DJ Dossier

Phlava on Changes to the Scottsdale Nightlife Scene, Spinning in Strip Clubs, and Why Paris Hilton's DJ Set Was Horrible

If you miss out on Phlava's set tonight at Red Revolver Lounge in Scottsdale, don't fret. The renowned local hip-hop DJ will be cold kickin' it live at both Sevens Lounge in Glendale or Club Miami tomorrow, followed by his regular Sunday night slot at Amsterdam. Plus, he's one of two residents of the infamous Tits and Turntable night at Bottoms Up Gentleman's Club, where he and Felix Fresh mix beats and boobs every Monday.

Phlava (known to his mama and papa as Michael Johnson) is one busy cat, due entirely to his ample skills as a turntablist and rap selecta. It's also why he was a staple of Valley hip-hop radio for years -- including a longtime stint on 101.5 Jamz -- and a hit in local clubs.

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