DJ Akshen Wins Red Bull Thre3style Regionals

Say what you will about the power of positive thinking, but it has helped some some folks people succeed now and again. e. For proof, look no further than DJ Akshen, the Valley turntablist who won the Red Bull Thre3style regional qualifier this past weekend at Monarch Theatre.

Akshen bested five other locals -- including previous regional Thre3style winner M2, Power 98.3's DJ Javin, and Scottsdale club regular Jeff Metcalf - with his 15-minute set at the competition to earn his victory on Saturday, February 14. And believe us, he did earn it.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.