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World-famous DJ names El Paso best place to DJ, local DJ gives insight into why

By: Gina Benitez
EL PASO, Texas -- A world-famous DJ has named El Paso one of the most amazing places to DJ.

His name is Tommy Trash and a local DJ tells KFOX 14 why he believes the Sun City made the list.

"For Tommy to announce that, to the world really, it's amazing," said DJ Johnny Kage, a local DJ and radio host.

DJ Tommy Trash names El Paso one of the world's most amazing places to DJ.

The Sun City shares a spot on the list with places like Washington, D.C., Sydney and Belgium.

"I think the crowds are so receptive of the music. I think it has a lot to do with the huge border influence, the electronic dancing is also big in Mexico," Kage said.

Tommy Trash named El Paso No. 4 on his list and had this to say:

"What can I say, El Paso. So unlikely but totally undeniable. Every time I go there to play I'm blown away. It's all about the energy the people bring, as clichd as that sounds. There must be something in the water or in the air, I've never experienced anything quite like it as a DJ," Trash said.

He's not the only DJ who has talked about El Paso after they've played here.

"Here in El Paso, we've had every single top DJ in the world, including the No. 1 DJ which is Hardwell. From Tiesto giving us props, Kaskade, Tommy Trash," Kage said.

Area DJ and radio morning show host Kage said El Paso's very open to new music.

"I think it's the change that they've been looking for for so many years. Especially the dancing is so huge in Europe and finally in U.S., it's caught on," Kage said.

Kage said the publicity isn't only a benefit to the local music scene, but to the economy as well.

"You got big events, the Neon Desert Music Festival, you got the big one, the SCMF that draws over 30,000 people. I mean not one single concert in El Paso does that. Not even Britney Spears can do that. Back in the day you had of course retro, disco, hip-hop, now it's electronic dance and this generation has fully embraced it," Kage said.



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