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The never ending search for what to do on a Friday night in Los Angeles has reached a head this weekend with Outspoken and Dig Deeper’s happenings at Couture this Friday. The German House aficionados, Session Victim, are bringing their live chops to Hollywood for what is sure to be an immersive evening of good vibes and better music. With Dig Deeper’s Masha and Alison Swing on support duties, expect a well curated set list and a dance floor that’s been dialed in. It’s not too late to get tickets, and if you need more convincing check out Session Victim’s Boiler Room set below!

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It’s almost time for Billboard’s second annual Hot 100 Festival! This weekend, New York’s Jones Beach Theater will be welcoming everyone from Calvin Harris to Ariana Grande, and Fetty Wap to Sleigh Bells, while also featuring other chart topping and emerging artist like Party Thieves and Billboard Dance’s own Matt Medved. Last year, the inaugural festival shattered attendance records for Jones Beach Theater by attracting over 40,000 fans, so they are expecting another stand-out showing for some of music’s most in-demand artists of today.

In preparation for the Hot 100 Festival, Billboard has released the full set times and map for the venue. Check it out below and pick up your tickets here.

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It’s going to be a big one for Avalon tomorrow night! LA’s favorite avant-garde performance collective, Lucent Dossier Experience, is taking over the Hollywood hot spot, alongside an all-star lineup of underground house acts such as Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation), Psychemagik, and Desert Hearts’ Tara Brooks. Lucent Dossier has graced stages far and wide, but some of their most notable performances have been at Coachella and Lightning in a Bottle, where fans witnessed their unique blend of dancing, acrobatics, and fire with live downtempo electronica. With their spectacle of a show and excellent support acts to match, tomorrow night will bring diverse musical programming that is uncommon in LA nightlife, so be sure to experience it for yourself. Buy tickets here.

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I’m not sure how I missed the official announcement of this, but damn this looks rad.  All vinyl, cross-country tour — sounds like a blast.  I’m definitely going to be catching this show when it hits LA on the 6th, so don’t miss it when it comes to your city.  Big stuff from Richard Vission and Bad Boy Bill.

“The first-of-its kind tour breaks down the digital boundaries that have become so characteristic of the modern electronic music landscape and goes back to house music’s roots. The house music dream team is joining forces to press pause on all sync buttons and instead play all music on vinyl, including new music with their special edits as well as some retro classics to pay homage to the vintage art form.”

 

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When I first saw this lineup drop on Facebook, I was pretty shocked.  LA’s Lot 613 and associated shows are known for bringing the heat, but never have they done it on this level.  Three of the underground electronic music kings in Dixon, KiNK and Danny Daze headline one of the best bills to grace LA in some time.  Along with that onslaught are relative newcomers Weval, whose self-titled album is hands down one of the best of 2016.  Resident trio Droog and Jeniluv round it out.  I have no more words in me;

Grab your tickets here.  

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With a year that has included performances from Coachella to Cream in Ibiza, showcases for their CUFF label, and a grip of fresh releases, the French duo, Amine Edge & Dance, have been thriving, and they’re primed to continue on their ascent for the second half of 2016. They recently announced a North American tour, including appearances at HARD Summer this weekend, New York’s Flash Factory, Canada’s Shambhala Music Festival, and more in the coming weeks (full list dates after the jump).

Additionally, Amine Edge & Dance have also unveiled plans for their forthcoming album, Past Before Future, that is a collection of 10 unreleased singles and remixes of some of their favorite artists, including Drake and Kreayshawn (full tracklist after the jump). They’ve started rolling out the album, and today, they dropped the second song, “Get Dat.” Enjoy their newest offering below, along with a handful of other Amine Edge & Dance jams for your listening pleasure.

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After a noticeable hiatus from the Los Angeles party scene, deep & tech connoisseurs  Minimal Effort are back in a huge way.  Today, they announced what is probably the go-to Halloween event for those looking to get down to some underground electronic sounds.  Every act you read on this bill is more mouth-dropping than the next, and there are apparently still more to be announced.  Hold onto your hats as the rest of this story unfolds.

Tickets will be available here Thursday, July 21st.

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San Diego’s pride and joy, CRSSD Festival, is set for its highly anticipated return in the fall, and there is no shortage of top-tier talent that will grace its seaside, sun-kissed grounds. Staying true to its indie meets dance music programming, the festival continues to impress, despite having to follow outstanding lineups from past editions. CRSSD is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand festivals around, and with one look at its lineups and unique venue, you can see why. Enjoy Damian Lazarus’ set from the CRSSD Festival earlier this past spring, and pick up tickets here to kick off your countdown.

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As an official partner of Dance Tonight, we’re proud to announce our can’t miss shows for July, 2016.  Southern California is going off, and you’re gonna want to be at every one of these gigs.  Enjoy!

July 1 – Night Bass @ UNION

July 2 – White Wine & Fried Chicken w/ The Interns, Matt Black & more

July 3 – Disco Naps Presents: TIKI DISCO (Eli Escobar, Lloydski, & Andy Pry)

July 4 – Wavey Pool Party w/ The Interns & more

July 9 – Oliver w/ Robotaki & Special Guests at Sound Nightclub

July 10 – GDD x Fortune Pool Party @ The Roosevelt

July 22 – Prototype 037: Culprit x Innervisions Part 2 – Ame DJ Set

July 23 – Sound w/ Sander Kleinenberg

​July 29 – Cosmic Gardenz Music Festival

July 29 – Club Cheval: live at UNION L.A.​

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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.

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