Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend Preview: August 28 to September 1, 2014

DJOYbeat Event Spotlight

Loco DiceLoco Dice and Marques Wyatt @ Sound Nightclub (Sunday, August 31)

The German house music producer, Loco Dice, is one of the biggest talents in dance music. Having got an early start in his career spinning hip-hop and also rapping, his diverse background translates into a deep understanding of music and a complex texture to his sound. Pairing up with Marques Wyatt for a special Labor Day Weekend event, this devilishly delicious duo will serve up some seriously sinister beats on Sunday at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood. The industrial decor and simply complimenting visuals will keep you focused on the music – as it should be.

Thursday, August 28

Luresday ft. Deorro @ Lure

This Thursday, Deorro comes to Hollywood, bringing along with him his wicked arsenal of aggressively bass-heavy beats. Get ready to perspire profusely to a dancefloor seducing set… a perfect reason to launch your holiday celebrations early.

Friday, August 29

Awakening ft. Paul van Dyk @ Exchange LA

This trance legend needs no introductions. He is one one of the greatest and most widely-renowned names in dance music and his inspiration and influence has touched and created some of the most-respected producers in the genre and all of house music. Paul van Dyk is unmissable and should be on every EDM fan’s Bucket List. If you haven’t seen him… you should, and if you already have… you understand.

Control ft. The Crystal Method, Jacob Plant, and James Egbert @ Avalon Hollywood

Control LA brings us another solid lineup, mixing iconic artists with some of the most-talented, up-and-coming, young DJs in EDM. The Crystal Method formed in the early ’90s and has produced some of the most recognizable tracks featured in movies and TV shows. Control LA is 19-and-up, providing¬†a great opportunity for the newer generation of dance music lovers to get an education.

Noize Fridays ft. Stafford Brothers @ Create

There’s nothing better than a Friday night, a massive dancefloor, and two bad-ass Australians slingin’ the hottest EDM beats. If you want a massive start to your holiday weekend, Create always serves up the biggest order of party you can handle. They even stay open until 4 a.m., so no worries of having to put your raging to bed early.

Saturday, August 30

Budweiser and Jay Z pres. Made In America Music Festival @ Grand Park (DTLA)

Although this event isn’t strictly EDM-based, the lineup has a bulky roster consisting of some of dance music’s biggest names, such as: Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Gareth Emery, R3hab, Wolfgang Gartner, DVBBS, and 12th Planet. If you can’t even imagine Labor Day Weekend without a music festival involved… Grand Park is the place to be for you, dear raver.

Avaland ft. Infected Mushroom, Astrix, Maor Levi, and Randy Seidman @ Avalon Hollywood

If you haven’t seen Infected Mushroom at the historic Avalon in Hollywood, you must add this show to the Do Not Miss List. The incredible soundtrack provided by the infamous electro/psytrance group explodes into a seductive, psychedelic, sensory bombshell when paired with the incredible production and pristine Avalon sound system. ¬†Get ready for one of those mind-blowing, life-changing, out-of-this-world experiences. (Photo Credit: OH DAG YO)

Infected Mushroom Avalon

Inception ft. Thomas Gold @ Exchange LA

Thomas Gold is one of those DJs that puts on such a magnetic performance, you find yourself unable to miss another show if you are not in jail or hospital. This Saturday will be no different for his many fans that will flock to DTLA to catch him at one of the best venues for EDM, Exchange LA. He just released a monster track with Borgeous that will rock Exchange’s Funktion One sound system and engage the venue’s massive dancefloor that caters to the rave-thirsty dance fiend. Exchange also has an upper level VIP area to suit those desiring the upscale, VIP bottle service experience.

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Also Consider: Elation Saturday Pool Party @ The Sofitel Hotel Rooftop Pool; LIT Saturdays ft. Breathe Carolina (DJ Set) @ Lure

Sunday, August 31

EC-Twins-w-support-from-Darrigo-August-28th-at-Bassmnt_Bassmnt_Aug-28-2014_1407954842.jpgEC Twins @ Create

A sure way to get a party started is with a double-trouble dose of the EDM producers, Marc and Allister, aka the EC Twins. Originally from Manchester, the DJ duo has wow’d crowd with their music and their modelesque appearances. Get ready for a dose of big room beats and dancing at Create nightclub in Hollywood. To win tickets and a meet-and-greet with the boys, click here.

Ummet Ozcan @ Exchange LA

Exchange LA opens their doors to welcome Ummet Ozcan this Sunday for a special LDW event. When this Turkish-Dutch producer of trance and progressive tracks that frequent the Top Beatport charts takes the stage, you won’t be able to sit still, so grab your cocktails and meet us on the dancefloor.

Also Consider: California Nightlife pres. The Main Street LDW Block Party (Santa Monica); SoundsLike Sundays ft. Trent Cantrelle & Friends @ Rose Room (Formerly Room 86)

Monday, September 1

Tropicana Pool Party ft. Fred Everything, Jason Bentley, Adam Auburn, David Bullock, Derwin McRoth, Shanto, and Schmitty @ The Hotel Roosevelt’s Tropicana Pool

The palm tree-laden party atmosphere at The Roosevelt’s Tropicana Pool absolutely screams Labor Day, California-style. Toss that up with all of the shirtless and bikini-baring hotness you would expect (and can probably handle) from a Hollywood pool party topped off with phenomenal deep house? Now THAT is a day party, my friends. Poolside dancefloor heaven.

Pier Pressure Labor Day Yacht Party – On the Entertainer Yacht (Boarding @ Fisherman’s Wharf)

Deep Lifestyle Group and Jeff Fong host the 12th annual Pier Pressure Yacht Party in Marina Del Rey this Labor Day. What is better than three levels of EDM and deep, sexy house music with a Sun Deck sprinkled with cabanas and bottle service? If the upscale lifestyle is your flavor, you will want to get on this boat. 21 and up are welcome to cruise from 3:00 to 7:15 p.m. The yacht boards from Fisherman’s Wharf located at 13755 Fiji Way in Marina Del Rey. All aboard!

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