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DJ Emmfour

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Top, m4 with silver rings and twizzler, Nimbus, Winter 2002. Bottom: Emmfour spins at Club la Nuit, Spring 2004.

IMAGE: CIA ROMANO 2003 - 2004

"Symmetry is the design tool of the weak," says Emmfour. Then he goes on to prove it, spinning drum-and-bass sets that leave aficionados weak in the chest. Architect by day, turntable artist by night, designer 24-by-seven, Emmfour (known to the uninitiated as Scott Gustafson) is gleeful in one moment, taciturn in the next. He maps that sensibility across his media -- posters, tees, rockin' sets, his softFIRM | urban systems research project. Scott is a pragmatic modernist of the first order. Along with co-conspirators AZSessions, the transplanted Midwesterner sets a standard for aural design excellence.

NAME:

"emmfour ."

OCCUPATION:

"Architect / urbanist / graphic designer."

QUOTE:

"if you ain't rockin' more, what you rockin' for?" (the high and mighty)

BAND OR MAIN GIG:

"AZsessions."

OTHER CO-CONSPIRATORS:

"the azsessions and cookin' crews, awful nice"

LIFE STORY IN BRIEF:

"perfection is a cumulative process."

BORN IN:

"libertyville, il."

HOW LONG IN TUCSON:

"since july, 1999."

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE TUCSON:

"frontier."

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN ON THE LOCAL SCENE:

"greater participation for common goals, less scene politics dividing groups."

CONNECTING POINTS:

"drake ballroom, hazy dayz (RIP), che's lounge, awful nice headquarters"

ARTIFACTS:

"softFIRM | urban systems research - http://softfirmstudios.net, AZSessions http://azsessions.com."

CONTACT:

scottg@softfirmstudios.net, m4@azsessions.com


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