Here’s What I Played at Underground’s 2000s Nite on May 31, 2024

Dance floor scene at Club Underground 2000s Nite at Grand Star Jazz Club in Los Angeles on May 31, 2024. (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
The scene just before midnight on the dance floor at Club Underground. May 31, 2024. (Pic: Liz O.)

I’m not one for nostalgia, but ‘00s Nite at Club Underground on May 31 did make me feel a bit wistful for the final decade of life untethered to phones and social media and streaming platforms. I wouldn’t say the ‘00s were a particularly great decade (like I’ve written before, it wasn’t), but it was nice to not be connected to everyone, everywhere, all the time.

In keeping with this week’s theme at Underground, I busted out one of my favorite mashups, which I had downloaded and burned to a CD for gigs back in the ‘00s, and ended the night with the song that was my closer in the earliest years of that decade. Keep reading for the set list.

Kate Nash – Foundations

Lily Allen – Smile

LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean

Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses

Depeche Mode – Precious

Royksopp – Eple

Glass Candy – Beatific 

Ladytron – He Took Her to a Movie

Holy Ghost – I Wanted to Tell Her

Blur – Music Is My Radar

Golden Boy, Miss Kittin – Rippin Kittin

Goldfrapp – Strict Machine

The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful

Hot Hot Heat – No Not Now

Interpol – PDA

The Strokes – The End Has No End

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date with the Night

Gravy Train! – Hella Nervous

Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

Franz Ferdinand – Darts of Pleasure

Editors – Munich

Bloc Party – Banquet

Metric – Dead Disco

Ladytron – Playgirl

Gorillaz – Dare (DFA mix)

Daft Punk  – Technologic

Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At

Simian Mobile Disco -Hustler

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder on the Dancefloor (request)

Hercules & Love Affair – Blind

Le Tigre – Deceptacon (DFA Mix)

The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers

Mylo vs. Scissor Sisters – Drop the Numb

Madonna – Hung Up (SDP Extended Mix)

Miss Kittin and the Hacker – Frank Sinatra

Peaches- Fuck the Pain Away

Radiohead – Idioteque

Interpol – Slow Hands

The Strokes – Juiceboxx

Bloc Party – Two More Years

Modest Mouse – Dashboard

LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing at My House

Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger

Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get Blue Monday Out of My Head

Phoenix – 1901 (Mike Balance Rerub)

The Killers – Mr Brightside (Thin White Duke Remix)

Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks

CSS – Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death from Above (request)

Crystal Castles – Vanished

Animal Collective – My Girls

The Knife – Heartbeats (Rex the Dog remix)

Justice vs. Simian – Never Be Alone

M.I.A. – Jimmy

Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream (request)

Postal Service – Such Great Heights

Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads will Roll (A Track remix) (request)

The Killers – Somebody Told Me

Crystal Castles, Robert Smith- Not in Love

MGMT – Time to Pretend

M83- Midnight City

Robyn – Dancing on My Own

DJ Spiller, Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Groovejet

Daft Punk – Digital Love

Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

Pulp – Bad Cover Version

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps

The Avalanches – Since I Left You

Up next is Disco Matinee at Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, June 2, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Click here for more information. 

Liz O. is an L.A.-based writer and DJ. Read her recently published work and check out her upcoming gigs.