Category Archives: The Dance Floor

The Lash Will Be Missed, But It’s Legacy Lives On

DJ Rose Knows and DJ Liz O. on Giorgio Moroder Night at The Lash
Rose Knows and I paying tribute to Giorgio Moroder at The Lash

There are a lot of venues in Los Angeles, but one like The Lash, where I DJed a lot over the years, is rare. That’s why I’m saddened to learn that the downtown venue has closed.

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.

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How to Politely Request a Song from a DJ

Play ABBA Meme that reads "Play something I can dance to"

If you know DJs, then you’ve probably heard or read their complaints about requests. At the very least, you’ve seen a meme or two floating around on Instagram. It’s not necessarily a faux pas to request a song at a club, but there’s a way to do it politely. Unfortunately, plenty of people don’t know how to do that, so I’ll break down how to request a song step-by-step. 

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Disco Heat Returns to Songbird on January 5. Free entry!

Disco Heat with DJ Liz O. and DJ Jus' B at Songbird in Los Angeles on January 5, 2023
Disco Heat is back at Songbird in Chinatown on January 5

Start off 2023 with Disco Heat. Jus’ B and I are back at Songbird in Chinatown on January 5 for a night of classic ’70s jams and nu-disco bops. Expect to hear everything from Donna Summer to Purple Disco Machine as we turn up the temperature on the dance floor from 9:30 p.m. until last call. There’s no cover for Disco Heat, but we do recommend that you RSVP on Eventbrite.

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Get Your Tickets for Club Underground’s New Year’s Eve Ball Now

Club Underground Los Angeles New Year's Eve Ball flyer

Kickstart 2023 with DJs Larry G., Malvada and me (Liz O.) at Underground’s New Year’s Eve Ball. We’ll light up the dance floor at Chinatown’s Grand Star Jazz Club on December 31, 2022 from 9:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. Head over to Underground’s website to get your tickets now.

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Listen to My DJ Sets from Underground on Mixcloud

Getting down to “Genius of Love” at Underground on 12/09/22

I somehow remembered to record all three of my sets from Underground on Friday night and have posted them on Mixcloud. Special thanks to Larry G., Tea, Malvada, Grand Star Jazz Club and everyone who showed up last week for making this year’s birthday DJ gig a special one.

I’ll be back at Underground for New Year’s Eve. Tickets are already available and I highly recommend getting yours now via Eventbrite.

Check out the sets below. I’ve included the set lists underneath each recording.

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