The Berlin-based DJ Thomas Gold will be visiting Maya, one of Scottsdale's newest hosts for EDM artists and events, this Friday.
Up on the Sun spoke with Gold about his upbringing in music, how his touring and festival schedules have been going, and what we can possibly expect to see from him at Ma ... More >>
Markus Schulz, the winner of 2012's America's Best DJ will be making a return appearance to Scottsdale, his old stomping grounds, on May 10 at The Venue. After residing for some time in Arizona as a resident DJ, Schulz plans to bring the party back home for his North American Scream bus tour.
Lots ... More >>
Underground dance parties are kinda like a second home to Tempe resident David Sankey. Or, more specifically, his beat-juggling alter ego CIK. Pick up one of those typically cartoonish four-color fliers for the next big off-the-radar affair or desert party and its almost guaranteed you'll see the 36 ... More >>
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 >>
More than 15 years ago, trance wunderkind Markus Schulz earned some serious scrilla performing at now-defunct Valley clubs like The Works in Scottsdale and Freedom in Tempe, as well as spinning up EDM on local radio.
The German-born trance artist, who resided in the Phoenix area back in those days ... More >>
Hometown hero Markus Schulz hits the Venue Scottsdale tomorrow night.Markus Schulz has a big standing (and an even bigger reputation) among local DJs, so it's only fitting that his homecoming this weekend be equally as supersized.The German-born trance specialist, who spent the formative years of hi ... More >>
DJ Sean EssexName: Sean Essex
Current club gigs: Giant Wednesdays at 910 Live once or twice a month, and on Fridays at Cream Stereo Lounge and Afterlife in Scottsdale.
How did you get started as a DJ? I got started because electronic music just overcame me. When I first listened ... More >>
Saki PhotographyThe Valley's dance music scene has been most kind to DJ Soloman. He's been kicking around local clubs for more than a decade, from his days manning the dials at ASU's KASR and working the wheels of steel at the much-missed Club Freedom to his current residencies at Tempe's Zuma Gr ... 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 >>
The PHX's own Z-Trip is already widely considered by many to be the "Godfather of the mash-up," as well as one of the biggest turntablists ever to emerge from our fair city. But could the 30something also be the best in the whole damn U.S.?
That's entirely up to you...and the rest of the online ... More >>