The all-vinyl edition of Disco Heat is back at Lost But Found on February 9. This month, our special guest is Summer Rose of Vida Sound System, who you might recognize from the DJ collective’s residency at BLVD MRKT in Montebello.Continue reading Disco Heat Returns to Lost But Found February 9 with Special Guest DJ Summer Rose
The first song I heard inside Beastie Boys Exhibit at Beyond the Streets and Control Gallery was “Goo Goo Muck,” The Cramps’ weirdo classic that recently went viral via Netflix. I don’t know what the song had to do with the exhibition. In fact, save for the very few actual Beastie Boys’ songs that played over the course of a half-hour or so, I don’t know what any of the music had to do with the show. It was playlist that sounded as if it were generated by an algorithm rather than a human.Continue reading Beastie Boys Exhibit Revealed Lots of Content and Little Context
On Thursday, January 26, I’ll join DJ Pierrot at The Stowaway for French Disko. The French pop party starts at 9 p.m. and there’s no cover. It is 21+. The Stowaway is located at 416 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.Continue reading If You Love French Pop, Head to The Stowaway on January 26. Free entry!
Now, more than ever, it’s important to support your local music scene. Here in Los Angeles, venues were shuttered for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Musicians and DJs went largely without gigs for that same amount of time. Even though nightlife in my hometown returned in June of 2021, it’s naive to think that things are back to normal.Continue reading How to Support Your Local Music Scene
On January 12, I’m playing vinyl for Disco Heat at Lost But Found here in downtown Los Angeles. Our guest DJ for the night is my pal Clifton, who is one of L.A.’s best and busiest DJs and always plays amazing sets. This night will be a real treat.
Since I don’t play vinyl that often these days, preparing for this gig is a fun opportunity to go through my collection. I pulled some of my favorite disco tracks and found a few tunes I haven’t played out before. Here’s a sneak peek into my crate.Continue reading Want a Sneak Peek Inside My Disco Heat Crate? Here It Is.
If you love Italo disco, Dolce Vita at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo should be your regular Tuesday night haunt. The weekly party is presented by L.A. Industrial and features a rotating roster of DJs dropping Italo disco jams from 9 p.m. until last call. Catch me there on January 24.Continue reading I’m Playing Italo Disco at Dolce Vita on January 24 and It’s Free
I’m grateful to Ross, KB and everyone with the venue for providing a home for a cross-section of niche scenes in the city for so long. The club was most closely associated with the darkwave/goth world, but, really, you could hear anything from techno to city pop there. The club boasted a truly eclectic line-up of parties, which is part of what made it unique.Continue reading The Lash Will Be Missed, But It’s Legacy Lives On
I’m happy to announce that Disco Heat will be back at Lost But Found on January 12 *and* that DJ Clifton will be our special guest. Clifton is one of L.A.’s best (and busiest) DJs and his taste is impeccable. Plus, we haven’t played together since Sunday Sessions at Grand Park back in August of 2021! All that said, you really don’t want to miss out on this special night.Continue reading Disco Heat Returns to Lost But Found on January 12
What a New Year’s Eve! It was amazing to play with Larry G. and Malvada for the sold out crowd at Club Underground’s New Year’s Eve Ball at Grand Star Jazz Club. Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday night to ring in 2023.Continue reading New Year’s Eve Was Amazing. Listen to Part of My Set from Club Underground’s Sold Out Party