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Monophonics: Acid Soul Meets Black Rock

2012 has been a good year for Monophonics. The group was initially formed as an instrumental funk and groove outfit more than eight years ago. However the recent addition of singer/Hammond organist Kelly Finnigan to the lineup has opened up a new dimension of the band’s sound that’s enabled them [...]

E-Book Review: DJ Marketing Bible

The DJ Marketing Bible is an ebook put out by DJ-Lounge, an innovative online taste-making community for DJs, based in the Netherlands. The book is free to download and is filled with helpful tips and insights about treating DJing as a career rather than as a hobby. While much of [...]

By |2012-06-29T00:00:00-04:00June 29, 2012|Categories: News, Reviews|Tags: , |

Book Review: Beyond Beatmatching – Take Your DJ Career to the Next Level

Sure you know how to use a mixer, match beats, and program a seamless, bumping DJ set that’s guaranteed to rock the house. But have you ever considered how the 17th century circle of fifths relates to throwing down on the decks? Well two people who have are Yakov Vorobyev and [...]

Eclectic Sounds for the People: Ubiquity Records’ Movement Tuesdays in DTLA

It seems like there’s something brewing on the LA club scene these days. From amidst all the dubstep, EDM, and ‘80s/indie/pop, a loose confederation of DJs and promoters has emerged to mount a series of successful nights dedicated to spinning deep analog soul and funk tracks from the ‘60s, ‘70s, [...]

By |2012-05-16T00:00:00-04:00May 16, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Ghettoblaster LA – Boogie Nights Downtown Style

There are certain specific challenges to throwing a night in a bar as opposed to a club. The equipment is often not well maintained, you’re generally your own soundperson, and many of the patrons regard you as little more than a human jukebox and may not so secretly wish they [...]

By |2012-04-20T00:00:00-04:00April 20, 2012|Categories: Events|Tags: |

LA’s Dub Club – Reggae for Fanatics, by Fanatics

Longevity is hard to come by in the club world. Musical fads come and go, tastes change and demographics shift. Sometimes it seems the key to keeping things going is to actually avoid being part of any trend. That and of course, to have a deeply engrained passion for what [...]

By |2012-03-22T00:00:00-04:00March 22, 2012|Categories: Events|Tags: |
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