DJ Dossier

Mr. Eaton on His Addiction to DJing and How He Bombs Around Town in "The Jambulance"

Corey Eaton is a fairly straightforward guy. He doesn't rock a clever or overly pretentious DJ moniker and tends not to put on any airs about himself or his chosen profession. The 35-year-old -- who maintains weekly residencies at several of the Valley's Dos Gringos locations, as well as Fat Tuesdays in Tempe -- simply enjoys the thrill of being behind a pair of turntables spinning up crowd-pleasing hits for flocks of clubgoers.

This past Monday, Eaton worked the biggest gig of his 11-year DJing career when he performed at the Sixth Street New Year's Eve Block Party in Tempe for more than 3,000 souls. It was pure bliss for the selector as he got to drop Top 40 hits and watched the crowd get its groove on - including eight-year-old b-boy wunderkind - as 2012 drew to a close. We recently spoke with Eaton about the experience, as well as his unabashed passion for DJing and his pimped-out ride, a flashy Honda Element he's dubbed "The Jambulance."

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