It’s impossible not to dance at a Sean Watson show. The professional DJ, a 42-year-old Phoenix resident who has commanded the masses to move for more than eight years, plays a mix of electronic dance music and popular hits that make anyone a fan. He’s just as energetic as his music, smiling and bouncing up and down to the beats, as a stunning visual show lights up the dance floor.
Catch him at his rowdy Friday night parties at Bar Smith in Phoenix every week from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix Saturday’s from midnight- 2 a.m., and at Civic Space Park in Phoenix Thursday’s and Friday’s from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. He also plays special shows and will DJ a new Thursday night residency at new Phoenix venue The Local, starting at the end of April.
Watson, who’s also a music producer, talked about what it takes to become a professional DJ. Keep scrolling to watch a video of the longtime Arizonan name his five favorite reasons for living in the Valley, too.
What brought you to Arizona?
My family. I was born in Walnut Creek, California and came here when my parents moved here when I was 1 year old. I went to Brophy (college Preparatory) High School and to Northern Arizona University for a couple years. Continue reading