If you happened to be a member of the Valley's old school DJ/rave scene back in the mid-1990s, there was one place where you almost always hit up for both your music and gear: Swell Records. Without getting too overly hyperbolic, the music and clothing emporium owned by Russel Ramirez (which bounced ... More >>
Z-TripIf you ever took the time to plot out a flowchart depicting Phoenix's vastly interconnected DJ/dance scene, its incredibly likely that the name Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, would be at its heart.Practically every turntablist, mixmaster, or knob-twister in the Valley has some sort o ... More >>
DJ Melo behind the decks at Karamba.Numerous local bands and artists are headed to South By Southwest over the next week to represent our fair city, including Random, Kinch, and the boys of Gospel Claws.Turns out you can also add DJ Melo to that esteemed list, as the 36-year-old Karamba resident wil ... More >>
DJ Pete "SuperMix" SalazTo say that Pete Salaz wears a lot of hats would be a major understatement. The dude's not only trained in both Tai Chi Chuan and kung fu, but he's also a full-time parent, prize-winning salsa maker, and one of several managing partners of Bar Smith. (In the spirit of full ... More >>
Did y'all know at 17 what you wanted to be when you grew up? Not many people do, fumbling around different career paths until they decided (or settle) on a job.
Sol Martinez was not one of those types.
A year before he became legal to vote, Martinez decided he wanted to be a knob-twisting, lev ... More >>
After close to two decades of spinning up hip-hop and dance music at practically every major spot our city has to offer (as well as working behind the mic at Power 98.3 for a number of years), DJ Fashen is departing the PHX in favor of an L.A. address.
Much like Markus Schulz, and Eddie Amador be ... More >>