It’s been a crazy day as I prep for tonight’s get down with Hiatus Kaiyote + Low Leaf at The Roxy. Not exactly what records to bring but always a cool open crowd and vibe. I’ll let you know how it goes. In the mean time, enjoy these random snapshots from the past week! Ps! Joe Frank, Kamasi Washington, Lord Huron’s gear, Def Sound, Novena and Zack Sekoff, my Matt Dillon notes, Palm Springs, Emily King, Purity Ring w/ Jason Bentley, Cazal Organism and Aaron Byrd are all featured.
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Flying Lotus, Valadez, Aaron Byrd and Jason Bentley. Shot by Larry Hirshowitz.
NYE is around the corner! Im stoked to be back at The Viceroy to bring in the New Year! Im hoping you might join us for what just might wake up the city of Santa Monica. Actually with this line up Im looking forward to shaking the city with fellow KCRW Dj’s Jason Bentley and Valida! 2 Rooms/Areas, good folks and an incredible venue. Info here. All FAQ with details are here.
The Black and White Ball
A NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Honoring 10 Years at Viceroy Santa Monica
Ring in the new year with Viceroy Santa Monica, featuring a premium hosted bar and decadent hor d’eurves from Whist’s Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo. Dance into 2013 with Los Angeles’ top DJs spinning poolside. Countdown to an exciting 2013 at the hottest New Year’s Eve celebration in Santa Monica. Purchase your ticket early. Event sells out every year. Presale tickets available until December 21, 2012.
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Jason Bentley is Music Director of NPR flagship KCRW in Santa Monica and host of their signature music program Morning Becomes Eclectic. An influential tastemaker here in Southern California and around the globe, Jason will ring in the new year at The Viceroy with a distinctive set of dance grooves and timeless favorites. Join us to celebrate the best of times with a soundtrack provided by a defining figure in the best new music and culture today.
Los Angeles based Dee Jay Anthony Valadez has traveled the world doing what he loves most, sharing music. From Paris to London, Argentina to Panama, Shanghai to Rotterdam, Valadez has done just that on the turntables touring the world and sharing the stage with the likes of Sly Stone, Van Hunt, Little Dragon, Roy Ayers, Tony Allen, Dj Shadow, Zap Mama, Ben Harper, Cut Chemist, Mix Master Mike, Dj Spinna, Kool Herc and and countless others.
Valida founded her first club night in LA in 2001 and was dubbed by LA.com as “one of the most important figures in L.A.’s nightlife scene” by 2006. Her worldliness is reflected in her varied music selections, a seamless blend of everything imaginable. She continues to tour the world as a DJ, including gigs in Paris, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Tokyo, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Barbados, and her native Bosnia.