Paradise awaits! Yes, you may have read that before in various forms of promo within the world of parties, but this time we're damn sure that paradise truly awaits. Disco Dive is back for the summer season, The Standard Downtown LA's ongoing rooftop dance party that has previously brought in DJs such as Harvey, Lovefingers, Pillowtalk, DJ Spun, Pharaohs, and many more. Pool parties are a timeless thing, you know. No matter how many years you've lived in LA, pool parties are the ultimate way to tease your friends from back home who live in...uhhh... much worse conditions. And even if you were born and raised in LA, it's still hard to pretend that you're too cool for a daytime dance party. But there's no room for the pretentious on the floor or in the pool at Disco Dive, for the energy and communal vibe is what sets the event apart from the rest. If you've never attended one before, you're in luck, as Eddie C will be coming in to spin an extended set alongside local favorite SONNS.
Eddie C, originally from the Canadian Rockies, is currently based out of Berlin and is recognized for his signature analog touch with his productions that pays homage to the prime of disco, house, funk, and soul. His original tracks make for a collection as eclectic as his DJ sets, ranging from sleazy slow-tempo beats to polished high energy house - all on vinyl of course. I've had the fortunate opportunity to catch Eddie play before and it was definitely one of the better sets I've ever witnessed. Let's just say it takes a special kind of DJ to keep things playful and evolving throughout the duration of a couple hours, especially when it's all songs you probably haven't heard before.
Also performing is LA's own SONNS, the solo project of Alexandre who is one half of Split Secs. He's either found in the studio or behind the decks at a warehouse afterhours, and handles both duties with fine precision - just take a listen to his latest single and keep an eye out for his upcoming EP on Throne Of Blood. He also has a record label called Machine Limited that you should definitely stay up to date with.
All of this takes place this Saturday, June 1st aka tomorrow afternoon at 1pm on The Standard's rooftop. Join the Facebook event page and be sure to RSVP here. The party is free before 2pm and only costs $10 after. 4 hours of Eddie C. SONNS DJ set. 90 degree forecast. I don't need to say anything else. We'll see you on the roof.