Last night Alexander Spit did what most would find to be the unthinkable: He recorded an entire album, titled “Alive At Virgil Normal,” in one day (10 hours to be exact); Ryuta Hironaga hosts "Lost in L.A." photo exhibition at Virgil Normal.
WeTransfer hosted a jam packed lineup inviting world-renowned DJ and producer Gilles Peterson (BBC’s Radio 1) to curate a one-night party at the majestic Theatre at Ace Hotel. We caught up with WeTransfer U.S.A. President, Damien Bradfield following the sold out event.
All Def Digital holds its first ever “Live Leaks” session at a warehouse in Los Angeles, inviting artists such as Daye Jack, Warm Brew, Masego, and Kembe X to come together for a collective freestyle space complete with a live band.
“I got to a lot of festivals, but 51st State Festival is actually one of the best ones I have been too, the music is on point the vibe is on point, the music is not new, but we grew up with this music, we went clubbing with this music.” – Timothy Ogu
"To us, Ultra Rare is not just a party, but an environment in which like-minded individuals can come together to share/incubate ideas and form lasting relationships. But, above all, the most important element that we strive for with Ultra Rare is positive vibes."
After debuting last year to a packed and energetic audience, 51st State Festival has come back around this year again to demonstrate the bridge between America, UK and Caribbean house music isn’t as big as many people think.
"I came out here on a limb with a backpack and $500 – no family, no friends, and very few connects. That was an extremely difficult time in my life. I knew it was going to be tough out here, but waking up every morning in Los Angeles with the sun and the beaches…It's kind of hard to give up." –Jevon Doe
"I only heard 15 seconds of Limbsfirst single 'Don't Stay' and I was immediately hooked. It gave me a feeling of nostalgia... transported me back to those special moments in middle school where I'd found a new group and automatically gave myself hipster cool points because I was certain no one else knew."
"Several Jameson and ginger drinks in (and perhaps a little nug corner of an edible later), I decided to stash away my mini Canon DSLR into my backpack, zipped it up, and refused to take anymore photos..."
A bit soft-spoken and generally shy, McQuay juggles his football career at USC along with being a music-industry major at the distinguished university. Not to mention, football is also a big deal for his family as Leon explains…
Known for his witty rhymes and lavish hair, Speak! drops some words of wisdom on us as he’s recently ventured out of Los Angeles. Planting his roots down in Mexico for the foreseeable future, the L.A. emcee, by way of Moreno Valley, hops on the GChat with Richard Brooks.
"I didn't want to give up on what I was so excited about. I came so close to getting more comfortable with a journey that I just didn't want to surrender my dreams, so it kind of morphed into something else, Beat Making."