The Dirtybird label boss himself Claude VonStroke is making his SoCal stop on the ‘Urban Animal’ North American album tour this Saturday, October 5th downtown @ Exchange LA – and we’re giving you FREE tickets to the show! VonStroke just released his full-length ‘Urban Animal’ LP on his imprint Dirtybird Records, celebrating an experimental journey into tech house, booty bass, jungle, hip-hop and more: “Spanning genre, space and mood, Claude VonStroke’s Urban Animal is as unpredictable and bewildering as any living entity.”
This Saturday he rolls into DTLA with support from fellow Dirtybirds J.Phlip and Justin Jay, and an opening set from Insomniac’s resident La Muerte. This one is gonna get hot and heavy into the late hours, so make sure you don’t miss out on this one!
HOW TO WIN:
- Go onto our GDD facebook and share the ticket giveaway post
- Comment below that post with your full name and @tag the friend you wanna bring!
… We will pick a winner on Saturday @ 4pm PST!
This week, Private Label brings in two Los Angeles artists — Daedelus + Nosaj Thing. Both known for their eclectic styles, these producers infuse a wide range of electronic music into their sets making for unique performances with each show. Come join us on the patio Friday night!
Grab your tickets here.
#USCDerbyDays is proud to announce its partnership with Solé Bicycle Co.. In anticipation for Derby Days 2013 featuring Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow, The Knocks, and Dr. Fresch, Sole Bicycles is giving away a brand new bike for FREE! Enter the contest now and check out the recap video from last year after the jump!
TO ENTER, do so HERE, on the Derby Day’s Facebook Page. (If you have entered already, please re-enter. We appreciate it, and sorry for the mixup!)
After 4+ amazing years at CONTROL at Avalon in Hollywood working with an amazing team of people, the time has come for us to move on to a new project in Hollywood on Friday nights. Starting this week, we’ve teamed up with the folks at Lure, Dub Frequency, and MFG to be a part of Private Label Fridays where the focus will be on some of the best in House and Nu Disco talent, kicking off with one of our personal favorites here at GDD, Cyril Hahn.
Cyril Hahn will headline the night, supported by meteorically rising producers Ryan Hemsworth and Henry Krinkle.
Upcoming bookings include Nosaj Thing, Fred Falke, DJ Falcon, Yuksek, Gigamesh, a French Express Takeover, and many more. If you haven’t been before, we recommend you come join us at our new home on Friday nights.
Grab tickets for this Friday here.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Rolling Tuff and Solé Bicycles for an all-day event tomorrow from 1PM-2AM on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice, CA. The Venice Music Crawl features a number of venues on the west side, and we’ll be holding it down at RG Club with sets throughout the day from Lauren Lane, Steffi Graf, Human Life, and many more.
The event is free until 10PM, so come on by and join us. Find more information here.
Derby Days has been known for nearly a decade as a festive day of unique, top-notch performances, which then donates all proceeds to the fantastic organization that is the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. This year, Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow is playing, along with a live set by The Knocks, and USC’s own Dr. Fresch. I’m of course skeptical of any DJ set, particularly when performed by an artist known for a band and not a DJ act, but a Miike Snow DJ set is a clear exception. I highly recommend catching this elusive performance whenever possible. And, to make your life a little easier, we’ve got 4 pairs of tickets to give away. Enter here:
Those who heard the sophomore album from supergroup Moderat (Modeskeletor + Apparat) aptly titled, “II,” knew where to be on the evening of August 29th. Club Nokia welcomed Moderat and devotees for a very tasteful affair that brought live instruments in order to recreate the atmospheric album. The intimate experience was nothing short of transcendent. Continue Reading
Imagine cruising around the waters of Long Beach, CA on board a triple decker ship, while a multitude of killer acts– this time including GDD™’s TROPICOOL and our good friends NICEFINGERS– play across 2 stage areas, indoors and out. On 4th of July weekend 2013, a lively and very boatworthy crowd of 600 people did just that, to fantastic effect. Boatylicious was born and is now back for round two…
MORE INFO & TICKET GIVEAWAY (after the jump)
Porchester Hall in London yielded three sold out shows for trance trio Above & Beyond where they performed acoustic versions of their original productions for sold out audiences, some set to be released on their upcoming project. Based off the London performance’s success, two special Los Angeles performances have been slated for Oct 13th and 14th. Those who follow A&B on facebook saw that the historic Greek Theater has been chosen as the home for this special performance. Along with the announcement of venue, a one minute preview of “Love Is Not Enough” was released to quell anticipations of what an acoustic set could bring.
Los Angeles is buzzing with fresh techno and house. Whether a label or producer is just getting their start here, or setting up shop from wherever else in the world they came from, it’s becoming a hotspot for this sound and what’s happening here is quickly gaining notoriety like cities such as Berlin, Detroit, and London have. Two names that are keeping the pot bubbling are LA’s very own Body High and their newest signee’s Newbody.