DJ Dossier

Fact 135 on Watching DJ Swamp Light Himself Aflame While Smashing Records

David Dimmick isn't much of a braggart -- at least as far as we can tell -- but he's got every effin' right to be. Since becoming a DJ in 1996, the dude's C.V. includes sharing stages with some pretty stellar icons from hip-hop history, like the Wu-Tang Clan, Pharohe Monarche, A Tribe Called Quest, and Common.

This NYC native, who performs as Fact 135, has seen and done some memorable shit during his 17 years as a selector, ranging from judging and performing at various DMC battles to watching the renowned DJ Swamp light himself on fire during a Valley gig some years ago. Dimmick, 37, shared many a memorable story during our recent interview for this week's edition of DJ Dossier.

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