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Tree of Life

Rob Kwik has a whole lotta reasons to be celebrating on Friday, April 4. The ultra-ill turntablist is commemorating not only his 29th birthday but also the release of his latest remix CD, and the ninth anniversary of the Dirt Assasinz Crew — the eight-member DJ collective that's been rocking the ones and twos across the Valley for nearly a decade. All three milestones will be feted during Tree of Life, a massive blowout at the Ballroom, 7340 East Shoeman Lane in Scottsdale, with spin sessions by Kwik, Matteo, Steve Kerr, DJ Sonus, Brook B., Metatron, and Yello. DJ Dan and Donald Glaude will also be on the record decks at the adjacent nightclub, Myst. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the cover is $15 before 11 p.m., $20 afterwards. Visit www.myspace.com/dirtassasinz.
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.