If you’ve been to a Rhonda party in LA, you know what you’re in for. For those unaware, you’re in for a night of huge tunes & polysexual hijinks.
“Rhonda pulls out all the stops for its bashes at Union—their last party at the Mid-City club saw DJ Harvey DJing a packed main room in a gimp outfit. Their Valentine’s Day ‘Lovers’ Ball’ features Project Pablo, Tom Trago, and Kindness, and it’s safe to say Cupid would be pleased with a bill featuring DJ Deeon.”
Hosted at the multiroom/multilevel Union club on Pico, there will be tons of space to explore. Grab some pals, leave your inhibitions at home, and grab a ticket to one of the hottest shows in Los Angeles.
The Exceeder phenom Mason has been on a tear lately with a revival in house cuts, and his first release for 2017 is no substitute. He’s teamed up with our favorite Aussie gang from Sweat It Out to bring you his Everybody EP on their sub-imprint Club Sweat. Here’s what the boys had to say about the tunes and the dude himself:
“He’s one of our regulars.”
Joe The Bar Tender – said about Tom, a guy seen often at the bar.
“See him out here all the time. He’s a local.”
Sarah The Surfer – said about Jason, a guy that surfs at her local break..
“She’s here all the time.”
Grace The Fruiterer – said about Jacky, a girl that buys fruit from her all the time.
“He’s at the top nearly all the time.”
Johnny The Beatport Dude – said about MASON.
NOW – while these all may be hypothetical statements based on imagined conversations rather than actual conversations, imagination can often be based on truth and for sure, our boy MASON, Holland’s sweatiest export, is what one might call a Beatport chart hustler, a guy that hits that Top 100 on the reg – a guy that makes tunes as well as Germany makes cars, a guy that’s had number ones and countless top 10s and top 100’s – a guy that has an EP right here, right now, on our beloved CLUB SWEAT.
so….without further adieu.
Here are two little puppies that will no doubt be doing what he does…….Johnny The Beatport Dude – u know what we mean.
Our buds over at Main Course kick off the new year with SNACKS 17, a massive compilation from some of the best rising talent in the scene. Packed with everything that’ll hit from your house to the club to the rave, it’s weapon ready across the board. We we’re happy to get the green light on premiering LA native Chris Bushnell‘s lead off track “Whistler”, and believe us – it gets things pumping real quick. We caught up with the man himself, who filled us in on how the song came to be:
My style is tough to define. I like that. Whistler’s just another example of this. I started the track in a Chicago airport after sleeping through boarding and missing my flight. Seven failed stand-by attempts later, and I’m wonk-ing the fuck out in an empty delta terminal with blood coming out of my ears…
The question is “how would you describe the song”… It’s wonky. It’s energetic. It’s unstable at points. It’s purposely basic. The vocal is borderline dumb, and to many, the drop sounds out of key… I’m cool with all of these because whatever you wanna call it, it sounded different and got me moving. That’s all I really care about. So enjoy this one and the rest of SNACKS 17.
Listen and grab the (week-long) FREE DOWNLOAD below!
We all deserve to feel good in 2017 & feel good master Sam Padrul has this year’s perfect kick off to the new year. His new track, “Got My Love”, features vocals from Lyon Hart & the combo deliver the perfect mixture of power Pop + throwback Disco to get those feel good juices flowing.
All Day I Dream, Lee Burridge‘s world-renowned label and event brand, will be touching down in Los Angeles on New Year’s Day to kick off 2017 with yet another vibe-driven revelrous affair, which has become tradition after four years of the holiday event in the west coast music haven. With a new outdoor venue, Chinatown’s Gin Ling Way, and a signature lineup, featuring Russian favorites, Gorje Hewek&Izhevski, New York’s Hoj, and the masterful artist and impresario himself, Lee Burridge, the event is set to be an intentional and inspiring experience that is a must for dance music lovers looking to rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul for the next 365 days. It seems that many of us are on the same page as pre-sales have already sold-out, but there will be a limited amount of tickets sold at the door.
21-year-old Swedish producer Kasbo has been building a steady fanbase with non-stop remixes this year leading into his recent single “Call”. He’s doing a very exclusive run of 2 US dates over the New Year weekend including a stop at SnowGlobe music festival in Lake Tahoe, California and to celebrate, he’s shared his first mix ever. The 40 minute collection of tracks features some of his favorite tracks right now and a majority of his own originals and remixes including an unreleased original to finish it off!
Catch Kasbo in the US over the holidays:
SnowGlobe Music Festival – Lake Tahoe, CA | 12/29 Decadence Music Festival – Denver, CO | 12/30
Whether you’re a casual music listener, professional producer/DJ, or audiophile, you probably hold headphones as one of your most essential items in life. Regardless of whatever type of headphone user you may be, we can all agree that sound quality is of the utmost importance, in addition to build quality for a lasting product. Over the past 5 years, Japan’s Phonon has offered headphones that have been created with those ideals at the forefront of their development. When top professional veteran audiophiles joined with Isao Kumano, a highly respected sound and mastering engineer, Alex Prat aka DJ Alex from Tokyo, Kumano’s partner in the music production team Tokyo Black Star, and Yusuke Uchiyama aka no milk, a producer and audio technician, the Phonon brand was born in an effort to truly convey music’s imagination.
Phonon’s innovative and professional equipment, such as their flagship headphones, the SMB-02 and 4000 models, did not come easy, as the development and production has taken decades of research, dedication, and high-level experience in the audio field and industry. It’s clear that their efforts are greatly appreciated and worthwhile with artists like Dixon, Âme, John Digweed, Jeff Mills, DJ Harvey, Laurent Garnier, John Talabot, Gerd Janson, and more supporting their headphones.
We were given the opportunity to give the SMB-02 and 4000 models a test drive, and we’ve been thoroughly impressed to say the least. Read on for why exactly we now prefer Phonon for studio and DJ use, and see how you can get 10%off of your order, just in time for the holidays.
Today we have the honor of premiering a titanic tune from Italian duos NiCe7 and Dirty Channels for the revered Crosstown Rebels imprint. With scintillating acid undertones and a bongo backbone, “Juno” warps and evolves into a full fledged anthem adding and subtracting layers of vocal samples and analog drum machines to bring the track to a head. Be on the lookout for the full release of their joint “Feelings EP” as it’s released on December 9th via Crosstown Rebels. You can pre-order the EP HERE!
If the festival scene has one thing to take away from 2016 it’s that the boutique festival circuit is a force to be reckoned with. With a capacity big enough to satiate your festival needs, yet small enough to remain personable, it’s no wonder these experiences championed the hearts and minds of many a dance music purveyors. Here in Los Angeles, the Desert Hearts signature brand of parties stood out for their curatorial expertise ranging everywhere from music, to live art, and live performances. Their club shows, and festival at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, set the bar high for the rest of the year, and with the announcement of the return of both their Spring Festival, and City Hearts Tour, it’s clear that 2017 will continue their streak of excellence. To get a better sense of the community, view their 2017 Spring Festival announce video below and be sure to check out the dates for their City Hearts Tour coming to a city near you! Tickets + more information available HERE.
Can’t end the year without a little more sweat! Our aussie brethren label Sweat It Out has dished out the Club Sweat Workout Series Volume 2, the follow up compilation featuring some young guns from our side of the planet – a devilish medley of bass driven belters and upfront house music. Here’s what the Sweat crew had to say about the release:
Hard to believe Sweat It Out began nearly 9 years ago (feeling old – ouch). At the time, we debated whether the origin of the name was because we used to eat hot thai food on a Tuesday with the goal of sweating out the weekend (weird that we didn’t think this should have been done on a Monday but I digress), or whether it was because of the amount of sweat AJAX would let out whilst dj’ing.
What we did agree on was a love of sweaty basements and music for such surrounds. Our WORKOUT SERIES epitimises exactly that.
Here we present 5 tunes that are made for clubs of around 200 people, with sweat dripping off the ceiling and heads turned slightly sideways. Shall we say, where we feel most at home.