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Batucada

The turntable scene here in the PHX seems pretty fucking fickle sometimes, as DJs repeatedly relocate their record-spinning gigs from club to club — or pull the plug on them entirely — faster than they can send out notices on MySpace. In the past year alone, local scenesters have been mourning the loss of such hotness as Hot Pink! at Karamba and The Flavor Shop at The Loft. But now all this stylish sulking may cease, as Batucada, one of the Valley's dopest dance nights, has returned following a six-month vacay. After rocking clubs like Sky Lounge in Phoenix and Next in Scottsdale over the past five years, DJs Pete "Supermix" Salaz and Senbad have taken over Saturdays at the newly renovated Ain't Nobody's Bizness, 3031 East Indian School Road, where — along with weekly guests — they'll serve up the hottest in house music. The mixmaster madness starts at 10 p.m., and the cover is $5.
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.