Here’s What I Played for Dolce Vita at The Mermaid on November 28, 2023

Two classic margarita drinks with salted rims at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo Los Angeles (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Margaritas at The Mermaid (Pic: Liz O.)

A few years ago, I finally got over my fear of tequila (we’ll save that story for another day) and realized that I love margaritas. They’re tart and salty with just a hint of sweetness underneath, all qualities I appreciate in everything. The Mermaid, where I play (more or less) monthly as part of L.A. Industrial’s party Dolce Vita, is home to a very good margarita. In fact, I would say, no matter who is bartending on any given night, it’s consistently the best classic margarita I’ve had. I don’t know the secret. I just know that it’s so good that I keep going for the margarita instead of working my way through The Mermaid’s ample menu of cocktails, even though I know from experience that their specialty drinks are delicious.  

So, that’s my tip for you today. Get yourself a margarita next time you’re at The Mermaid. Here’s my set list from Dolce Vita. Catch me next week at the Grand Star on Sunday, December 3 for Disco Matinee and on Friday, December  8 for Depeche Mode Night/My birthday at Underground. 

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Set 1: 

Valerie Dore – Lancelot

Tiger Club feat. Stefano Brignoli – The Last Dance (Instrumental)

Radiorama – Chance To Desire

Ken Laszlo –

The Voyagers – Distant Planet

Boytronic – Late Night Satellite (Long Version)

Nina Pée – You’re the Sun of My Life

Miko Mission – How Old Are You

German Cowboys- My Lonely Heart (Extended Vocal Classic Mix)

Novocento – Movin’ On

Hubert Kah – The Picture (Francois Kevorkian 12” mix)

Kano – Another Life

Pino D’Angio – ma quale idea (mikeandtess quick edit)

Scotch – Take Me Up

Terrez – Seduced (Long Version)

Paul Parker – One Look Was Enough

Angela – Fantasy

J.D.Jaber- Don’t Wake Me Up

Koto – Visitors

Bobby O. – Confusion

Fake – Frogs in Spain 

Set 2: 

Patrick Cowley – They Came at Night

Clio – Faces

Ken Laszlo – Don’t Cry

Fun Fun – Color My Love (Rivaz ’80 Extended Remix)

Nuovo Testamento – Heartbeat (Curses Remix – Edit)

Master Plan – Electric Baile (Enzo Elia Vocal Edit)

Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden) (12″ Remix)

Sylvester – Menergy (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)

Los Angeles – Videomania

Joe Yellow – Lover to Lover

Righeira – Vamos a la Playa

Tiga & Zyntherius – Sunglasses at Night

LB City Rockers (Steven Andrew) – Tantric Frequency

Divine – Walk Like a Man (Remix)

Telex – Moskow Diskow

Kano – IT’S A WAR (Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode Remix)

Ladies on Mars – Galactica 

Amanda Lear – Tomorrow (Archi deejay remix)

Fancy – Bolero

My Mine – Hypnotic Tango 

Alexander Robotnik – Problemes D’Amour

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (Original Bobby Orlando Mix)

Cyber People – Void Vision

Plustwo – Melody

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