmaster Mike.  They were stars internationally, around the globe mixing and scratching on two turntables.  Published by Duke University Press, author Dr. Oliver Wang takes us on a historical journey and ride in Legions of Boom:  Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Oliver Wang chronicles the beginnings in the late 1970s, where Filipino American DJ Crews got together to DJ small family events, weddings, social gatherings and high school dances around the Bay from SF to SJ, to Daly City to Union City and Vallejo to Stockton to the rise of stardom in 1990s and the fall of the mobile DJ crews.

Wang:  “this is a story and history that everyone who lived it knows but few have ever documented or written about it. It’s just extraordinary to think about how thousands of high school teenagers created this flourishing party scene, by themselves, for themselves, that lasted over a decade. It’s a story that should be told, needs to be told.”


Paperback Title:  Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area

Author:  Dr. Oliver Wang

Publisher:  Duke University Press

MSRP:  $23.95USD

Available:  Now

Buy it @ Amazon: Legions of Boom.

For more information, go to:  Legions of Boom.





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