A collaboration between Christopher Kristoff and the San Diego-based DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop, along with the recent member, Andy Crane, has yielded the stand-out festival known as Desert Hearts, which has been heralded as “One of the best electronic music experiences in America” by Resident Advisor. Desert Hearts was established as a community-oriented house and techno gathering with the goal of achieving a memorable energetic ambiance, while maintaining high musical integrity – and from what I’ve heard, they do just that + more.
After a massively successful 1 year anniversary, they return for their Spring festival that features world-class headline artists like Tim Green, DJ T, Matthew Dekay, Droog, Christian Martin, and a plethora of the finest local talent including Tara Brooks, Eduardo Castillo, Jon Dadon, Kevin Anderson, and of course, the Desert Hearts DJs, amongst others (listed above). With this fantastic group of artists behind the decks, one can be sure that there will be proper house and techno bumping through Funktion-One sound systems all weekend long. Check out the video after the jump to get a visual for the Desert Hearts vibe, and be sure to grab your tickets here to experience this intimate gathering first hand. We’ll see you there!
Underground royalty will be present at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles this Saturday, as Seth Troxler will be headlining Inception along with supporting sets from Fabric resident and UK legend, Craig Richards, and Culprit label bosses, Droog. As usual, doors will open at 10PM and the party will go into the early morning hours, so expect some extended sets from this trio of seasoned DJs.
Pre-sale tix are available HERE.
More event info HERE.
Additionally, GDD will be hosting the gallery room downstairs, with GDD friends and family selecting tunes all night with sets from Troy Kurtz, Kevin Anderson, Grand Prix, and The Interns.
We are giving away a pair of tickets to the sure-to-reach-capacity show, so enter below for your chance to win! Continue Reading
For the late afternoon starts to the late nights to the early mornings– here’s what gets us up, gets us going, gets us through the deepest of LA weekends.
GDD™ SPOTHEADS.005 (18 track Spotify playlist, 2 hours)
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
Check out our interview with these guys after the jump! Continue Reading
Don’t put away those bikinis or beach towels quite yet, there is one last Culprit Sessions party at the Standard Hotel rooftop in downtown Los Angeles this Sunday with Boston’s Soul Clap headlining the day. It’s going to be an afternoon and evening filled with deep, groovy vibes and pretty, party people, and I have TWO PAIRS of tickets to give away to you LA folk. The first two people to email me at JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM will win. Quick draw!
Avaland will be celebrating its 6th birthday this Saturday at the Avalon in Hollywood, and they have been kind enough to give away a pair to 2 of you dirty dancers. Legendary Chicago DJ Felix da Housecat will be headlining the event, along with Avaland resident DJs Droog, Cameron van Peebles, Steve Prior, and The Music Savages.
Anyone in the mood for a pool party this Sunday? The folks over at Culprit are throwing another one of their notorious soirees at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and they have been kind enough to give away two pairs of tickets to the event. If you’d like to get down to some mesmerizing minimal and turbulent tech-house, shoot me an email at JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM and two of you will each get your name +1 on the guestlist.
Even if you don’t win the tickets, it is FREE before 2pm so make sure you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your spot on their guestlist!