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Narrative: "It Was Like We Hit Lightning in a Bottle"

Mar 27, 2018
Hippie Torrales, Columbia 2018
South Carolina Public Radio

This edition of Narrative features an interview with Columbia resident Hippie Torrales, who came of age in New Jersey with the dream of becoming a professional DJ. By age 20 he was mainstay of the New Jersey club scene, opening one of the biggest clubs of the era, Zanzibar. Here, Hippie explains how he and his contemporaries became the innovators of a new musical style in the 1980s.