Fatboy Slim and Five More 4th of July DJ Events in Metro Phoenix
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|Enter the vinyl frontier tonight at Wild Knight.|
Analog at Wild Knight
It's a bit of a rarity to witness DJs working with vinyl anymore, as laptops and/or CD-Js are essentially de rigueur in a club setting. That's even more of a truism in Scottsdale clubs, where the closest things to an actual platter being used these days are Serato control records. Close to a dozen DJs, both local and otherwise, are planning to buck this trend, however, Wednesday night during Analog, when they'll drop the needle on actual wax.
Per the party's web page, its gonna be "All Vinyl...All Night" for the 11 selectors scheduled to participate that will dig through crates for choice cuts instead of combing through their hard drives. The lineup of those spinning "nothing but the classics" includes Scottsdale regulars Tranzit, Soloman, Dan Lunsford, and Michelle Sparks, as well as cassette-scratching king Ruthless Ramsey, LA's DJ Dax, and video jock ESC. Doors are at 10 p.m. No cover for folks that RSVP online.
DJ Skribble at Smashboxx
Free Agent Management DJ Skribble will toss tunes around Smashboxx in Scottsdale later tonight.
Turns out that Fatboy Slim isn't the only former MTV favorite dropping into a Scottsdale hotspot this weekend in honor of the holiday. DJ Skribble -- who was seemingly the channel's go-to mixmaster more than a decade ago by way of regular gigs on The Grind, Total Request Live, and a billion other shows -- occupies the elevated booth Wednesday night at Smashboxx starting at around 10 p.m.
He'll likely go wild out up until last call, showing the Old Town crowd and haters alike that he's still got mad spin skills while simultaneously celebrating the release of the newest disc in his Dance Mix USA series. As always at Smashboxx, there won't be a cover.