This last Sunday House music lovers gathered on the rooftop of the Downtown Standard Hotel to get down to the sounds of Wicked Paradise, the daytime party put on by L'Affaire Musicale and Ouija Entertainment based in LA.
The headliners were Dirtybird's Friend Within and Kill Frenzy, both of whom dropped some amazing sets with a nice balance of techy funk and old school house vibes. Other DJs included Eric Sharp (who also dropped an incredible set) along with Crown Ruff, Wilks, Justin Cornwall and L'Affarie Musicale's own Astley (unfortunately I didn't catch all those sets).
Eric Sharp drops a live PA into the mix.
With HARD Summer happening a couple hours away in Pomona it was nice to see such a strong crowd showing up for this event. Where many promoters would shy away from lesser known acts these guys have really started to push the boundaries out a bit on LA's house music scene. Los Angeles and other cities need promoters like this who are down to take risks to help push new sounds, talent and ideas.
Keep an eye on Tom Astley and Matt Orlove, these guys are doing good things and the Wicked Paradise party is a must for any House music fan, you will find yourself dancing from start to finish (in between drinks of course).