DJ Dossier

DJ Jake Goldsmith Talks The Scenario, Sei A, Storm Queen, Ramadanman, and More

Name: Jake Goldsmith

AKA: DJ Goldsmith

Current gigs: Wednesday nights at Bar Smith for The Scenario with Hempsey in the Main Room.

Genres spun: House, disco, techno, acid and many, many others.

How did you get started as a DJ? I've always loved music and have always collected it. In 1997, I went to a rave. I lost myself on the dance floor during a most inspiring set by DJ Garth of the Wicked Crew. The very next day, I decided I would give DJing a shot.

What's your mantra? Keep an open ear...if you know what I mean.

Preferred poison while DJing: Stella and water. Oh, and whenever possible, Jameson and ginger ale. So good.

What's something about yourself that might surprise others? I'm really a major goof.

What do you like best about the local DJ scene? I'm really loving the local DJ scene right now. I honestly could not say that a few years ago. It seems that right now there are a lot of good selectors getting gigs and taking part in cultivating a quality DJ scene that fosters innovation, creativity, respect, and a nod to the old school traditions and foundations of DJing.

Sample mix:

The Scenario 2011 Promo Mix by Jake Goldsmith

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