EDM Culture: Los Angeles This Weekend With Nikola Baytala, Christian Martin, Worthy, In Flagranti, Garth & More

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By: Megan Sutherland

EDM Culture: Los Angeles This Weekend With Nikola Baytala, Christian Martin, Worthy, In Flagranti, Garth & More

It's October already and shocker, L>A is chock-full of stellar events. The only question is, which ones shall you attend my friends? Well I took the liberty and hard work out of social planning to whip up my weekly roster. With some of my personal SF underground favorites gracing the decks this weekend we are in for some treats via beats. Rave on...

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2

SWEAT PRESENTS WE USED 2 DANCE, NEW BODY & OCTO OCTA
LA CITA. LOS ANGELES

To sum up La Cita some may see it as a tiny elongated mexican bar while others would imagine Perry Farrell's bedroom bathed in christmas lights and candles. Well tonight this L>A institution is host to a new dance party. The bday babe and hostess, disco socialite Eleanor Wells had this to say about it "A successful dance party can be measured by the amount of sweat produced by its attendees. We here at SWEAT aim to have you exit the bar DRENCHED and QUENCHED. Life got you stressed? Come dance it out with like-minded people who NEED to move their bodies. With the best of 90's house and garage music, brought to you by our residents Newbody Music, We Used 2 Dance and our special guest Octo Octa, we guarantee you will walk out with damp clothing and satisfied ears"

Check out a recent Boiler room session with New Body;

DJs:
WeUsed2Dance (SWEAT) { www.soundcloud.com/weused2dance }
NEWBODY (SWEAT / BODY HIGH) { www.newbodymusic.com }
Octo Octa (100% Silk) { www.soundcloud.com/octoocta }
Visuals:
Enrique Martinez www.soundcloud.com/velcroofficial
Free B4 10:30 Five Dollars After 11pm 21+
Catch the Vibe!

THURSDAY OCTOBER 5

EDM Culture: Los Angeles This Weekend With Nikola Baytala, Christian Martin, Worthy, In Flagranti, Garth & More

GARTH, G DUBBS, JOSHUA JAMES
BROADWAY BAR. LOS ANGELES

Broadway bar is a DTLA gem with old school charm and libations to quench your thirst and ease those nerves at the tail-end of your work week. A little bird told me there will be some killer DJ's playing for you Thursday night...

DJ Garth is a pioneering House music DJ and recording artist who is largely credited with both defining and capturing the sound of San Francisco House music in the 1990s. He co-founded the Wicked Sound System and established a series of legendary underground parties which were important in putting San Francisco on the club/rave map.

Joshua James and G-Dubbs are both local lads who always please crowds with their sweet sets. Lets get psychedelic shall we?

GARTH JOSHUA JAMES G-DUBBS and score! This shit is FREE!!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4


CHRISTIAN MARTIN & WORTHY
KING KING. HOLLYWOOD

EDM Culture: Los Angeles This Weekend With Nikola Baytala, Christian Martin, Worthy, In Flagranti, Garth & More

Since the 90's Christian Martin has been exploring electronic music from one end of the earth to the other; from full-moon parties in the deserts of California to the thumping, dark corners of the London club scene. Christian followed his love for spleen-rattling bass to San Francisco in 2000, where he met up with the now legendary dirtybird crew. The dirtybird BBQ was the brainchild of the four original members: Christian & his brother Justin Martin, and friends Claude VonStroke and Worthy. They had a personal mission to change the landscape of San Francisco house music by throwing an epic free party in the park, based on their new signature sound. I'll never forget seeing this man slay it at my first Winter Music Conference in Miami and I've been a fan ever since.

When it comes down to all the press and hype, his name says it all. He is Worthy. With an in-depth knowledge of production, mixing, and performance, Worthy has the insight to play for his audience, cultivating intense positive energy on the dance floor that can only be portrayed as superhuman. From salty-aired islands to dark club basements, Worthy pays reverence to the traditional form of classic house while tripping off the mark and sinking into the euphoric less-charted territories of booty- clapping bass. As Carl Cox said, "The Worthy sound has always been powerful, rocking, funky, bass-driven music at its best, and for me this is the new wave in house music."

Up this month on Anabatic Records is a new two-track EP from Worthy called “Flashin”. After a busy summer of touring at festivals like Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, and Shambhala, Worthy has returned with an EP featuring two of his favorite new songs that he successfully damaged dance floors with all summer long. Also, stay tuned for his debut full length album, which he just completed, and will be releasing in the coming months. He just had a baby with YBR promotions CEO and bad ass bish Brittany Tilleman. Let's welcome this new poppa and veterened dj with open arms and dancing feet Friday!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4

EDM Culture: Los Angeles This Weekend With Nikola Baytala, Christian Martin, Worthy, In Flagranti, Garth & More

A CLUB CALLED RHONDA PRESENTS IN FLAGRANTI & MORE...                                                                                                    LOS GLOBOS. SILVERLAKE

Greetings Earthling. Your mission is to WERQQQ! For who you may ask? Everyone's favorite Friday night mistress, A CLUB CALLED RHONDA. The event page for this weeks latest dance floor debacle stated this;
"PREPARE TO EXPLORE NEW SECTORS OF SENSUALITY, TO LIVE YOUR LIFE AND DISCOVER NEW CIVILIZATIONS OF LASCIVIOUS INCIVILITY. LET US BOLDLY GO WHERE NO BITCH HAS GONE BEFORE...A CLUB CALLED RHONDA."
If you haven't been to A Club Called Rhonda yet, I hate to break it to you, but you've been missing out. Part Bacchanalian orgy, part Studio 54, part drag ball: A Club Called Rhonda provides the grooviest house and disco tunes with the most diverse, lively, and eccentric dancefloor on the western seaboard. This month, our fantastic disco voyage will be captained by Tiger & Woods, In Flagranti, Urulu, Kim Ahn, and Cromie. RSVP at rhondasays.net for discounted entry before 10.

TIGER & WOODS THE MIGHTY MESSENGERS OF ITALO-FUNK LIVE & DIRECT IN THE PLEASURE PALACE SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/tigerandwoods

IN FLAGRANTI FUZZ'D OUT COSMIC DUB HYPNOTISTS FROM PLANET 69 SOUNDCLOUD:
URULU DARING 2 BRING DEEP HOUSE 2 YOUR INNER SPACE SOUNDCLOUD:
KIM ANH DARK/PLUSH PRIESTESS OF THE BOOBYTRAP SOUNDCLOUD:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 5


JUST. NIKOLA BAYTALA & MORE..
BELASCO THEATER. LOS ANGELES
RSVP HERE
JUST underground house disco & techno
JUST the very best sound quality JUST alluring visuals
JUST music lovers & like minded party people
JUST is a party in downtown LA.

EDM Culture: Los Angeles This Weekend With Nikola Baytala, Christian Martin, Worthy, In Flagranti, Garth & More

JUST unveils its delicious debut at The Belasco Theater. Events will happen on the first Saturday of each month and the line-ups are going to be full of the worlds best underground international talent and local talent. This first party is set to take place in the Ballroom & upper patio, 2 rooms of music! Boasting one of LA's best 4 corner sound systems from Sound Factory! So get up by the speaker and go nuts or bask in the cities starlit view on the patio.

Here is the first edition's DJ roll call...

DJ Nikola Baytala (Liaison Artists) is a San Francisco legend who has been exploring the upper echelons of the techno/house continuum since the early '90s (including the last 10 years at The Top, a weekly event hosted by S.W.A.T., aka Special Weapons and Tactics), gaining a reputation as a DJ's DJ, with acclaim coming from house-music legends like Derrick Carter and Doc Martin. His formidable technical skills and profound knowledge are amplified by his personality and passion behind the decks, which must have served him well while opening for acts like Jane's Addiction, Swayzak, and Daft Punk. Using the rarest tech grooves with legendary jack tracks, creating long, complex mixes for the dancefloor, Baytala has developed a cult following and some major cred not just on the streets but across the board. With this kind of skill under his belt, it's hard to keep this dude below ground any longer.

Jeni Luv possesses more then just some seriously awesome hair (really tho, I think her hair might just be my spirit animal) but some seriously impressive dj skills. Originally from L.A, Jeni Erickson started playing records in 96' after becoming inspired by dj's Doc Martin, Iz, Jeno, Harvey & Solar. She relocated up to SF and continued her legacy of deep house, acid and disco. Heard playing through the dark & sweaty underground parties of San Francisco, known for blurring the boundaries of dance music genres on the dancefloor she also threw successful club & underground parties in the city for ten years. In 2007 she was back in L.A and killing the game in her old hometown once again with several residencies at the biggest clubs while still throwing the best undergrounds L.A has to offer. her current JACK events are ones not to be missed. You can peep Jeni AKA Rainbow Death Pony's far above par mixes on soundcloud.

Conor is another SF heavy weight who's NO WAY BACK events with Solar have made his name even more known since they started throwing parties in L.A. Influenced by DJs such as Jeno, Thomas, and Spun, and through friends who were DJing such as Travis "TK" Disko and others he turned his love for mix tapes to collecting records and quickly became a DJ influence in his own right. He describes his style in SF Weekly by saying, "Multiple genres, anything that I like that has dance sensibility."
Well I like what you are playing Conor, and yes I will dance!

NIKOLA BAYTALA(pet-recordings, SF) CONOR(no way back, SF) JENILUV(jack, LA)
opening set by JUST residents: DADDY DIFFERENTLY COOPER SAVER BEN BECK
PATIO SOUND SYSTEM SAMALLMAN (feel so real) ROLLER RADIO (la) LOVE TAP (Imaginary Friends)
FREE VODKA BAR & FREE ENTRY FROM 9:30-10:30pm $10 FROM 10:30-MIDNIGHT $15 AFTER W/RSVP
RSVP HERE http://goo.gl/XaRSW1
Sound & Visuals: CUSTOM 4 CORNER SOUND BY: SOUND FACTORY CUSTOM VISUALS BY: LURK (https://facebook.com/lurking.us)
Saturday, October 5th The Belasco 1050 South Hill Street
Downtown, Los 9:30pm-3:30am 21+

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