By: Megan Sutherland
It’s crystal clear from the trail of sequins and disco ball blitz that Disco never really died. Or if it did, then perhaps it has risen from it’s ashes and currently resides in Los Angeles...A colorful bouquet of trouble for you to get into this week paying homage to the throwbacks, the classics, future sounds and beyond.
If you’ve got an appetite for dance floor destruction, then bon appetit!
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26
JOHNNY JEWEL & MORE/THE GRIND
THE VIRGIL. SILVERLAKE
Some of my fondest childhood memories were spent when my babysitter let me watch the Grind on MTV. Yeah, Soul train would have been the ultimate dance show, but in the 90’s, this is what we had.. and it was awesome. If crop tops,808’s and vogueing don’t make you smile, then you probably shouldn’t be reading this.
Hit me on my pager or meet me at the Virgil for a good ol’ fashioned dance party. With no remixes allowed and a strict 90’s only policy, RAD times are a given.
U better WERQQQ! (insert Ru Paul vocals)
Very Special Guest:
JOHNNY JEWEL (RASPUTIN/ WHORE HAUS/ #TRADE)
Resident Grind Dj's:
YOUR OFFICIAL HOST :: CHAR ON THE MIC
VIDEO VIXEN: SAM OGLE
HOUSE RULEZ: STRICTLY music released/recorded/created between 1990-1999 played ONLY. NO REMIXES!!
One last blast from the bomb past;
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26
HOJ & MORE/CLINIC
The Remedy to your boredom...
Clinic has been creating a real hump day buzz lately and curing those mid week blues with a dose of only the best in house and techno. This week they are reminiscing Burning Man vibes from past or premonitions. Let’s get weird shall we?!
Back2Basics is a music collective of deejays, promoters and music-loving individuals aiming to preserve legitimate underground music. Back2Basics favorites Freddy Be, Hoj, and Gago will be sure to serve you proper.
HOJ(All Day I Dream)
FREDDY BE (Monday Social, Back2Basics)
Free with RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/l3fw4mb
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27
DANIEL T & TRES DUBOIS
THE ASSOCIATION. LOS ANGELES
Crazy, cosmic, eclectic,cool….
Sorry, that I’m not sorry these DJs makes me wanna yell all of those words out. Yes, I’m talking about Daniel T from those funky, fresh lads Cosmic Kids along with Tres Dubois who has been making a name for himself, flooding dance floors from L.A to Australia with his boogie from outer space sensibility.
Girl about town and founder of FruitFlyLife, Courtney Fruit fly Nichols dropped some knowledge on Magnetic in regards to the super fly event;
"Tres Dubois & Daniel T.'s new gathering at The Association proves that disco is no longer just a weekend genre. Providing tunes that range from cosmic, euphoric jams to diva-doused bangers, the absinthe cocktails will be secondary to the legendary dance moves. Also, no cover. Need I say more?"
Nope, we hear you loud and clear party commander.
Over, and out!
Left-field, post-punk, cosmic, italo, boogie, disco & more, all night.
Daniel.T. (Cosmic Kids / Chit Chat Records®)
Tres Dubois (La Nuit)
Hosted by the lovely Courtney Fruit Fly Nichols (FruitFlyLife)
And on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th day God said: let there be disco.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28h
THE LASH. DTLA
Play on player.
Or in this case, PLAYGURL. If any of you caught the magic from the first few parties you know you are in for a wild ride of house and disco jams with the mistress of ceremonies, your chic host Samantha Ogle.
“we wanna take you back to before you were a twinkle in your father's eyes, to that pocket in time where sexual liberation just lost it's training wheels and judgement and consequence were distant cousins who've never orgasmed …” -Samantha Ogle
Check out this video promo of Samantha and Ambrosia working it out:
Kissing you with classic disco vinyl upon entry with heavier house in the back, SOUNDSCAPES BY:
Visually tailoring HIGH-END ARTSCAPES:
Tim Nguyen l Artist & Fashion Designer
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28h
LOS GLOBOS. SILVERLAKE
We just trying to FUNCTION.
Upstairs at Los Globos every 4th Friday, put the FUN in FUNCTION and immerse yourself in top notch sounds. This edition features guest DJ for the evening, COOPER SAVER!!
One of L.A’s finest local drag artist/DJ Phyllis Navidad best known for her affiliation to A Club Called Rhonda is hugely responsible for the functioning festivities and had this to add;
“Function focuses on local talent and brings together people in Los Angeles that are making it happen. Locally grown and organic.
From a cross section of scenes in dance music culture there is always a way to FUNCTION together.”
Cooper Saver (Far Away)
SIMONE "COOKIE" SERRAIL
**This ongoing monthly affair at LOS GLOBOS brought to you by local visual artist/event producer Cody Bayne, video editor and extraordinary DJ/Producer Jason Gordon and local drag artist/DJ Phyllis Navidad who has hosted local talent such as Jeniluv, Joshua James, Thee Mike B, Todd Edwards, J DISKO, Boo Aguirre and TK DISKO**
SATURDAY MARCH 1
FULL FRONTAL DISCO
AK BAR. SILVERLAKE
WARNING!! Full frontal nudity may be a side effect from the major music occurring Saturday. Other side effects may include, heavy dancing and sexy vibes.
Now that you are fully aware of the dangers of disco, let me tell you about the event;
Celebrate the 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of L.A’s institution, FULL FRONTAL DISCO!!
MIDNIGHT SHOW CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE IMMACULATE MAURICE HARRIS.
& MAKOTA FANNING
Special Guest DJ CHRIS E PANTS (The Nite Owl Diner / Hypercolour)
Your Dance Commanders MARIO DIAZ & NELSTAR
The Resident DJs SLASH FICTION (HENRY SELF & MICK DIMARIA)
Photos by ROLLING BLACKOUTS
A celebration of disco decadence in its myriad mutations, classic and contemporary.
"A hedonistic throwback to the days of Studio 54. For glitter-lovers, party-goers, and really anyone fabulous, the party is a beacon of clubland hope"
"This party is all about 'disco decadence'...the floor is packed and the booze is flowing"
"Full Frontal, without a doubt, provided a time machine for the contemporary to experience true disco fever once again"
"If you want to hear authentic disco (not hipsters attempting to ironically mix mp3s), be there"
SATURDAY MARCH 1
DANNY TENAGLIA & MORE/INCEPTION SATURDAYS
EXCHANGE. LOS ANGELES
After two years of renovations and retrofitting, the historic building that is EXCHANGE has come to life as a vibrant nightclub. The venue pays tribute to it’s rich and opulent Art Deco past, spanning 25,000 square feet and four floors for you to boogie on.
HOUSE MUSIC ALL NIGHT LONG.
Gotta Dance Dirty, RollingTUFF and dubFrequency have joined with w/ INSOMNIAC EVENTS to host INCEPTION SATURDAYS @ Exchange LA. This week we welcome the worldwide house legend DANNY TENAGLIA to the decks, for a special extended set! Supporting the night will be late night heroes Steve Prior and Brady Spear.
BRADY SPEAR (Fortune 421, LA)
Bottles, and models and house music….