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Minimal Effort: A New Year Spectacle (Gallery)

Feature image: Chris Soltis All photos: Chris Soltis / Randon Vanucchi /    There’s something refreshing about stepping into a building that is almost a century old built with sophisticated architecture and timeless design for a massive NYE celebration. The MacArthur  was home to this years Minimal Effort NYE spectacle that featured two dance floors on the lower level and two massive ballrooms hosting only the best in underground House and Techno. It’s safe to say that Underrated Presents has out done themselves yet again.   With powerhouse players like Justin Martin, Jimmy Edgar, and J Phlip taking over the more »

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Minimal Effort All Hallow’s Eve: Halloween Weekend At It’s Finest

Feature photo: Colin Defenbau It’s one of the greatest feelings ever walking up to a warehouse and hearing (almost feeling) pulsing Techno beats within the distance. Minimal Effort had it on lock and this year’s Halloween edition, All Hallows Eve, was one for the books.   Claptone’s reimagined stage takeover was indoors and had an endless wave of lazers over you the entire time you were present. The place was a party upon arrival and you could tell everyone was having a great time, no questions asked. From MK to Dusky and back, the hi-hats were rolling and the party showed more »

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Minimal Effort Is Back and Bigger Than Ever

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Get your tickets here: MinimalEffort.net Minimal Effort is back and bigger than ever with their Halloween experience, All Hallow’s Eve. This year, Minimal Effort is moving into a newly ventured venue by the name of ENOX Event Center this Saturday, October 28th for some of the best in underground House and Techno. They’re bringing musical programming that embodies the forward-thinking respects of acts like the infamously secretive Claptone, All Day I Dream label boss Lee Burridge, and reigning king of melodic underground music Eagles & Butterflies.Claptone’s world-renowned The Masquerade will be making its Los Angeles debut at All Hallow’s Eve, importing the signature production and staging that has more »

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Dirtybird Campout 2017: Best. Campout. Ever.

Feature photo: Katie Laskowska Ahhhh, Dirtybird Campout. Always gracing us with the best in cowbells and techy hi-hats that have become a staple in the Dirtybird sound. This year, an excursion into the lands of Bradley, CA.     Counselor Claude really had everyone hyped this year. Through a series of social media announcements, it was known that this years Campout was gonna be bigger and better than before; and that it was. The Birdhouse hosted all of the Dirtybird OG’s and some of the best sets of the weekend (what a surprise) meanwhile this years, and first time all more »

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Dirtybird Releases West Coast Campout Compilation featuring Claude Von Stroke, Billy Kenny, Sacha Robotti, and More!

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Stream/Buy: https://fanlink.to/DBCWestComp Tix for Dirtybird Campout: HERE   It’s finally that time of the year for Dirtybird Campout to kick off. To celebrate, Dirtybird has blessed us all with a new Compilation served up by the one and only Ardalan. Featuring Billy Kenny’s latest remix for Barrump, it’s a phenomenal House mix that is bound to get you groovin. Perfect for all of your DBCO pre-games, it’s also a spicy mix for all of you who are driving up (or down) into Bradley, CA. If you’ve got Spotify, make sure to save it for offline listening cause as you get closer more »

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Desert Hearts: Home To All Wanderers Alike

Desert Hearts

There’s something magical about walking into the middle of a indian reservation, specifically, the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, where people are wearing fur coats and rainbow like sequins with leather gear in abundance. Why you might ask? Well, it is Desert Hearts after all and it wouldn’t be a Desert with temperatures hitting high 70’s during the day and high 30’s at night. With pulsing Techno beats for 100 hours straight, you don’t really know what you are getting yourself into until you are there embracing the mantra that is House, Techno, and love. Music This one is always a given more »

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Desert Hearts Fest Is HERE!

Feature Photo: Get Tiny Photography Desert Hearts stands as the embodiment of House, Techno, and Love at its core. A movement through progression of four on the four beats that unites people to celebrate love, life, and music. With a successful 2016 festival run and a City Hearts tour across the US, it’s safe to say that this is set to be one of the biggest and best editions of Desert Hearts yet. Featuring the Desert Hearts crew we have all grown to know and love, the lineup also features powerhouse players like Justin Martin, Ardalan, Doc Martin, and a more »

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Day Club Announces A Handful of Day Parties

Day Club has announced the lineup for its much anticipated return to Palm Springs this April, championing industry giants and globetrotting dance acts from all corners of the international electronic scene. This ultimate daytime Coachella retreat will take over The Hilton Palm Springs for two weekends of sun-soaked pre-festival partying. Day Club’s complete double weekend billing includes six time Grammy winner Skrillex alongside the likes of the infinitely entertaining Dillon Francis, French rising star Madeon, and super producer Nicky Romero and Los Angeles’ most renowned electronic powerhouse crews OWSLA, Mad Decent, and Sound Nightclub taking over the idyllic poolfront stage. more »

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The Top 5 Reasons I Always End Up At CRSSD Time After Time

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Twice a year for the past two years I have sworn that I was going to finally retire from CRSSD and every year for the past two years I have attended both versions ( Spring & Fall) and had a goddamn blast. This year was no different and was punctuated by what I swear was a transcendent experience during Justin Martin’s set on Saturday. Sunday was the best warehouse party I’ve ever experienced while not actually being in a warehouse but never more than during the epic b2b by Seth Troxler and Eats Everything. An hour or two’s worth of more »

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How To Survive CRSSD’s 5th Edition In Sunny San Diego

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CRSSD Fest right around the corner and ready to take over Sunny San Diego this March 4th and 5th for its 5th edition! With momentum soaring through the roof I realize that there is a lot of newbies jumping on board the CRSSD train. Welcome and get ready for a beautiful picturesque festival experience unlike any other in the SoCal region. DAY/AFTER PARTIES There’s a handful of official CRSSD parties with amazing talent that will be happening throughout the weekend. Get ready  for some fun in San Diego that will be going all weekend long with acts from all spectrums more »

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Premiere: 4B Goes In With New Hybrid Track ‘Ring The Alarm”

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4B is back with yet another HUGE track for the one and only sound that he helped pioneer across the years, ya know, the Jersey Club sound. This time around he brings us a collab with Fasho by the name of “Ring The Alarm“; a Jersey and Trap Hybrid track embodying the best of both worlds. Abundant in low-end madness, its quick to transcend you into subwoofer solstice that is sure to escalate into a party. 4B has been riding a wave of momentum these past few months with rumors regarding a YellowClaw collab, a Diplo collab, and crazy hype over more »

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Eric Prydz Goes Underground With Factory 93

Eric Prydz

Tickets on sale now at: TheFactory93.com Factory 93 is set to takeover another LA based warehouse for it’s next installment of dark, grimy, and pulsing Techno beats with the one and only, Eric Prydz, performing under his alias Pryda. On Saturday, April 8, at the 1756 Naud Street warehouse, Factory 93 will channel the roots of the Los Angeles underground with an epic techno and house takeover from the globally recognized producer, lasting until the early morning hours. So early you just might see the sun come up. In 2016 his debut album OPUS was named one of the dance more »

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TWRK & Falcons Set To Dominate Avalon Hollywood

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On Friday January 27th, catch TWRK & Falcons throw down on the CONTROL stage as they present “The Tarp Party” at Avalon Hollywood along with rap legend Mystikal!! With special guest No Pants Party on call for support. Get your tickets for Friday HERE. A New York-based electronic music duo, TWRK have one goal in mind: to make listeners move. Influenced by the sounds of N.E.R.D., Skrillex, and New Orleans bounce they have captured a aggressive bounce energy that would become their trademark. Before Diplo discovered their progressive talent, they release singles like “Trifecta” with DJ Sliink and Green Lantern, and more »

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Gents & Jawns Take On Indian Vibes In latest Trap Production

Gents & Jawns have taken it upon themselves to serenade all dance floors alike with their latest Trap infused production, Mahal, out now via Lowly Palace. Majestic isn’t the best word to describe music but Mahal is as majestic as it gets where morose feels meets sitar chords to take you on a one of a kind bass driven journey. Known for eclectic bass concoctions, this one is thriving in low end bass-lines inconspicuously pushing your speakers to the limit. Only 4 days in and the track has 117k plays on Soundcloud. Take a listen for yourself and see what more »

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UK Underground DJ To Dominate Avalon Hollywood

Low Steppa

British DJ and Underground master Low Steppa is coming into the states for a run of his notoriously upbeat yet minimalistic Simma Black party. He is set to takeover Avalon in Hollywood this upcoming February 3rd to do a full showcase of everything his label stands for. From Armada to Food Music chasing his Ibiza residency, Low Steppa is no stranger to the common airwaves like he is the underground. He will have support from the likes of Bones, Bixel Boys, and Sam Hiller so you already know it will be a one of a kind four on the floor more »

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Minimal Effort NYE: 2017 Edition

Minimal Effort NYE

All photos by: Chris Soltis Minimal Effort NYE came and went in a breeze. That tends to happen when you find yourself lost in the bliss of knowing that you are ringing in the new year with all of your friends and loved ones. This sold out NYE edition featured headliners including Simian Mobile Disco, Recondite, and Stephan Bodzin with support from notorious House and Techno acts including the Desert Hearts crew, Sacha Robotti, Amtrac, Francesca Lombardo, and many more. The Globe Theater was a new experience for everyone but it worked out great across the 3 story NYE party. The main more »

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City Hearts Takes The Belasco On One Hell Of A Ride

City Hearts LA

Photos by: Juliana Bernstein aka Get Tiny Photography There’s something eerily special about walking into an event and seeing everyone dressed up in foxy leather jackets like they’re in Antarctica for a serious escapade. Leather in abundance as if it was a modern day BDSM party without the sexual tension (that one might be subjective), and people just embracing the beauty of self expression however the fuck they felt like it with Techno and House beats all night long. That was City Hearts in a nutshell. In case you don’t know, City Hearts is an off-shoot of the major festival, more »

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DJ Bios Announces Official Web Launch Party

DJBios.com is here to make your content creation life easier and they’re hosting a party to celebrate the launch of it all this Saturday, December 17th at Lincoln St. Station in Denver, Colorado. What may seem like random word spew to some is truly the heart and soul of a total stranger to others. I’m talking about DJ Bios. It’s important that your marketing materials, and yes, whether you like it or not a bio is marketing material, stands as an authentic representation of you that showcases your abilities, successes, aspirations, and track record without the fluff. A rookie or self-proclaimed more »

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Pham Takes To Us On A New Vocal Bass Journey

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Pham recently came up on my radar with his uniquely eclectic fusion of seductive R&B like vocals with future bass that creates a concoction of something that could likely be reffered to as vocal bass. “Talk To Me” features the vocals of singer Anuka who effortlessly compliments the track one second after the other. They want as far as creating a music video for the track that highlights a girl having one of the sexiest excorcisms I’ve ever seen. Okay, so maybe it’s not an excorcism directly but she contorting her body in ways that are morose yet moving that create a more »

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