The LA mystery man Whiiite just dropped a little spin on Lana Del Rey’s ‘Shades Of Cool’ and it’s got a refreshing summer hip-hop vibe. The haunting vocals of Lana get flipped, cut up and laid into an energetic production with a killer drum line that carries all the way through. Here’s what he had to say…
“Was vibing on Lana Del Rey’s New album on a flight from Chicago to LA and heard Shades of Cool. Started messing with a beat on the flight and this is where we ended. Hope you all enjoy. As always truly thankful for all your support… spreading the word about our project, reposts, retweets, etc. Much Love”
Chris White (aka Whiiite) has cultivated his budding career right here Los Angeles, becoming an influential producer/DJ and impresario that helped build the local dance scene into what it is today. With this Whiiite project, he takes his career to new heights with a unique superhero graphic novel series that synchs up with each of his EPs to tell the epic story of Whiiite, his origin and powers, and the villains he faces – with each character having their own sound. From a genre standpoint, he boasts a deep catalog of heavy-hitting trap, electro-house, techno, and more that features his distinctive studio touch. As a DJ, he’s known for his high-energy sets that are as eclectic as they are captivating, and this guest mix is a prime example of that.
CONTROL Fridays @ The Avalon. Whether you like it or not, you’ve got a crazy story to tell from a night spent there. We think about what music we may be into right now or not anymore, but you better believe if you live in Los Angeles or have been here for a weekend, chances are you have had a wild one at one of the longest standing electronic music weekly events across the globe. After the “blog-house” scene spilled DJs into clubs and venues nationwide, Los Angeles was a beacon for this growing underground buzz. It wasn’t without difficulty for a young Ryan Jaso and Chris White to prove to the already storied venue, Avalon Hollywood, that their new weekly event CONTROL would gain any traction and or keep the crowds coming. “The red-headed step child” as the owners and managers of the club first called it, CONTROL had to live in the shadow of Avalon’s bigger nights showcasing heavyweights such as Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, and a still thriving live music calendar. But none of that could stand in the way of what was going to happen with a growing music scene. For 5 years now, the “little weekly party that could” has turned into the taste-making, career-launching, riot-starting, life-changing movement that has kept LA one of the premiere places to discover new talent and see the best of the best at the same damn time. Continue Reading
The eve of revolution is upon us… the Los Angeles mystery that is Whiiite has been cast upon the blogosphere in the form of the first chapter to his saga – a graphic novel telling the tale of how Whiiite came to be, who he was, and maybe, what his purpose will be for? We’ll have to watch (above) and see what happens…
A Graphic Novel Fueled by Bass music
Story by Aric Avelino & Chris White
Written by: Aric Avelino
Illustrated by: Paul Shipper
Score by: Chase Brawner (Pigna Productions)
Motion Graphics by Aric Avelino
This Friday, we turn a milestone and celebrate the 4 year anniversary of the storied Los Angeles party CONTROL @ The Avalon. Hosting many of the top artists from around the globe over the past four years, it has been an incredible experience being apart of this iconic LA event and we couldn’t be happier to continue helping make history every week…
To help ring in the anniversary, UK wizards Jack Beats will grace the decks, along with trap heavyweight Carnage and the hard hitting Whiiite. Supporting the night will be a special b2b set by CONTROL residents BONES and Sam Hiller, and a closing set by Mister Blaqk. *This event will reach capacity early, so please RSVP below and arrive before doors to guarantee entry!
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5PM on Friday.
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Whiiite‘s debut EP, Whiiite Begins, has truly put this producer on the map. Shrouded in darkness and mystery, Whiiite brings an amalgam of bass music in his productions and performances, and the range of genres has opened wider with 6 new remixes of the initial release. You’ll hear bits of Electro, Techno, Dubstep, Trap, and more in the remix EP — featuring new takes from Vandalism & Mr. Fluff, Calvertron, Sharooz, ETC!ETC!, Protohype, and a free Big Room-er from our buddy Fyor which you can grab below. Pick up the whole thing on Beatport now.
Well this should be a rager. We’ve teamed up with Hyundai‘s Re:Mixlab and Elektro Magazine for a FREE event this Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles with a festival-style lineup including Switch, Brenmar, BetaTraXx, Whiiite, Bones, and Bixel Boys. If the lineup and free entry didn’t give you some movement in the lumber yard, how about an open bar from doors until close? Yep, it’s happening.
RSVP is required for entry. Just sign up HERE and arrive early!
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The mysterious, Whiiite, has finally released his debut EP, Whiiite Begins, today on Australian imprint, Vicious Bitch, and I have to say that the 5 original productions have greatly exceeded my expectations. Pulling sounds across multiple bass-heavy genres, Whiiite creates a tasteful, well-produced debut — showcasing a mastery of technique and skill in the studio.
The EP features collaborations with some great up and coming talent including Valentino Khan (“Paradise”) and Kids At The Bar (“Torment”), and swoops across Electro, Dubstep, Drumstep, and more with ease throughout the EP. Stream below and pick it up on Beatport.
We’re approaching the end of October, and Halloween plans and parties are being organized, but no matter where you are this weekend or next week, you’ll be sure to hear some creative ways in which artists and DJs include ghoulish Halloween sounds into their sets. Mysterious LA producer, Whiiite, is fully aware of this and has conveniently put together an 8-pack of free bootlegs from him and his friends (Valentino Khan, Cold Blank, ETC!ETC!, and more) to get your Halloween set festively fun. While you’re throwing Valentino’s “Psycho Theme” or Whiiite’s Nightmare Before Christmas booty in your mix this week, make sure to check out this trailer for his forthcoming debut EP, Whiiite Begins, due out on Vicious next Monday.