MOTOWN ON MONDAYS PHX {3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!}

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MOTOWN ON MONDAYS PHX {3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!}

DJ TRICKY T, DJ ELEMENT, PICKSTER ONE, DJ ORGANIC, DJ M2, Hosted By HOUSE

Mon, August 21, 2017

9:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

MOTOWN ON MONDAY PHX {3 YR ANNIVERSARY!}

Featuring M.O.M. Resident DJs:

DJ Tricky T // DJ M2 // PICKSTER ONE // DJ ELEMENT // DJ ORGANIC //  HOSTED BY HOUSE // 9-2am //

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MOTOWN ON MONDAYS [MOM] events are a family of DJs, Producers, Musicians and Music Enthusiasts that share a collective passion for MOTOWN RECORDS, their sister labels [TAMLA, MOWEST, etc.], everything Motown-inspired, and the convergence of soul music and dancing!

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MOTOWN ON MONDAYS PHX
MOTOWN ON MONDAYS PHX
Motown On Monday PHX @ Crescent Ballroom
Tricky T + Special Guests + Live Art

Here's A Little Story ...
MOM DJS started with a humble beginning and a modest goal. The founder, Donovan Hall (aka DJ Gordo Cabeza), was asked to curate a night at Madrone Art Bar , one of San Francisco’s neighborhood venues. He decided to create a night he called Motown On Mondays. (MOM SF) The concept was to have a weekly event on Mondays that featured the music his mother raised him on … Motown, and make it a unique experience that had ‘family’ as it foundation. Donovan invited his close DJ friends to share their take on the Motor City and soul sound each week. MOM also offered original video footage from the golden era of this music and even hired a chair-masseuse. After its first year MOM SF’s attendance resembled a weekend night. What distinguished this crowd from the weekenders was the consistently positive vibe and attitude of the revelers, DJs and staff.

Today MOM DJs is headed by Donovan Hall and Timothy Ryan (DJs Gordo Cabeza & Timoteo Gigante) with the assistance of a small design and marketing team. We produce weekly events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Austin along with being featured at many festivals and one-offs each year. MOM DJs is inspired by a creative movement that honors artists like Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Mary Wells. We travel on the shoulders of these musical giants while celebrating and preserving their achievements for generations to come.
DJ TRICKY T
DJ TRICKY T
DJ Tricky T is a Phoenix, Arizona-based mash-up DJ.
DJ ELEMENT
DJ ELEMENT
PICKSTER ONE
PICKSTER ONE
Arizona-based DJ and music producer Pickster One has been making waves on the Tempe and Phoenix scene since his arrival in 1998. With his forward-thinking and highly innovative DJ sets, he has put himself into a genre all his own and has developed an incredibly diverse fan base. Pickster One takes influences from a broad scope of musical genres including Hip-hop, Electro, Dubstep, and countless other experimental, electronic genres to form a new-school, high-energy set that rocks the party and keeps the dance floor packed.

Pickster One, a.k.a. Dusty Hickman, born to Jerry and Mercy Hickman of small town Prundale, California, population 7,000 just outside of Monterey. With limited access to entertainment and music as a child, Pickster recorded music off the television onto his boom-box, listening to it over and over again on his headphones, sometimes late into the night while others slept. A natural-born music selector and collector, Pickster quickly began adapting his musical tastes to the booming Boom Bap style of the hip-hop culture in the late 80’s early 90’s.

Post high school, Pickster left the sleepy town to pursue and receive a degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona. He made the move with his long time pal, Ricardo, and it allowed him to quickly jump into the DJ scene to further develop his skills as a blooming Hip Hop and Scratch DJ. Pickster quickly began cultivating his skill while rubbing elbows with Phoenix and Tempe heavy-hitters.

As a leader in innovative style, Pickster quickly began to form one of the first ever “turntable bands” entitled Morse Code in the late 1990′s. Made up of 4 DJ’s, the bands concept was to create the individual sounds of a traditional band through scratch composition and sampled beat patterns which ultimately evolved into a perfect musical backdrop for MC’s to rap or sing on. Morse Code blew away the competition with its truly revolutionary rhythmic sounds—the first of its kind. Performing constantly around the nation, Morse Code quickly became an international act as they were asked to perform at the Disco Mixing Challenge (DMC Battle) USA Finals in 2004. Morse Code performed as featured special artist, performing a tribute set to legendary Jamaster Jay of Run DMC at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, in front of a sold out theatre.

Pickster also got the opportunity to play alongside the 8 piece live Hip-Hop band called, “Drunken Immortals”. 8 years, 3 Full length albums, Multiple National US Tours, and a few run down RV’s, Pickster developed his ear and skills to be able to play along with live musicians as a DJ/Turntablist. No longer with the group. Pickster continues to collaborate and work with all the members of the band, Including Dumperfoo and Scott White which are in Crusher Sound System.

In 2008 Pickster was inducted into the world renowned “Furious Styles Crew”. FSC known for their world class B-Boy crew wining compitions all over the world since 1993. Joining the ranks of legendary Arizona DJ’s such as DJ Z-Trip, DJ Element, DJ Radar, DJ Senbad and more.

Pickster earned his stripes as a solo artist through the highly competitive AZ rave, warehouse, and club party scenes throughout the 2000’s. At the time, Arizona was notorious for its DJ’s, who sometimes literally pushed others off stage during their set performance, if the DJ so much as took too long to change records mid-set. Surviving massive competition during this time, Pickster One persevered and was further able to develop an even wider spectrum of music to pull from. Today, he can rock any kind of party at any given time.

In 2005, Pickster began touring the United States on a much larger scale, doing fifteen tours as a solo act playing clubs, festivals, and warehouses, and often as the house DJ for touring Hip-Hop Acts . Some of these tours included “We Book Our Own Tour” with Los Angeles-based MC 2Mex that reached fifty US cities in sixty days. In 2009, Pickster took his career overseas to Europe DJing with Crusher Sound System, in Paris, St. Etienne, Lyon, Nancy, and Le Mans, France. He performed in Grenada, Barcelona, Malaga, and Seville, Spain as well as Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland, Praug, Czech Republic, Dresden and Berlin, Germany, and Athens, Greece. Pickster also performed at the infamous SXSW music festival in 2009 on the “Strange Famous Records” stage with 2mex, Free Moral Agents and Sage Francis. The performance was such a success, he was quickly booked to make widely successful 2009 Strange Famous Megamix, a Record Label Sampler that was officially put out by XLR8R magazine. To date the colorful musician has over twenty full-length mix CD’s under his belt as a turntable-artist.

Over the past 10 years, Pickster has taken on numerous weekly and monthly club events including the longest-running Arizona Hip-Hop club night, The Legendary Blunt Club. Other events include the newly-spawned dance night, Move Somethin, Solstice, Downtime, Ill-Matic, and many other nights. In 2009, Pickster revamped his creative style and hit the electronic music scene like a Cat 5 hurricane. Playing hundreds of rave events and festivals, Pickster continues to tear up the Phoenix Electro and House dance scenes with his Hip-Hop/Scratch roots to party rock, pop wheelies and often brings something new to keep his fan base strong in the ever-changing electronic dance scene. Just this past year, Pickster shared the stage with Z-Trip, Bassnectar, Glitchmob, A-Trak, Diplo, Santigold, and Rusko, to name a few.


In 2007, Pickster began his latest side-project group, entitled Crusher Sound System, which gained widespread acclaim in 2009. Crusher is a DJ-based outfit which delivers centrally as DJ based turntable beats, mixed with live drumming, keys, samplers, and drum machines while keeping it fresh with live canvas painting on stage. Crusher Sound System has certainly hit the ground running with instant local success, selling out their first handful of shows in Arizona. The band has seen their fan base literally double each time they have played, even before having an official album release. Be sure to check them out in 2010.

Pickster One, a revolutionary beyond his years, never misses a chance to lead others into new sounds and musical genres with his kaleidoscopic range of musical taste and innovation. Pulling from a variety of musical backgrounds and genres, Pickster fully embraces the high speed and physto-ADD attention span of his listeners while adhering to the challenges and bends of a changing market in a tumultuous and rampant musical scene. The big pay-off to him is not only a successful show or a good time, but the essential DJ experience of creating a scintillating playground for senses, while controlling the vibes of the bumping crowd. With his eye on the future, Pickster One is heading into 2010 running, hitting the club, electro, bar, rave and music festival scene with never-ending positivity, mold-ability, creative light, and changing approach to rock electronic-based dance music like it has never been rocked before. With open ears and eyes this DJ is certainly one who will be making waves, and we can’t wait to watch, listen, and respect.
DJ ORGANIC
DJ ORGANIC
DJ M2
DJ M2
Michael McDowell a.k.a. DJ M2 was born in a small suburb of St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Phoenix,Arizona. He has been behind the turntables and rocking a variety of clubs and events for over the past fifteen years including countless parties for professional athletes, artists and celebrities. M2's distinct style is creatively soulful and punctuated with precise attention to detail. His intense dedication to the art of DJing is evident as his knowledge and experience can match any crowd or situation he faces. His focus is always set on creating a sophisticated musical journey not soon to be forgotten utilizing his huge arsenal of music and highly skilled turntablist techniques. For over the past eleven years M2 has been blessing the airwaves of Phoenix as the head mix show DJ on the top Arizona radio station Power 98.3.

In 2010 The Source Magazine recognized his hard work and talent by naming him one of the top 30 radio DJs in the highly esteemed "POWER 30 ISSUE" they release every year. In 2011 M2 was crowned
champion in the highly respected Red Bull Thre3Style Battle in Arizona and then went on to become the 2011 Red Bull Thre3Style US National Finals First Runner-Up.

M2 draws inspiration from his love and passion of art, film and design. In his spare time you will find him diggin for records or on the turntables pushing his craft to perfection. His humble attitude, innate talent and undying drive all make up the impeccable DJ that is M2.
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