By: Megan Sutherland
M.I.A for BPM festival?!
Suffering from a severe case of “FOMO” since you weren’t able to swing that Mex trip to BPM ay? Well just because you aren’t poolside or beach bound in Tulum doesn’t mean you can’t bask in heavenly beats. Per usual, the city of strange angels is locked and loaded with an all star cast of DJ characters intent on filling a dance floor near you.
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So treat your ears and dancing feet to some superb music, sip on some tequila and embrace those grandiose delusions that you are on vacation my amigos.
FRIDAY JANUARY 10
DANIEL TERNDRUP & MORE/DANGEROUS DANCE MUSIC
Keep it underground and avoid the douche-baggery factor of big clubs with DDM!!
DANGEROUS DANCE MUSIC
* * Booty shaking goodtimes with top tier disco in your favorite secret downtown LA location...Here’s a hint, We will see you on the roof!
* * Come break a sweat and start your weekend off right with some perilous dancing. Your resident DJ's and fire-starters Cooper Saver, Daniel Terndrup, Brian Tarney, and Tony Adams will be on the decks. Don't ever come down darlings
* * GET DEEEOOWN OR DIE TRYING BB'S #ddmparty
* * * Presented by
* Chit Chat Records®, Beat Electric, and Far Away
* * * DDM at The Overpass POP-UP Bar featuring:
* TONY ADAMS / COOPER SAVER / COSMIC DAN / BRIAN TARNEY
* 11:30PM - 6AM
* * Roaming Pics by Paisley Bruise
* * Come early leave sloppy!
SATURDAY JANUARY 11
HEIDI/PATTERN BAR SESSIONS
PATTERN BAR. DTLA
Disco maven and L.A favorite HEIDI returns for another super spectacular Pattern Bar Session. Her record collection and selections are simply lovely, which is fitting since lovely she is indeed. She may be known for managing the man DJ HARVEY, but she’s been creating quite the buzz and holding it down solo. With an uber cool intimate vibe and haute couture cocktails like the “Lagerfeld” you are in for a lavish evening. The party starts at 9 if you want one posh pre-funk destination or post up at for the long haul at Pattern, cuz its Heidi all night this Saturday!! Cheers!
Check out her set with badass JENILUV from the campout last summer right here.
SATURDAY JANUARY 11
MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM & MORE/HOT SINCE 82
Cruise out to Hollyweird’s leading nightclub Avalon to max out with UK sensation MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM!
Before the runaway success of club hit ‘Criticize’ which exploded everywhere at the beginning of 2011 from Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show to being featured on Beats in Space Best of 2010 Sam Watts had been DJing, putting on parties and working hard in his studio for a number of years in his home town of Brighton.
With a strong drive to be creative and improve on each project Sam has been putting long hard hours in his studio this year and already remixed Wax Motif & Neoteric, Hercules & Love Affair, The 2 Bears and Retro/Grade. As a follow up to Criticize, Maxxi Soundsystem has been signed to Nervous Records new imprint Nürvous which is dedicated to the sounds of old house music (EP out this summer). Currently working with Miami man of the moment Danny Daze on new material and London vocalist Royston there’s some really exciting new music about to drop.
Peep some tunes right here:
SATURDAY JANUARY 11
PSYCHEMAGIK, DJ SPUN & MORE/THELIFT
333 LIVE. DTLA
With one trippy, chart topping duo, a legend and a slough of others this party is poppin’ off like Orville Redenbacher ya’ll!
KCRW Presents theLIFT featuring
• PSYCHEMAGIK (UK)
• SPUN (RONG MUSIC - NYC)
with theLIFT co-creators/residents:
• JEREMY SOLE (KCRW / AFRO FUNKÉ - LA)
• WISEACRE (the303 - NYC)
* visuals by ACIDWASH
* turbosound by VICTOR
* delicious foods
* one massive mirrorball
fearless ringleader: JONATHAN RUDNICK
grab your $20 advance tix:
Kings of the cosmic nu-disco age…
UK duo known for their beautiful production work, prolific remixing skills, obscenely vast record collections and transcendent mixtape journeys, are being heralded as a truly unique and positive presence across today's music scenes. The duo have since released an impressive array of highly acclaimed original productions, remixes and edits. They play regularly at major festivals, clubs and special events around the globe.
“Fucking Brilliant” - DJ Mag
Anyone with the vaguest interest in sparse, jangling beats, synth flourishes, handclaps and cowbells, should be familiar with DJ Spun and the label he founded, Rong Music. Few have contributed as much to the ongoing vitality of electronic music in NYC in the new millenium, or been such a welcome guest at the world’s cult house, disco and techno parties....
So Rong it’s right.
SUNDAY JANUARY 12
DETROIT SWINDLE & MORE
Sunday fundaze at its finest…
Take a little trip to Glendale for the Los Angeles debut of Detroit Swindle along with some local faves and a very special introduction of beat betty, Alison Swing!
Hailing from the Netherlands, Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets have had quite a run the last couple years. From making music for the hell of it, to making tens of thousands of fans all over the world with a string of releases on renowned labels, they’ve sucker punched the house scene and waved around their 12’’ scepter to rule them all.
Praised for their productions with that signature shuffle and carefully placed drops this duo is scheduled to tour on just about every continent and you should be beyond stoked they finally swindled their way to L.A!!
DETROIT SWINDLE (Heist Recordings | Dirt Crew)
Cooper Saver (Far Away)
CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAYS OF:
CARLOS MORALES (Beat Electric | Disco Volante | Polyphase)
GET AMONGST IT!!!!