Los Angeles Weekend Preview: August 14 to 20, 2014

DJOYbeat Event Spotlight

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Avaland pres. Born Electric ft. James Zabiela, Radio Slave, Trevino, and Plastic Love @ Avalon Hollywood (Saturday, August 16)

Tech house producer extraordinaire, James Zabiela, takes the decks at the legendary Avaland club night in Hollywood.  A master of his trade and a beast on the turntables, James Zabiela puts on one hell of a show and is well-known for his unique style of breakbeats fused with the best of house. Joining him on the lineup is Matt Edwards (aka Radio Slave), Trevino, and Plastic Love. Hope you have some stamina built up for this one, afterhours athletes.

The Weekend Rundown

Thursday, August 14

Bassrush ft. Datsik, Antiserum, and FlinchExchange LA

Exchange LA presents a night to celebrate “trap, bass house, booty, and dubstep” featuring the sounds of Datsik, Antiserum, and Flinch. These harder-style house producers will have the walls shaking and the dancefloor quaking so bring your A-game (and possibly some ear plugs). Huh? What’s that you say?

Kitsune Club Night ft. Brenmar, Lane 8, Henry Kankle, and Kedd Cook @ Sound Nightclub

If you are looking for a hip-hop/RnB/house fusion, then Brenmar is your guy. His sultry sounds stand out from the typical club music and will be perfectly complimented by the soulful house jams of San Francisco-based Lane 8, whose stunning remix of Eric Prydz “Liberate” is a new favorite track available now on Beatport and iTunes.

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Also Consider: Soulnova: Twilight Afterparty @ Bar Copa (Santa Monica); Encore: Twilight Afterparty @ 31ten Lounge (Santa Monica)

Friday, August 15

Awakening pres. Pure Trance ft. Solarstone, Alex M.O.R.P.H., and Johnny Yono @ Exchange LA

If you want only the best in trance, look no further.  Solarstone’s Pure Trance nights are exactly that… pure, unadulterated, classic trance. This installment features Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Johnny Yono, and of course the magnificent and euphoric visuals provided by Exchange LA’s floor-to-ceiling wall of LED bulbs. PLUR, baby, PLUR!

Framework ft. H Foundation, Jon Dadon, and Amanda Panda @ Sound Nightclub

Framework Friday are widely known as one of the best nights in Hollywood for the greatness that is deep house. Equally showcasing underground, local, and big name talents, this night is a local audiophile’s go-to for Friday night dancing and

Encore Deep Sessions ft. Natalia Benson, High Rizers, Jonmon, and KEB @ Station (W Hotel Hollywood)

Looking for an upscale evening with a backdrop of deep house music? The W’s outdoor lounge called Station hosts Encore: Deep Sessions this Friday. Upscale attire is required, making this a great spot to bring your Friday night music-loving date for some great music, cocktails, and class.

Also Consider: Control ft. Just Blaze, Whiiite, Kid Kamillion, Dani Deahl, and Jess Slayter @ Avalon Hollywood; Noize Fridays ft. Posso @ Create; The Do LaB pres. Govinda, Plantrac, and Soul Rising @ King King

Saturday, August 16

Inception ft. Francesca Lombardo and Doc Martin @ Exchange LA

A night of good, solid house music this Saturday as Insomniac presents Inception. Two artists that have made a huge impact on the dance music culture will take the stage in night with all the makings of legendary.

Le Boom Launch Party ft. Bassjackers, Zen Freeman, SNBRN, and Mossberg Pump @ Sound Nightclub

No longer TGIS, the new Saturday night event is called Le Boom… and boom it shall with a powerful lineup consisting of Bassjackers, Zen Freeman, SNBRN, and Mossberg Pump. The name perfectly suits the sound-oriented nightclub with its Funktion One system and setup that makes every corner of the venue a place for audio perfection.

Also Consider: CapsuleM pres. Canson (Live), Gab Rhome, Elwan, and Goldcap @ Aventine Patio (1:00 to 8:00 p.m.); Arcade Saturdays ft. Arno Cost and Norman Doray @ Create

Sunday, August 17

“Surf the Beats” Beach Gathering @ Dockweiler Beach (Marina del Rey) (11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

An all-day beach gathering with a featured DJ from almost every genre of house music? California musical perfection. This is a substance and alcohol free party and donations are encouraged, but not required. At sunset they will be taking a group photo for you to add to that book of memories, so come get your feet in the sand and dance on the beach.

Afternoon Delight ft. Vanilla Ace, Adam Auburn, Bones, Freddy Be, Derwin McRoth, and Jia @ The Standard Rooftop (DTLA)

The Standard Rooftop parties are infamous, boasting amazing views of billowing LA skyscrapers, sexy people, and the best house music you can find. You can chill by the pool with a cocktail, hang out and order food in the lounge area, or dance your butt off on the dancefloor right in front of your favorite DJ.

Also Consider: Crave Sundays ft. Part Time Lover, Mark Lewis, Jian, Steve Omen, Earthbound, and DJ AZ @ Ebanos Crossing (DTLA); SoundsLike Sundays ft. Trent Cantrelle and Jesse Hantla @ Rose Room (Formerly Room 86)

Monday, August 18

Monday Night Social ft. Amirali and Davi @ Sound Nightclub

One of Hollywood’s longest-running club nights, Monday Night Social, has found great success in its new home at Sound Nightclub located in the heart of Hollywood on Las Palmas. Dance away your case of the Mondays to the deep house sounds of Amirali and Davi.

Wednesday, August 20

Big Top ft. Starkillers @ Avalon Hollywood

Avalon Hollywood brings a new night to the calendar. Big Top Wednesdays are the iconic club’s new night for EDM. The third installment for this circus and entertainment themed evening brings Starkillers in to headline.

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