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DJentrification Brings "Funky Oddway" to The Lost Leaf

Downtown platter-master DJentrification is plenty busy with his regular nights, 602'uesdays at Bikini Lounge and The Palace at FilmBar, but this Friday night will find him exploring a little passion project: Funky Oddway at The Lost Leaf.

The evening will find DJentrification will spend the entire evening focusing exclusively on music from Phoenix and around Arizona.

"All records from the Valley of Sun," DJentrification says, noting that he will also be featuring advertisements and "odd trash" in the style of KWSS DJ John "Johnny D" Dixon, who provided many of the records that will be spinning. 

"I will be putting together many heavy funk '45s from Phoenix, Soul,Chicano cuts,and also oddball/lost-in-the-woodwork type things," DJentrification says. "Beats from Phoenix Suns records, new wave strangeness, good strangeness from Eddy Detroit, and Michael and Rocky Liggins as well."

In addition to the tunes, DJentrification promises special guests, and will be giving out four or five "Ladmo Bags," styled after the classic Wallace and Ladmo gift-bags, stuffed with records, tickets to upcoming shows, stickers or other "strange gifts."

(Mike Condello served as Wallace and Ladmo's music supervisor, and DJentrification promises that some of Condello's killer psych-pop record Phase 1 will be played at Funky Oddway.)

You can win your own Ladmo Bag by informing DJentrification what the party's name refers to -- they may not be official Ladmo Bags, but you've gotta love it.

The music starts spinning at 9 p.m., on Friday, August 12, at the Lost Leaf. The local set starts at 11:30 p.m., with your chance to win a Ladmo Bag.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.