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June 13, 2017

LA Weekly Reviews 2017′s Lightning in a Bottle Festival

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As the morning sun slowly turns my tent into a sauna, I grudgingly open my eyes and survey the damage. Two days ago, when I arrived at Lightning in a Bottle, I carefully arranged this space to be my oasis from the festival madness. Now it looks like an angry badger tore through it. Dirty […]

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April 6, 2017

LA Weekly does a Feature on Lee Reynolds of the Desert Hearts Crew

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Sitting on a furry couch in downtown L.A. surrounded by ornate porcelain sculptures and mannequins draped in sequins, electronic DJ and Desert Hearts co-conspirator Lee Reynolds drinks a beer while sharing some of his wildest stories. Like the time a battalion of police SUVs and helicopters tried to shut down a snowy mountaintop party he […]

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April 6, 2017

LA Weekly Talks With Guy Gerber on the Return of his RUMORS Party

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Los Angeles’ Chinatown looks like a movie set; at least its picturesque Gin Ling Way does. Chinese architecture, festive lanterns and scarlet and gold colors mark the historic pedestrian thoroughfare. Many after-hours parties took place in the darkened restaurants of this area a number of years ago, but for seasonal Los Angeles resident Guy Gerber’s […]

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March 14, 2017

LA Weekly Interviews Ooah on New Alias, Of Porcelain

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It was 14 years ago when Josh Mayer, who goes by Ooah, found himself in the right place at the right time — on the dusty playa of Black Rock City during the annual Burning Man festival. Fire spewed from a geodesic dome under which Bassnectar was playing for a wild crowd. When his following […]

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February 21, 2017

LA Weekly Speaks With Barclay Crenshaw on New Alias

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Under his house music alias Claude VonStroke, Barclay Crenshaw packs massive clubs like downtown L.A.’s Exchange with throngs of party people looking for hours of four-on-the-floor good times. He leads cohorts on his Dirtybird label through festivals and incredibly popular barbecues and is himself a beloved DJ on the festival circuit.Under his real name, though, […]

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October 5, 2016

Party Favor Tells LA Weekly About His DJ Hustle

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“Whoever’s butt that is, that’s a good butt,” says Dillon Francis. He’s on the set of the music video for “Shut It Down,” his collaboration with Party Favor on the latter’s new EP, Party and Destroy (Mad Decent). He’s examining a Xeroxed sheet of printer paper blotted with the monochromatic derriere of a shameless stuntman. […]

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August 29, 2016

LA Weekly Shares Its Floaties-Filled Photo Gallery from Splash House

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Splash House, Southern California’s ultimate summer pool party, featured some of the best and brightest in EDM, including Gorgon City, Snakehips, Matt DiMona, Bobby Nourmand, SNBRN and more. Of course, with such beat-heavy festivals comes the animal floats, the catchphrase one-piece suits and other assorted costumes and swimwear. All photos by Ed “The Animal” Carrasco. […]

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July 12, 2016

LA Weekly Profiles The Well

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The name Jefferson Tangradi is one often dropped among L.A.’s electronic music scene in crowd. Tangradi is not, however, a DJ, manager, promoter or drug dealer — he’s the scene’s de facto hairstylist. “I used to go out every night,” Tangradi says, “and it was like, ‘Let me cut your hair,’ so all the DJs […]

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October 1, 2015

Avalon Hollywood is crowned LA’s Best Dance Club by LA Weekly

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Sam Nazarian’s SBE club empire has produced a worthy super-club with Create, and Sound Nightclub, with a Pioneer sound system that pounds, is the small-venue champ. But the new boss in town remains the old boss: Avalon Hollywood, L.A.’s first and still best purpose-designed venue for EDM clubbing. The room, which started its life as […]

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December 9, 2014

LA Weekly spotlights Q-dance and the rise of Hardstyle in the US

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As EDM has risen into the pop music sector and more and more people have been initiated into dance music, certain genres have taken the lead at one point or another. In 2011 and 2012, dubstep was the fad, thanks to people like 12th Planet and the U.S. king of the genre, Skrillex. Then 2013 […]

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