VERSUS was our humble weekly event @ The Central in Santa Monica, CA over the past 2 years. We’re sad to have it come to an end, but we sent it off proper with a biblical b2b set from Skrillex x Congorock x Crookers x 12th Planet, along with Doorly and our very own Bones. We thank everyone for all the memories, never forget what we’ve built.
To celebrate the last VS of the year (and the end of the world as we know it?), we’re teaming up with our friends at The Well to bring you a SECRET GUEST (Boys Noize Records) all the way from France. Supporting the night will be a special b2b set from our own Troy Kurtz & Bones, along with a birthday performance from Ben Oprstu and sets from SF’s Realboy and Option4. Can you say, techno?
We kick off December w/ a special and very intimate edition of VERSUS… The NO SHIRT x NO SHOES DJsTropicool & Bixel Boys will be setting the vibe all night, along with sets by Justin Cornwall and Mazkarate… Fireplace on the dancefloor. Secret DJ booth. Speakeasy vibes. Funky tunes. Radical visuals. Let’s boogie woogie.
After a week off due to tryptophan overdoses, VERSUS returns this Thursday with UK native Sharooz – providing us a rare intimate performance before he heads back across the pond. Supporting the night, the hard hitting Ecto Cooler will be celebrating his ‘Touch The Sky’ EP release party, along with DJ sets from Sam Hiller, Don Winsley, and Master Wayne. It’s almost the end of 2012, so don’t miss out on one of our last!
Coming off an eventful labor day weekend, we return to The Central in Santa Monica to celebrate the birthday of our very own Sean “TOKS” Tokuyama, ringing in his 21st year as a human being and the end of sneaking him in to every party possible. To help kick things off, we welcome Vermont-based duo Lazerdisk Party Sex (Mad Decent / Dim Mak) to make their VERSUS debut. Supporting the night is Into The AM’s Team Scoop and TastyTreat, along with our WAPA pal Freq Status. This event will reach capacity – so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry!
After an incredible performance last Thursday by Light Year and special guest John Roman, we continue the reign of techno this week with a takeover by the notorious LA based label Droid Behavior. Making their 3rd showcase @ VERSUS, Droid this time brings Derek Michael and their top duo Raíz. Supporting the night will be GDD’s own TRE and a debut from Boston’s Dark & Stormy! This event will reach capacity – so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry
After a one HARD weekend, we return back to VERSUS this Thursday with a very special guest from London, making a very rare appearance at such an intimate venue in the Central. Supporting the night will be Dim Mak’s own Matzerath, along with Redbull affiliate Ryan Lassi and local hero Suupaa. The event will reach capacity, so please RSVP and arrive before 11pm to guarantee entry!
As we storm into August and the climate finally is getting hotter, so are the lineups we have for you at VERSUS all month long. We start off our next 5 week span of pandemonium with a takeover from Into The AM, flexing 5 of their own rising acts in a label showcase of sorts. The bill will feature top gun DirtyRock carrying the flag, along with rising duo Them Lost Boys and support from their young guns DVRKO, Team Scoop, and TastyTreat. Kick off the first weekend of August proper with us on the west side! *This event will reach capacity so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry!
Coming off a huge festival performance at Spring Awakening in Chicago, HARD fest maestro Gary Richards aka Destructo will be taking over VERSUS this Thursday @ The Central in Santa Monica. Rumor has it that he’s bringing a very special secret guest that you do NOT want to miss. Supporting the night will be our very own Bones and Danceism’s Ben Oprstu, with an opening set by MURDA. This event will reach capacity so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry!