Phoenix Comicon Schedule: DJ S.Alien on Performing at Geek Prom and Geeking Out This Weekend
During the daylight hours this weekend, local artist and music fiend Aaron Moore can be found waltzing through the aisles at Phoenix Comicon and perusing its vast repast of dorky pursuits and offering. After the sun goes down on Saturday night, however, the 33-year-old will become his DJ alter ego s.alien and crank out nerdcore tracks, Internet hits, and high-energy dance songs at the Kids Need to Read charity's popular Geek Prom inside the neighboring Hyatt Regency.
facebook.com/deejaysalien DJ s.alien is ready to let his geek flag fly this weekend.
Moore is a major fanatic of both goth/industrial and some of the staples of geekdom - like Wolverine, Warhammer 40k, and Transformers - and even works on captain's chairs for a living, albeit on Airbus planes as an aircraft seat technician instead of some intergalactic dreadnought. In other words, he's an ideal choice to be at the controls of the sound system during Geek Prom. We spoke with him about his particular passions, attending Phoenix Comicon, and what sort of stuff he'll be dropping on Saturday.
Name: Aaron Moore
AKA: DJ s.alien
Preferred genres: I mainly specialize in electronic. Goth, industrial, EDM and geeky stuff. I love music and discovering new stuff. Being a DJ seemed to be the natural progression to let people know about music. Plus, I love to dance and people need to get out there and shake it.
How did you get into the DJ game?
I've been friends with DJ AKA and DJ Nixx for over ten years now. They spun at Doom Disco every Saturday for quite some time and let me give it a try. Fell in love with it. Them and self.destrukt have given me the opportunity to get up there and spin. I'm also part of an art studio called Post Mortem Creations. DJing gives me the ability to spread the word about music and art by combining my two great loves: music and art.
Where else have you performed?
Last weekend, I partnered with City of Madness [for] a Demons! themed dance night. Got the crowd moving to some old school industrial -- I'm talking '80s, and mid '90s Nitzer Ebb, KMFDM, and Thrill Kill [Kult]. Post Mortem Creations also setup a mini-art gallery. Played at Fallout Shelter several weeks ago. I'm shooting for many more to come.