We speak with author Oliver Wang about his book, Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Oliver Wang is an Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach. He’s also a music writer, and DJ based in California. Since 1994, he’s written on popular music, culture, race, and America for outlets such as NPR, Vibe, Wax Poetics, Scratch, The Village Voice, SF Bay Guardian, and LA Weekly.
Wang begins work as an assistant professor in sociology at Long Beach State this fall; He also hosts the renowned audioblog soul-sides.com.