By: Megan Sutherland
So you weren't able to make it out to the desert for Burning Man this week huh? Well don't fret my friends, because Los Angeles is laced up with EDM Culture events to tickle your fancy. Spend this labor day weekend basking in beats whether you are a creature of the night who prefers an underground warehouse vibe or a more chill poolside situation, I've got you covered.
THURSDAY AUGUST 29
CLUB NOKIA. LOS ANGELES
It may fall into the minimal techno category, but be prepared to dance till you die from these glitchy dudes. Moderat is an electronic music project that originated in Berlin, Germany. It started as a collaboration between Sascha Ring, also known as Apparat, and Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, also known as Modeselektor. In 2009, the readers of the online electronic music magazine, Resident Advisor, voted Moderat "The #1 Live Act Of The Year". After spending 6 intense months in the studio they just finished their 2nd album, "Moderat II“. They had this to say about their upcoming tour; "Not seeing any sunshine or daylight for a long time, we can‘t wait to go on tour in august and play the new stuff live."
Well we can't wait either!
FRIDAY AUGUST 30
SWEATING TAPES & DONUTS present GUARDIAN/MIRACLES/ITAL & more…
LOCATION TBD LOS ANGELES
Clothes may be coming off from the melodic vocals and moody synths of GUARDIAN. MIRACLES CLUB will have you jackin' to 808's and 90's house vibes. ITAL from NYC blends a unique house and techno sound and is often accompanied by AURORA HALAL, a Video artist & underground party promoter behind Brooklyn's Mutual Dreaming series.
Also a live solo performance by Josh Anzano.Pickpocket is the resident DJ, Founder and Host of Donuts. Remy Marc runs the Sweating Tapes label and puts on the VSSL parties in Los Angeles.
GUARDIAN (live, Record Release Show - LA)
MIRACLES CLUB (Ecstasy - Portland)
ITAL (Planet Mu, 100% Silk - NYC)
AURORA HALAL (live, Mutual Dreaming, Innergaze - NYC)
ANZANO (live - LA)
PICKPOCKET & REMY MARC
10pm - ???
Secret Downtown Warehouse Location, LA
$12 ADV / $15 ADV/Early / $20 After 1am
Limited, advance tickets via Resident Advisor.
SATURDAY AUGUST 31
JACK presents TERRY FRANCIS/JASON GREER
LOCATION TBD LOS ANGELES
"Who is Jack?"you may ask. Well find out yourself Saturday night in an undisclosed location boasting a truechord soundsystem, lazors and visual art. Jack is bringing the banging' L.A underground reputation back on the map, sorry New york…not sorry! Headliner Terry Francis started London's legendary night, Fabric in 1999 and continues to have Saturdays on lockdown ever since. SF heavy hitter and underground favorite, Jason Greer always has surprises up his sleeve and in his impressive record collection surely to make you move.
Remember to wear white for this one to help create the terrifically trippy atmosphere that they have worked hard to cultivate kids. This is not your typical white party. Lets get weird!
AUG. 31 st
WELCOMES UNDERGROUND DANCE MUSIC LEGEND
TERRY FRANCIS - fabric uk
JASON GREER - we are monsters SF
special opening set by...
WYATT - roller radio
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1
A CLUB CALLED RHONDA presents T.E.E.D,JAY HAZE,KON, PRINCE LANGUAGE & ALEXIS PENNEY
The phenomenon that is Rhonda, self described as a ;"roving party that draws a gay-straight alliance of dance-floor utopians" offers a pool party sure to cool u off but keep you haute this Sunday. So put on your best aqua friendly attire and arrive early because lines get out of control to all of their outrageous events. Orlando Higginbottom, known professionally as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED), is an English electronic dance music record producer and DJ. He is currently signed to major label Polydor and described by the UK observer as ,"Expertly tweaked synths sitting on a bed of complex beats mixing house and techno with subtle nods to sundry other genres.Residents GODDOLLARS & PARADISE, MC RUSSINABOX, host GREGORY ALEXANDER, and door babe PHYLLIS NAVIDAD always have us coming back for more Rhonda..
Sunday, September 1st
1-7pm by the pool
10-3am in the club
The Standard, Hollywood
8300 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
*FREE*FREE*FREE* with RSVP:
To reserve a room & receive priority entry use discount code "Rhonda":
*note RSVP does not guarantee entry (but reserving a room does!)*
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1
BEARS IN SPACE presents PAUL T,HEIDI and more…
AKBAR LOS ANGELES
Located near the Sunset Junction, AKBAR offers one legit sunday fun day. Located in the parking lot behind the actual bar,"BEARS in SPACE" is a badass beer bust for all walks of life with a pallet for stellar vinyl tunes. This day party goes into the night with sounds provided by Paul T. of Sarcastic Disco, teamed up with the lovely disco maven Heidi.
BBQ hosted by Fruitfly Life.You better work.
BEER BUST IN PARKING LOT BEHIND AKBAR / 2PM with : >>
PAUL T. (Sarcastic Disco, LA)
HEIDI (Locussolus, LA)
VICTOR RODRIGUEZ (Cub Scout / Nox Illusio, LA)
CHRIS BOWEN (Cub Scout / Brutus, LA)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2
WET presents MARK FARINA/DAVID BULLOCK & more….
Mark Farina has been performing worldwide what has been indetified as the jazzy side of Chicago House mixed with the signature San Francisco style. Some of his sets have been known to last up to 8 hours. URB, MUZIK and BPM Magazines have all had him on their Top DJs In The World lists.Shortly after Mark befriended Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in Chicago, Mark developed his trademark style, known as "Mushroom Jazz" from his widely acclaimed series of releases with Om Records. Splish, splash in Hollywood's iconic Tropicana pool this labor Day with one of the fathers of house, Farina. God bless Amurrica.
Early Bird tickets now available here.
Mark Farina (Om, Great Lakes - SF)
DJ David Bullock