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California Cities One Step Closer to Extending Last Call Hours to 4AM

Earlier this year we reported on California Senator Scott Wiener’s campaign to allow the State’s municipalities to make their own choices on whether to extend alcohol last call hours to 4AM.

His Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act campaign made headlines in a state that could begin raking in a lot more money through taxes if the proposed bill becomes law, especially thanks to nightlife hubs in large cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

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The Lincoln Speakeasy: A First Anniversary Milestone

It’s been one year since The Lincoln Speakeasy first opened its doors in the West Los Angeles area. Despite being a relative newcomer compared to the other nightclubs in Los Angeles, it didn’t take long for it to make quite the impact in the LA nightlife scene. In such a short period, the club has made a name for itself thanks to its exceptional service, exclusive access, and, most especially, showcasing some of LA’s finest local and international underground artists, musicians,  and DJs. Names such as Matthew Dekay, Francesca Lombardo, Hoj, Powel, Marques Wyatt, Lars Behrenroth, Lonely Boy and MightyKat  have performed in the club and treated guests to some unforgettable party nights.

Despite being relatively young, the Lincoln Speakeasy, or TLS for short, was built on years of experience and tradition set in place by its owner, Jamesen Re. In fact, Jamesen himself has made history in his home country of Australia for having started what would become the longest running club night in Australia dance history. That party was Sunny Side Up, a brand and party series he began 20 years ago. Fast forward to today and comparisons are being made now between Sunny Side Up and the TLS here in Los Angeles.

While there are plans now underway to bring TLS to other locations in the U.S. and beyond, for now all energies are focused on the preparations for TLS’ 1 year anniversary party happening on Friday, March 24th. We recently caught up with TLS founder Jamesen Re to provide more details on the event, the first year of TLS, as well as his 20-year history of throwing parties down under and beyond.

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California Nightlife Could Be Changing Soon If Last Call Law Is Approved

 

The State of California is considering a law that may eventually allow alcohol last call to be pushed to 4am, a change that could revolutionize the whole spectrum of nightlife in the entire state if approved.

Nightclubs throughout California, and especially so in larger cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, are currently suffering from a state-wide law that mandates that all venues must stop selling alcohol at 2am. This essentially means that by 1:45am most bars are closing out all open tabs and rightly refusing to serve anymore, causing party-goers to rush around nightclubs ahead of cut-off time to get their last drink in. The current state of affairs is also directly responsible for the programming of set times, with headliners often playing sets near 12-1am in order to hit peak-time with the crowd still in attendance and drinking alcohol. Why? Often-times the crowd simply thins out past 2am for obvious reasons.

The Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act, which was proposed on February 14, proposes that the decision on last call should be the responsibility of each municipality, possibly allowing major nightlife hubs such as San Francisco or Los Angeles to continue serving until 4am.

“California currently has a one-size-fits-all 2 am end to alcohol service, regardless of circumstances,” State Senator Scott Wiener stated on a Facebook post. “Nightlife matters a lot, culturally and economically, and it’s time to allow local communities more flexibility.”

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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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4 Performances Not To Miss At Minimal Effort: NYE Los Angeles

While there are plenty of parties going on in Los Angeles this coming New Year’s Eve, you’d be amiss to not attend Minimal Effort’s one-day affair at the LA Center Studios.

Underrated Presents’ brand is returning to the downtown location following their Halloween bash in October, bringing with them an impressive lineup of house and techno and improved production value. The 21+ event will run from 4pm until 2am across three stages, one indoors and two outdoors under the canopy of Los Angeles’ beautiful skyline. The event is run like a mini-festival, featuring audio/visual production, food vendors, chill-out areas and more, providing a completely unique and different experience than any other electronic music party held on the night in the Los Angeles area.

Although more names are still to be added, this is already one of the best selection of talent Minimal Effort has brought to LA so far. We cherry picked four artists you should not miss when you ring in 2017 with us and the Minimal Effort family:

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Photo Gallery: Minimal Effort LA Halloween 2016

 

Minimal Effort Halloween 2016 took place on October 29th at the Los Angeles Center Studios.

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Minimal Effort LA To Bring Stephan Bodzin, Recondite, Francesca Lombardo and more for NYE

Photo by: Conner Lee Coughenour Photography

Photo by: Conner Lee Coughenour Photography

This past Saturday night, Los Angeles saw the Minimal Effort brand move to a fresh new location at the Los Angeles Center Studios, taking their concept to the next level with two outside stages and an inside room for 10 hours of music to celebrate Halloween weekend.
MENYEThis coming New Year’s Eve they do it all over again at their new home, promising to continue to bring a fine lineup selection of underground dance music acts that focuses on house with a splash of techno. NYE flyers posted around the venue during the Halloween affair confirmed the musical direction the brand is taking, with a quality selection of artists scheduled to play live sets this upcoming New Year’s Eve including Recondite, Audion, Henry Saiz, Nicola Cruz and Stephan Bodzin, who will be making his Los Angeles debut for the occasion. Attendees will also be treated to DJ sets by Simian Mobile Disco, &ME, Chrome SparksFrancesca Lombardo and the ever-popular Desert Hearts Crew among others.

Added: Today Minimal Effort revealed Phase I of their lineup for NYE which includes all the above artists and the addition of Dirtybird’s Sacha Robotti.

More acts will be confirmed in the following weeks for the event which will run from 4pm until 2am with 3 indoor and outdoor stages, 20+ DJs and 10 hours of music.

Head over to Minimal Effort’s NYE official event page for info and updates. Tickets will be going on sale soon so ensure you RSVP to the event for up-to-date information on first tier release date.

 

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

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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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Insomniac’s Factory 93 Returns to Los Angeles to Commemorate 10 Years of Diynamic

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The history of California’s rave scene can be traced back to the early 90s rave parties often thrown in the desert or remote warehouse locations. The biggest electronic dance music brand of the United States, Insomniac, grew from those very same roots when it was first founded back in 1993.

This past May, Pasquale Rotella’s company decided to return to their origins by launching Factory 93, a brand and party series dedicated to the underground sounds of dance music. Moving away from Incomniac’s large-scale or club productions, Factory 93 relocated back where everything started over 30 years ago, at a warehouse party featuring Hot Since 82.

That first sold-out show was a success, paving the way for a journey that is now set to continue on December 3th at another warehouse location in downtown Los Angeles. The occasion? Diynamic Music’s 10 year anniversary, a milestone that will see Solomun and his crew travel throughout Europe and the United States on a tour showcasing the best the label has to offer.

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The DTLA show will be one of five in the United States and, similar to the recent Factory 93 launch event, the night will feature a true warehouse aesthetic, immersing fans in nothing but darkness, a globally acclaimed soundtrack, live performance art, and many more surprises. Included in the Los Angeles lineup are Adriatique, Karmon, Magdalena, Kollektiv-Turmstrasse and Stimming both playing live sets and of course label head-honcho Solomun.

In addition to the underground setting the party is sure to provide, attendees will be treated to the soundscapes that have characterized Diynamic artists for the last decade. Expect a welcome collision of tech and deep house and warming digital grooves — an ever-glowing mixture of gilded melodies and graceful textures that is surely set to provide an eventful journey into the early hours of the next morning.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets for the show sold out already, but general sale begins on Friday, October 14, at noon PT.

Factory 93 Presents 10 Years Diynamic takes place Saturday, December 3, in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information, visit the official event page. For tickets visit Resident Advisor.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss Minimal Effort Halloween in Los Angeles

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With Halloween just around the corner, countless of dance music fans around the world are scouring the list of local events to pick and choose the right party to dress up for. For the third year in a row, the choice has been made easy in Los Angeles by Underrated Presents and their Minimal Effort party series.

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