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Meet DJ!ZZ...Probably the Worst-Named DJ Ever

What's in a name? If you're a DJ, hopefully it's something clever, unique, or at least a nickname that sounds cool.

For some DJs starting out in the business, it's often a difficult choice to make. The handle has to be catchy, memorable, marketable, and look good on a flier.

We've seen plenty of DJ monikers over the years, including many that were good (Osama Spin Laden, Jungle Jim), bad (DJ Booth, DJ Weddings), and downright tasteless or groan-worthy (Bassline Killer, Muppetfucker).

And then there's local selector Gilbert Robertson, who -- in our humble opinion -- probably chose the worst nom de guerre ever: DJ!ZZ.

Needless to say, we're willing to bet the dude doesn't get hired to work at a lot of weddings.

To be fair, we should note that the Robertson's stage name is actually DJ !ZZ. But the way it's typeset on images or appears on his Facebook (as well as his YouTube channel and Soundcloud account for that matter), it runs together and resembles the (very gross) slang term for semen.

We're not the only one's who've noticed this, as infamous online gossipmonger Nik Richie also made fun of Robertson's DJ handle recently via The Dirty. (The post also makes some rather unseemly and unfounded allegations regarding his personal life, which -- like most things on The Dirty -- should probably be taken with a huge grain of salt.)

Based on everything we've seen on Robertson's Facebook page indicates that the 20something has only just begun his DJ career, which is all the more reason he might want to rethink his nickname.

Then again, he could go another direction entirely and fully embrace the fact his moniker evokes reminders of male bodily effluvia and poke fun at it in ironic fashion. (Imagine this flier: "Coming soon to Myst: DJ!ZZ").

Hey, at least it's a memorable name. But for all the wrong reasons.

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