This Friday, CONTROL will be celebrating six years of bringing forward-thinking electronic music to Los Angeles. The booking company created by Ryan Jaso and Chris Alba (Whiiite) has become a staple of the LA dance scene, consistently highlighting both the best in upcoming and established names to Avalon in Hollywood.
It's become a place for people to unwind after a long week. It's become a hub for learning about who is next in the EDM realm, and seeing them play in one of LA's most prominent and memorable venues is a bonus. To commemorate the big 6, CONTROL is going all out with a stacked lineup that brings old and new faces to the decks.
To celebrate the historic event, we teamed up with founders Ryan Jaso and Whiiite and headliner MAKJ to each give us six essential tracks for the night, including one shameless plug from each producer. This will give you a taste of what you will be hearing when Avalon goes up this Friday, and is not something to be missed for anyone around Southern California.
Check out the playlists below from all three, and purchase your tickets here.
MAKJ: 6 Essential Tracks
1. MAKJ & Thomas Newson - Black - This is my first release of 2015, and this is my shameless self plug.
2. Eric Prydz - Generate - He never disappoints.
3. Amersy + Shapov - Vavlion - I really like everything both these producers are doing right now. Another quality tune from Axtone.
4. Lane 8 - Ghost feat Patrick Baker - Really love this track right now.
5. Raumakustik - Raider I’ve been working on my album and getting inspired by all different types of music, this being a perfect example.
6. Don Diablo feat. Emeni - Universe - Don keeps putting out quality tune after quality tune.
Ryan Jaso: 6 Essential Tracks
1. Lil Wayne - A Milli (Drezo Remix) - I think Drezo is my act to watch for 2015. Everything he is doing right now is really solid and unique.
2. Daktyl - Cyclical (feat. SPZRKT) - Looking forward to seeing him play the 6 Year Anniversary. All the tunes he’s been putting out on Mad Decent are good. It was hard to pick just one.
3. Gesaffelstein - Hellifornia - I think this crew is really pushing the movement forward in a big way. Everything they do is something to watch.
4. Jamie xx - Gosh - I heard this at Coachella and thought it was one of the best tracks I heard all weekend. The full album didn’t disappoint when it dropped this week.
5. Vanic - X K. Flay - The Cops - Very much looking forward to getting Vanic in on August 14th. He continues to impress.
6. PeaceTreaty - Seasons (feat. ELEX) - Such a great melodic tune. The boys from PeaceTreaty are back with this one out June 2nd on Dim Mak.
Whiiite: 6 Essential Tracks
1. Tiga - Bugatti (Jauz Remix) - A track that I felt moved culture forward and embodied a lot of things I love in one package.
2. Oliver - Light Years Away - A track Ive been playing in my live sets. Obsessed with the drop in this.
3.) RL Grime feat. Big Sean - King Pin (Wuki Remix) - Perfect marriage of hip hop and breaks. Wuki is def one to watch for Summer 2015.
4.) Jackal - Chinchilla (Jesse Slayter Remix) - Loved the original and Jesse gave it that hip hop flavor. One you'll catch me groovin hard to.
5.) Rick Ross & Jay - Z - Movin Bass (GTA Remix) - GTA can't miss to me at this point. Great production and use of vocals.
6.) Nicki Minaj - Only (Whiiite Remix) - Am I allowed one shameless plug? :)