This Sunday marks the return of the Adult Swim pool party at Millennium Resort, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. The event won't be a weekly one, like the SPLASH and Cannonball parties, but will feature DJs Jared Alan, Tricky T, Goldsmith, Sean Watson, Benni Beatnik, and Don Ricardo.
In addition to scantily clad babes and dudes, you can catch a ride on the official Adult Swim party buss, which leaves from The Burton Bar Central Library in downtown Phoenix. Round trip tickets cost $10, and entry to the event is $5.
We caught up with Alan to talk about what he's into these days, what shows he's got coming up, and his rather expansive musical interests.
Name: Jared Alan
AKA: Kitty Purry
Best Known For: Putting my foot in my mouth, and loving puppies.
Current gigs: Faux Show events all over the Valley, Cheap Thrills at Brick, [which takes place] the last Saturday of every month, and The Adult Swim pool party series.
Genres spun: Indie, electro, rock 'n' roll, house, minimal, techno, dub, experimental, chillwave, disco, b-more, Miami bass, pop, UK garage, glitch, grime, glam, goth, industrial, Nu Wave, brit pop, krautrock, psychadelic, noise, breakcore, 2-step, dubstep, hip-hop, cumbia, baile, jazz, folk, tropical, afrobeat, Italo disco, metal, musique concrete, dance-punk, post punk, dancehall...et al. (Editor's note: I sure hope someone requests some Pierre Schaeffer, Ash Ra Tempel, and Goatwhore at Adult Swim after reading this...)
How did you get started as a DJ? Making experimental electronic music in my bedroom in my early 20s, consuming new music like so much food and feeling forcefully compelled to constantly share it with everyone around me.
What are your upcoming gigs? This Friday I play alongside Classixx at Brick, then Sunday I play with some incredible local talent at The Adult Swim Pool Party at the Millennium Resort, and in the near future I will be opening for a Pendulum DJ Set, Felix Da Housecat, Big Freedia, CSS, Gang Gang Dance. Info on all these shows and anything I've forgotten can or will soon be found at Faux Show's website.
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What artists are exciting to you right now? Teengirl Fantasy, Night Slugs, Siriusmo, Classixx, Gang Gang Dance, M83, James Blake, Rammadanman, Robyn, still, Fleet Foxes, still, Dillon Francis, EMA, Washed Out. I could go on but I'm probably starting to get annoying.
Favorite album of the year so far? I have a tough time answering these but if someone put a gun to my head, it would be a tie between Cut Copy's Zonoscope and Kaputt by Destroyer, but that just means I need to reload my iPod.