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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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December 3, 2014

LA Weekly dishes on how Cut Snake got started

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Leigh Sedley and Paul Fisher — Sedz and Fish to their friends — moved from Australia to America 10 years ago as professional surfers. These days, though, the duo is becoming better known in another field: as the DJs and producers called Cut Snake. “It comes from an Australian saying: ‘mad as a cut snake,’” […]

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September 18, 2014

LA Weekly talks bass drops and tequila shots with EDM’s wild child Fei-Fei

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If you’re a friend of Fei-Fei’s and you’re coming out to her club night, you’re going to be doing a tequila shot. “It’s paleo!” she says, explaining why it’s her intoxicant of choice. “It’s the only alcohol that’s not a depressant. It’s actually an upper, because it’s made from the agave plant.” When trying to […]

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July 17, 2014

LA Weekly picks OVERWERK as a top concert of the week

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In a mere two years since releasing his first EP, 24-year-old Canadian producer Edmond “Overwerk” Huszar has taken the EDM world by storm with a sound that’s two parts Justice and one part Hans Zimmer. Mixing dramatic, orchestral passages with the usual serrated synths and dive-bombing basslines, Overwerk tracks such as “Daybreak” and the aptly […]

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April 22, 2014

Take a Trip With Guy Gerber at Coachella

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It’s kind of amazing that Guy Gerber is still conscious right now. He’s leaning up against his backstage trailer, minutes after a 90-minute set at the Yuma tent on Saturday, sipping leisurely from a plastic glass full of vodka. The DJ sports a fitted blue shirt, black skinny jeans and Beatle boots. His dark shades […]

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February 21, 2014

Finger Lickin’ at The Shrine

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President’s Day weekend calls for a Sunday night party. Chuckie, Showtek, San Diego’s TJR, and Ummet Ozcan were a part of “Finger Lickin’ at the Shrine” on Sunday, February 16. As a part of the recent LED/Goldenvoice partnership, this classic EDM big-room blowout brought in an insatiable, colorful crowd. Click here to read more

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February 5, 2014

Control Celebrates 5 Years with Dada Life

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There was a lot to celebrate. Control has, after all, lasted half a decade, which is like eight hundred years in the flash in the pan world of L.A. clubland. Control has hosted more than 250 events in the last five years, and has helped shepherd the rise of now megastar DJs including Dillon Francis […]

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January 23, 2014

Pete Tong Talks LA Music in LA Weekly Cover Story

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Influential English DJ and radio personality Pete Tong has called Los Angeles “the center of the universe” for electronic dance music, and he recently moved here. “There are so many people based here, it’s mad,” he says now. “There’s always been something about the creatives in Los Angeles. I think that’s become the attraction for […]

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