Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area
Oliver Wang is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach. He is the editor of Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide and has written for NPR, Vibe, Wax Poetics, the Los Angeles Times, the Oakland Tribune, and the Village Voice, amongst others.
Unlimited Creations: The Mobile Scene Takes Off
This chapter examines the “external” factors that fueled the scene’s overall growth, including the intertwined social networks connecting DJ crews, friends, peer-run student or church groups, middle-class parents and relatives, and Filipino community groups. Those networks formed the “social infrastructure” through which crews and clients could find one another, helping to circulate the necessary economic capital to help build the mobile scene over time.