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'As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM' charts rise and fall of mash-up artist

'As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM' charts rise and fall of mash-up artist

When Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein died of a drug overdose in 2009, he was one of the best-known turntablists in the world, yet aside from a posthumous cameo in “Iron Man 2” and a few scattered appearances on other people’s songs, he didn’t leave behind the kind of recorded legacy that other popular artists do.

If nothing else, Kevin Kerslake’s documentary “As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM” offers a chance to see and hear what made Goldstein a millionaire. A master of the “mash-up” — that crowd-pleasing style that weaves multiple songs into one delirious mega-mix — DJ AM delighted drunken dancers by making...

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