By: Megan Sutherland
Halloween may be next week, but that doesn't mean there aren't treats and beats lurking in your beloved city this weekend. Get those costumes together ghouls and boys, because I've got you dialed in to some damned good dance parties. All hail the DJ's this All Hallow's Eve!
THURSDAY OCTOBER 24
HUXLEY & HUMAN LIFE/ROLLING TUFF+MUSIC IS FOR LOVERS PRESENTS, TUFF LOVE
THE STANDARD. HOLLYWOOD
The crazy, sexy and too cool for school cats at ROLLING TUFF & MUSIC IS 4 LOVERS have this Thursday on lockdown folks...
Hot and heavy once again for the second installment of the sex induced dance party, TUFFLove! This time we will be bumpin' n grindin' in West Hollywood for the LA debut of UK garage superstar, HUXLEY!
Spread the TUFFLove
Huxley is a name you're sure to continue to hear more and more off after firmly cementing his place in the UK house scene this past two years. Raised on a diet of UK & US Garage, House and early rave music- Huxley has moulded his music into what is his can be called his own distinctive mark on house music. First appearing on the scene with sometime collaborator, Ethyl, on their critically acclaimed 2009, Sassanids EP on Nick Curly's ‚"Cecille Numbers‚" - as a duo they went on to release the 'Beatport Deep House 2010' nominated, Mother Tongue, on UK superpower- Tsuba. It was this that really put the duo on the map. Since this time Huxley has gone on to carve out his own solo career with releases on Tsuba, Morris Audio, Fear Of Flying and Suara. 2011 has seen dates at illustrious venues such as Fabric, Privilage & Le Batofar as well as dates in Ibiza, Italy, Germany and of course throughout the UK. With forthcoming music on Hypercolour, Leftroom, Rebirth and his home label, Tsuba, there is a lot in store in the house spectrums.
LA-based Human Life, a.k.a. Matthew Wasley. Citing influences as diverse as The KLF, Happy Mondays, the sort of leftfield disco played by DJ Harvey and classic house producers like Mr. Fingers and A Guy Called Gerald, Matthew produces catchy, potent electronic music with engaging vocals and strong song writing. Human Life's sound combines the best of the underground and the overground without contriteness or awkwardness - and it's one that's caught the attention of artists ranging from French legend Alan Braxe, Lee Foss, MK/Marc Kinchen, Radio 1‚ Jaymo and Andy George, Grum, Aeroplane, Sasha, A-Trak, Crookers and even the late DJ Mehdi.
Originally from Boston, Matthew now lives in Los Angeles with the city's nightlife providing another strand of influence in the project's sound. With further releases forthcoming on labels like Hot Creations/Hot Waves, Human Life is set to have a busy 2013 after making a solid impression on the electronic scene during the project's launch. Matthew is also hard at work on a debut album. Stay tuned!
* FREE WITH RSVP HERE * RollingTUFF
The LA debut of...HUXLEY
[Hot Creations, Defected, rollingTUFF | LA]
STEVEN LIRA & DRE HAIR
[Dark Tones | LA]
[Lovelife, Music is 4 Lovers | SD]
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25
JAS JAMES & MORE/SURFER X BLOOD PRESENTS WILD THINGS
Bardot is the swanky, scandalous lounge connected to mega club Avalon. It's roaring 20's esthetic and delicious cocktail list will have you groovin' like a flapper girl. So if your keen for a good old time dames and daddies roll out to this!
JAS JAMES is one fresh to death DJ and all around fly visual and graphic artist. He is most recognized for his too legit too quit crew "PAY DAY!" which he confounded & created. With a Fantasy Funk vibe that draws inspiration from mackadocious blaxxploitation movies and soundtracks, PAYDAY! fuses the lost art of 70s black disco-funk sounds with the savvy and sensibility of an 80s & 90s upbringing. The juice crew includes notables COMPUTER JAY, BILLY GOODS, TY-G of HVW8 Gallery, & JUN of Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem.
Peep my homeboy JAS doing what he does best, and always keepin' it super funky for ya'll this Friday. ya dig?!
Host and surfer babe business mogul Morgan had this to say about the upcoming soiree;
"Come join us as we celebrate our 1st Halloween Costume Party and band showcase at Bardot, a 1920‚Ä≤s art deco architecture night club. We have two rooms that will include live performances starting at 10:30pm and an all out dance party with complimentary Sapporo Beer from 10-11pm. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the Surfrider Foundation. We have always wanted to do our own Halloween Party, so come join us as we leave the day and enter into the night!"-Morgan Pharoh
Mezzanine Room // Band Performances
Electric Flower Group
Main Room // Music Selectors spinning Vinyl, Surf Rock, Hip Hop, 80s, Dance
Nina Tarr // Derek War // Jas James // Overjoy
1737 Vine Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
HOSTED BY MORGAN PHAROH & LAURA AUSTIN
ROOM 2 (MAIN ROOM) Music Providers Spinning Vinyl, Surf Rock, Hip Hop, 80's, House, Dance, ~ ALL OUT DANCE PARTY
NINA TARR // DEREK WAR // JAS JAMES // OVERJOY
PORTION OF OUR PROCEEDS WILL GO TO OUR FRIENDS AT SURFRIDER FOUNDATION
The Surf Channel // A NATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORK DEDICATED TO SURFERS, SURFING & SURF CULTURE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25
DAMIAN LAZARUS & DROOG/PRESENTED BY FRAMEWORK
Since the moment he spun his first record, Damian Lazarus's mission has been a clear and urgent one: to blow away the mediocre, the over-inflated, the obsolete; to seek out and celebrate the energetic, the important, the new. Always rebelling, always going places.
"And to have fun in the process. Playing around with different styles and ideas is what I do best," Lazarus explains.
Driven by an almost childlike curiosity, a vivid imagination and wicked sense of humor, he‚Äôs used his role as a DJ, label owner and now musician to nurture and share the most exciting and experimental music on the planet. Drawn to the darkness, but buoyed by the light, ever ready to embrace new ideas and different perspectives on music and the dancefloor, Lazarus is always ahead of the curve, with a wry smile on his face and a neat trick up his sleeve.
Damian Lazarus is a believer in giving people something exciting, unusual and idiosyncratic. He lives life to the limit, always rebelling, always moving forward: that's Damian Lazarus.
"Damian Lazarus plays the best underground records in the world"
DROOG is the DJ collective of Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe. From their start 7 years ago, DROOG has steadily built a reputation as one of the leading purveyors of forward thinking dance music, in Los Angeles and beyond.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26
JENILUV & MORE/JACK
JACK is BACK bitches!
We will be clownin' around in a psychedelic undisclosed location with a sweet ass sound track provided by legendary SF DJ's SOLAR & JASON GREER. JENILUV the creator of JACK will be headlining her own party for the very first time along with a special first time L.A showcase of miss MOZHGAN!! Complete with trippy lasers and mind-bending visuals the warehouse will be transformed into a fun house of top tier techno music. I could go on and on about how this is a party not to be missed, but from my numerous mentions of JACK you should take my word for it and not be an idiot! Let's get weird once again friends.
ALL NIGHT COSTUME PARTY !!
WELCOME TO THE FUN HOUSE !!
SCARY CLOWNS, CARNY'S, MONSTERS ENCOURAGED !!
TRUECHORD SOUND SYSTEM
PHOTO BOOTH by NUSPEED
PHOTOS BY PAISLEY BRUISE
LIGHTS - LAZERS - VISUALS - JACK LOUNGE - FUN HOUSE
hosts & decor patrol by the lovelies:
COURTNEY FRUIT FLY
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27
TANNER ROSS & MORE/ANONYMOUS LOVE
Hello Lovers. For any of you that were prosperous enough to catch the first 2 editions of Anonymous, you know you are in for a thrill. Well, obviously after the booming success of the prior shin digs, the Plastic Love and After hours Anonymous crew are pulling out the big guns once again! Boom...
TANNER ROSS (Wolf + Lamb)
JUSTIN SLOE (Droog)
After the stone cold success of last months event with Mano Le Tough and Midland at the helm, Anonymous Love returns at a time of year when it's customary to don those costumes and throw out the love in favor of horror tales and pumpkin carving.
Fear not though, a Sunday afternoon spent listening to Halloween House & Deathly Disco in the courtyard is the perfect way to warm the chills that will be travelling down your spine by the end of week. For the third edition of their humble party, they welcome the lover of Soul Train, TANNER ROSS.
As part of the Wolf & Lamb family, Tanner has had releases and remixes galore, both solo and alongside production partners in crime, Slow Hands & Deniz Kurtel. 2013 alone has been one hell of a busy year for the self proclaimed Prince of E-funk with a slew of releases on the likes of K7!, Soul Clap Records and Wolf & Lamb.
Justin Sloe of Droog will also grace the decks as he goes back to back with resident Plastic Lover, Bas while Aaron Colbert brings strong disco vibes to compliment the afternoon sunshine.
Discounted $10 advance tickets on sale now from RA Resident Advisor & Want Tickets
Don't want to buy tickets?? RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for discounted entry before 4pm.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27
BEEN TRILL & MORE/OVERTHROW PRESENTS LIL DEATH
ONE EYED GYPSY. LOS ANGELES
CHURCH is back!
However you might want to splatter some blood on your white attire folks or go back to black, because this isn't your average Sunday service.
Calling all the horror movie buffs, dark music junkies and bodacious black metal babes of the night to reconvene in the original home of the dance floor hauntings for the Halloween installment of L.A's most wickedly rad reception.
The Overthrow is proud to announce LIL DEATH'S return to One Eyed Gypsy‚Ä¶
The unholy affair dawns an elite armory of eccentric track selectors from across the board. All with the vow to execute killer tunes every Sunday that will have you dancing till you die my darlings.
Lil Death LA's original tech noir ceremony produced by The Overthrow Collective, has recently returned to One Eyed Gypsy for their weekly Sunday service. Arguably, its always Halloween at Lil Death, but once a year, its becomes the super bowl of sci-fi horror chic. This Sunday Oct 27th, channel your inner John Carpenter and come celebrate Lil Death's Halloween Edition with the an all star lineup. Lil Death soundtrack ranges from disco to techno to industrial dirty south rap while always keeping the vibe dark.
Virgil Abloh the renaissance man behind iconic street brand's Been Trill and Pyrex Vision
DJ Funeral of Body High - the official LA stop for his North American "RIP TRBUTE" Tour
Special live performance by synth-metal producer H3X3N
and or course our residents Tamara Sky and Josh LeCash.
SPACE IS LIMITED SO EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED
Doors: 9pm - 2am
$5 Boilermakers (beer+ shot of Jameson) before 11pm
$15 buckets of beer (5 beers) all night
"Hi tech. Lo life. Long live the new flesh. Praise La Petite Mort."