2008: the International Year of Languages, Planet Earth, Sanitation… and Potatoes. The Summer Olympics were in Beijing, Bitcoin and Spotify were born, the Large Hadron Collider was built… and Rihanna takes over the pop charts.

Today we explore what was happening ten years ago, in the realm of music, DJing, and life.

We listen to the tracks that topped the charts at Beatport and the Billboard Top 25, explore some of the 2008 DJ Mag poll, and talk about all the interesting events that occured in music and DJing.

At the beginning of the episode, we talk about 3DMentional Entertainment’s upcoming September show featuring Paul Oakenfold as headliner, and our very own Trip Turlington as direct support (under his alias Digital Psykosis).

One last thing: don’t forget about Afterparty, our monthly bonus episode! You can gain access by subscribing to us on Patreon, here:

As each normal episode of the podcast takes about 20 hours to put together, in addition to all of our other written and video content… Passionate DJ is quickly becoming a full-time job. We’ve set a new goal of gaining 30 patrons by the end of the summer, to let us know that we should continue making Afterparty.

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