DJ Dossier

DJ Funkfinger on Tongue Tied's Daft Punk Party and Why He Doubts the Robots Will Ever Visit Phoenix

Daft Punk has sorta been the focus of Jay Wiggins' world lately. Random Access Memories -- that 13-track gem from the electronica-dispensing, quasi-robotic Frenchmen that everyone's going bonkers over the last couple weeks -- has admittedly been on repeat, and the living room of the DJ's Phoenix home is "full of rejects" from attempts at meshing the act's hits with various '80s throwbacks.

And then there's the Daft Punk party that Wiggins, who performs as DJ Funkfinger, is co-hosting Saturday night at Apollo's, along with his she-jay cohort Michele "Roya" Chinichian, during the second edition of their new monthly dance night Tounge Tied. As we stated in this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, the event will feature the pair dropping Daft Punk tracks and providing patrons with robotic helmets and toys to play with all evening long.

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