Battle of the DJs

The lines are just beginning to be drawn at the Battle of the DJs spin-off competition at Flip Flops in Tempe (216 and 222 East University). This Saturday night, October 2, marks another installment of the first-round eliminations, and next Saturday will be the last chance for you to put your grubby fingers on the wax in a quest to win the finals and go home with two brand-new Technics 1200s.

DJ Phat E is the brains behind the no-cover, no-entry-fee party-rocking competition. Besides keeping drinks cheap as hell, with $2 Buds and Bud Lights, he's keeping the three judges incognito so the skeevey-ass competitors can't influence the game. Each turntablist gets a half-hour to rock the crowd, and crowd response paired with the judges' opinions determines who moves on to the quarterfinals and the big finale on November 20. For more information, check out Phat E's site, www.freshoutdabox.com.

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Brendan Joel Kelley