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Rock Picks: DJ Spinna, Bodega Girls, Andre Nickatina, Elevated Suspects 

Also, Hilary Hahn, People Under the Stairs, KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas and others

Thursday, Dec 9 2010
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10

DJ SPINNA, J.ROCC, DJ DAZ AT THE ECHOPLEX

Remember when the DJ was the star? OK, so our memories of those days consist mostly of staring up at our impossibly glamorous mother sashaying out the door, trailing a cloud of Joy perfume, but that just means we have an all-the-more-nostalgic hankering for them. If anybody can resurrect the kind of dance parties you thought died with disco, though, it's the triple-threat lineup of Daz, J.Rocc and Spinna. Among them, they've worked with everybody, from J Dilla and DJ Jazzy Jeff to Madlib and Mary J. Blige. Throwing theme parties is Spinna's soul — Wonderful, his Stevie Wonder tribute, has packed clubs from Paris to Japan — and turning them out is J.Rocc, one of the original turntablists and longtime DJ for Madlib's live shows. Swirl both together with L.A. veteran Daz for tonight's Flavors '90s Party, and you've got the kind of flashing lights that'll make you glad your memories are of Tupac, not Travolta. (Rebecca Haithcoat)

click to flip through (3) PHOTO BY SHERYL NIELDS - Aimee Mann
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