As the old saying goes, what do you get the man who has everything? Or more specifically, what sort of gift could you possibly buy a cat like Steven Chung (a.k.a. DJ Tranzit) in honor of his 32nd birthday this weekend, given that he already owns a pimp ride, a cache of top-shelf audio equipment, and a closet full of expensive clothing? A bunch of brand new turntable cartridges and needle, for starters, since all the selectors scheduled to perform at DJ Tranzit's Throwback Birthday Bosh on Tuesday, November 13, at Smashboxx, 7419 East Indian Plaza Drive in Scottsdale, will be spinning nothing but vinyl. "No computers, no CD-Js, just 12-inch vinyl records and two turntables," Chung says when describing the party. "We are going to do a classic hip-hop-versus-house approach for the night. [It's] not really a battle, but just a night of nothing but classic dance music and hip-hop. Basically all the stuff that influenced me to become a DJ." Chung and eight other regulars to the Scottsdale club scene — including Decipha, Freddy "Circle" Krems, Lujan, and Soloman — will dig through their vinyl collections for some primo wax to spin during the bash. A turntable autographed by Chung and all the other DJs involved also will be raffled off, with the proceeds benefiting St. Mary's Food Bank. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Call 480-946-3510 or visit www.smashboxxaz.com.
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