We all know the beauty Toro Y Moi has constructed on his latest studio album “Anything In Return”, so now it’s time for a funky twist. Our LA based friends Richnuss have done just that. Richnuss is the playful project between cousins Peter Nussbaum, founder of Guns in the Sun Records, & Billy Scher of psych-rock legends, American Royalty. The infectious grooves of this song don’t deviate much from the original except for adding some funk and a dance kick. With the AR infusion expect to taste a little psyche-rock drizzled in. Its a beautiful mixture and take on an already beautiful song. Keep an eye on these cats in the future.
My favorite psych-rock experimental group is at it again. American Royalty just released their highly anticipated EP entitled Prismatic, on Guns in the Sun Records, and it is quite the harmonious gem with sweeping sound waves and infectious hooks. No 2 songs alike, each spectacularly different and moving in their own way. The music depth and versatility is extremely apparent in this album, and apparent upon your first listen. I’m confident you’ll be back for much more.
Quote by American Royalty regarding the track “Hungry”: “Hungry is one of the first songs that we ever wrote in a live setting rather than a studio. We’re very excited about the way its transitioned into a recorded number, but honestly for us, its always been about that heavy bass hitting you in the chest. So turn it up.”
YEW! We’ve invited our good friends at Guns In The Sun to takeover VERSUS this week! To celebrate such an occasion, they’ve rounded up some of their favorite selectors to join them on the decks – including Warchild, His Boy Elroy (aka Tom Gunzz), and Gene’s Liquor. And of course, prepare yourself for a special 2 hour long Guns In The Sun DJs set. They have recommended: “stretching & lotion & stretching & lotion.”
This event will reach capacity – so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry
Labor Day is finally here, and it’s looking like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend by the beach for this year’s Pacific Festival in Newport Beach. A “new musical experience at a seaside venue,” Pacific Festival aims to offer a festival experience unlike any other that you’ll find this holiday weekend, as the location is absolutely unique and the producers have curated talent this year to specifically cater to a beachside vibe. As you might have noticed, we’ve changed up the event flyer to highlight our favorite dance acts that will be performing this Sunday, so to see the full lineup as well as information on the PRE and AFTER PARTIES happening Saturday and Sunday nights at Detroit bar, read on…
Tickets available for purchase HERE. ($5 off with ‘GDD’ discount code!)
An all time remix hailing from the Light Year buds over in Australia, beefing up local hometown heroes American Royalty’s new track, Blood Keys. Definitely a dark and heavy take on the original with deep grooves that will burn holes in your sisters all-stars, as well as her brain. Guns In The Sun Records is giving away the entire 6 track EP for free over at American Royalty’s Facebook page here. And if you’ve got the attention span of a retarded rabbit, we’ve embedded the Light Year Remix below for your streaming. Johnny Darko met the Groove Prince of the Underworld and it was glorious.
After a hugely successful weekend at Snowball Music Festival, we return with 3 of the acts to bring you a slice of what you may have missed in Colorado. This thursday @ VERSUS, we welcome the Bang Gang wildchild Cassian from Australia, riding the momentum from his ‘Vamos a la Americas’ tour. Also coming in hot off Snowball Fest are the Guns In The Sun DJs and Bixel Boys, and supporting will also be GypsyDiscoCaravan and our very own aRod. Make sure you hurry up and RSVP, this is one is gonna be a hot mess of a good time.
We’d like to thank everyone who came out for the last couple weeks of our VERSUS party downtown @ ICON. Unfortunately, the management was not on the same musically-oriented page as us, and we weren’t happy! We want this weekly party to be the easiest way for you guys to dance dirty on a Thursday night, and that includes location, price, and fun level (duh).
So this week, we bring you a special VERSUS party – underground disco edition @ the (downtown) Belasco Theater Basement. To keep the summer groovin vibes and the dirty disco atmosphere, we bring you a one-off event in one of the coolest locations in Los Angeles. The now LA-based U-TERN will showcase his disc jockey skills and be supported by our good buddies Guns In The Sun, along with our GDD resident chill wave Tropicool and dF’s No Shirt/No Shoes Bixel Boys. Man oh man, are we in for it again.
OPEN BAR: What makes this thursday more attractive? Oh yeah, the OPEN BAR until 11pm doesn’t hurt either. The party starts @ 10, so you oughta’ get there for the power hour to warm up those disco dance moves!
This year we are amped to be joining forces once again with our good buddies in Collaborative Media and Dim Mak to bring you the 2011 Pacific Festival in Orange County. The makings of the answer to a ‘SoCal Outsidelands’, the Pacific Festival is putting together the perfect balance of summer music now in a proper location for all festival-goers. With a relocated festival site to Oak Canyon Ranch (recent location of Lightning In A Bottle) and a full day of music starting @ 10am, this year’s Pacific Fest is gonna show off the true summer festival atmosphere in its deserved setting. Getting a huge boost from last year, the 2011 lineup is staggering (Just find your favorite groove makers below):
FULL LINEUP INFO, PROMO VIDEO, TICKET GIVEAWAYS and FREE TRACKS after the jump!Continue Reading
After 20 straight weeks of epic parties, fantastic DJ sets, and extremely painful Friday mornings, VERSUS takes an enormous step forward…
Tomorrow night marks the grand finale of our VERSUS party at the Central in Santa Monica, capping what has been a phenomenal ride of only the best electronic music on the westside of LA. We couldn’t be happier to be bringing you the Australian dirty duo LIGHT YEAR, as they wrap up their own ‘USA Vacation’ tour. Supporting will be our good friends Gotsú Ongeslis, along with our other westside buddies the Guns In The Sun Deejays. To cap off the night, your very own ///BONES will be closing with a finale that’s gonna ensure your brain will have a dent in it come 2am. We hope to see all of you there in support of the last VERSUS party on the westside – we’re gonna get loose and severely run up our bar tab, so expect one hell of a night. LEZZGO!
LOCATION: @ The Central: Social Aide & Pleasure Club
1348 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
► Thursday, May 26th
► $5 Red Bull Vodkas ALL NIGHT!
SET TIMES: 9pm-10pm • Ben Oprstu x Dom Corleone (Birthday Set) 10pm-11pm • Gotsú Ongeslis 11pm-12am • Guns In The Sun Deejays 12am-1am • Light Year 1am-1:45am • ///Bones
TUNEAGE: If you haven’t already grabbed it, jump on Light Year’s USA Vacation Mix below, otherwise check out a couple more of their free tracks and then as well some killer booties from Gotsú Ongeslis. USA Vacation Mix by Light Year
For many Angelenos, some of our first experiences with electronic music were at gatherings like the first few HARD Festivals, Insomniac massives, and the early days of the Sahara Tent at Coachella, back around 2006, 2007, 2008 or so. These lineups were usually christened with great veteran acts such as Soulwax, 2manyDJs, Mr. Oizo, Boys Noize, Tiga, etc. We all remember the first time of hearing those dirty, wild, grinding techno grooves being pumped out over these massive soundsystems and all instantly understanding why these acts are at the top of the bill. Naturally, dance music and the festival lineups have since expanded and grown in all sorts of different directions, yet it seems that few new up and comers have been able to capture that classic analog techno sound that many of the flagbearers mentioned above have conquered. But then again, many amazing things seem to be happening down in Australia that have managed to stay off the radar…
LIGHT YEAR is a duo from Sydney made up of two 25 year olds Jordan Feller and Mikey Melas. Our friends at Guns in the Sun and Collaborative Media have brought the Aussie techno duo LIGHT YEAR over to the USA, and are debuting them to California on Saturday night at the V Lounge in Santa Monica, where they recently brought Bag Raiders last month. Light Year’s tracks “Sex Education” has been a staple in the 2manyDJs set over the past year, and their sound has been championed by the likes of Mr. Oizo, Strip Steve, and many others… including Tiga, who has been playing out their remixes on BBC Radio over the past months. Watch the AWESOME video below to see many of the top tastemakers in dance music hyping these two Aussie youngbloods.
The Light Year boys are joined on stage by the absolute legends who discovered them…..their label bosses Bang Gang Deejays, who will be dropping techno party bombs all night like they’ve been doing it for years…..because they have. If you’re not familiar with Bang Gang 12 inches…. they are the record label who discovered and developed the likes of Bag Raiders, Flight Facilities, Cassian, and (probably) birth control. Opening the night is LA’s resident legend, disco diety, and wax messiah, Dirty Dave. Last but not least, Mikey from Light Year turns 26 on Saturday night, so you definitely know it’s going to get loose at the V Lounge. Long story short, I wouldn’t miss Saturday night in Santa Monica. Scope the Facebook here, and buy the super cheap $8 party ticket here.
See you all on Saturday! Also, if you haven’t already, pick up Light Year’s promo mix that Trev posted earlier this week HERE. _______