October 23, 2003 |
Growing up in communist East Berlin during the 1980s before the fall of the Berlin Wall, pioneering German electronic artist-DJ Paul van Dyk relied solely on what he calls "the actual waveform of music which came through the radio" to discover and fall in love with bands like New Order and the Smiths.
December 16, 2011 |
Hot Dance Music! Champagne! Porn stars! Oceanliners! New Year's Eve is the best night of the year in L.A., and whether you're looking to party with tens of thousands of your closest friends, laugh with your kids, or meditate to candlelight through year's close, we've got your night sorted. Angelenos are a particularly party-hearty lot, and we've combed through a night teeming with chances to wear your party gown, don a stupid hat, pop champagne, dance yourself silly and wipe the slate clean with either a bang or a whimper.
February 12, 2006
The Berlin-based DJ, who spins all over the globe, was nominated for a Grammy for dance/electronic album in 2004. He performs Friday at the Vanguard Hollywood. "When I play in San Diego and I drive there from L.A., I get off the highway about 45 minutes before I get to San Diego, in San Clemente. It's really amazing -- more like a little village than a city. And at the Fishermans Restaurant & Bar you can sit right by the sea and eat fish.
June 25, 2009 |
Just in time for the June gloom to lift and the weather to turn hot, the country's biggest dance party returns to steam up the night-life scene. The 13th annual Electric Daisy Carnival is back at the L.A. Coliseum, this time with an expanded lineup sprawling over two days, Friday and Saturday, filling the massive venue with dance music, art installations, carnival rides and live performances, all happening simultaneously on six themed stages.
November 8, 2001
The Avalanches, "Since I Left You," London/Sire Tony Bennett, "Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues," Columbia Dr.
October 26, 2006
Not everybody will be waiting until Tuesday to get their Halloween costumes on and the parties rolling, and by far the biggest in Southern California is Monster Massive, the annual dance music extravaganza that drew 18,000 revelers last year. There will be some haunted house music, along with trance, electro, drum-and-bass and other subgenres from a DJ lineup that includes Paul van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Felix da Housecat, Fischerspooner, Klute, Reza, Junior Sanchez and others.