Tag: Los Angeles

DHA FM Mix #432 by Cooper Saver

Cooper Saver is a Los Angeles based DJ and producer responsible for the Far Away party, cassette mixtape series, and radio show on Dublab. Over the last 7+ years, Cooper has consistently brought unique and underrated talent from abroad for his monthly late-night warehouse party while also regularly traveling around the world to DJ. As a producer, Cooper maintains a steady flow of remixes – recognized most for frequent remixes on DFA Records and his remix for Golden Filter’s ‘Talk Talk Talk’, which was championed by Hunee, Avalon Emerson, Dixon, Palms Trax, Ben UFO, and many others. Cooper’s original music ... Read more

Lehar Goes 'All Through The Night' In Los Angeles With REVERE

Aiming to create a night the provides as much as possible, Diynamic‘s Lehar has been bringing his “All Through The Night” concept to all corners of the globe over the past handful of months. Since its February launch in Moscow, Lehar’s spontaneous and passionate sets have been felt everywhere from Istanbul to Tulum and on 30 March he landed in Los Angeles for the first time as an artist. Going from open to close with local underground party starters REVERE, Lehar brought a complete uninterrupted flow of spirited House and straight-up Techno turmoil to the LA faithful. See also: ‘All ... Read more

Watch Point Blank Music School’s Comprehensive Guide To Setting Up Your DJ Equipment

So you’ve bought your first set of decks, or maybe you’ve finally upgraded your equipment or even just added some CDJs for the first time… happy days! Of course, now you have to set them all up, and despite Pioneer’s continued commitment to making their tools as easy to use as possible, to get the most of out of your new toys you need to set them up properly. Luckily Point Blank’s lead DJ instructor Ben Bristow is on hand to show you both the basics and a few tricks to fully optimize your set-up. NB: Though he is using ... Read more

Factory 93 Creates The Perfect Atmosphere For Solumun+1 In Los Angeles

Factory 93 has once again completely transformed a stereotypical Los Angeles venue into an underground oasis for music lovers in the heart of Hollywood. Saturday the quickly growing Insomniac brand specifically for House and Techno music aficionados took over the Hollywood Palladium, one of the oldest and most well known performances venues in Los Angeles. This venue, which opened in 1940, has featured artists like: the Tommy Dorsey band featuring Frank Sinatra, who performed the night the venue first opened its doors; iconic rock artists including The Who and Led Zeppelin; more recent pop artists like Justin Timberlake; and, this ... Read more

DHA Mix #327 By Mahalo

One of the exciting new acts to come out of Los Angeles’ diverse stateside scene is the Hawai’i born Mahalo. We’ve already featured his top level remix of Zhu‘s ‘In The Morning,’ as well as the recent “Liquid House” of ‘The Drip’. Now, Mahalo brings a full length, exclusive mix as the 327th edition of the DHA Mix series, which features tracks from the likes of Huxley, Jesse Rose, Kaz James, Dennis Cruz, Fell Reis, as well as LA peers Durante and Amtrac. Given that Mahalo has already released on the likes of Understated Recordings and Toolroom (amongst others), it’s ... Read more

Mahalo Returns With Liquid Feeling Release, ‘The Drip’

Hailing from the shores of Hawai’i, the LA based producer, Mahalo, is quickly solidifying himself as one of the true rising stars of the dance music scene. Boasting some 3.2 million Spotify streams for his track ‘Current Mood,’ it was back in December 2016, where Mahalo won a DJ competition with Insomniac’s Discovery Project to play at their New Year’s Eve extravaganza ‘Countdown 2016’ festival. He also playing at Insomniac’s most well known events, with two slots at EDC Las Vegas, Nocturnal, Groove Cruise, and more, as well as an upcoming appearance at EDC Orlando. See also: Free Download: ZHU ... Read more

Free Download: ZHU – In The Morning (Mahalo Extended Remix)

Hailing from the shores of Hawai’i and setting up shop in Southern California, Mahalo is a young producer quickly solidifying himself as one of the newest stars from the Los Angeles dance music scene. The unique and signature style of Mahalo has earned him the respect of both the underground dance music scene as well as the more popular factions of the entertainment industry as he continues to blur the lines sonically, creating cutting edge material that pays homage to the past while always pushing to be progressive. Here, Mahalo remixes Zhu‘s ‘In the Morning’ as a very special free ... Read more

DHA Mix #261 By Lauren Lane

Cutting her teeth in New York’s competitive dance music world has since resulted in a globe trotting career for the talented Lauren Lane. Now, a seasonal resident of Los Angeles and Ibiza with prominent appearances everywhere from Coachella to The BPM Festival, Lauren is definitively situated on the ascent. Over this past summer she made stops at virtually every major Ibiza-based residency like ANTS, Paradise, Elrow, and Rumors, while releasing the well received ‘Diary of a Madwoman’ EP on Eats Everything & Nick Harris‘ Edible label. This adds to her already prolific output on the likes of Saved, where her “Mantra ... Read more

In Uncertain Times, Insomniac’s Factory 93 Is A Safe Haven For Our Community

The start to 2017 has been a rocky one. It has been filled with doubt and uncertainty. In our own community the year began with a shocking and tragic shooting at the Blue Parrot in Mexico during the final moments of The BPM Festival. That coupled with mounting tensions in the US and abroad throughout the inauguration of President Trump have many people feeling wary and afraid. Still, the dance music community finds its way to come together and celebrate life, opportunity for change, acceptance, and transcendence through music. This Saturday was a day I will never forget as a ... Read more

Interview: Nicole Moudaber

Since the very beginning of her career in music as a club promoter in London, Nicole Moudaber has been a force to be reckoned with in the underground dance music community. Her ambition and tenacity has allowed her to grow from a club promoter to one of the most recognizable voices in house and techno music. Now she reaches fans: playing festivals and clubs around the world; hosting her weekly radio show In The MOOD Radio, which recently won Best Online Music Show Overall at the Online Radio Awards; and, running her own record label MOOD Records. On January 21st ... Read more

Party Report: Minimal Effort NYE

2016 is finally over, and for us techno and house music fans in LA what better way to ring in 2017 than in a dark club, surrounded by music lovers, dancing to a lineup curated by the crew at Minimal Effort. Once again this lineup represented a collection of the best house and techno artists available featuring MainStage acts like: Francesca Lombardo, Stephan Bodzin, Henry Saiz (live), and Recondite (live). Plus two stages curated by local parties: the upstairs stage was run by Space Yacht, a weekly party featuring the bouncy g-house sounds typical to Los Angeles, including Londonbridge and ... Read more

Sacha Robotti’s Minimal Effort New Year’s Eve Playlist

Since his January 2016 relocation to Los Angeles, Sacha Robotti has released a slew of material on the likes of Snatch Records, This Ain’t Bristol, Dirtybird Records, Insomniac Records, Lost Records, and a #1 Beatport single on Suara Music. Although Sacha’s sound has evolved from his early Berlin roots, one can always recognize his signature: music that lives somewhere between the dirty bass-heavy “booty” plains of electronic dance music and its’ futuristic shores. It is a sound that can be experienced at the likes of CRSSD Festival, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Lightning In A Bottle Festival, Electric Daisy ... Read more

Los Angeles DJs Stand Up For Standing Rock

This week marks the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving. It has roots in sharing food and gratitude with family and loved ones; but, in many ways has become merely another opportunity to consume. We eat too much turkey. We drink too much beer. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a big party night for many where binging on alcohol begins since everyone knows there is a four day weekend ahead during which to recover. Los Angeles offers a wide array of events including Club Rhonda’s Rhondavous party featuring Seth Troxler or an event put on by the infamous Do Not Sit ... Read more

Interview: Mark Farina

As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Mark Farina is known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats. Drawing from his vibrant youth, Mark found his passion for the luscious world of vinyl, turntables and nightclubs. At 16, he began his career at Chicago’s Medusa’s while joining forces with emerging DJs Derrick Carter and Chris Nazuka. See also: Pacha Festival Podcast #001 by Mark Farina Farina relocated to San Francisco in ... Read more

Pete Tong Talks Favorite New Acts In Midst Of North American Tour

In the midst of a multi country North American ‘Its All Gone Pete Tong” debut tour, the BBC Radio 1 host will touch down in Los Angeles for a very special Minimal Effort Halloween event. Joined by the likes of Lauren Lane, Amtrac, Kolsch, Claptone, Felix Da Housecat, and more the 29 October sees a particularly exciting date for Pete as he dishes out on the two artists he is most excited to see play: Satori and Jonas Rathsman. On the former, Pete says: “Satori: live – keen to see more “live” acts breaking through and this guys is getting ... Read more