Recognize the name Ulf Bonde? You may remember him from a track, “Brother Piña,” that Justin Jay featured in his Desert Hearts Spring Festival live set (@ 1:29:45), but if you don’t, now is a great time to get familiar. Sweden’s Ulf is a brand new LA-based producer/DJ whose musical background consists of classical piano and choir singing. After moving to LA to go to USC a few years ago, and eventually becoming roommates with Justin Jay, he grew a strong affinity for underground dance music. In the midst of school and late weekend nights, Ulf took some time to carefully perfect his craft, but he’s now set for his debut release on September 28th, which happens to be on the trusted label, Culprit.
The first taste of his forthcoming EP, Blossom for Me, is the the title track. Soulful, deep, melodic, and groovy, the track has all of the key ingredients to mesmerize both casual listeners and a difficult dance floor, while also incorporating bits of acoustic guitar, trumpet and harp for a sophisticated touch. Check out the preview here, and stay tuned for the rest of the EP, along with a remix from Justin Jay.
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After providing a √+ closing set on the GDD™ x Insomniac WIDE AWAKE Art Car last Friday night at Electric Daisy Carnival in New York, MANIK has teamed up with Culprit newcomer, Burnski for the YJG EP — a solid package from the LA-based imprint featuring remixes from Laura Jones and Maxxi Soundsystem (my personal fav), which the collaborators handpicked themselves for the May 27th release. Preview the set below.
As summer winds down once again, we reflect on the sunny, daytime soirees that we attended over the past few months. Here in Los Angeles, one venue really stands out among the rest as the go-to spot for good music, beautiful babes, and a killer view — The Standard Hotel Rooftop in Downtown LA. Veterans of the 12th Floor, the LA-based label Culprit reigns supreme on Sundays from June to August, and they’ve put together 8 tracks from the label’s emerging talent to showcase and illuminate the overall vibe of their Summer Sessions events. Preview all 8 tracks below and pick up the release on October 8th. Continue Reading
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* Track of the Day: jozif – The Guitar Player (Dub Mix)
On July 30th, the spectacular Mexican duo, Climbers, released their most recent EP, 2 Come Back— the second release put out on the Los Angeles label, Culprit, after debuting their first EP back in May. “2 Come Back” is a great Deep House track and a product of an obvious industriousness in the studio from Jay Blakk and Kiko Deal. The EP features the original as well as 2 remixes from fellow South American up and comers, Fur Coat, and Hot Creations legend, Miguel Campbell, providing for one hell of a release. Today, the guys have put together a promo mix to accompany 2 Come Back, and it’s just the right temperature to get you through this Wednesday. Don’t sleep on these guys, folks. √+
This Saturday, eclectic Boston duo, Soul Clap, will be coming to Los Angeles to host a secret Downtown warehouse event in celebration of their debut album, EFUNK, which just recently dropped on Wolf + Lamb. Soul Clap will be headlining the late night soiree, with support from Thugfucker, a live set from Pillowtalk, Jeniluv from Making Shapes, and Clovis from the Culprit camp. Read on for instructions on how to enter to win a pair of tickets to the event as well as a link to the newly uploaded stream of the full album. Find all info on the event and purchase tickets here. Continue Reading
Los Angeles, I can confidently say that this Saturday marks one of the best dance music events to ever happen in this city. Crosstown Rebels, the lauded label run by the mysteriously interesting Damian Lazarus, and Flaunt Magazine are bringing the infamous Get Lost party to the West Coast after multiple successful and wildly hedonistic events during WMC in Miami in years past. With some of the biggest names in the global underground scene, Get Lost LA should be a bequest of auditory knowledge to all electronic music enthusiasts in this city. Find all necessary info below and make sure to read after the jump to see what Los Angeles’ trio, Droog, have to say about Get Lost, the Culprit label, and how Jamie Jones and Lee Foss helped them be where they’re at now.
† Crosstown Rebels + Flaunt Magazine present: Get Lost LA † ► Damian Lazarus, Visionquest (Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves), Art Department (Live), Deniz Kurtel (Live), Droog, and more ► Saturday, August 27th, 2011 ► The Music Box, Hollywood, CA ► 10:00PM – 6:00AM • 21+ ►Tickets $20