Electro, House | Deadmau5 turns 21…again?!

Posted by on January 12, 2011

I’ve returned to the East after an exceptional trip out west. My visit to the “right coast,” as BIGLIFE calls it, floored me. Sure, it was great to enjoy the California weather (no tights were needed) but the revolution occurring musically in Los Angeles is what intrigued me the most. From lessons in DJ’ing dubstep to “shuffling,” my girlfriends and I were exposed to a music culture we had previously viewed from a distance.

We enjoyed our first night in West Hollywood at Premiere, a two-story Supper Club located on Las Palmas Avenue. Conveniently situated near The Roosevelt Hotel, Premier’s Thursday party was a perfect fit for us.

Premiere’s cocktail waitresses, complete with LED wands, transformed customers’ bottles into floating orbs of light. In contrast with these flashing lights were the wrought-iron balconies of Premiere’s second floor, and its giant, pine chandelier.

It wasn’t the environment, though, that impressed us. Around 1am, resident DJ Rick Rude began dropping an onslaught of dubstep, ear-gasm’s. Moments later, a cake was lit and delivered to Deadmau5, who celebrated his thirtieth (or twenty-first) birthday at the club. After Dubstrike was shut down, Skrillex added to the madness as he, too, joined the party.

Rick Rude recently signed with S.K.A.M Artists, and has worked nightly in Los Angeles for the past two years. His latest CD, Casablanca, is an interesting compilation of music and can be downloaded here.

Other songs played while on the “right coast:”
Afrojack – Polkadots (Oliver Twizt Remix)

Jinder – Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)

Oh, and dear Lakers fans…we attended your January 8th game against the Knicks. You suck!