Happy Anniversary Discovery Sessions

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A year ago we launched Discovery Sessions to share a more local sound to you all and with sixteen episodes to our name we are happy to thank all of you who’ve listen this past year. We’ve compiled the sixteen episodes in a mix for you to discover or re-discover for your music pleasure. Thank you again and here to another year of music!

Interested in participating in our Discovery Sessions? Shoot us an email at DiscoverySessionsMusic@gmail.com

Weekend in LA 8.09

Check out whats happening this weekend in LA

Create Nightclub

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Use prom code SCEE to get 20% off all shows at Create

Exclusive deal use promo code SCEE for this weekend show, while supplies last

8.12 Simon Patterson Open to Close

Tix: HERE

8.13 Quintino

Tix: HERE

Guestlist text CREATE to (714) 944-6513 for more info

All other shows at Create click HERE

Exchange LA

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8.12 BassJackers

Tix: HERE

8.13 ETC! ETC! w/ CRNKN & Torro Torro

Tix: HERE

Guestlist info text EXLA to (714) 944-6513

For other shows at Exchange LA click HERE

Avalon Hollywood

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Use promo code SCEE to get 10% off all shows at Avalon Hollywood

8.12 Fred V & Grafix

Tix: HERE

8.13 Lucent Dossier Experience

Tix: HERE

For all other shows at Avalon click HERE

Sutra OC

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8.11 Slander

Tix: HERE

8.13 Arty

Tix: HERE

For all other shows at Sutra OC click HERE

Nocturnal Wonderland

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Nocturnal Wonderland is right around the corner, don’t forget to purchase your tickets before it’s to late!

1 day tix click HERE

3 day tix click HERE

Contest

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Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Yellow Claw inside the Hollywood Palladium

Click HERE to enter now!

Weekend in LA 8.02

Check out whats happening this weekend in LA

Create Nightclub

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8.05 EC Twins

Tix: HERE

8.06 Helena

Tix: HERE

Click HERE to check out all others shows at Create

Exchange LA

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Tix: HERE

8.06 UZ, Bare, Jaykode

Tix: HERE

All other Exchange LA events click HERE

Avalon Hollywood

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Use promo code >SCEE< to get 10% off this and all shows at Avalon

8.05 Blood Sweat and Bass w/ Dieselboy, Downlink, Mayhem

Tix: HERE

8.06 Nora En Pure extended set

Tix: HERE

All other shows click HERE

Contest

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Discovery Sessions

Listen to our latest Discovery Sessions now! Enjoy

Want to listen to it from the app? Click HERE

Weekend in LA 7.26

Check out what’s happening this Weekend in LA

Create Nightclub:13775772_1235424056476261_6867928435863788882_nUse promo code >SCEE< to get 20% off on these and all shows at Create

7.29 Henry Fong w/ Julian Jordan

Tix: HERE

7.30 Dannic

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For all other shows at Create click HERE

Exchange LA

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7.28 Okkay w/ UM

Tix: HERE

7.29 W&W

Tix: HERE

7.30 Gehrplay w/ Grum

Tix: HERE

All others shows at Exchange LA click HERE

Avalon Hollywood

Use promo code >SCEE< to get 10% off these and all shows at Avalon

7.29 Blackbear w/ Cavalier

Tix: HERE

7.30 Michael Woods

Tix: HERE

For all other shows at Avalon click HERE

Contest!

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Enter to win a pair of tickets to see ZHU inside the observatory this thursday!

Click HERE to enter now!

The Known 2.08

Welcome to “The Know” where we updating you on all the happenings each weekend in and around LA. Check out the list down below.

Exchange LA

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Tix: HERE

702152.14 Dash Berlin Valentine’s Day show

Tix: HERE

All other Exchange LA Shows Click HERE

Create Nightclub

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Use Promo code SCEE to get 20% off all these shows

2.12 Showtek

Tix: HERE

2.13 Cedric Gervais

Tix: HERE

2.14 Afrojack

Tix: HERE

All other shows at Create click HERE

Remember to use promo code SCEE to get 20% off your purchase

Avalon Hollywood

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Use promo code SCEE to get 10% off your purchase

2.12 Le Youth, Henry Krinkle & Just Kiddin

Tix: HERE

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2.13 Erick Morillo

Tix: HERE

For all other shows at Avalon click HERE

Remember to use promo code SCEE to save 10% off your purchase

Heat OC

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2.11 Cash Cash

Tix: HERE

2.12 Juicy J

Tix: HERE

706022.13 EC Twins

Tix: HERE

For all other Heat OC events click HERE

Discovery Sessions 004 w/ Shmitty

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Welcome to a special Discovery Session as we celebrate our two year anniversary here at So Cal Edm Events. We are proud to have one of our local favorites and friends to SCEE Shmitty at the helm. We decided to choose him on this date in particular because of what he means to us, it was him who made us take SCEE a little more serious and gave us the opening to start provided all of you all the awesome deals and hooks ups you enjoy today. So here we go with Shmitty, his exclusive mix and questionnaire for us, enjoy!

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So Cal Edm Events (SCEE): Thank you for taking the time to answer this interview let’s start off simple what is your name? What do you go by? Are you from southern California? If not where are you from? And what genre of electronic music do you play?

Shmitty (S): My name is Matthew Smit, and I go by Shmitty. I was born in the Netherlands and moved to Los Angeles when I was 4. I play mostly house & techno.

SCEE: How long have you been producing/Djing? What inspired you to become a producer? Who is your biggest inspiration? Do you have any residencies locally?

S: I have been DJing for about 3-4 years and producing for about 2 years. John Digweed is by far my biggest inspiration, he is one that is always on top of his game and constantly searching for new tracks. I am a resident DJ at Exchange LA

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SCEE: What has been the biggest festival/Club you’ve played at? How was that experience? Was it memorable? What would you change?

S:The biggest show I’ve played was Cosmic Gate + Andrew Rayel @ The Hollywood Palladium. I got to play 3hrs to a sold out crowd! I wouldnt change a thing, it was amazing.

SCEE:  Where do you plan on being in five years career wise?

S: I plan on not doing much different :p, writing music I love with friends, and playing shows for people who like our music.

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SCEE: A lot of people will be reading this article, if you could tell them something about yourself to maybe support you what would you say?

S:I never prepare for sets. I mean, i have music folders organized for all sorts of occasions…but I never prep the set. The music I pick is all on the fly and influenced by the vibe that I’m getting from the venue, crowd, etc.

SCEE: We have a great deal of followers following us, what would you tell the people who are going to hear this to expect from your mini mix? What do you want to them to take note of?

S: I recently started the Minimal Sessions brand which focuses on techno, so this set is similar to what my Minimal Sessions partys vibe is going for.

SCEE: What do you do outside of music?

S: I love traveling. I work for insomniac so I get to travel when we do shows in other states. One of my favorite things is seeing what other states & countries have to offer.

SCEE:  What do you think of the current scene? Do you think new people need to freshen up the scene?

S: I think a lot of people are freshening up the scene. So many great talents are emerging everyday.

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SCEE: Finish this sentence… Music is

S: Universal

SCEE: Lastly we’d like to thank you for participating, for anyone interested in following you more where can they do so?

S:shmittymusic.com

facebook.com/shmittymusic

soundcloud.com/shmittymusic

instagram.com/shmitty

-Mario #SCEE

Discovery Sessions w/ Jacques Cousteau 003

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Welcome to another edition of Discovery Sessions, this week I’m happy to present to you another talent his name is Jacques Cousteau. I had the pleasure of seeing him at one of his events inside Create Nightclub a couple of weeks ago and invited him to take part in this project of ours. Check out what he has to say in our questionnaire and find his Discovery Sessions down below! Enjoy!

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So_Cal_Edm_Events (SCEE): Thank you for taking the time to answer this interview let’s start off simple what is your name?

Jacques Cousteau (JC): I was born Theodore Alexander Brown, my nickname is Teddy.

SCEE: What do you go by?

JC: I go by the name of Jacques Cousteau since 2013 before that I went under several names before ending up with this one. I was formerly J.O.C. but John O’Callaghan was dubbed with that name. So under the direction of DJ YO-C I changed the name to Jacques Cousteau.

SCEE: Are you from southern California? If not where are you from?

JC: I am not from southern California. I have lived here in SoCal for the past 10 years. I am originally from a small town in upstate New York called Poughkeepsie in a subsection district known as Arlington bordering Vassar College and IBM Headquarters.

SCEE: And what genre of electronic music do you play?

JC: I play a sound I would like to call Luxury House, which is a mixture of French House, which is almost always the foundation of my sound. I add a little bit of Tech House. I sprinkle in Indie House sparingly. A dash of Nu Disco combined with house music. Then the cherry alamode Deep House. Which combined creates a very Luxury Sound, rich, deep bass lines with soul & funk for days. Some have called it the Luxury Funk of Jacques Cousteau. Essential Mix quality track selection and execution.

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SCEE: How long have you been producing/Djing?

JC: I have been producing since 2010 with electronic music and formerly with rock since 1998. I have been DJing since 1994 I started on cassettes then cd then vinyl in 1998.

SCEE: What inspired you to become a producer?

JC: I would have to say that being around my Friend Mark Lamorg from Streetlab in Junior College seeing him make tracks with propeller head software. Also the chemical brothers are another huge inspiration to me. I used to be a Bass Player in a Heavy Metal Band Back in 93-94 and once I heard Setting Sun I left the metal scene in the tri state area and became immersed in dance music. Also I just hear the music in my head and had to start making it into a tangible thing.

SCEE: Who is your biggest inspiration? 

JC: My Biggest Inspiration is my mother she got me into music very young and taught me how to dance at a very early age. We would dance around our basement for hours. She also taught me how to memorize title and artist of a song. She helped me identify bands by there sound. She had strong opinions about music and through that I built a standard by which I pick music to this day. My brother is another huge inspiration he was making mix tapes while I was in Kindergarten. He also turned me onto Hall and Oates, EPMD, Madonna, Peter Gabriel and The Beastie Boys among other great artists that influence me to this day; he called himself DJ Quick Brown Fox. My sister is also another major influence of mine. She would sneak into the Limelight NYC when she was 16 and tell me all these crazy stories of what goes on. She also opened my eyes and ears to a whole other world that existed. So from 12 years old all I wanted to do was go clubbing and hear dance music.  

SCEE: Do you have any residencies locally?

JC: I currently work with a few groups within Los Angeles regularly and hold residency with them.

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SCEE: What has been the biggest festival/Club you’ve played at? How was that experience? Was it memorable? What would you change?

JC: The Biggest Club I have played is Exchange La so far. That was the most amazing and exciting experience in my life. It was a dream come true, bucket list dream come true type deal.  It was one of the most exciting and memorable nights of my life and I would not trade it for anything I dropped a set so Fuego even I was blown away at how smooth it went for 90 minutes!

SCEE:  Where do you plan on being in five years career wise?

JC: In Five Years I plan on having an entire stage show that will blow peoples minds when it comes to their city and tour regularly as well as releasing entire albums of original tunes.

SCEE: A lot of people will be reading this article, if you could tell them something about yourself to maybe support you what would you say?

JC: If you come to my show you will see a Cosplay Artist in a translucent suit playing the most amazing music and visual experience you have ever experienced and dancing with the crowd. So different than anything you will hear and see in the Los Angeles scene. You may buy a $20 ticket but I am going to give you a $100 performance every time! I will take you on a magical Journey leaving you wanting more every time! Someone who unselfishly makes everything for the intention of making you have they best night of your life and dance your ass off. Just think of me as the guy who doesn’t make the party, he makes the party better by playing the best sound track you will ever hear. I pride myself on my musical selection and unique style that you don’t really hear anymore. Breaking new tunes, which you have not heard before. I am a man who followed his dreams and gives it 110% every show!

SCEE: We have a great deal of followers following us, what would you tell the people who are going to hear this to expect from your mini mix?What do you want to them to take note of?

JC: You are going to hear something dramatically different than your everyday mix you are going to hear an artist at work. I am going to take you on a voyage in my submarine. You will experience a magical journey into the foreign waters.

Take note of the 80’s Influence, funky bass lines as well as the sick drums and use of real instruments carefully crafting the Luxury House funk sound of Jacques Cousteau.

SCEE: What do you do outside of music?

JC: Outside of Music I am a classically trained working actor. I have been on a few tv shows. I also edit and produce small projects on the side. As well as having a 9 to 5 job in the financial services industry.

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SCEE:  What do you think of the current scene? Do you think new people need to freshen up the scene?

JC: The Current scene is amazing everyone is super passionate in Los Angeles and helpful of other DJ and producers. We all get along and I love working with the local DJ and producers. Los Angeles is a super hot scene and the whole country is watching LA right now. So it’s a great time to be part of the current scene.

New people all the time are freshening up the scene. It’s just a natural cycle of the industry. I just wish people would catch on sooner to great dj and producers that are out there already. Also SCEE for spotlighting local talent.

SCEE: Finish this sentence,  Music is…

JC: the one thing that can bring peace love unity and respect to the world and make the world a better place.

SCEE: Lastly we’d like to thank you for participating, for anyone interested in following you more where can they do so? 

JC: Shout out to So Cal Edm Events/SCEE for allowing me to do the mini mix. So follow So Cal Edm Events.

www.soundcloud.com/ted-brown-media

twitter/instagram/youtube @tedbrownmedia

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email inquires and bookings info@tedbrownmedia.com

Follow Jacques Cousteau on Bands in town for upcoming shows and tickets

Shout out to everyone reading and enjoying the mix

I also will be playing Create Nightclub Upstairs on Aug 29th in Hollywood, California.

 

 

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Thank you for listening! Much love to all of you!

Mario #SCEE

 

The Banana Movement

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 It’s a nice Sunday afternoon in Venice and the boardwalk is alive with people from all walks of life. I’m there waiting to meet the members of the Banana Movement, and given that this is our first meeting I don’t really know who I’m looking for; all of a sudden I see the tops of bananas headed in my direction. Each greets me warmly with smiles so genuine it’s hard not to smile right back and it suddenly strikes me that this is what their whole movement is about; being genuinely happy and spreading that happiness to as many people as possible. Soon we are involved in a conversation of their origins and what has brought them together and it involves a chance encounter at a park and a friend falling off a cliff (don’t worry she lived and is doing great!)
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 So how does a friend falling off a cliff turn into good luck? Well it turns out that thanks to her fall, Cody, Dante, and Trey were able to attend their first festival together and not just any festival but the most coveted of the West Coast festivals, the Electric Daisy Carnival. So while it seems that serendipity may have brought Cody, Trey, and Dante together, their love of Bananas and Champagne is what kept them connected. If you ask them why they chose Dada Life all three will say it was the music first and foremost with Trey specifically noting that it was the album Rules of the Dada that opened his eyes up to a level of production and music making that, as a producer himself, blew his mind and sealed his love for all things Dada.
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   The trio describe their road to Dada land Citizenship a little differently than the first two passholders.  Cody explains that the first Dadalife passport holder is a mystery to them as it started with a scavenger hunt before an overseas Dadaland compound, with the second going to a super fan from Vegas who was incredibly involved in the Dadaland app, first premiered months ago by Dadalife themselves. Although the group thought app involvement was vital to passport procurement, it turns out that community involvement is much more important to the powers that be. As Cody puts it what Dadalife is really looking for is “people wishing to show their true fanship and the desire to bring a community together and that’s exactly what we did with our Instagram Banana Movement.” And their reward for all their hard work? A personal invitation from Dadalife to attend their Compound show in San Jose, I’ll take a minute to let you pick your jaw up off the floor. 
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     When asked about their greatest experience so far, Trey is quick to talk about the presentation of the passports at the San Jose, CA stop of the Dada Land Compound tour.  Cody explains that it wasn’t just a simple pick up, but instead more akin to a high school graduation with the crew lining the hallways clapping as they were called to the green room for the official ceremony and complete with an interview and film crew. Dante says he never thought he would be so lucky and recalls with a smile on his face, the end of the Dada Land Compound tour in Vegas where the trio were given their very own champagne shower on stage at Hakkassan Las Vegas where Dada life hold a residency. The memory prompts massive smiles from the rest of the guys as Dante squeals “IT WAS SO AWESOME“. 
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      As for the biggest lesson they have learned on their journey so far, the trio does not hesitate to answer with a resounding response of family first. They say the banana movement wants to above all remind its followers that Dada Life is not just Stefan and Ollie, but a large group of people behind the scenes who are really the strength and power behind the group’s success. Much the same, the success of the Banana Movement will hinge on their connection to an already large community of fans. But don’t fret, future already looks bright, as with the help of their fourth member / business manager Danielle, they have begun branching out selling t-shirts and banana suits from their Etsy. She explains that their goal is to spread their movement and bring their message of acceptance and liberation of the spirit to the worldwide masses with their ultimate goal of maintaining the anything is possible spirit of Dadalife. And in the end, it’s much more than champagne and going insane, although still very important, it’s about family first. Cody summarizes it best; “fans are first, FANS ARE FIRST, and that’s exactly what we are about too, we have the Banana Family and we love them so much.”
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The Banana Movement will be hosting a brunch at the Voyage campsite on Sunday, 7/19, at Noon and are extending an open invitation to fellow Bananas everywhere! Check their IG @bananamovement for their official campsite location. 
Words and Photography by Helen Perez
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Weekend in LA! 11/18

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s happening in LA! Don’t miss out on some great shows coming up, let’s jump in!

Sutra OC

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This weekend at Sutra brings you three great shows with:

Slander for Element Thursdays
Vice for F*D Up fridays
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Ashley Wallbridge for Social Saturdays

For tickets click HERE!

Guestlist mention SCEE for all these shows b4 10pm and get in for free!

Bottle Service email is at Socaledmevnts@gmail.com!

Create Nightclub

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This weekekd at Create Nightclub brings you:

Noize Fridays you have the duo Matisse & Sadko alongside Charity Strike!

Arcade Saturday brings the Trance legends Cosmic Gate to the dance floor! With Jordan V opening the floor!

Get your tickets HERE! ⚠ Remember to use SCEE to get 15% off!⚠

Exchange LA

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Insomniac & Exchange LA brings the Hardstyle man himself Headhunterz for a special show! For tickets click HERE!

Very limited discounted guestlist available please text 714-944-6513

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Awakening Fridays bring you the EXLA dance floor Mercer! Alongside Shmittu + T-Wrecks! Grab your tickets HERE!

Discount Guestlist text 714-944-6513! Ladies, we are taking care of your entry text us!

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EXLA Christmas party come in the form of Tommy Trash’s A Very Trashed Xmas! The venue is going all out for this party with xmas hats, santa, sexy ms. Clauses, elves & much much more!
So bring your ugly sweaters, bring your xmas hats, be festive and get your tickets HERE!

Very limited discounted guestlist available text 714-944-6513!

Yost Theater

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The White Rabbit Group along with Yost brings you Havoc Thursday (18+) with the Panda Funk Takeover! Get your tickets HERE!

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$15 off with an unwrapped toy (at least $10 value) to receive $15 off all night! Must mention SCEE at the door!

Heat OC!

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The debut of Exposé at Heat OC a partnership with the White Rabbit Group goes live this friday (21+)! The debut kicks ofd with Jauz + Bones + Adam Aburn! Don’t miss out on this event! For tickets click HERE!

Random tid bits!

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Are you heading to Las Vegas? Check out any of these shows on us! Click HERE and get your pair now!

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These tickets are going up for both shows grab your tickets NOW!

Oliver Heldens – HERE
Myon & Shane 54 – HERE

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Most of these shows are on there last tier! Grabs your today! Click HERE!
Remember to use SCEE to get 15 % off!

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This Weekend in LA 11/8

Welcome to another weekly addition of Weekend in LA! This weekend brings you a heavy lineup to EXLA while Create & Sutra bring SoCal favorites to the dance floor! Let’s dive in!

Sutra OC

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Thuraday Insomniac Element thursday brings you the Man EDX for his progression of sounds tour!

Friday brings you Micheal Woods to the dance floor!

The lovely duo Posso hits Sutra for a good night!

Get tickets to all these shows HERE!

First 150 in the venue before 10pm get in for free by mentioning SCEE at the door!

Create Nightclub

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Noize fridays brings the Stafford Brothers to Hollywood! These australian duo know how to bring it!

Arcade Saturdays get loud with LoudPvck!

Get your tickets HERE
Use SCEE to get 15%
Guestlist now open!

While you are there don’t forget to buy your tickets for all the NYE Events!

Exchange LA

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◾Simom Patterson celebrates his 100 episode of Open Up Radio at EXLA with Sean Tyas! Tickets click HERE!

⚠We strongly advice to get tickets for this show⚠

◾Justin Martin ends his residency at EXLA with one more party alongside Jimmy Edgar, Justin Jay & Christian Martin! And he plans do go out in style!
Get your tickets HERE!

Guestlist/Bottle Service at EXLA text 714-944-6513!

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Heading to Vegas this month? We are hooking you up with tickets to any show this month, just click HERE select two and enjoy!

Tid Bits

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Thomas Gold makes his way to EXLA for a special 3 hour extended set! Get your tickets HERE!

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Announced today Tommy Trash brings a special Trashed Christmas to EXLA December 20th! Tickets now on sale HERE!

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Techno Fans be hold! Get Real with Green Velvet & Claude Vonstroke hits EXLA for a one night spectacular! Tickets HERE!

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