David Toop (born 5 May 1949), is an English musician and author, and professor and chair of audio culture and improvisation at the London College of Communication. He was a prominent contributor to the British magazine The Face. He is a regular contributor to The Wire, a British music magazine.
It was a DJ style which helped to create the lifestyle which came to be known as hip hop. At the beginning of the disco era in the first half of the 1970s, regular disco jocks in clubs were most concerned with the blend between one record and the next - matching tempos to make a smooth transition which, at its best, could continually alter the mood on the dancefloor without breaking the flow.