DJ Dossier

DK Strickler Talks Retro Hi-Fi, Mondegreen, Lawnchair Generals, Boris Dlugosch, and More

Name: David Kevin Strickler

AKA: DK Strickler

Current gigs: Retro Hi-Fi Sundays at SideBar, and private/public events on
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays.

Genres spun: House and all it's varied sub-genres, space and indie disco, organic lounge and downtempo.

How did you get started as a DJ? Fell in love with EDM back in the day, especially house music, at places/nights like Freedom, Batucada, and The Lucky Dragon. I picked up my first set of turntables and started buying records soon after. I soon formed my company Desert House Productions and began taking any gig I could get my hands on.

What happened next? My first big breaks in the house scene came from guys like Pete Salaz, Joe DiPadova, Senbad, and DJ Soloman. At the same time I began to partner up with World Famous Rani "g" on many projects. I cut my chops running or being a part of a variety of different gigs and residencies from there.

What's your mantra? Give people something and be "on" the dance floor.

Sample mix:

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.