This summer #WAVEY has been one of LA’s hottest pool-party destinations and last Sunday, July 5th, was no exception. In Fourth of July spirit, The Well and Dim Mak kept the party going with their weekly Sunday bash providing awesome food, patriotic cocktails, and of course, incredible music. Featuring performances from Todd Edwards, Brillstein, Cocodisco, Bathhouse, and Steve Miller, the party was epic to say the least.
#WAVEY party-goers began filing into Downtown LA’s Hotel Figueroa at 1:30 PM, and Cocodisco took the stage soon after at 2:00. Her smooth, soulful set provided the perfect warmup for the afternoon’s festivities. Bathhouse followed with an equally impressive set, and by the time headliner Brillstein came on at 4:00, the party was in full swing. The local legend delivered an upbeat yet diverse set, showcasing his signature chunky house patterns. As the weather warmed up, so did the music — Brillstein was bringing the heat. Attendees munched on delicious tacos and sipped Independence Day cocktails while grooving to Brillstein’s beats.
The party kicked it up another notch when Todd Edwards, known as ‘Daft Punk’s secret weapon,’ emerged behind the turntables around 5:30. Edwards, aka ‘Todd the God,’ threw down a versatile set, dropping both his newer works as well as his garage house classics. The set maintained an incredible energy, which perfectly complemented the party’s madness. Edwards’ upbeat vibes carried over to Steve Miller’s set, the last performance of the night. Despite the evening’s cooling temperatures, the pool was still the event’s main attraction and the party kept on going.
All in all, the #WAVEY July 5th event was a huge success. With great food, delicious drinks, amazing music, and a crowd filled with tastemakers, what more could you want from a Sunday pool party? Luckily for us, the fun isn’t stopping anytime soon, as #WAVEY will continue every Sunday until September 27th.
This Sunday, July 12, the party will take place once again from 1:30-8:00 PM at Downtown LA’s Hotel Figueroa. We can look forward to performances from Thee Mike B, named ‘Best Club DJ’ by Los Angeles Magazine, deep house extraordinaire Sage Caswell, The Well resident DJs Cocodisco and Steve Miller, and local talent, Lex Famous. Aside from the amazing music, attendees can also expect #WAVEY’s infamous tacos, delicious cocktails, playful pool floats, and overall incredible vibes. Be sure to RSVP for the July 12th event here, and to view pictures from the July 5th party, click here.
Topping the charts one single at a time! Keys N Krates jump up the Hype Machine Twitter Popular chart in less than 24 hours. Grab their new single on iTunes or Beatport and join the smokey madness that is “Are We Faded.” If you absolutely hate buying music and you’re too cool to use your precious money, you can always head over to rdio or Spotify and stream it until your ears bleed!
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After several months of patient waiting, fans of the three-piece live electronic sensation known as Keys N Krates are about to be rewarded by Every Nite, the fresh new EP from the Canadian musical masterminds. Still flying high off the success of their undeniably catchy hit “Dum Dee Dum,” Keys N Krates are ready to launch into the next phase of their journey with this 6 track offering, which aptly demonstrates their evolution as a band, as well as their loyalty to the unique fusion of hip-hop and electronic music that they’re known for. Set for release on September 23 on Dim Mak Records, Every Nite displays the seamless blend and complementary juxtaposition between the drums, keys, turntables, and live sampling that so clearly distinguishes Keys N Krates.
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1. Understand Why
3. Are We Faded
4. Yes We Faded
5. Your Love
6. She’s So High
Ahead of the EP, Keys N Krates are presenting the first single “Are We Faded,” which is set for release August 26. About “Are We Faded,” Billboard says, “The new single, ‘Are We Faded,’ is dizzyingly sexy, pushing along at a slower tempo that’s ideal for sweaty, middle-of-the-dance-pit grooving. It’s carried by choppy female vocals that bounce around in tandem with the synths, vanishing every once in a while to let a low voice chime ‘f-f-faded.’”
Keys N Krates have celebrated recent success with “Dum Dee Dum” (off their SOLOW EP) nearing the 100k downloads sold mark (99,659 as of July 30), and with the accompanying video amassing more than 2.2 million views on YouTube. Other recent achievements include the Tove Lo flip of “Habits” into “All The Time,” which has collected over 5 million Soundcloud plays, as well as the entirety of their acclaimed SOLOW EP, including “Treat Me Right,” which shot to #1 on Hype Machine, received instantaneous support from figureheads such as Diplo and Flosstradamus and was debuted by Annie Mac in the UK. They have also been featured on some of the biggest and best festival stages around the world including HARD in Los Angeles, Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, and Lollapalooza in Chicago, with USA Today singling them out as emerging artists to catch.
In celebration of the Every Nite EP, Keys N Krates are embarking on a massive fall tour, co-headlining with Gladiator and with support from Thugli, that will take them across the expanse of North America. Aside from their noteworthy talent as producers and studio musicians, Keys N Krates truly set themselves apart by their performances, where they bring their live electronic instrumentation to the stage together as a band. With stops in Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and countless more, Keys N Krates are canvassing the continent making sure no fan gets left behind.
Loudpvck & Gladiator‘s new track “Tony” is set for release on Ultra Music August 12, following Gladiator‘s collaboration with A-Trak, a remix of Foster the People’s “Best Friend.” Also Joining Keys N Krates on the tour are fellow Torontonians, Thugli. Loved by Diplo, A-Trak, Flosstradamus and Bauuer for their distinctive sound, described as a hybrid of dirty south rap combined with a love of melodic builds and heavy synth, Thugli will be releasing their debut EP this fall, and their remix of Diplo & GTA‘s track “Boy Oh Boy” features on Diplo‘s new album.
When I perform, I don’t think about the haters, the Internet trolls, or anyone else. I care about giving the person in front of me something they won’t forget. And that’s why I bring the cake and raft out.
Where do I begin?
I haven’t had a chance to really to speak about all the controversy around my on-stage entertaining: DJing vs. The Cake (which includes the cake, the raft, the champagne, the stage dives…the entertainment part of the show). The haters and the trolls have always used me as an excuse to make fun of something that is out of the ordinary, something that doesn’t necessarily make sense to them. For whatever reason, I have always been a target that people love to attack. From not being American enough as a kid growing up in an all-white neighborhood, to not being indie enough for the die-hard hipsters in my 20s and now today, not being a “real DJ” for the electronic music purists…
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Hosted By Mark The Cobrasnake
This weekend, Dim Mak X Cobrasnake & Friends are bringing back one of our 08’ traditions: The Cobrasnake + Dim Mak Yard Sale. In 2010, PAPERMAG’S Camille Rousseau described the Cobrasnake Yard Sales as, “notoriously epic feasts of decadence, good music and genuinely fantastic thrift store pieces,” calling for Cobrasnake Yard Sales “4ever.” This Saturday, The Cobrasnake is bringing his party to Dim Mak’s very own office—just like the good ol’ days. The sale will include vintage pieces from the Cobra Shop, discounted Dim Mak apparel, and sales from other brands TBA this week.
– First 50 People Get Chipotle Burritos!
– Ice Cream from the Heartsrevolution Truck!
– Red Bulls Gives You Wings!
– $5+ Apparel – Vintage – Giveaways –
– Stickers – Limited Edition
– Spinning Punk Rock – Indie Rock – Throwback Hip Hop – & More
Saturday, July 26th
11am – 5pm
4953 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90028
Everything Must Go! Cash Is Encouraged!
Dim Mak | Cobrasnake | Red Bull | Chipotle | Heartsrevolution
The winner of the Camp Spin-Off scholarship this year goes too….
from Pueblo, Colorado!
We’d like to thank everyone for applying to the contest – There we’re tons of applications to go through and that caused us to announce a day late. Sorry about that. 🙂