Sounding Bored Episode 32: Superstar DJs, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Ross From Friends

August 18, 2018

In the 32nd episode of the pod, Rob Langham is joined by David Cox to reflect on the late 1990s heyday of the superstar DJ. Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox and Sasha are held up as the exemplars of a curious period where the ability to operate a turntable ruled the roost. The Superclubs and club nights including Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher and Cream are recalled along with the artists that shaped an era such as The Chemical Brothers, Faithless and Leftfield, as well as the comedown. Fittingly, album of the month is Ross From Friends’ Nineties-inflected Family Portrait.