Here in Los Angeles, we all wait til the many shows and festivals come our way to see the big guns of dance music, but what’s really special about the movement it cultivates is the younger, up and coming talent it produces into the ever-growing scene. Because Los Angeles is such a fragmented city, geographically and socially, there are many scenes and cultures that live and breathe in very separated worlds. What gives a great meeting ground between the diverse area is the connection with music and the ability to express yourself however you wish. (YAY freedom) LA is one of the best places for music and relative events, more importantly right now for electronic music.
What a better way to explain the Dance/Music/Art movement, known as DANCEiSM. Forging dance music and its artistic spirit, Danceism is the music festival for the people, by the people. That sounds cheesy, but it really is a collaborative event intended for the artist in all of us, started by LA native DJ, Ben Oprstu. He’s been throwing these events and making a name for himself with DANCEiSM as his driving force of success and popularity for everyone involved. Oprstu let us in on the event’s movement and mission:
– Is about bringing people together under the umbrella of Dance.
– Is about saying forget our divisions and let’s come together under something we can enjoy, DANCEING.
– Is a collective ground for people of all colors, creeds, and social backgrounds to meet and interact through dance. It is an event, a brand, and a collection of artists.
– Is for anyone, but not everyone. Meaning that our attitude is open towards all kinds of people no matter who you are (anyone), but we also realize that it’s not for every kind of person because we realize everyone is unique and for some DANCEiSM isn’t relevant to them (everyone).
This Friday’s DANCEiSM will feature the Trouble&Bass badboy AC SLATER, and GDD favorite/DIM MAK’s own FELIX CARTAL. Supporting them will be some of LA’s diamonds in the rough, with the likes of Audrey Napoloeon, Robot Love, MiCHAEL, Doc P, and the guy who started it all, Ben Oprstu. As for you expressionists, Danceism will also have live visuals, body paint, glow-in-the-dark bubbles, lazer installations and an expression wall that anyone cant paint, draw and write on. The event is taking place @ LOT 613, which is in the Warehouse district downtown where the previous Danceism was and as well the Local Heroes Party. DIRECTIONS HERE
CONGRATS TO SCOW, THE WINNER OF THE TICKET CONTEST!
And of course I have some new goodies to get you ready for DANCEiSM this Friday. Throw on them dancing shoes LA, this show’s for you.