DJ Dossier

Silent-J on EDM's Popularity, His Beat-Mixing Philosophy, Working With Miss Krystle, and How 300 Inspired His Tracks

Despite what his nom de guerre of Silent-J might portend, Jimmy Ng is rarely at a loss for words. Ask him his opinion on the current state of electronic dance music or what skills are necessary to succeed as a DJ these days and you'll get an earful from the veteran producer and mixer jock.

Such was the case when the Chicago native took time out of his busy schedule -- which includes collaborating with Miss Krystle (who was profiled in this week's issue), spinning at a variety of raves and club gigs, and slaving over a hot laptop mixing up even hotter beatscapes - to speak with us on a variety of topics for this week's 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.