The UK transplant Ghosts Of Venice moved from Chicago to LA this Summer and we’re stoked to have him deep in the swing of pool party season. In preparation for his performance this Saturday @ the #LDW High Tides Pool Party, he’s curated a TOP 10 POOL PARTY JAMS playlist to get you nice and wet and ready for a hot one. Here’s what he had to say:
Recently I made the move to Los Angeles, which means endless summer and more rooftop and pool parties than you can shake a stick at. Whether you’re sunning yourself by the pool or dancing on the beach here is a list of my top 10 balearic disco, yacht rock and dubbed out tracks.
Welcome back to another edition of the Quick-hitter! We’ve been seeing a lot of UK dj/producer Vanilla Ace here in the States this summer, and wanted to catch up with him amidst his US tour and headlining Afternoon Delight this Sunday @ The Standard Hotel rooftop in downtown LA… we’ll keep this short and sweet!
GDD: Vanilla Ace! You’ve been on a huge US summer tour, most notable just playing HARD Summer and Splash House… whats been some of your favorite shows on the tour so far? VA: All the shows have been great so far, HARD and Splash house were fun and messy! I also had a great time playing Bardot in Miami and Audio in San Francisco.
GDD: You’ve been hard at work in the studio w/ remixes for Moon Boots, Destructo, and originals with Sharam Jey, Adam Banks and Lora… what else do you have in the pipeline that you can hint us about? VA: I have two original releases on the way, ‘What you need’ single on Incorrect and the in demand ‘I’m hot’ EP on LouLou players. Both are out in the next few weeks.
GDD: Speaking of, your production is known in the “gangster house” category… whats one thing you do in the studio thats a signature to make it Vanilla Ace? VA: Only some of the music I make is ‘G-House’, the Moon Boots remix I just did with Barber is definitely more on the proper ‘deep house’ vibe. But to answer the question a signature Vanilla Ace production usually has a killer bass line and spooky/unusual synths/pads.
GDD: You play the “Afternoon Delight” @ The Standard Hotel rooftop this Sunday… whats your favorite thing about playing in LA? And are you afraid of heights? VA: I’m not afraid of heights but you wouldn’t catch me bungee jumping or sky diving anytime soon! I love LA, one of my favourite places in the world.
GDD: THINK FAST! What’s the last song you’d ever wanna listen to before you die? VA: Roachford – ‘Cuddly Toy’ , lol
Don’t miss Vanilla Ace alongside Adam Auburn and our very own BONES this Sunday, August 17th @ The Standard Hotel rooftop in downtown LA for Afternoon Delight! EVENT INFO RSVP NOW
Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! Since no one has work on Monday, we’ve teamed up with Take2 Entertainment to bring together some of our friends for a FREE High Tides Pool Party this Sunday, May 25th! Join us at the rooftop of the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood to keep the holiday going with sounds by Plastic Plates, Jessie Andrews, Graff, BRCHN, our very own aRod and a couple special guests as well…
As if the energy of EDC weekend wasn’t enough, the LA-based hooligans behind No Shirt No Shoes have joined forces with GDD, Undefeated, Sol Republic, Hype Beast and Ampal Creative to bring you NS/NS: ¡VIVA FROTH VEGAS¡ @ The Hard Rock Pool. The pool party splashes into town on Friday with an All-Star lineup of favorites Bag Raiders (dj set), Classixx, Poolside (dj set), Bixel Boys, plus our very own Bones and Tropicool. Amidst the neon, fist pumping and testosterone, we are happy to bring you the frothy LA alternative to the Las Vegas pool party. See you guys there!
*THIS EVENT WILL REACH CAPACITY – PLEASE RSVP BELOW & SHOW UP EARLY TO GUARANTEE ENTRY!
About a month ago, I was driving home from lunch and received a call from the music director at the Fontainebleau in Miami beach. He told me that he just confirmed Deadmau5 on the first day of 2012, and that I would be opening. As you can expect, I almost crashed my car. Now, less than a week to go before the gargantuan show and I’m frothing to see the event unfold. I’ll be warming up the party alongside Stephan Luke and Damaged Goods. It kicks off at 7pm poolside and pumps until 11pm, at which point everyone will head over to the after-party inside Arkadia. Tickets for the show are available here.
This time…. WAVES = RAVES. Wet Electric 2011 – The largest & loudest pool party is coming back home to SoCal @ Wild Rivers waterpark. Think festival noise, waterslides, bikinis, 18+, fill in the blank. WOW.
Friday, September 30th, two stages, 25 world class DJ’s, full-service bars, plush cabanas, vip areas, waterslides, wave pools, lazy river and thousands of beautiful party people. This will be the ultimate closing party of the summer, and the final event that ever takes place at Wild Rivers, as this is their final season before they shutdown forever!
After a biblical Coachella weekend, we are happy to be bringing you not only this Thursday’s installment of Versus, but our first pool party of the year at the ever-so-swanky Standard Hotel (Downtown) rooftop pool. I’ll get down to brass tacks with the killer lineup we have for you guys in back to back events: