• Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Fact 135 on Watching DJ Swamp Light Himself Aflame While Smashing Records

    David Dimmick isn't much of a braggart -- at least as far as we can tell -- but he's got every effin' right to be. Since becoming a DJ in 1996, the dude's C.V. includes sharing stages with some pretty stellar icons from hip-hop history, like the Wu-Tang Clan, Pharohe Monarche, A Tribe Called Quest, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    DJ Angel Toxin on Misconceptions People May Have About Goths and Candy Kids

    Saturday nights are always a big night for Sidney Slaughter. That's when the 25-year-old local DJ, who performs as Angel Toxin gets to don some sort of geeky or freaky fetishistic costume and spin up some industrial and synthpop sounds along with her beau DJ Apollynon at their weekly City of Madness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    DJ Decipha Talks 101.5 Jamz, House Music, Bam Bam, Chuckie, Tiesto, and More

    DJ Decipha​Name: Chris Hernandez AKA: DJ Decipha Best Known For: DJing on 101.5 Jamz Current gigs: Right now I do Fridays at Airia and Saturdays at Lucky Strike. Genres spun: I like old school hip-hop and R&B. Lots of New Jack Swing too, like TLC, SWV, and Jodeci from that era. That ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    DJ ill-legal? Talks Dubstep, Subversion, Rusko, Lazer Sword, Hyphy, Hovatron, and More

    DJ ill-legal?​Name: Blake Ludera AKA: DJ ill-legal? Genres spun: Glitch, dubstep, breakbeats, and hip-hop mostly. I also like to scratch and get into some turntablism stuff, and on rare occassion I'll play house music or drum 'n' bass. I'm really all over the place when it comes to different ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Pickster One and Other DJs React to Panasonic's Axing of Influential Technics Turntables

    The Technics 1200s: Soon to be extinct.If you happen to be hanging out at any of the Valley's dance events this coming weekend, be sure to listen closely. It might be hard to hear over the massive cacophony of beats getting slung, but you might just hear a few sobs coming from the DJ booth. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Club Candids: Latino Fridays at PHX Nightclub

    Benjamin LeathermanLovely and luscious ladies were in abundance at PHX Nightclub.No doubt about it, the downtown dance spots located along Washington Street get pretty damn busy during weekend nights as countless clubgoers congregate to drink and debauch until last call looms amidst this massive clu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Wesley Willis' s Joy Rides: Portrait of a Schizophrenic Chicago City Artist and "Rock Star"

    ​Wesley Willis sits at a computer and adjusts his ever-present headphones, pushes them up against his ears, turns up the volume of the music. He's frustrated because he still can't hear his beloved rock 'n' roll over all the shouts of "Bum!" and "You're a stupid asshole!" He begins to cuss, and sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    DJ Dossier: Brazilia

    DJ Brazilia stands out from Phoenix's myriad mix-masters, knob-twisters, and record-spinners for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the 30-year old is one of a handful of she-jays currently working in the Valley's man-tastic dance scene; and secondly, she's the only DJ we're aware of claiming to have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    DJ Dossier: Big Latin

    Big Latin is aptly named, and not just because he's rocks some 3XL threads. The affable, Oakland-born DJ has been living large as a star of PHX's Latin scene for as long as we can remember. Over the past six years he's been in the mix at various discotecas and dance nights across the Valley, from ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Sleepless in Scottsdale

    Get yourself some flapjacks, then hit the floors again

  • Music

    October 30, 2008
  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Dance Dance Evolution

    Phoenix's rave scene pioneers find their groove again

  • Calendar

    May 31, 2007

    The Vinyl Frontier

    Sound installation lets everybody be a DJ

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2007

    Star Tech

    Noisy boys assault the eardrums

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005

    You Say You Wanna Resolution . . .

    Well, you know, we all want to change careers

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Titty Ditties

    The secret life of the gentlemen's DJ

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Z Be Trippin'

    Phoenix DJ angles for the big fish in the SoCal electronic pond

  • Film

    March 14, 2002

    Vinyl Fetish

    Scratch reveals the power of two turntables, minus the microphone

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Tunnel Vision

    Bullfrog and Kid Koala look to bridge the band-DJ divide

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Gone Hollywood

    Turntable virtuoso Z-Trip returns to the desert in triumph

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2000

    East Coastin'

    DJs Megadef and Fact bring a touch of youth and New York flavor to the local hip-hop scene

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Tuesday Meld

    East Valley hip-hoppers find a new sense of community at an unlikely place and time

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    True Wes

    For Wesley Willis, a mind is a terrible thing to waste