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DJ Swamp Headlines Quincy Ross' New Year's Eve After-Party Tonight in Downtown Phoenix

Party guru and artist Quincy Ross has earned a certain legendary status in the downtown Phoenix scene from his late-night underground affairs, which tend to feature a slew of DJ talent and turn into major ragers that last until well after dawn.

And said status might get a little more legendary in the first few hours of 2014 during the New Year's Eve after-party that Ross is co-promoting later tonight along with cohort Sarah "Saza" Dimmick of EPIK Dance Company. And renowned turntablist DJ Swamp is headlining the bash.

As with many of Ross' signature bashes, the specific venue in downtown won't be revealed until midnight. (Attendees are encouraged to check out this post on Facebook for more info.)

Ross dropped one or two hints to Up on the Sun, including the fact that it will be "close to light rail."

He was more than willing to drop dime on other details regarding the party, like the rest of the DJ lineup. Besides Swamp, who recently pulled off one of his trademarked performances at the Mary X-Mas party on Christmas night, Emile from the celebrated Bombshelter DJs will also offer up a set. Ditto for Sean Watson and Djentrification, who will both hit up the underground event after their respective New Year's Eve parties wrap up.

Ross says that party also promises visuals from artist Matt Castleberry and bowls of black-eyed peas (in both vegan and vegetarian form) as prepared by chef Renetto-Mario Etsitty. It's scheduled to go off at 2 a.m. and run until 10 a.m. (or "as long as people can stay there.")

"It's going to be a really good time," Ross says. "And it will be the best place to be, just because of a lot of things, and that's mainly because of the company and all the right cats will be there. And that's all I can say right now."

The Quincy's NYE After-Party runs from 2 a.m. until 10 a.m. Admission is $20. More info can be found via Facebook.

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