A collaboration between Christopher Kristoff and the San Diego-based DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop, along with the recent member, Andy Crane, has yielded the stand-out festival known as Desert Hearts, which has been heralded as “One of the best electronic music experiences in America” by Resident Advisor. Desert Hearts was established as a community-oriented house and techno gathering with the goal of achieving a memorable energetic ambiance, while maintaining high musical integrity – and from what I’ve heard, they do just that + more.
After a massively successful 1 year anniversary, they return for their Spring festival that features world-class headline artists like Tim Green, DJ T, Matthew Dekay, Droog, Christian Martin, and a plethora of the finest local talent including Tara Brooks, Eduardo Castillo, Jon Dadon, Kevin Anderson, and of course, the Desert Hearts DJs, amongst others (listed above). With this fantastic group of artists behind the decks, one can be sure that there will be proper house and techno bumping through Funktion-One sound systems all weekend long. Check out the video after the jump to get a visual for the Desert Hearts vibe, and be sure to grab your tickets here to experience this intimate gathering first hand. We’ll see you there!
Underground royalty will be present at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles this Saturday, as Seth Troxler will be headlining Inception along with supporting sets from Fabric resident and UK legend, Craig Richards, and Culprit label bosses, Droog. As usual, doors will open at 10PM and the party will go into the early morning hours, so expect some extended sets from this trio of seasoned DJs.
Pre-sale tix are available HERE.
More event info HERE.
Additionally, GDD will be hosting the gallery room downstairs, with GDD friends and family selecting tunes all night with sets from Troy Kurtz, Kevin Anderson, Grand Prix, and The Interns.
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We’re very lucky to be bringing you this exclusive… the UK native and bass friendly Shadow Child has finally crossed the pond to come perform in the US, and he’s making his Los Angeles debut at Exchange LA this Saturday night! Coming off his massive essential mix debut last weekend, what better reason then to talk with the legend himself about how this whole project came to be and what he has planned for the future? Not only we’re we able to get some great insights in the interview, but we also have a very special VIP download for you guys
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BIG 1 this Saturday as Shadow Child makes his debut Los Angeles performance along with UMEK and Groovebox at Exchange in DTLA and our very own BONES opening up the room. The night should be filled with all the House, Techno, and Bassline you can handle, and we’re happy to announce that we will be giving away an UMEK package including tickets, CD, merch, and a meet&greet with the stalwart producer.
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This Saturday, the legend known as Danny Tenaglia will be playing an extended set at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles. With 30 years of DJing under his belt, Tenaglia is one of the most preeminent working DJs of all time, and we’re excited to see what he has selected to play for us this weekend.
PRE-SALE TIX HERE
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And have a listen to this Boiler Room mix from Danny originally broadcasted from his loft in Long Island!
HARD Summer may seem like months away, but what’s not to get excited about when it comes to finding out the new venue for this years festival. Set in stone for Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, a massive all grass venue is the first thing that comes to mind. Once the initial enamor of the lush and lively fields wears off, the promise of a fifth stage brings the excitement back to fruition. Just ten minutes from downtown LA, HARD keeps it’s roots planted firmly in SoCal. The only thing left to do is get your early bird on sale tickets this Friday at 10 am to make sure you’re a part of the summer shenanigans set to take place August 2 & 3.
This Saturday, we will be heading up to the bay for a special GDD™ Takeover at Harlot San Francisco! The night is set to feature a House music legend from Chicago (Cajual/Relief Records) as the SECRET guest, as well as our own BONES, aRod, Shae B, and the world debut of The Interns (myself – Tōks – & Colby J.). Additionally, we’ll be celebrating the birthdays of two of San Francisco’s best event photographers, Holy Mountain and Lance Jeffrey Skundrich, so you can expect a night of revelry with a proper vibe. If you’re looking to get down to some great music this Saturday, join us at Harlot and be a part of our family affair.
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Los Angeles friends and family!
Gotta Dance Dirty, RollingTUFF and dubFrequency are excited to finally announce our new partnership w/ Insomniac Events to host INCEPTION SATURDAYS @ Exchange LA. This week we kick things off with house music queen Heidi, along with a live performance from legend Bob Moses, UK heavyweight Ewan Pearson, and opening support from Plastic Love. We invite all of you out to help celebrate our new weekly collective and the start of something great in DTLA for many Saturdays to come!
PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE
50% PROMO CODE: GDD (offer expires Thursday @ 5pm)
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3/1 • DANNY TENAGLIA (EXTENDED SET)
3/8 • UMEK, SHADOW CHILD, GROOVEBOX, BONES
3/15 • SETH TROXLER, CRAIG RICHARDS
3/22 • DRUMCODE w/ ADAM BEYER, KEDD COOK
Chic feat. Nile Rogers, Giorgio Moroder, Tensnake, Oliver, and Destructo. Woah. The biggest names in Disco from the past two decades all in one sentence, all on one bill, this coming May, as presented by HARD. With their Dischoteque stage in recent years, HARD has given the nod to the timeless genre on multiple occasions, but this time they give it the spotlight for what is sure to be a transcendent timeline of Disco’s existence in the modern dance music industry. On one hand you have the men who have virtually given birth to the movement, men who have worked with the legends your parents used to get down to. Then on the other, the producers who have/are keeping the genre alive in it’s current state. You have the chance to hear history unfold, a chance to understand an idea that has managed to keep it’s footing all this time. Continue Reading
If you produce music, sing, or consider yourself a maverick behind the decks and told yourself at the beginning of 2014 that this was going to be your year, then the fine folks at Red Bull might be able to help your dreams come to life. The Red Bull team is taking their roving Music Academy to Tokyo from October 12 – November 14 where selected applicants will be invited to an all expenses paid journey to Tokyo to enjoy recording sessions, lectures by some of the most respected talents in the industry, as well as nightly concerts. If you’re thinking that you wouldn’t mind spending a couple weeks in Tokyo surrounded by inspirational, like-minded artists, then all you have to do is head to Red Bull and fill out the RBMA application form before March 18.