Just last year, the inaugural house and techno-focused Woogie Weekend festival descended upon Southern California, finding its home at one of my favorite festival venues, Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. The old Lightning in a Bottle venue served as the perfect grounds for Danny Daze, J.Phlip, Lee Burridge, Sabo, Pumpkin, Jonas Rathsman, and more to throw down memorable sets, while it was also a natural playground for attendees enjoying all that the festival had to offer. Despite the brief bouts of rare summer rain, Woogie Weekend 2015 was a resounding success, and this is ever more true as Do LaB brings it back for a triumphant return this year.
Woogie Weekend 2016 is already looking to be a stand-out festival this season. In true Do LaB fashion, the festival boasts a lineup of heavy hitters, as well as some rarer talents, including Damian Lazarus, Jon Hopkins (Live), Extrawelt (Live), NU, Sebastian Mullaert of Minilogue, Mathew Jonson (Live), TÂCHES, Benoit & Sergio and more. On top of the main acts, LA local crews Subtract, Deep, Favela bar, and more will be heading up the after hours to keep you groovin’ through sunrise, and there will be yoga offerings to help keep your experience balanced. Be sure to grab a ticket here and start counting down the days until Woogie Weekend.
Whether you went to a festival or not over Memorial Day Weekend, chances are you’re probably starting to get the itch to get back on the dance floor. This Saturday, Sound Nightclub will be welcoming the French Express/Ministry of Sound affiliate, Chris Malinchak, RIS Labs’ Eric Sharp, and our DJ duo, The Interns, for a groove-fueled soirée in the heart of Hollywood.
For those unfamiliar, Chris Malinchak is best known for his blissful deep house anthem, “So Good To Me,” but he’s also gone on to release a grip of other well-received jams like “Happiness” featuring MNEK, which has surpassed the 1 million play mark on SoundCloud. On closing duties, LA local Eric Sharp has been building his profile as both a producer and label head with sophisticated house music taste, while also playing everywhere from Outside Lands to ADE, so be sure to stick around for his set. Lastly, The Interns, who you may know from their eclectic sets at Coachella, Holy Ship!, EDC Las Vegas, or WAVEY, will be warming things up with the feel-good vibes that they have built their name off of.
Get ready for the night with the music below, and grab a ticket here.
Looks like L’Affaire Musicale and Ouija Entertainment‘s Wicked Paradise party are set for a wild one this weekend. LA’s own Goldroom will be crushing alongside special guests Adam Auburn, Astley, Birdee, Brohlson, Curt Reynolds, Dino Soccio, Jamie Prado, Mahalo, Maikol, RAMBO V, Sleepy Cat, Sunset Groove + Special Surprise Guest. And also, it’s on a MF boat! This one is setting sail out of Long Beach, so it’s accessible to all from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Let’s get it!
Following yet another fantastic spring festival earlier this year, the Desert Hearts crew, featuring Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop, and Deep Jesus, is back in full force with their Endless Summer Tour. Kicking off on June 17th in Brooklyn, the tour will bring the house, techno, and love ambassadors to a city near you, but if they’re not stopping in your vicinity, it’s definitely worth traveling for as they throw one of the best parties around. Also, if you haven’t been to their festival, this is your chance to get a taste of what you can expect in the fall when they throw their anticipated 4 year anniversary festival in Southern California.
On top of this exciting tour news, Desert Hearts co-founder Lee Reynolds and up-and-comer Machino released their Desert Hearts Records debut EP, Moon Matrix, and it’s been picking up steam as a stand-out addition to the label’s growing catalog of out-there jams. Dive in and get familiar with the chugging techno rhythms, shadowy atmospheres, and hypnotizing synth melodies – you’ll probably hear them on an underground dance floor soon.
Download the EP here.
The famed Culprit parties are back in proper form for their first underground affair of 2016. Together with Transmit, the well-respected LA-based label and event company is bringing us a night of house and techno with an all-star lineup featuring Ripperton, Sandrino, and residents Droog. Each of these artists hold their own, and have carved out their own places amongst a crowded artist landscape to cut through the noise and push quality, forward-thinking dance music. For tickets and more information, visit here. It’s bound to be a fantastic way to kick off the holiday weekend.
The largest electronic music festival in Canada, Bud Light Digital Dreams, announced its full lineup today. This year’s headliners include Above & Beyond, Damian Lazarus, MK, Tiga & more. They will be performing on 3 visually stunning stages in Toronto at the The Flats at Ontario Place on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd. Check out the full lineup and grab your tickets here:
Over the years, A Club Called Rhonda has played a pivotal role in shaping Los Angeles’ underground dance scene with its authentic approach to creating its free-spirited parties with passionately curated world-class music programming. House, techno, and disco luminaries behind the decks at “Rhonda” events come standard, and the return of RHONDAVOUS this Friday at Union in no exception. Even after its last outstanding RHONDAVOUS that featured headliners The Martinez Brothers, Guy Gerber, and Bonobo, the influential party brand steps up once again to bring our city by the sea a full night of multi-room debauchery with legends like Kerri Chandler and Felix Da Housecat, as well as Body High’s DJDS, two of Chicago’s finest Roy Davis Jr. and Mike Dunn, a personal favorite, Dauwd, and more. There are simply no other events in LA where you can find all of this talent under one roof for one night, so grab a ticket and get out on the dance floor this Friday.
If you need further convincing, Kerri Chandler’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix should do the trick:
The Summer season is upon us and the lineups are already lookin’ HOT! The Well LA just announced the first lineup of their Summer pool party series, WAVEY, and it just so happens to fall on Memorial Day. So take a load off and come beat the heat at The Mondrian with Todd Edwards, Juan Maclean, Thee Mike B, The Interns, and Coco Disco. It’s sure to be some good clean sexy fun…Tickets are $10 with RSVP so don’t miss out and follow the instructions HERE.
For the past four years, Splash House has proven itself to be one of the go-to desert music events. While it’s grown exponentially in size and popularity over that time, the strong bookings and good vibes have remained steady. This year, they put together arguably the best panel of talent to date, both for the June and August editions of the festival. Check them out:
At Lightning in a Bottle 2014, Max Cooper played one of the very best sets of the festival, and ever since then, I have been a devoted fan. Lucky for us, the UK’s studio wizard recently announced that he will be venturing across the pond for a North and Central American tour that will feature all night long sets, as well as his Emergence audio visual experience, which will only make an appearance in San Francisco. With his 11 dates, Max will be making stops everywhere from Boston to Los Angeles from May 26th to June 11th, and he is sure to throw down exceptional and eclectic sets that represent the crossover between science and sound. Don’t sleep on this…