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DJ Phil

Most of the great American DJs of our time come from four big cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Detroit. DJ Phil is from St. Louis, a place where you’ll find more Grateful Dead tribute bands than turntablists. When confronted with the idea of joining a band to play “Touch of Grey” and “Friend of the Devil,” Phil decided to become a DJ instead. However, there wasn’t much DJ work available in his hometown, so after learning the basic elements, Phil moved to Las Vegas in 2005 in the hopes of making a living off of his music. It was in Las Vegas that Phil learned to mix properly, and it was also there that he developed his "DJ voice," which mainly came in handy for announcing drink specials and reminding people to "tip your bartenders and wait-staff."

Currently, Phil spins every Saturday night at Club Madrid in Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, playing Top 40 and radio friendly hip-hop to please the crowd, while he puts his love for house and techno on hold. Despite this frustration, it seems that DJing is simply Phil’s destiny.

Real name
Philip Rilly Stendek
Name orgins
It's my name
Current status
Performing locally
City
Las Vegas
Years spinning
3
Genre:
Electronic / DJ
Favorite place to listen
Micks, Omaha, Nebraska
Favorite song
"I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan
Favorite place to play
Upstairs Lounge, St. Louis, MO
Past gigs
Club Madrid/06-present; Red Room/06-07
Influences
DJ Miss Joy, DJ Tino, DJ P.
Recommended if you like
DJ Miss Joy, DJ Tino, DJ P.
Sounds like
In Vegas I spin whatever works. I do whatever the gig calls for. I've spun just about every style out here.
Instruments
Guitar, Keyboard
Booking contact
Philip Stendek