By: Megan Sutherland
Music has always played an important part in my love life—from my innocent years of making mix tapes to impress a crush to saving me through the most awkward of dates with a delectable soundtrack to distract me. Through and through music has always been my boyfriend.
Sure, Valentine’s day may be a consumers holiday geared towards selling tiny pastel candy hearts, but the overall premise I believe is to celebrate LOVE. Although we should all exhibit this everyday, I’m a fan of feeling fuzzy on Vday for the things and people we adore. Whether you are getting caliente with a flame or chilling with a peer, I hope your heart is beating faster for something that inspires you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Roses are red and vinyl is black,
Skip the bouquet and send me a stack.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13
PHARAOHS,SECRET CIRCUIT & MORE/
HOT PACIFIC # 7 DEL MONTE SPEAKEASY. VENICE
For my West siiiders or those who feel like making their way towards the beach I have the
perfect destination if sweet tunes are on your agenda. Miss thang and Venice local, dj Heidi along with Valida will be rocking the decks while you mop them with your dancing feet. They welcome local buzz worthy bands, PHARAOHS & SECRET CIRCUIT!!
Magnetic: “Heidi, tell us a lil bit about tonight?”
Heidi: “It's the start of my weekend birthday celebrations! Hahaha no but seriously these are two of my favorite L.A bands, Eddie I've known and been involved with musically since I moved to L.A and Pharoahs & I met at Day In The Desert Festival because I opened my DJ set with one of their tracks”
“I think they really sum up a sound and vibe that is happening in and unique to L.A right now. I’d put Josh Anzano, Peaking Lights etc in that sound, analogue synthy desert tech”
Well thanks for the low down... and "HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEIDI!!!!!"
Combining a psychedelic, '90s style of techno with a modern dancefloor eclecticism, Secret Circuit is a project from Eddie Ruscha. Secret Circuit became the frontfacing project with the Tropical Psychedelics album landing on the Emotional Response label in 2012. Tactile Galactics followed in 2013 on Tim Sweeney's label Beats in Space.
Pharaohs, Secret Circuit
DJ Heidi Lawden
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14
￼JOHN TALABOT & MORE/A CLUB CALLED
RHONDA LOS GLOBOS. SILVERLAKE
The mistress with the mostess..
If you want to be in an androgynous sea of chic people accompanied with stellar international sounds in the air, set your sails on the one, the only...A Club Called Rhonda.
Being the lover that she is, this addition features JOHN TALABOT along with a star studded cast of others.
Dancefloor dictator for the evening, Samantha Ogle, or shall we call her,“Sambassador” had this to say about the barrel of fun ahead;
“Playing cupid’s beau and stepping into her womb this Friday for Valentine’s Day! What other woman has enough love to go around? See you on the floor!”
On February 14th, A CLUB CALLED RHONDA welcomes...
John Talabot for a mind-expanding dancefloor sermon in celebration of his latest DJ-Kicks mix (whichjust so happens to be RA Resident Advisor's NUMBER ONE mix of 2013).
Here's a download of another.
The Irish born DFA wonder-bot hits the ACCR motherboard for the first time with a system upgrade of worldly dance knowledge.
James Del Barco
Rhonda Intl's homegrown dancefloor rocketeer.
Wandering Wormhole of Funk direct to your ear unit.
Rhonda's Resident Alien
RSVP here for discounted entry before 10pm:
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15
WOLF +LAMB, SONNS/ (IN BETWEEN) TBD. LOS ANGELES
Although the name is (IN BETWEEN) you shouldn’t be in between choices of where to take the party caravan after you see the the DJ lineup and extended set from WOLF+LAMB! The undisclosed downtown location will remain a mystery unless you RSVP. ya dig?
Disco duchess & party high priestess AKA Eleanor Wells added her 2 cents on the decadent affair-
Join us for a party (inbetween) friends. We're excited to bring you what's sure to be a legendary night of music. Wolf+Lamb 4 hour set in a beautiful setting with views overlooking downtown LA: No, you're not dreaming, you're (inbetween). See you on Saturday!"
“Some wild extremes make up the whole that is Wolf + Lamb. Extrovert and introvert, vegan and carnivore, cancer survivor and social saboteur – you’d expect no partnership like this could last for long. But for over a decade, these differences have only sparked the seismic energies that Zev and Gadi bring to dance music. They’ve never cared much for current convention – for being “fast enough”, “hard enough”, or “cool enough” to win favor with the party culture hype machine. They play passionate music that moves hearts, and not just feet.”
Wolf + Lamb / 4 hour set SONNS / Machine Limited
Doors: 11pm 5am 21+
RSVP REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
Be prepared for a legendary evening in a unique & warm setting. Epic view of the L.A. skyline.
Top of the line, finely tuned, BIG 4 Corner Sound.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15
PILLOWTALK /MASQUERADE BALL HOTEL PALOMAR. SAN DIEGO
Take a romantic lil’ road trip down to Sandy Eggo...
Then do your best “Eyes Wide Shut” impression and dawn a mask for a night to remember (in disguise). Lovelife presents Music is For Lover’s Masquerade Ball. What a better way to show how deep their love is, then by booking SF based trio PILLOWTALK !
PillowTalk is Sammy D, Ryan Williams and Michael Tello. Based out of the famous Lower Haight District in San Francisco, PillowTalk's music fuses classic R&B, boogie and disco with underground house and techno with an original feel. With releases out on Visionquest, Life & Death and Wolf + Lamb, 2012 is shaping up to be a huge year as they hit the road with the live band.
Check them out for yourself Saturday!
The MUSIC is for LOVERS event page stated the sensual event stats best;
♛♰♛♰♛♰♛♰♛♰♛♰♛♰♛ THE LOVERS MASQUERADE BALL ♛♰♛♰♛♰♛♰♛♰♛♰♛♰♛
... a masked gathering of lust, love, and dance.
Leading the ritual through the dark sea of cloaked identities comes a band of brothers shedding their sexquisite light down upon us from the North... PILLOWTALK performing LIVE!
Spread the ♥
￼♥ Formal attire, masks, and capes encouraged ♥
FUNKTIONONE sound by V.S. Sound
* * PARTY STARTS AT 9 PM * *
TICKETS ON SALE HERE
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16
THEM JEANS, REMY MARC & MORE/LIL DEATH THE ONE EYED GYPSY. LOS ANGELES
A bloody goodtime.
For a Valentine’s Day dance floor massacre head downtown to church, aka LIL DEATH. For the unholy fun affair they welcome THEM JEANS & REMY MARC!
Dance in the black light, candle lit, spooky, sexy, shrine of a dance floor that will be haven to bday celebrations of key player Steven Griffin. Sounds provided by local faves to have you worshipping the speakers and an atmospheric venue with charming concoctions. I suggest the “Voodoo Doll” or the “Banshee”.
Jason Stewart, better known to the world as Them Jeans, is a rare mix of diverse interests and unforgettable presence. To categorize him as merely another DJ/producer would be to understate his drive and contributions to the current musical landscape in Los Angeles and increasing influence in the global music community.Them Jeans’s passion for a wide array of genres and sounds has found its way into his productions in truly innovative ways.
Praise la pe†i†e mor†. Long live †he new flesh...
† † † Lil Dea†h Residen†s † † † TAMARA SKY JOSH LE CASH
Minis†er of Ceremonies:
Hos†ed by L1L_DΞΔŦH's technoshamans:
CALEB GAUGEALEXIS MINCOLLA STEVEN GRIFFIN
Green Screen pho†o boo†h by:
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￼† † † DR1ИK_SPΞC1ΔLS † † †
$5 boilermakers (beer † sho† of Jameson whisky)
Join †he ØVΞRŦHRØW crusade