Los Angeles Weekend Preview: June 12 to 15, 2014

DJOYbeat Event Spotlight

Discotek ft. Jamie Schwabl, Contessa, Dyla, and Jeska Marie Claire @ The Cosmo, Friday, June 13

Discotek this week features an especially sexy, all-girl lineup. The lineup boasts some of the scene’s hottest talent (pun intended) and is one of the events we highly encourage you not to miss. Behind the decks, these women are technically masterful, infectiously energetic, and when it comes to beats… they seriously bring it. Don’t let looks fool you. No “trophy” DJs here, just some serious disco powerhouses who know how to sling beats and make you move. The Thursday night event is already becoming a staple hub for real house lovers with its high energy and uplifting communal vibe. If you haven’t made it out yet, this is a fantastic week to meet us on the dancefloor.

The Weekend Rundown

Thursday, June 12

Insomniac’s Website Re-launch Party ft. Dyro and Jordan V @ Create Nightclub

When Dutch DJ, Dyro, surfaced on the scene in 2013 he made quite a name for himself, rapidly rising through the ranks with support from some of the industry’s biggest names, among the likes of Hardwell, Sander Van Doorn, Tiësto, and Dada Life. Landing at No. 30, he became the youngest “Highest New Entry” artist to appear in DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll. He will be headlining the official launch party for Insomniac’s new and improved website this Thursday at Create Nightclub in Hollywood. Insomniac Events and SBE know how to throw one hell of a party, so this should be a night for the books. Don’t forget to get your “Eat. Sleep. Click. Repeat.” on and check out the new Insomniac.com!

Electric Thursdays ft. David Delano, DJ Kash, and Bakman @ Couture LA

Presented by Turn Up Events, Couture’s Thursday night lineup features LA based DJs David Delano, DJ Kash, and Bakman. David Delano is the resident DJ for the PowerTools Mix show which airs Saturday/Sunday from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Power 106FM in Los Angeles. He has toured internationally spinning some of house music’s hottest destinations including Italy, Columbia, and Greece. Joining him on the decks is DJ Kash, who began to pursue his career as a DJ back in 2000 on Mauritius Island, his home before he relocated to LA. Last but not least, providing support for the night is Brett Bakman whose debut single, “Crush,” dropped exclusively on Beatport in March of this year.

Friday, June 13

Noize Fridays ft. Tommie Sunshine and Lema @ Create Nightclub

Insomniac Events and SBE present Noize Fridays at the massive Hollywood venue, Create Nightclub. This week get ready for house music icon, Tommie Sunshine, who is known for being a frequent social media spokesperson on behalf of the dance music culture. Not only does he have an impressive arsenal of his own original productions and collaborations, but Tommie is a highly acclaimed remixer, having added the “Sunshine Touch” to over 300 Tommified tracks. Hailing from the mid west rave scene, he is considered the full package with an encyclopedic knowledge of all music and a deep understanding of the history and development of the electronic music movement having been an active participant for decades. With several published and highly influential articles regarding EDM culture and having spoken on panels at most of dance music’s professional conferences (i.e. EDMbiz, Amsterdam Dance Event, Ibiza Music Summit, SXSW, WMC), he has established himself, not just as an artist, but as a highly respected industry expert. Come get musically educated by one of the biggest advocates of dance music today.

The Do LaB presents Crywolf, Fractal, and Bridge Theory @ King King

If you aren’t familiar with The Do LaB, it is time to get acquainted. Based out of LA, they specialize in event production with incredible interactive environments that incorporate inspiring art installations, creative lighting designs, and truly unique and powerful music. Crywolf, aka Justin Taylor Phillips, is known for producing melodic, lyric-based tracks. Receiving support from big names like Adventure Club, Skrillex, and 12th Planet, it was no surprise when his debut EP, Ghosts, instantly rose into the top 20 of dance music charts on iTunes, Hype Machine, and dubstep.net. Fractal’s style is a boundary pushing, no-limits fusion of all genres that is “not for the close-minded or weak-hearted,” and bass duo Bridge Theory spent years honing their unique musical skills to build a bridge between their individual musical production styles. If you are looking for a unique night to push some musical boundaries, open your minds and come experience what The Do LaB is all about.

A Rave Called “RA”: Full Moon Fantasy Costume Party @ 333 Live DTLA

This Friday marks the rare occasion when a full moon falls on the same night as Friday the 13th. The last time this occurred was October of 2000 and it won’t happen again for 45 years, until August of 2049. Extravagant costume designer/stage performer, Perish Dignam, is throwing a massive, Egyptian-themed costume rave to celebrate the “rare and magical full moon occasion.” The event will be held in Downtown LA at the two-story, special event, mega-club called 333Live. The layout spans over 55,000 spacious square feet and includes a main ballroom with multiple other rooms, providing an optimal venue for an affair of this caliber. The lineup includes over 25 DJs and each room will feature a different genre, so there is something to satisfy every EDM-loving attendee. The experience will be complete with seductive belly dancers, tarot card readers, Egyptian makeover stations, a hookah lounge, fire dancers, and “giant electric pyramids sculpted from laser-light and wild-projection.” A Rave Called “RA” is an 18+ event and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Saturday, June 14

Inception ft. Justin Martin, George Fitzgerald, and J Phlip vs. Kill Frenzy @ Exchange LA

This week, Exchange LA’s Saturday lineup is bursting with greatness. It’s a good thing they’ve extended their hours until 6 a.m., because we can’t get enough of Inception’s massive roster. Insomniac Events brings Dirtybird label boss, Justin Martin, along with George Fitzgerald whose productions are consistently high quality as well as impressing in the wide range of style. Top it off with Dirtybird diva, J Phlip, and Kill Frenzy and you’ve got the makings of some severely sore feet on Sunday Funday.  Time to get dirty on the dancefloor.

Avaland ft. DJ Helena, Spencer Brown, Samuel James, and KPDM Music @ Avalon Hollywood

Smoking hot beatstress, DJ Helena, comes to Avalon Hollywood’s internationally infamous club night, Avaland, this Saturday with Spencer Brown and Samuel James. The  UK born and Aussie bred electro/progressive/house producer just launched her podcast called “The Revolution” which is available on iTunes. 2013 was a massive year for the now Los Angeles resident, after playing main stage at Ultra Music Festival and now having signed with SPIN Artist Agency. Head to Avalon Hollywood this Saturday and check out her massive beats and dance until your legs fall off.

Sunday, June 15

SoundsLike Summer Terrace ft. Trent Cantrelle, Lee Reynolds, Tara Brooks, and Surprise Guest at Room 86

This Sunday Funday dance party is dominating the Hollywood house music scene. SoundsLike Resident DJ and label boss, Trent Cantrelle, told DJOYbeat “if last week is any sign of what’s to come for SoundsLike this summer, we need to make sure the roof is screwed on tight.” This Sunday, we will get down to the sounds of Trent Cantrelle, Lee Reynolds, Tara Brooks, and a super secret surprise guest. Dodging our journalistic prods as to who the “secret guest” may be, Trent just teased us saying, “This week I’m very excited to have Lee Reynolds and Tara Brooks of Desert Hearts, plus a secret SECRET guest… an old-schooler who I go way back with.” Hopefully the anticipation doesn’t kill you before Sunday, so hold tight until it’s time to throw those dancing shoes on and once again, “meet me at the terrace.”

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