DJ Dossier

DJ Senbad Talks Bar Smith, House Music, Current Underground Chicago, Crue-L Grand Orchestra, and More

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Where do you get your music? These days, mostly online. Tracksource, Beatport, or directly from the producers. I get a lot of e-mails full of MP3s and spend time on instant messenger.

Last album purchased: I downloaded an old Shelter release called Black Action by Current Underground Chicago.

Track currently going through your head: I've been stuck on this one song, It's called "(You Are) More Than Paradise" by Crue-L Grand Orchestra.

Current projects: I have a bunch of releases that I have been working on and finally submitted them all to Next Dimension Music. I just gave him a bunch of releases to put out on his label on Friday. I'm pretty sure he is going to take all of them.

Any upcoming gigs you wanna promote? Solstice's three-year anniversary is coming up in April. I don't know who we're going to book for that but it will definitely be a big show.

Where can you be found when you aren't DJing? I feel like I am always DJing. I don't really have days off, I'm always doing sales or talking to corporate clients, talking to venues, meeting with management, working on promotions. It's kind of a 24/7 thing for me.

Preferred poison while DJing: Water, Man, or soda with lime. I'm not a drinker.

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