Michael Liggins

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Happy Birthday Arizona: 100 Songs that Define Arizona, Pt. 1

    Editor's Note: An abridged version of this article appears in this week's issue, featuring 100 Songs that Defined Arizona. In celebration of Arizona's centennial, we've rounded up sound clips for (almost) everyone featured in our list, and will be rolling them out over the course of the week. "Not ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    DJentrification on The Palace, World Music, and Phoenix's Hidden Culture

    Photo by Gatsby​ Sometimes the word "eclectic" just doesn't do a dude justice. Djentrification is one of the most "eclectic" DJs in town, and the term barely serves to scratch the surface when it comes to his unique musical approach.He's not a typical DJ, finding kindred spirits in guys like legen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    DJ Dossier: Smite

    ​There's absolutely no doubt that Smite is a definite rarity amongst P-Town's glutted DJ/dance community. First, there's the 31-year-old's absolute passion for vinyl that's second only to other record-loving freakazoids like his cohorts Djentrification and Johnny D. Serato ain't a word that's curr ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Various Artists

    Mighty Mike Lenaburg — Eccentric Soul
    (The Numero Group)

    The Soul Side of the Street — The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972
    (Dionysus Records)

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Funky Town

    More syrup than jam

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Old Dog, New Tricks

    Phoenix music legend Johnny D gets props in the hip-hop scene