Tag: Minimal Effort

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

Review: Halloween in LA with Circoloco & Minimal Effort

No matter what city you live in Halloweekend is always one of the biggest party weekends of the year. Los Angeles is a popular destination for partygoers throughout the US and also abroad not only for it’s West Hollywood parties; but, also for music. However, Halloweekend in Los Angeles has been known as a particular musical highlight of the year here.  This year the most anticipated in town were the Circoloco party at the Union, a dark warehouse venue, on Friday night and Minimal Effort Halloween at the LA Center Studios, a new venue for the year old underground event in ... 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

Minimal Effort Podcast By Steve Bug

Having grown up in Germany’s techno and acid-house heyday, Steve Bug’s love for a perfect groove is as apparent now as it was back then. His DJ skills and a keen, innovative ear led him not down the typical path of the early nineties trance and harder dance scene, but instead towards a fresher, hybrid sound–merging stripped deep house, tweaked out acid and more minimal forms of techno and electronic music. With annual label compilations, a variety of artist albums, and new concepts like the Forward to the Past series, Steve Bug continues to steadily develop his Poker Flat imprint, ... Read more

Minimal Effort Podcast By Human Resources

Providing an exclusive mixtape is Human Resources, the deep house duo based in Los Angeles. Well-known for their parties in the Middle East and California’s West Coast, Cyril Bitar and Ahmed Elwan connected shortly after moving to Los Angeles in early 2014. Upon then, they joined forces under the profile, Human Resources. HR is widely known for leading the forefront of LA’s biggest Halloween and NYE event series, Minimal Effort. In 2016, they plan to make their production debut and release their highly esteemed EP adhering to the guidelines set forth by their predecessors earning them respect without delay. Download Soundcloud ... Read more

Minimal Effort Announces Most Impressive Lineup To Date For Hallloween Event

For three years Minimal Effort shifted the paradigm of the modern rave for the North American underground. Now, with a full-scale festival laid before it, the Los Angeles based collective brings forth its most impressive lineup to date for its annual October 29 Halloween event. This year’s event sees the likes of Pete Tong, Dosem, Edu Imbernon, Jonas Rathsman, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur, Kidnap Kid, and Mark Farina, alongside the standout pairing of Tiga’s Live LA Debut and Satori: Live, with Steve Bug, Tensnake, Thugfucker, Waze & Odyssey, Coyu and Human Resources bringing the underground flavor (more artists to be ... Read more

Minimal Effort Halloween 2015 Interview: Cyril Bitar

A quarterly event notorious for matching leading talent with cutting-edge surroundings, Minimal Effort has emerged as a dominant brand in Los Angeles. By offering a haven for dance music connoisseurs with no boundaries, this event series produces extravagant soirees in a heterogeneous assembly of venues that are distinctive and extraordinary. A certain commonality exists between attendee that creates vehemence throughout, allowing for elation and jubilance. Minimal Effort is ardent and steadfast allowing for credence and assurance that each participant will be profoundly entertained—each and every time they return. Minimal Effort returns on Halloween, bringing a certain commonality between those in ... Read more

Minimal Effort Podcast By Agoria

Sébastien Devaud, aka Agoria, entered the world of electronic dance music at a peculiar moment in time. Unlike the first generation of techno producers, he’s too young to have been actively listening to early 80’s electronic pop by groups such as Depeche Mode or New Order. But unlike younger DJs and musicians, he’s been exposed to house and techno more or less since the start of these genres.  On the 31st of October, Agoria will be headlining Minimal Effort’s Halloween celebration in LA. Based in Los Angeles, prominent event organizer Minimal Effort will be returning this Halloween on a mission ... Read more

Los Angeles’ Minimal Effort Completes Its Diverse Halloween Lineup

The final names have been released for Minimal Effort’s Los Angeles Halloween Bash to be held in the city’s famed Belasco Theater. Adding to the already stacked lineup featuring (amongst others) Anja Schneider, Agoria, and Miss Kittin, and hosted by the likes of Mixmag, Jukely, Rollingtuff, and your’s truly, Minimal Effort now welcomes Far Away Records and a slew of new artists. See also: DHA To Host Stage At Mother Of All Halloween Parties in L.A. The Far Away Records stage includes names like Sage Caswell, Daniel T, Cooper Saver, MOON, Jen Ferrer, Jake Jenkins, Jonny Mons, Masha & Alison ... Read more

DHA To Host Stage At Mother Of All Halloween Parties in L.A.

Based in Los Angeles, prominent event organizers Minimal Effort will be returning this Halloween on a mission to create a haven for dance connoisseurs in the West Coast. This mother of all Halloween parties will take place at the breathtaking Belasco Theater in downtown LA. Across three stages, which will be hosted by Jukely & Mixmag, RollingTuff and Deep House Amsterdam, a variety of superb artists will congregate behind the DJ Booth to give visitors the night of their life. Be prepared for a Halloween as you never have experienced before. For nearly 30 years, The Belasco Theater was resurrected ... Read more