Win 2 Tickets to Inception Saturdays at Exchange LA ft. Green Velvet & Dosem


On Saturday, February 18th Exchange LA will be hosting a selection of techno and house artists as part of its Inception Saturdays series hosted by Insomniac.

The event will see Chicago techno and house legend Green Velvet headline the night. Supporting performances will be provided courtesy of Suara’s Dosem and Los Angeles-based Human Resources. The Gallery will be hosted by 6AM and will showcase music by Paul Cowling (Melt), Jorge Bejarano B2B Rahmos (Patria Undrgrnd), Frazier|Smith (Understated) and Eric J B2B Jonny Maven (6AM)

Tickets and RSVP for discounted entry before 11pm are available here. We are giving you the chance of winning 2 GA tickets to the show. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below. The winner will be selected and announced at 8pm on Wednesday, February 15th!

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Win 2 VIP Tickets to Inception Saturdays at Exchange LA ft. Alan Fitzpatrick, Matador, Dense & Pika


On November 5th Exchange LA will be hosting a selection of techno artists as part of the venues Inception Saturdays series.

The event will essentially see a trifecta of headliners take over the Downtown Los Angeles club: English producer and DJ Alan Fitzpatrick, Irish techno stalwart Matador and British electronic production/DJ duo Dense & Pika. On support in the main room will be 6AM’s very own JIA, while the gallery will be hosted by Los Angeles’ Invert Music Group.

We are giving you the chance of winning 2 VIP tickets to the show. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below. The winner will be selected and announced at noon on Saturday, November 5th.

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Techno Therapy: Sam Paganini

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Fresh off appearances at Awakenings and Guendalina in Italy, Sam Paganini will be gracing the decks with a four hour set at Exchange LA this Saturday. He’s among many artists from Italy that have developed their own signature style of groovy techno, and has developed a deep understanding of the dance floor over the years.

Throughout his career, Sam Paganini has released EP’s and albums on esteemed techno labels such as Cocoon Recordings, Drumcode, and Octopus Records, and to honor his trip to Los Angeles we’ve picked three various releases from his techno catalog.

Enjoy the mid-week grooves and make sure to catch his extended set at Exchange LA this Saturday, July 18th.

Guestlist + Tickets: Sam Paganini at Exchange LA
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Cocoon N

Sam Paganini – Labyrinth (Original Mix)

Labyrinth is a heady techno groover that found it’s way onto Cocoon Recording’s Compilation N. Sam Paganini elevates his creative and technical ability in Labyrinth and achieves electronic complexities that keep the mind and body locked in. The groove often associated with his Drumcode releases are the perfect compliment to the distorted chords that occupy the arrangement.

Released: September 8th, 2014
Purchase: Beatport

ChocolateSam Paganini – Chocolate (Original Mix)

In addition to being a regular on Cocoon, Sam Paganini has also found a welcoming home on Drumcode with groovy mainroom techno being his specialty. Chocolate gives us some insight into his sound as a Drumcode artist, showing his tight control over the various elements within the track. Even with a dominant groove Sam Paganini still recognizes the subtleties that make the track a cohesive arrangement.

Released: October 14th, 2013
Purchase: Beatport

OctopusSian – Famous Child Actor (Sam Paganini Remix)

Sam Paganini stepped up to the plate to deliver this remix for Octopus Records head honcho, Sian. Like he does so well, Famous Child Actor is a serious slab of groovy techno. It chugs along at a steady pace while continually layering and evolving into a mainroom weapon. Essentially…it’s the track that would be best served up on the Space Terrace during a Drumcode marathon, but hearing it on the Funktion One at Exchange LA is not a bad alternative.

Released: May 6th, 2013
Purchase: Beatport

Freebie Friday: Maceo Plex

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Another Friday, another free track to start our weekend. Today the free downloads come courtesy of Maceo Plex, who will be taking the controls at Exchange LA this Saturday night. From running Ellum Audio to performing all over the world, making people move is one of his specialities.

With a pulsating bassline and ominous vocal, his remix of Chelsea Wolfe’s The Warden is the type of track that any fan of dance music can enjoy regardless of genre loyalty. On the contrary, Love Jam is a proper house number that will undoubtedly have you busting out your best dance moves.

Enjoy the free downloads, and make sure to catch him in action at Exchange LA tomorrow night alongside Rebolledo (Kompakt)

RSVP and Tickets: Maceo Plex and Rebolledo at Exchange LA
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Chelsea Wolfe – The Warden (Maceo Plex Remix)

Sound Stream – Love Jam (Maceo Plex Unofficial Remix)

Throwback Thursday: Doc Martin

Doc and Sneak

Doc Martin will not only be recognized as a legend in Los Angeles, but in the world as well. Throughout his career he has worked among some of the most talented people in the industry, and has made a deep impact in the music community. Playing everywhere from Panorama Bar to Womb, Doc Martin has been spreading proper house music his whole career. Take a look at his biography for some more insight on his long and prosperous career.

This Saturday, Doc Martin will be accompanying Josh Wink at Exchange LA for their first set together in the past 13 years; so it’s only appropriate that today’s throwback is dedicated to Doc. Selecting just one track from his discography was no easy task, as they are all amazing, but this particular one brings back some great memories…Enjoy. Read more

Techno Therapy: Josh Wink to play Exchange LA

Josh wink at space

Josh Wink will surely go down as one of the house and techno legends of our time. As a producer he’s one of a kind, and as a DJ he’s capable of rocking the intimate clubs to the massive festivals like Timewarp. This week Josh Wink makes his way to Los Angeles to perform alongside Doc Martin at Exchange LA. It’s been a while since Josh Wink has graced the decks in Los Angeles, and the night will have a very special vibe throughout the evening. This weeks Techno Therapy is dedicated to the Ovum Records head visionary; two massive tracks that perfectly display Wink’s range as an artist. Read more

Freebie Friday: Justin Martin

Justin Martin EXLAWhen it comes to high quality bass and house music, the Dirtybird crew can be considered master chefs. Luckily for us folks in Los Angeles, they’ve held down a residency this year at Exchange LA with many of their artists coming through to lay down dance floor heat. This Saturday the Dirtybird night includes Justin Martin, Jimmy Edgar, Justin Jay, and Christian Martin. We’re already more than excited, but here’s two free downloads from Justin Martin to help us get in the right mindset for the evening.

RSVP and pre-sale tickets are available on our Events tab.

Just imagining Justin Martin’s rework of Ultraista – Small Talk coming through the sound system at Exchange puts us in a good mood. It’s a fantastic bass heavy rework that has all the essential elements that give it that quintessential Dirtybird feel.

The second free download, Don’t Go (VIP) starts off with an ensemble of strings that rain down from the bass heavens. A beautiful compilation of strings only to fade into the deep bass and groove suited for the dance floor. The download is at the standard 320 bit rate, but head on over to the Dirtybird and there are some more goodies available there. (For a small subscription fee).

A big night ahead this Saturday for the Dirtybird takeover at Exchange. Enjoy these free downloads, and we’ll see you on the dance floor!

Carlo Lio returns to Los Angeles

One of our all time favorites, Carlo Lio, is set to return to Los Angeles tonight at Exchange LA with fellow industry peer and global techno icon Joseph Capriati. This much anticipated event will set new boundaries for Los Angeles underground as techno and tech-house is slowly surfacing in to the mass audience leading this generation of music lovers in to a new spectrum.

Carlo Lio can be credited as an important element of Toronto’s electronic music movement and have paved the way for the city’s recognition as a global destination within the industry. As the creator and co-owner of Rawthentic Music Label as well as his exclusive Vinyl only label, On Edge Society, which helps cultivate rising talents that share the same music ideology and vision of Carlo Lio’s sound and direction. The globe-trotting DJ/Producer/Label Owner has had a busy stunt of traveling since 2010 when his track ‘Breakfast In Bag‘ on Paul Ritch’s QUARTZ label hit the global circuit gaining support from some of the biggest names in the industry; a true defining moment in his career to say the very least.

The relentless work ethic of Carlo Lio to push his own sound has landed and secured him regular spots of major festivals and venues around the world such as BPM Festival, TreeHouse Miami, Stereo Montreal, Marquee New York, Space Ibiza, Electrocity Festival, Sankeys London, Monegros Festival and the list goes on. For those looking to push their own boundaries of Techno, be sure to catch the one and only Carlo Lio tonight at Exchange LA. Discounted tickets and guestlist are available here.

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Paco Osuna, Apollonia tonight at Exchange LA

Paco Osuna and Apollonia are all set to take Los Angeles on a musical journey tonight at Exchange LA for their weekly Inception Saturdays. The much anticipated event is a pre-series for the annual Escape from Wonderland where both Paco and Apollonia are confirmed to play at Richie Hawtin’s ENTER stage next week. Tonight’s event is also part of Apollonia’s album release tour (Tour a’ Tour) which came out last week on their own imprint. Joining in on the celebration will be a special live set by Fer Br with warmup support by local culprits, Droog. Expect nothing but the slickest beats at Exchange LA tonight, tickets and guestlist are highly recommended for this one.


Apollonia prepare North American Tour


Apollonia playing to a sold out crowd at Lot 613 in Downtown Los Angeles

Apollonia playing to a sold out crowd at Lot 613 in Downtown Los Angeles

Apollonia had a busy summer playing worldwide, including individual sets at Circoloco and an Apollonia residency at Richie Hawtin’s Enter . Now that summer is coming to a close, the French trio are taking their sound across North America.

The tour starts October 10th in preparation for their new album release Tour à Tour, which will be released on October 20th. Apollonia will end up making their way to Los Angeles for a night at Exchange LA and then are also scheduled to play at Insomniac’s festival Escape: All Hallow’s Eve in San Bernadino.

Their album represents the smooth flow of music throughout their back-to-back-to-back DJ sets,  and their tour will without a doubt express the trio’s love and passion for the music.

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