8 Best DJs in Phoenix: Best of Phoenix 2012

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Djentrification spinning at Dia de los Crescent.
We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoenix.

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Phoenix has its fair share of DJs; some better than others. Here are our picks for the best DJs around town straight from Best of Phoenix 2012. If you're looking for dubstep, goth, house, or just about anything else, these eight DJs have you covered.

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DJ Sean Watson
Best Hipster DJ: Sean Watson

Sean Watson has an immense following among young-and-hip circles because of his innate skills as a party instigator and near-infallible taste in music. Plus, his weekly sets at such fashionable spots as Crescent Ballroom typically are packed with the PBR brigade, and he's an occasional performer at Quincy Ross' secretive see-and-be-seen soirees. Ask the burly and bearded DJ about his revered status in the scene, however, and the ever-affable Watson will shrug it off with one of his trademark belly laughs.Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story on Sean Watson.

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Turner & Heit
Best House DJ: Turner and Heit

A word of warning: The house music laid down by Thomas Turner and Timothy Heit isn't necessarily for everyone. Like, if you're a typically ADD-ridden club kid who impatiently expects the DJ to bump a new song into the mix every minute, that just ain't Turner and Heit's bag. Instead, they craft epic and sophisticated soundscapes by expertly blending together just the right amount of house, electro, and trance tracks with mixing wizardry and beat-matching prowess. Check out the full Best of Phoenix story on Turner and Heit.

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canyoncody
canyoncody

i dont even know if its possible to make a non-snarky comment on the internet, but i will try.  im not trying to throw nitpicky-spitwads -- this is just my personal contribution to communal copy-editing. 

 

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phxmusic4lyfe
phxmusic4lyfe

DJent in the Houssssse!  Also, a fave that is not mentioned here: DJ Supa Vaiza... check it!

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