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Young Adults’ House Slippers

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It’s been a little bit since we’ve checked in on LA dance makers Young Adults, the Friends of Friends supergroup from Leeor Brown and David Fisher. They’ve been pretty active lately, doing everything from running the deep house label to doing mixes for The Fader. They’ve also taken some time to do some things for themselves, namely release a new mix of some of their current favorite tracks. The resulting mix is fifty minutes of new house stuff called House Slippers, a clever examination of current players in the genre.

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Life’s A Pitch: A Word With Peter Monro

Life's A Pitch A Word With Peter Monro

In anticipation of the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, we spoke with four directors who will be presenting music video pitches to band Five Knives for the RedBull Records sponsored Life’s A Pitch contest. Each director will present a video idea and, whoever wins Five Knives’ vote, will get two days to make the video. To give an idea of who these directors are, we had a quick chat with each of them about their style and what they bring to this competition. Thus, meet Peter Monro.

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Pharaohs’ Replicant Moods

Pharaohs' Replicant Moods

Sometimes it feels like there is too much going on in Los Angeles and that it is absolutely impossible to keep up. It doesn’t give you a feeling of being overwhelmed: it kind of makes you feel like you’ll never quite be able to track all of the moving parts in this city. Music is an area that constantly eludes us and we try to forecast musicians who are worth a listen before they explode into something bigger than small town musical heroes. Rhye is the perfect example of an LA band who sidestepped all local forecasting and knocked every music listener of 2013 onto their asses. Pharaohs is another band who has been equally as elusive and is starting to bubble up in everyone’s conversations. Their recently released LP Replicant Moods is going to be another 2013 album that gets some next level attention because it’s a bright, casual, non-aggressive dance album we all didn’t know we wanted.

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Life’s A Pitch: A Word With John Heeg & Chris Westlund of Nautico

Life's A Pitch A Word With John Heeg & Chris Westlund of Nautico

In anticipation of the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, we spoke with four directors who will be presenting music video pitches to band Five Knives for the RedBull Records sponsored Life’s A Pitch contest. Each director will present a video idea and, whoever wins Five Knives’ vote, will get two days to make the video. To give an idea of who these directors are, we had a quick chat with each of them about their style and what they bring to this competition. First up? Nautico, AKA John Heeg and Chris Westlund.

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Haunted Screens German Cinema Los Angeles LACMA

LACMA is welcoming a show about German cinema and Expressionism called Haunted Screens. It’s on view from September 21 through January 4.

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