Alex Metric might be known for transforming indie hits like Phoenix’s “Listomania” into full-blown club jams, but this Londoner is hardly a one trick pony. He does original tracks, too, but that doesn’t stop everyone in the industry from beating down his door requesting their very own hit-making remix. Hear them live and in person this week at Monarch.
Monarch Theatre, 122 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, relentlessbeats.com, Saturday, August 16, 9 p.m., $12-$35
It’s Sunday funday, and what better DJ to mellow your afternoon than Laidback Luke? LL has been in the game for ages, and his discography proves it. He released debut album, Psyched Up, in 1998, and has been taking on the scene every since, slowly moving up DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list. This Dutch dude shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. He’s one to watch out for.
Maya Day + Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, 602.810.0736, mayaclubaz.com, Sunday, August 17, 11 a.m.
Coming up from down under, this Australian duo is no stranger to the limelight. In the Land of Oz, they had their very own reality show, aptly named “The Stafford Brothers.” Now you can see the guys, named the number one DJs in Australia three years in a row by the Mix Awards, in actual reality at Maya Day + Nightclub. Get your swimmies on because they’re going to be steaming things up by the pool at night.
Maya Day + Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, 602.810.0736, mayaclubaz.com, Monday, August 18, 9 p.m., $10
You’re going to need a Red Bull or two before you head out to see Headhunterz. You know he will. The Dutch DJ is known for his energy and of course, his good looks. He’s not just a pretty face, either. He’s landed at number 11 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list. Things are only looking up, up, up for the house god.
Monarch Theatre, 122 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, relentlessbeats.com, Thursday, August 28, 9 p.m., $20-$40