Posts Tagged ‘LA

13
Nov
08

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 12

       
       Photo by Mark Hunter
Photo by Mark Hunter      
Photo by Mark Hunter      Photo by Mark Hunter

GOOD NEWS for The Recommender…

I’ve received confirmation that this blog now has permission to upload and contain any photographic images by three of LA’s finest style photographers. Their images are to be found at the top of every How Good Is This!!!??? section from here on in. It’s just that photography is a passion of mine and quite frankly there’s nothing wrong with cranking up the cool factor on your blog as far as I’m concerned…

All three are super-keen scenesters of the Los Angeles cooler-than-cool club scene. They document various beautiful people at just about every club and party event worth being at. They have that natural gift to capture hipster-culture and their fantastic eye for a moment provides us with a wealth of work.

MARK HUNTER (aka COBRASNAKE)

Mark Cobrasnake

Mark hunter runs Cobrasnake. You can find his photography here – http://thecobrasnake.com

RONY ALWIN

Rony Alwin’s photography can be found here  – http://ronysphotobooth.com

KID PAPARAZZI

Kid Paparazzi’s photography can be found here – http://www.kidpaparazzi.com/

As a personal thank you to Mark, Rony and William for emailing me with their confirmed permissions and messages, I’m going to list the tune that is not only a top-drawer club thumper, but that also details the precise scene that these photographers extensively cover so effortlessly in LA.

BUSY P Ft. MURS – TO PROTECT AND ENTERTAIN (Crookers Remix)

Check out there work and spread the love…
Mike

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26
Jul
08

THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 6

Welcome back.

Got another theme-based Recommender for Number 6. I’m going to concentrate on the awesomely-brilliant Los Anegeles scene. It’s breathtakingly huge and ram-jammed with DJ’s, clubs, photgraphers and labels so fucking cool that its icy breeze stretches around the world. The city is known for its beach life, trend-setting scenesters and sunny dispositions, so it makes for a great proving ground for the city’s young crowd to bathe in.

I should begin by stating that with all the DJ’s I’m rolling on about in this post, all roads seem to lead back to a collection of hipsters, often found around CINESPACE, a cinema/lounge/club in Hollywood. To give you an idea of the type of people that crop up on it’s radar here’s a shortlist:

Steve Aoki (Dim Mak Records Boss and DJ)
Cobrasnake Crew  (Hipster Profilers including; Rony Alwins & Mark Hunter -Photographers)
Sarah Morrison (Famous Youtube scenester)
Kid Paparazzi (Another photographer of beautiful people)
DJs, including: Busy P, Dan Oh, Gina Turner, La Castle Vania, Crookers amongst many others…

OK OK OK, back to THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 6.

First up this week, a DJ duo well known at Cinespace, LA RIOTS. They can rip up the dancefloor like a West coast earthquake! Signed up to Fools Gold records, they have been blasting out the finest electro remixes for the likes of Justice, Scanners and Hearts Revolution, and they’re as good as anyone’s. I list below their mix of ‘Can’t Believe A Single Word’ for your listening stimulation…

Find them here: www.myspace.com/LAriotsofficial 

Hear them here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/1601306945af8030/ 

Moving on, the next crew I wanna blow up are ROYAL RUMBLE, who are also firmly welded to the Cinespace scene regularly popping up around LA playing at their touring event night, Hush Hush, where they bill alongside the likes of Skeet Skeet, Modular records DJs and Classixx (see below…) amongst many others. They are a 3-piece consisting of; Dan, Kyle and Russ, spinning their bouncing electro favourites for all to shake to. I list their remix of the Soulwax tune, ‘Miserable Girl’, below because its so freaking ace! Enjoy.


 

Find them here: www.myspace.com/theroyalrumble

Hear them here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/16013840e5de72f5/ 

Finally, for this longer than normal post, I come to the last of the California-linked geniuses, a two-piece known as CLASSIXX. Formerly known as The Young Americans until a legal situation put an end to it, this pair are found on many of the Hush Hush parties thrown in the LA area. I cannot get enough of their brilliant mixes and bubbling electro sound. I list below their tune Dial One.

Find them here: http://www.myspace.com/classixxmusic

Hear them here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/1601408622258cac/ 

So you now have no excuses – book up your flight to LA now! What a scene, what a collection of brilliant DJ’s and its all in the sunshine. Sounds like perfection. Hope you enjoyed this themed post. I’ll be back with another one real soon, so keep coming back and I promise to love you forever…

Mike




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