VIDEOS: Raw Stage Footage from Resurrect LA: Elektropolis!

VIDEOS: Raw Stage Footage from Resurrect LA: Elektropolis

A HUGE thanks to each and every one of you who came and kept the dance floor on fire all night long!! I had such an incredible time on stage with you all and I can’t wait to see you all again.

Thank you for making the event so incredible. You all ROCK!!

The set from that night was recorded for broadcast. You’ll be hearing it this month on iHeartRadio’s Electric Sound Stage channel, and on the Dance: Global Nation podcast on iTunes.


The crowd explodes when I drop my collab with Joey V:
Joey V & Arthur Galestian – Limitless (Original Mix)


Dropping one last track before I leave the stage…

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JUN 1: Resurrect LA Presents Elektropolis. Los Angeles, CA

JUN 1: Resurrect LA Presents Elektropolis. Los Angeles, CA

June 1st, it’s on! I’ll be headlining the next Resurrect LA underground event in downtown Los Angeles with friends Sayphonik and Todd Day + Indo, Wiley C. and tons more!

This is going to be incredible, don’ t miss it!

Resurrect LA Presents Elektropolis: June 1, 2013. Los Angeles, CA [Flyer Front]

Resurrect LA: Elektropolis > Downtown Los Angeles

It’s been almost a full year since our first event, and we are bringing back the best performances from all of our events over the past year. Featuring the best local talent in LA, 333 Live will be transformed into a city of lights and sound, bringing an intricate blend of House, Electro, Techno, Progressive and Bass.

Elektropolis will be featuring an exclusive VIP lounge, new lighting and effects, an interactive media booth and more! Costumes highly encouraged, come “Illuminated”! ♥

“Resurrect LA” represents a campaign to showcase the best of underground electronic dance music, from the city which is leading the scene across the entire world: Los Angeles 🙂

Establishing a strong foothold in Downtown Los Angeles, the Resurrect LA project is on a mission to showcase the greatest of local underground talent, in a place which accepts all types of individuals in whichever attire they wish to adorn.

Featuring the freshest talent local to LA, supported by key groups and masters behind the scenes for decades running, Resurrect LA was formed as a platform to reinforce all of the elements that the EDM community was originally built upon. It’s our goal to construct an environment which promotes universal acceptance, love and understanding from all of our artists, to all of our fans.

All of this is brought to you at the illustrious and historic 333 Live, featuring numerous rooms with different genres of music, lounge and city view balconies.

For up to date information regarding our promotions, artists and special events, please visit our web site at: www.resurrectla.com

Tickets & Pricing:

In order to manage the very high demand, this will be a presale only event. Make sure you get your tickets early to ensure entry and receive the largest discount. These tickets will not be available for long! Save your money for EDC; get a great discounted price for an awesome event!

GA: $5 / $10 / $15 Presale Tickets: www.resurrectla.com/tickets
VIP: $30: www.resurrectla.com/tickets

Video from our last event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9JeWYPu8Ss

Tickets being sold at the door are subject to availability.

VIP Tickets:

VIP Tickets grant entry to our exclusive main stage lounge. Meet the artists, promoters and celebrities behind the scenes supporting the event, automatic entry to win tickets for EDC, along with free giveaways every hour during the show!

Grab your VIP Tickets here: www.resurrectla.com/tickets

VIP services:
E-mail: vip@resurrectla.com
Call: 310-800-2563

Location:

333 Live
333 S. Boylston
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Map & Directions | www.resurrectla.com/map

Details:

  • Age: 18+ | Bottle Service and FULL BAR for 21+
  • Time: Line forms at 7:30pm + doors open at 8pm until 3am. No entry past 2am.
  • Attire: Costumes Encouraged (Theme: Illuminate) – No men’s shorts or sandals/flip-flops
  • Valet Parking: $8 Parking across the street on the corner of Boylston and 4th.
  • Street Parking: Plenty of free street parking available

Resurrect LA Presents Elektropolis: June 1, 2013. Los Angeles, CA [Flyer Back]

GET ON ARTHUR’S GUEST LIST:
$10 ALL NIGHT LONG!

Names must be submitted no later than
6PM on Friday, May 31.

Guest List submissions are now closed.
See you on the dance floor!

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ELECTRO – HOUSE – BASS – PROGRESSIVE
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Area 1 / RESLA Stage:

Arthur Galestian – Electro | Progressive | Trance
iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, KUCI, Detox Records, Resurrect LA
(Collaboration Performance with Todd Day)
Web Site | www.arthurG.com
Facebook | www.facebook.com/arthurgalestianfans

Sayphonik – Trance, Progressive
Underground Heroes, Resurrect LA
Facebook | www.facebook.com/theundergroundheroes
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/sayphonik

Indo – Electro | Trap | Bass Music
Underground Heroes, Resurrect LA
Mixcloud | http://www.mixcloud.com/IndOmusic

Todd Day – Tech House | Progressive
Resurrect LA
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/mightymighty
Facebook | www.facebook.com/djtadeh

Wiley C. vs. GLSS – Electro
UCLA EDMC, Resurrect LA
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/djwileyc
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/glss-music

F3tto – Bass | Dubstep
(Exclusive Tech House Set)
Web Site | www.f3tto.com
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/f3tto

Video Performance Provided by: www.vjosamu.com
Hosts: Silver Daniels & Dipsy Kandie Pop

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Area 2 // Elektropolis Stage:

Dertee Disco – Tech House | House
Support from LA-OC FAM, Resurrect LA
Facebook | www.facebook.com/DerteeDisco
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/thederteedisco

Fugitive – House | Tech House
Kandiville, Support from LA-PLURR FAM

Pavin – House | French House
UCLA EDMC
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/Pavin

TomCat – House | Techno
Kandiville, Support from LA-PLURR FAM

Mico – Techno | Tech House
UCLA EDMC
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/micosuave

Helios – House | Funky House
UCLA EDMC
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/iamhelios

Marco vs. Aaron – Techno | Tech House 
UCLA EDMC
Soundcloud | www.soundcloud.com/nathanielm

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Area 3 /// Outdoor Lounge

Syndicate Radio will be hosting a interactive media booth for the fans. We will be conducting live interviews with the artists and fans, live radio, photo booth and video broadcast, along with online interactions.

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F-U-N-K-T-I-O-N _ O-N-E _ sound-system + Epic Lighting & Experienced Visuals = All Provided by: F-U-N-K-W-O-R-K-S: www.funkworks.us
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> Elektropolis Costume Contest!

  •  Whoever receives the most votes for the best matching costume theme will receive complimentary bottle service for the evening
  • Must be a duo to enter, with a maximum limit of 5 participants per group.
  • If you win, DRINKS ON US! Game and voting rules will be presented upon entry at the door.

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Promotional Partners: NeoSapiens, Harajuku Kandie Pop, o3Music, UCLA EDMC, Kandiville, Syndicate Radio, Underground Heroes
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Big Money & EDM – Kalm Kaoz Stirs Debate In Scene

John Langdon (aka SlingR), half of Hollywood’s Electro House duo KALM KAOZ, along with his partner Filby (aka Motoe Haus), stirred up debate in the dance scene after his thesis on the EDM industry versus private equity firms was first published on renowned publication The Huffington Post. John is a guy with his heart in the right place. His undying passion for music – and EDM in particular – led him to write an opinion piece about the current climate in the industry where leading promoters and dance music brands are bought by large investment firms at an astonishing pace.

Langdon is a rare combination of a talented dance music artist — coupled with 20 years of experience on Wall Street as a private equity investor at firms ranging from Platinum Equity to Kohlberg & Co. It provides him with a unique perspective to ask questions, to add to the current dialogue, and express queries and concerns regarding the future of the EDM scene.

Big Money & EDM - Kalm Kaoz Stirs Debate In Scene

Wilf Libgott of Hammarica.com got in-depth with John Langdon to discuss his opinion piece and the plans for his band KALM KAOZ.

You just wrote a thesis on the current state of the EDM Industry in particular in the USA. It has gotten much praise the minute it was first published on The Huffington Post with hundreds of people talking on social media about it. What was your motivation to write the piece?

I love music, passionately, emotively; and dancing! I fervidly adore festivals, ever since going to Grateful Dead shows. I also fell for electronic music the minute I first heard it. A DJ team named the LSDJ’s used to play in Denver often while I lived there in 1999/2000. They were a clear precursor to Electro and I freaking loved those guys. Danced so hard to those cats. Going to dance festivals and dancing like a madman was a natural transition and has been very important to me, in terms of musical growth, creating new and lasting loving relationships, and celebrating life.

I simply felt profoundly compelled to write… saying to my gang on the way home from Ultra “I feel like I’m going to burst. I’ve got to write this down.” I was compelled by my love of house music. I was compelled by my history in private equity, understanding the PE (private equity) industry, and a desire to share one guy’s view, coming from a certain place and experience in life. PE, like electronic music, has many “genres” and strategies, so it’s important for people to understand that everything is more complicated than it first appears and to not lump all together in one basket. This said, as we all instinctively know, Wall Street capital and PE, particularly relative to SFX’s “genre,” history and power, move mountains and it’s important to open a dialogue about its entrance into dance music.

I wrote the piece because I care, love house music, and have perhaps a somewhat unique view. I want to bring attention to the topic, add a bit of light, and be sure we all…think, talk and seek knowledge. With knowledge, the lovers of house music, and other industries affected by financial firms, can bring honesty, passion and rigor to the debate. Knowledge is power, debate is healthy, and love for music is the driver.

Big Money & EDM - Kalm Kaoz Stirs Debate In SceneYou describe how big private equity funds could have a drastic effect on the fees talent is able to ask for their performances in clubs and festivals. Is there a ‘DJ bubble’ and is the top talent overpaid in the current climate?

Is there a true “price” for art? Jerry Garcia once said “I’ve always thought the Grateful Dead should be sponsored by the government or something. It should be a public service, you know, and they should set us up at places that need to get high. That’s the kind of thing we should be doing. We shouldn’t be doing business.”

I think if you read the piece, I’ve laid out a host of questions and data points that, perhaps, suggest the market is topping. I hope I’m wrong, but markets always top and often recover to attain higher highs. It’s the nature of things, from the internet to disco. My opinion is based simply upon my experience and instincts and I’m only one voice.

I like to look at hard facts. The music industry, and the entertainment industry as a whole, has a long history, though much of it is prior to the incredible power of technology and the internet, so many bets are off and predicting the future based upon historic events is challenging. This said, the growth of all industries, as with the net itself, have peaks and valleys, by definition. Mankind does as well (for an interesting reference point, see the Elliott Wave Theory).

As I said in the article, however, “the most beautiful thing of all is that we can finally dream of finding the next Mozart; Mozart 2.0 Cometh. His mom is making him dinner right now somewhere on the globe. Will the Mozart(s) of the world be paid and make money? Fist in the air, I say yes. Of course, talent, beauty and the imaginative mind of the child will perpetually stand alone at times and refuse the powers that be. They will refuse to sell through corporate channels, refuse to play at their festivals. The fans of these genius mavericks, no matter how many artists the “big guys” manufacture in their plants, will still pay to hear The Magic Flute.”

To what extent do you feel there could be a balance between independent promoters and the new large EDM companies like SFX Entertainment. Is there room for both, or will most of the independent promoters be pushed out of the market over time?

I believe many answers in life come from history and we often have short memories. I believe the answer, or at least a piece of the puzzle, resides there. If one looks at the history and outcomes of “roll-ups” (industry consolidation plays) in the entertainment industry, like those of Clear Channel and Live Nation, the answer becomes a bit more clear. I believe history suggests it’s likely going to be a challenging period for independents and promoters.

What would be the most important thing for dance music fans to remember after reading your piece?

As I said at the end of the piece, “It is up to us how this goes in the end. We are the customers. We are the fans. It is our attention they seek, at great costs, and it is our belief in the music that resonates through time.

Fist in the air, long live house music. Fist in the air, I love house music.”

Kalm Kaoz, the combination of both Filby and you (SlingR), is your producer/DJ team. Where did the name Kalm Kaoz come from and what’s your musical vision?

We describe ourselves as a Komplextro-driven rock ‘n roll band. We feel Electro as a genre is effectively rock ‘n roll if you listen closely. The note and chord progressions, etc., and general structure of genre inspires that feeling… rock ‘n roll. We want to rock the F out! To Filby and me, we feel we are a rock ‘n roll band. The “instruments” we use, or form in which we hurl power chord progressions and sound is infinite. I play the guitar and have been in rock bands and use this for much of our midi and song creation, along with the piano. It seems to us that rock ‘n roll isn’t so much defined by the instrument, but by the geniuses that came before us in the 60’s and 70’s and their attitude; rocking out and singing of love, heartache, and providing a voice of alternative views.

Kalm Kaoz strives to represent this attitude, vision and music. We feel our name is illustrative of the beauty and chaos of the time and, ironically, it suites Filby and me personally. He’s calm, I adore chaos, beautiful chaos. Within chaos comes new ideas, new paradigms, and a chance to break molds and the notion that “you have to do things this way or that.” Rock ‘n roll isn’t about living in a box. It’s about spreading love, rocking out, blowing up festivals, and celebrating life.

The universe brought Filby into my life – the dude is just epic and the band was formed – two guys. We thought about our message and logo and shit and, to me, my nephew Jack… no person on this earth makes me laugh more than Jack and his twin brother Ted. They “make” trouble and I love to make it with them. Boyish mischief is key to Filby and me. Those two turds are the basis for our “guys;” we call them the Mayhem Twins. The idea keeps us grounded in joy and cheekiness and we’ve got lots of ideas about how the Twins can spread joy and a bit of mischief…

You often cite The Doors and Grateful Dead, among other 60’s and 70’s rock bands. In what way do they influence Kalm Kaoz’s musical vision?

The 60’s and 70’s were challenging times for the country and the music was bold, brilliant and profoundly powerful. The famous picture of that guy putting a flower into a U.S. military guy’s gun – that was love, powerful love, putting a cork in the guns of our government. It speaks a million words.

The musical artists of the time were seekers, asking questions, and trying to find a path – a way to live while the world was in chaos.

House music is about the same ideas in many ways and is just as powerful. Just Instagram house music and the images that come up evoke peace, love and joy, and are clearly stating “we’re all here trying to celebrate our lives.” It’s not about “partying,” but rather celebrating. We need to get that message out so the powers that be understand us all better. History repeats itself time and again. We need people that don’t understand the music and our festivals to get it. It’s important to house music’s future, to Kalm Kaoz, and to the fans of dance music.

Jim Morrison is my icon, my muse. Jim was a poet, first and foremost, and a seeker. He was a true Renaissance man, genius, and maverick. There is no box to put him in; he stands alone. Jerry Garcia said, “Being high, each note is like a whole universe,” “to get really high is to
Jim’s irreverence toward the “system,” his poetry and strength of his pen, combined with the Dead’s belief in the importance of music, celebration, compassion, and constantly creating mischief, is Kalm Kaoz’s spirit.

The music of the time was simply dope. The Stones, Zeppelin, Dead, and The Doors, to name just a few, created magic – musical magic. I mean, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors is, like, perfect. It’s all a treasure trove of magical music with potent messages. We hope to be a channel for that energy and music to find a new audience.

Big Money & EDM - Kalm Kaoz Stirs Debate In SceneWhat’s next for your band and on the music front?

The rock ‘n roll bands that created those epic albums were touched by the universe. The universe helped them create such powerful music to get people’s attention, help them deal with the challenging moments and energy of the 60’s and 70s; the power, creativity and complexity of their music just makes your jaw drop. Like, how the hell did you guys create such brilliance, at will, time and again? Filby and I want to know!

We’re hoping to work with any of those guys, perhaps soon, and we’d like to re-create the albums of these masters in the electro/trance genres along side them, bringing the essence of their music back to an entirely new generation. The music is so potent, filled with power, passion and love. We hope to be a conduit for the Bob Weir’s, Jimmy Page’s, Paul McCartney’s and Keith Richard’s of the world to bring that banging…loving…epic rock ‘n roll to big outdoor festivals around the world. Their music is so important; it should be heard again and again, generation after generation. We’d like to simply be a conduit for that to happen.

Are there any specific projects in the works?

First, we’ve formed a charity called Hexagon House. Kalm Kaoz and Massive Enterprises, our parent company, were formed in large part, through beautiful music, to save twelve souls per year that would otherwise be lost. We are going to find kids that are gonna be tossed away by some system, but are inherently worthy of a good life and love. We’re gonna create a school for them, graduating twelve per year, that are taught – they must go back and get the rest of their brothers and sisters. In five years, we hope there’s a lasting, compounding impact. As Beethoven believed, unity through music.

We’ve got a host of projects in the works, much of which we can’t discuss just yet. Life is grand and we’re having great fun; we’re made to love and laugh. That’s our true natures, but the world is a tough game at times. If we can help make it a little softer, through raging our faces off and celebrating, while helping some kids, voila. Lots of laughs, spreading love and compassion and mischief through music.

READ THE ORIGINAL OPINION PIECE HERE:
http://www.massive-enterprises.com/endofdancemusic.html

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kalmkaoz.com
facebook.com/kalmkaoz
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Insomniac and Exchange LA Announce the Launch of ‘Extended Hours’ on Saturdays

Insomniac and Exchange LA Announce the Launch of ‘Extended Hours’ on Saturdays

Insomniac and Exchange LA Announce the Launch of
‘Extended Hours’ (10 p.m. – 6 a.m.) on Saturdays

 Taking place in Downtown’s historic core Saturday, April 6, 2013,
featuring a four hour set by Victor Calderone

Insomniac and Exchange LA Announce the Launch of ‘Extended Hours’ on Saturdays

Los Angeles, Calif. – April 1, 2013 – Insomniac, the world’s premier dance music event producer, and Exchange LA, voted DJ Mag’s #60 club in the world, are proud to announce the launch of ‘Extended Hours’ at ‘Inception Saturdays.’ This event will mark the beginning of Exchange LA’s new extended hours of operation on Saturday nights.

‘Inception Saturdays’ hosts Dance Music artists from a multitude of genres (House, Electro House, Progressive House, Trance, Deep, Techno) and incorporates Insomniac’s unique brand of enhanced production, design and a Funktion-One sound system. The ‘Extended Hours’ portion of Inception Saturdays (3 a.m. – 6 a.m.) will feature the best in Techno, Tech House & Deep House from top local and international dance music artists.

“People just don’t want to leave the venue at 3 a.m. when the lights turn on and the music stops, many of them want to dance until the sun comes up,” says Dominic Saldana, marketing director of Exchange LA. “We are excited to pilot our new hours of operation in conjunction with Insomniac’s Saturday night event series Inception. People can count on the music to be top notch from beginning to end.”

The launch of Exchange LA’s new ‘Extended Hours’ will feature a four-hour headlining set from world-renowned DJ/producer Victor Calderone, with opening and closing sets by Tara Brooks and Steve Prior.

For full information on event details, please visit ExchangeLA.com
To purchase tickets to Inception, please visit the event listings at Insomniac.com

About Insomniac
Insomniac produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation. The quality of our fans’ experience is the company’s top priority. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the largest, most spectacular music festivals in the world. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events and for more than 3 million attendees in California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.

Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Facebook and Twitter.

About ExchangeLA
“You only have to see Exchange LA to ‘take stock’ of what it used to be. Once the official dwellings of the LA Stock Exchange’s downtown activity — which closed its operations in 1986 as fiscal business fled to other parts of the city — the building’s four floors were unveiled as Los Angeles’ most ambitious club concept in 2010. Designed by Samuel Lunden and built in 1929, this opulent eleven-story Art Deco building is no longer run by fat cat investors, but the article of affection for the world’s most successful DJs (Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, AN21, Max Vangelli).” – DJ Mag

 

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Full Travel Package Contest: Win Above & Beyond’s ‘Group Therapy’ Residency @ Wynn Las Vegas

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Above & Beyond Announce ‘Group Therapy’ Residency @ Wynn Las Vegas
‘Above & Beyond Weekender’ May 17 & 18
Mega-Competition Open Now on Above & Beyond’s Facebook Page
 
Above & Beyond's 'Group Therapy' Residency @ Wynn Las Vegas + Full Travel Package Contest

Above & Beyond will begin their new ‘Group Therapy’ residency at Wynn Las Vegas with an ‘Above & Beyond Weekender’ May 17 & 18, including a full-production club show at XS on Friday night, followed by a pool party at Encore Beach Club on Saturday.

Fans can enter a competition to win a trip to Las Vegas for the launch weekend via Above & Beyond’s Facebook page. The prize includes travel, accommodation, and board at the 5-star Wynn Resort for one lucky winner plus a friend.

“From starting life as the title of our second album, ‘Group Therapy’ has somehow evolved to sum up everything we do. It captures the relationship between us, our music and our fans, and the magic that happens when those three things interact. We’re looking forward to bringing the full Group Therapy experience to The Wynn and Las Vegas for the first time.” – Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond have been on a non-stop global Group Therapy tour since the 2011 release of their critically acclaimed artist album of the same title, which features hits like “Sun & Moon,” “Alchemy,” Thing Called Love” and their current smash “Black Room Boy.” Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy show has become one of the most talked about in dance music, providing unforgettable moments for audiences from Los Angeles to Moscow, Sydney to Tel Aviv, Cape Town to Bangalore, and beyond.

Group Therapy is also the name of Above & Beyond’s weekly radio show. With its global listenership of 30 million, it sits as one of the most popular dance music shows in the world, trending weekly on Twitter during broadcasts. For more information check out their website.

For their exclusive residency at Wynn, Above & Beyond will perform over 10 dates with a special Group Therapy themed production, beginning with the launch weekender on May 17 and 18.

Encore Beach Club is open seasonally. Surrender is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from  10 p.m. to 4 a.m.  Tryst is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.  XS is open Friday through Monday from  10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Table reservations are highly recommended (Encore Beach Club and Surrender: 702-770-7300; Tryst: 702-770-3375; XS: 702-770-0097). For more information, visit  www.wynnsocial.com.

 

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MAR 29: Underground Heroes ft.
Arthur Galestian & Friends at The Bunker.
Los Angeles, CA

Underground Heroes ft. Arthur Galestian at The Bunker. Los Angeles, CAThe Bunker: 2500 W. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90057 [Map]

Hi all!

I’ll be performing at The Bunker on Friday, March 29th, 2013. The event is brought to you by the friendly folks at Underground Heroes.

Also on the line-up are dear friends Robert Holland, a longtime guest on my shows at KUCI 88.9FM and also a partner on iHeartRadio’s Electric Sound Stage; Sayphonik, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the underground LA dance music scene for years now; and Mr. Ozone, an incredible soul and someone who has done nothing but good for LA’s underground community of music lovers.

Come on down and have a night to remember with some of LA’s greatest DJs and personal friends.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Click here to RSVP on the official Facebook event page.

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