Bruce Forest interview by Bill Brewster

Forest, Bruce. Interview by Bill Brewster., November 17, 2010. (accessed June 5, 2013).

Best known as the straight white DJ who replaced Tee Scott at the black gay club Better Days, Bruce Forest discusses his DJ career with Bill Brewster. He claims to be one of the first DJs in New York City to play house music after he received a copy of  JM Silk’s “Music is the Key” from Steve “Silk” Hurley in early 1984, whom he was introduced to by his girlfriend of the time, Lesley Doyle a few months earlier. Bruce also shares his memories of DJing alongside David Cole playing on the keyboard.


The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries by Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton

Brewster, Bill, and Frank Broughton. The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries. New York, NY: Black Cat, 2010.

A collection of interviews with DJ’s by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, authors of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, some of which originally appeared on their website,, which offers insight into the evolution of the DJ. Interviews that are particularly relevant to NYC house music history includes David Mancuso, Francois Kevorkian, Frankie Knuckles, DJ Pierre, David Morales, and Louie Vega.