Here’s What I Played at Club Underground on November 3, 2023

Dance floor at Club Underground with DJ Liz O. at Grand Star Jazz Club on Friday, November 3, 2023 (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
The crowd at Underground dancing to an old Mylo/Scissor Sisters mashup.

One of the first things I learned in the DJ booth— and this might actually be a life lesson— is that you never know where the night will take you. Planning a set is futile because what you play is always dependent on what will make people dance. You won’t know what will make a specific crowd on a specific night dance until you see it for yourself. So, I never plan sets. I usually have songs floating through my brain, but plenty of times, like at Underground last night, those aren’t the ones I end up playing. So, maybe I’ll play those next week . You should stop by and find out for yourself.

Below is the set list for Underground on November 3, 2023. I’ll be back next Friday, November 10, for Interpol night, where both floors of Grand Star Jazz Club will be open. You’ll find Larry G. on the main floor and me upstairs.  Plus, I’ll be at the Grand Star this Sunday, November 5, from 3-7 p.m. for Disco Matinee with Jus’ B  and guest DJ Jen Rock. See you on the dance floor!

Set List: 

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Royksopp – Speed King

Alison Goldfrapp – Gatto Gelato

Boytronic – Late Night Satellite (Long Version)

LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great

Visage – Fade to Grey

The Human League – Heart Like a Wheel

Love and Rockets – So Alive

Martin Gore – Compulsion

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Happy House

The Smiths – The Boy with the Thorn in His Side

Suede – Trash

Pixies – Velouria

Phoenix – Too Young

Blur – Coffee and TV

Cut Copy – Lights and Music (Superdiscount Remix)

Goldenboy, Miss Kittin – Rippin’ Kittin

Holy Ghost!, Nancy Whang – I Wanted to Tell Her

Depeche Mode – Sea of Sin

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (Original Bobby O. Version)

Ladytron -Playgirl

Interpol -Obstacle 1

The Strokes – 12:51

Jesus and Mary Chain – Head On

The Cure – Primary

Joy Division -Transmission

Bloc Party – Banquet

Hot Hot Heat – Bandages

Jet – Are You Going to Be My Girl?

MGMT – Electric Feel 

Daft Punk – Da Funk

Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence 

New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12″ Remix)

Hercules & Love Affair – Blind

Human League – Don’t You Want Me (Purple Disco Machine Extended Mix)

Blur – Girls and Boys

Stardust – Music Sounds Better with You

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

The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers

Phoenix – 1901 (Mike Balance ReRub)

LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing at My House

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks

Pulp – Common People

Postal Service- Such Great Heights

Animal Collective – My Girls

Tame Impala – Is It True (Twin Sun Edit)

Robyn – Dancing on My Own

DJ Spiller – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (DJ Spiller’s Extended Vocal Mix)

Justice vs. Simian – Never Be Alone

Scissor Sisters vs. Mylo – Comfortably Numb Drop the Pressure

Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At?

M.I.A. – Paper Planes

Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

White Town – Your Woman

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping

Jean-Jacques Perrey – E.V.A. (Fatboy Slim Remix)

Beastie Boys  – Intergalactic 

Pixies – Where Is My Mind?

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion

Le Tigre – Depectacon 

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Purple Disco Machine – Bad Company

New Order – Blue Monday

Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor

Daft Punk – Around the World

The Dynamics – Seven Nation Army (Patchworks Holiday Inn Remix)

MGMT – Time to Pretend

Avalanches – Since I Left You

Pulp – The Trees

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