Jason Ayers is a local artist, graphic designer, and computer programmer. But owning a web/mobile application business and organizing the local installments of Pecha-Kucha are just a few of Ayers daytime duties.
After a lengthy five year hiatus from his house music nightlife arsenal, Ayers returned and brought his drum and bass night, SubConcious, to the downstairs area of Bar Smith, on Wednesday nights.
Read on about our most recent Wingman adventure with Ayers, after the jump.
The Meet Up: We started the night at Ayers' tasteful bachelor pad in Central Phoenix. After giving me a grand tour of his stylish digs, Ayers explains the then and now on his night, SubCon and gives me some musical enlightenment through his impressive sound system.
Hanging with Ayers and not talking about drum and bass/jungle music genre would be damn near impossible -- the dude is full blown obsessed with these particular styles of music. Hence the reason Ayers created SubCon back in early 2000.
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"The scene then was very agro. There were a lot of fights and very few girls coming out," Ayers explains.
Bikini Lounge for 602'sdays. The place is packed with familiar faces including close friend, Sunny Thaper and featured SubCon resident DJ, Issa Emadi.
Favorite Spots: Though Taste of Tops and Casey Moore's have recently become favorite hangouts for Ayers (Taste of Tops being a Sunday ritual for him and Issa to geek out on music talk), he spends most of his time in Downtown Phoenix at places like JoBot, The Lost Leaf and Bikini Lounge. "It's nice to go to places where you know you'll see friends and laugh, and as a native, that's definitely part of the charm about Phoenix."
Ending the night was a secret after hours Ayers throws regularly. The location-- undisclosed, of course.