On Wednesday Jonah, Bones and I had the pleasure of joining our friends from So Sweet Records, Collaborative Media, and Bond Music Group at the Shangrila hotel in Santa Monica for dinner along with the owner Tamie (Tehmina) Adaya, Laidback Luke and Gina Turner. After exchanging a few rousing Electric Daisy Carnival weekend stories and being treated to a pretty incredible family style meal topped off with fresh baked cookies, talk turned to the industry. One consensus was made quickly apparent: interest, support and business for electronic music is building not only in America but more specifically in California and Los Angeles as well. Simultaneously heading up So Sweet Records, Tamie has ingeniously fused her luxury hotel business with a growing electronic music scene by utilizing the Shangrila as a home away from home for touring artists. In chatting with Luke and Gina, it was very clear that Tamie’s hospitality and genuine interest in electronic music are unprecedented– the Shangrila housed much of the great talent in town for EDC last weekend, topping the festival off with a sunny, poolside get-together Sunday with many heads of industry. All in all, we were very fortunate to be a part of such a great evening, and are looking forward to spending more time both with the nice people of So Sweet Records and the Shangrila hotel as well.
We posted earlier this week on Luke and Gina’s most impressive collaboration Nouveau Yorican and we’re pretty excited to have our own TKO on the bill with Luke tomorrow.
If you dug Boriqua, you’ll love this– bouncy house touched up with latin steam and chord strikes.
We were surprised and delighted to hear Luke drop this classic on the Kinetic Field at EDC and he was glad to have us recognize it. We need more of this in big venue sets.
Oh and happy 666th post, we’re off to do something sinister.