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Experience Lucent Dossier at supperclub on Halloween in Bed

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , , on October 31, 2010 by worldromper

Photo by Kevin Scanlon from the LA Weekly

Lucent Dossier headlines the unveiling of Los Angeles’ blazing new bedroom venue tonight, on All Hallow’s Eve. Continue reading

BASSFACE goes BERSERK in July

Posted in Events, Music News with tags , , , , , , , on June 17, 2010 by worldromper

SoCal I hope you are readyPure Filth has put together a string of wicked shows in Los Angeles and San Diego for the month of July, top-notch dubstep artists backed up by the nastiest sound system on the West Coast. I am particularly excited for the three-year anniversary party going down on the 4th of July at the Airliner. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE BASS.

Get ready for the ridiculousness:

Interview with Daedelus

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Music News with tags , , , , , , on January 25, 2010 by worldromper

Los Angeles’ Finest: Daedelus Darling

January 2010

One of the pioneers of the Los Angeles beat music community, Daedelus has been delivering wild live performances in the area for years with the help of the futuristic Monome device and a penchant for dressing as an nineteenth-century dandy.

The experimental music producer hits New Zealand this month and then sets off on a nationwide tour beginning February 4 for his new label Magical Properties with Nosaj Thing and Jogger. Daedelus sat down with me for an interview at Philippe’s French Dip to speak on collisions of sound, art and fashion in the creative communities of Los Angeles and his personal conspiracy theory.

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Pure Filth Presents BASSFACE Jan 30 w/JAKES & Take

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2010 by worldromper

Is Sam XXXL‘s sound system the best on the West Coast?

Come and judge for yourself at BASSFACE presented by Pure Filth on Saturday, January 30 and for the love of filth and all else that is holy, GET THERE EARLY. Not LA-early, which is midnight, but for reals yo: early. As the power of bass music is growing exponentially, the venues can’t keep up with the crowds so if you want to share in this magical night, head to Lot 613 earlier than you think you should.

Headlining this time around is Jakes, a dubstep legend from Bristol who smashes every speaker he touches, and Take, a local beat hero who crushes genres together in the most delightful and unusual ways.

And of course it doesn’t stop there: The Professionals, Jaybird, DLX, Druley, MC Kemst and bad ass visuals by Dr. Strangeloop complete the night.

THE VENUE Lot 613 is fully licensed (so the cops can’t fuck with us) with two large rooms, and extra security has been added this time around to make that line go faster. Show is 18 & up, 21+ to drink and is 9PM-3AM. See you on the dance floor.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Click here to read my review of the last BASSFACE.

DROID Behavior: Interface 30 (Review)

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by worldromper

Speedy J & Scott Pagano

Delicious

Sunrise

Let there be techno

Winter in Los Angeles AKA please pass the sunblock

Interface 30 presented by Droid Behavior was to take place at undisclosed warehouse location #388 last Saturday night, however by the time I got to the map point around 4AM, the party had already been moved to the second location of the evening, thanks to another sweet stopover by the LAPD. Cops are such awesome guests at parties. Mad party points to Droid for moving the show as well as to that crazy techno crowd that doesn’t give a DAMN and will thrash until the sun comes up, every time.

I recognized the second location and was STOKED because it is one of my favorite venues in Los Angeles. I was the last to arrive at the map point before they left for the night and soon arrived to a party that had been throbbing for a while, with none of the straight-sober jitters evident in the crowd like exists when you walk into a show at 10PM to an empty dance floor ringed with shufflers and full beers. People were dancing and screaming, as they should be at 4AM on Saturday night in the entertainment capital of the world. I dove into the dance floor.

Speedy J was up and shoving it out with Scott Pagano next to him on the visuals. I really liked this setup and would like to see it more: DJ and VJ side by side. This venue is a fatty late-night spot because of all the weird and cushy seats, couches and wrestling pads around the main room that you can lounge in when your jello legs need a break. A mix of steam and smoke billows out the open windows all night long, finally calming in the morning when most of the dance floor wanders off and the rainbow colors of the LA sunrise filter in.

Drumcell played after Speedy J; always a pleasure, and he was celebrating the date of his manufacture AKA his birthday. Beautiful techno. I don’t know what time it when was I climbed on the roof and I don’t know what time it was when I left.

I love Droid parties because they are unapologetically techno. If you like techno, you will love Droid parties. Don’t like techno? A Droid party might just convince you otherwise. Two things are certain: 10) Droid is LA techno and 2) you can find me next to the speaker.

Droid Behavior presents the Wham Bam Thank You NAMM Afterparty this Friday at the Downtown Independent.

The Do LaB presents THE GLITCH MOB, Marty Party & Jupit3r JAN 9

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2010 by worldromper

I love The Do LaB. Why? Because they’re DOING shit. This LA crew puts a whole heap of time and effort and energy and love into creating party experiences that blend getting crazy with a beautiful environment and profound sensory saturation. Their shows drip with heart.

I was recently asked what liked most about my new home of Los Angeles- The weather? The beaches? The nightlife? The people? Without a doubt I answered: “the creative energy,” and I think that The Do LaB exemplifies the spirit burning in this city that draws us to make wonderful things, to produce art, to write and to dance. People don’t come to LA to fart around and float through life. This is a city of doers, of movers and shakers, of music makers.

And in 2010 we are taking no prisoners; the new decade kicks off with a whomp this Saturday January 9 as the Glitch Mob thunders down a blitz of bass on the El Rey Theatre. With a new album coming out this Spring, expect plenty of fresh material from these three. Marty Party delivered a delicious set Friday night in SF that had me embedded on the dance floor, and Jupit3r has been one of my favorites since I’ve moved to LA.

In short, should be a wild night with a nice slapping showcase of West Coast Sound!

Click here for the Facebook event page or here to buy tickets. See you on the dance floor!

You’re a Jerk

Posted in Note to Readers, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2009 by worldromper

So the people are jerk dancing in LA these days. They have been for a while, actually, but recently I’ve been seeing it just about everywhere: in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard, at the dance floor of Low End Theory to Nobody‘s set (what what!), in the newspapers…I realize that my LA readers may yawn and say, “old news,” but those of you outside SoCal and the West Coast might not. You might be wondering what the hell jerkin’ is.

Jerking goes best with big bouncy booty bass, round hollow drums, hoppy top notes and geeked-out lyrics. There are a zillion videos on YouTube, and every single one has a comment that says: “You cute but you can’t jerk.” LOL.

Here are some to give you an idea:

THE BIG Jerk video, New Boyz “You’re a Jerk;” 400,000 ringtones were downloaded from iTunes. RINGTONES!

And this guy wants to jerk in every country in the world, so far kicking and wriggling in Japan, South Korea and Nicaragua:

These teens at Huntington Beach want to teach YOU how to jerk: