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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8.12 Simon Patterson Open to Close

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8.13 Quintino

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Exchange LA

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8.12 BassJackers

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8.13 ETC! ETC! w/ CRNKN & Torro Torro

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Avalon Hollywood

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8.12 Fred V & Grafix

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8.13 Lucent Dossier Experience

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Sutra OC

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8.11 Slander

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8.13 Arty

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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!

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Weekend in LA 8.02

Check out whats happening this weekend in LA

Create Nightclub

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8.05 EC Twins

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8.06 Helena

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Exchange LA

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8.06 UZ, Bare, Jaykode

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Avalon Hollywood

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

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8.06 Nora En Pure extended set

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Discovery Sessions

Listen to our latest Discovery Sessions now! Enjoy

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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

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7.30 Dannic

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Exchange LA

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7.28 Okkay w/ UM

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7.29 W&W

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7.30 Gehrplay w/ Grum

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Avalon Hollywood

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7.29 Blackbear w/ Cavalier

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7.30 Michael Woods

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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 001 Launch DEBUT – Dj Tysen

PhotoGrid_1438902199088 Welcome to the Launch of Discovery Sessions, we finally are here after a long two month process to get here. We’ve scored and search the unknown talent pool that fights every day to be the next big thing in our music. I encourage you to keep an open mind and listen to the many unknown talents we will be showcasing. The premise of this is simple we gave them an opportunity to make a mini mix about 30 to 50 mins long showcasing what best described them and what they wanted to let YOU, the listeners, know what they were all about. We also asked them a few questions regarding various small subjects, so we hope you enjoy this new segment. Let’s kick things off now and get to the questions and music located at the very bottom, hope you enjoy this new program. Much love!

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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?

Tyler (T): My name is Tyler Clemmensen and I go by the alias Dj Tysen. I am from Southern California but I go to school in San Francisco so I’m always back and forth. I play a lot of harder styles of electronic music focusing on Hardstyle and Dubstep. For this mix though I thought I would change it up and go from Hardstyle to Dubstep to Trance to House, which is crazy to think that it works.

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?

T: I have been producing since I was 16 but I started playing piano when I was 5, which really helped with producing. I got inspired to start dj’ing/prdocuing when I was at couple of events and I kept getting pushed around in the crowd. I’m a small guy, some of the dudes at these events are massive so I’m always the one getting pushed every which way and one day I got so fed up with being pushed around that I wanted to change something, I wanted to be the one on the stage making people go crazy. My biggest inspiration would have to be Skrillex. He was the one that got me into electronic music in the first place. I don’t have any residencies but I have played a good amount of venues such as Create, 333 Live, Los Globos, EPR, and a few good spots in the bay.

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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?

T: My biggest event lineup wise was when I got to play along side Getter and Must Die at an event in LA. My 2nd biggest would be playing alongside Doctor P at EPR in San Francisco. These 2 shows were amazing cause being such a basshead, I have been following these artists for years and to see my name on the same lineup as them was super memorable. The one thing I would have changed in my Doctor P show was the fact I didn’t have a link cable for the 2 CDJS. I get up on stage and I start mixing into my first track from the previous Dj and everything going well. I opened with a nice chill Feed Me track and I go to hit link on the 2nd CDJ to load up my 2nd track and nothing, look at the back, no cable. In my head I was freaking out and I dove into my backpack to try and find a possible other USB that I had on me and luckily I found an old USB that only had hardstyle tracks on it so I ended up playing a full hardstyle set because that’s all the music I had on the 2nd CDJ. So note self, ALWAYS BRING YOUR OWN LINK CABLE!

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

T: In 5 years I would hope to see myself known as a Hardstyle Dj. I’m not saying I want to become a huge Dj and travel the world playing huge festivals but I would like to get to a point where I’m know in the area as being “A dope hardstyle dj”

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?

T: I like to play diverse sets. Yes I love playing an hour or 2 of hardstyle in a row, but I love switching between genres quickly and I feel that’s what separates me from other dj’s. Like in this mix I went from Hardstyle to Dubstep to Trance and then ended with House, in less than 45 minutes. I don’t like dj’s that will only play house or deep house for a staright hour because it doesn’t take that much skill, it’s not original. Originality in Dj’s is hard to come by nowadays.   

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?

T: I would say to keep an open mind as you listen because you never know what is going to come next. I open with hardstyle so right away its bass to the face and it might turn some people off but others are going to be curious to see where it is going to go next. I’m all about surprising the crowd so they have no idea what I’m going to play next. Keeps them on edge.

SCEE: What do you do outside of music?

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T: I go to school at Academy of Art University for Motion Pictures and Television with an emphasis in Sound Design and Sound Engineering, and I love to play piano. I also love a good burger and chicken tenders.

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

T: When I get asked this question, this is when I start to get on edge. I am not a fan of where the scene is going. I don’t like the fact that there are so many ghost producers now and fake artists. I don’t like that fact the in order to Dj at events they go off of how many followers you have on instagram or how many tickets you sell. The promoters are not even listening to the mix’s when they book dj’s, they have no idea what they sound like and its saddens me because there are A LOT of good dj’s out there that go unrecognized because they aren’t good at social media. When I go to events I mainly stay at the hardstyle or dubstep stages because I get bored of all these house artists all playing the same 30 songs and being super basic.

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  SCEE: Finish this sentence… Music is

T: Expression

  SCEE: Lastly we’d like to thank you for participating, for anyone interested in following you more where can they do so? (Social Media plug & Shoutouts)  T: You can follow me on Instagram: @DjTysen, Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/djtysen, Facebook: Facebook.com/djtysen, Twitter: @Dj_Tysen, Snapchat: DjTysen.

  -Mario #SCEE

Discovery Sessions Preview!

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Welcome to the preview of our newest segment here at SCEE (So Cal Edm Events) entitled Discovery Sessions, we wanted to give you a brief preview on what is being launched this Monday before it’s actual launch! This has been a idea I’ve had for over a year at first it started as a music Monday’s where I would share new songs with all of you that I’ve discovered and where worthy of sharing but, after time I realized there were many places and areas where one could do that already including but not limited to beatport own website and other sites dedicated to the music. So I erased that idea from the board and I went back to work, as time progress I almost lost hope into launching something at all until I struck an idea at an event here in Los Angeles. I was at a small party with lesser known dj’s and producers who were trying to expose there music to the masses, I started to think to myself “Why isn’t there a platform for all these producers and aspiring Dj’s to share the music they make to the masses besides working the circuit?”

And that’s when it clicked, why couldn’t I do something like that? Why couldn’t I reach out to all these people with hopes and dreams of becoming big time producers and dj’s and give them a platform to share the music they produces/play/love, from house, trap, trance, french house, deep house and all the in between genres that “EDM” has evolved into. So we got to work, we reached out via our various social media platforms and asked from the smallest dj’s to the one who open clubs like Exchange LA, Sutra OC, Avalon and more. Not surprisingly we received numerous emails and replies with interest and that’s where Discovery Sessions comes in!

We will be showcasing one dj/producer every week and allowing them to show you what they have and what they bring to your ears! I invite you to listen with an open mind and enjoy what they have to offer in various sub-genres of the electronic music spectrum! We hope that with this you’ll find someone new that you will enjoy and hopefully support as they pursue their dreams of sharing their music to the world! With that being said please follow our sound cloud page and youtube pages and both will carry each discovery session each week! Cheers and thank you for stopping by and reading this preview! Much love and here is to a new segement! Cheers!

 

-Mario #SCEE

 

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Hard Summer Saturday Playlist

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Hard Summer happens this weekend so we thought we’d share a playlist of all the artist that will on the lineup this weekend! We kick things off with Saturday night lineup. A little note I’ll be the first to admit that when I started this list I was very shall we say skeptical on what I would put because of my lack of knowledge on some of these artist, especially with the hip hop acts and the lesser known acts that I had never heard of. But I came out quiet surprised on some of the artist that I found that I did not know before this post. I invite you to have an open mind when listen to this because it’s a mix of all kinds of genre of music and some of the well known acts as well and some not so much! We make this to showcase something that you might not normal even turn an ear for to possibly maybe have you discover something out of your comfort zone. I hope you Enjoy the choices and let us know what you think as you hear this playlist! Tomorrow the Sunday mix will be updated!

Playlist Track

1. The Morning by The Weekend

2. Go by The Chemical Brothers

3. Clouds by KSHMR & Dillon Francis

4. Unison by Porter Robinson

5. Studio by Schoolboy Q

6. Say My Name by ODESZA

7. Our Demons by The Glitch Mob (Filous Remix)

8. After Life by Tchami

9. Here for you by Gorgon City

10. This Could be Us- Rae Scremmurd

11. I love you by Woodkid

12. Lifestyle by Young Thug

13. The Drop by Bro Safari

14. Need this by GriZ

15. Dare you 2 move  by Destructo

16. Hard Time by Seinabo Sey

17.  Superspeed by Lido & Canblaster

18. Sampler mix by Hot Since 82 (mini mix not title of song)

19. Choo Choo by Boys Noize & Salva

20. Bang by Erol Alkan

21. Shiba San mini mix (5min sample)

22. Bounce by Mercer & 4B

23. King by Years & Years

24. Weather Man by Lunice

25. Impress of You by Giraffage

26. Trap Arms by Milo & Otis

27. Deep Down Low by Valentiono Khan (Favorite lol)

28. Bailando by Engrique Iglesias ( Matoma Official Remix)

29. I met you by Flume

30. Young in Love by Sweater Beats

31. Unechanted3 by Alesia

32. Fall over by Banks (Djemba Djemba remix)

33. Down and Dirty by Sharam Jey

34. Anonymous by Dirtyphonics

35. Pool girls by Nina Las Vegas

36. Crank by Ghastly X Mija

37. Nobody by Vanilla Ace

38. Sharpe James by Nadus

39. Still waiting by Hunter Siegel

40. If only by Maya Payne

41. Grind Hard by GANZ

42. Hood Life by Doug English (Eyes everywhere remix)

43. Excist by OEVERWERK

Steve Angello @ Create Nightclub

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What was walking into something that felt like it carried itself with Ibiza vibes was only the beginning of a whirlwind of a night.

As soon as Sebjak kicked off with some Progressive house beats Create (nightclub) started going off. A simple four on the floor beat emerged into a funkadelic house set that had everyone dancing, or as I would say (and probably do), “doing the knee thing.” He did a graceful job of keeping everybody happy as they swayed across the dance floor but it was truly a matter of time before the mastermind of the night took over the decks.

Steve Angello immediately caught everybody present off-guard as he stormed the decks with intense cowbell beats that turned into big-room madness. From the pulsating bass to the high ringing treble, it was no surprise that Steve was behind the decks.

There was a moment where he played a track that I couldn’t get even the tip of my tongue on. It is probably an ID waiting to explode over all the main stages across festivals world-wide but if there is one thing that I remember from that night, it is as soon as he dropped this track I was so ecstatically overwhelmed that I swallowed the gum I was chewing. Think of a solid mixture of big room melodies with trappy bass and catchy beats intertwined all into a track that would ring in your ears for days to come.

It always happens that my words can’t do a club event justice – so with that being said, I present to you the wonderful images of local Los Angeles DJ photographer Ohdagyo. If you ever make it out to Create (or any edm club in LA at that matter) you will probably run into this guy. Keep an eye out for him and his amazing pictures!
To view more photos by Ohdagyo click HERE!

-Charlee Grey

Five Deep Tracks to know now according to us!

Beyond Wonderland is right around the corner so I thought we’d share five track you might here in the deeper side of Beyond So Cal! Check them out and let us know what you think!

 

 

1. Sam Feldt is a growing household name among the Deep House faithful, his tracks are being played all over festivals and you’ll find probably hear one or two while going down the rabbit hole! Here is his track entitled ” Midnight Hearts”

 

2. Spinin’ Deep has been capturing quality deep house artist as of late, it’s no reason why Redondo & Boiler track is on the company arsenal! Check out the lastest from them down below entitled “Every Single Piece”

 

3.  Pete Tong the man behind BBC radio 1 Essential tunes release this gem by Watermatt & TAI entitled “Frequency” just 16 days ago and already it’s becoming a wonder of a hit, keep an eye out as you will surely be hearing it more often!

 

4. Released by Medium Rare Recordings, Marshall F & LO’99 hit this groovy track entitled Take Me Back has been out for 3 months now and being played all the deep house artist! Enjoy

 

5. Last but not least is this track by Spanish Dj Ivan Alonso was featured in Oliver Heldens Heldeep Radio this past week and it’s got the potential to be a gem! This is the perfect song to drive to the club/festival or your local Chipotle! The song track is simply entitled “The Party” enjoy! Let us know what you think on all our social media platforms!

 

Got a questions? Email us Socaledmevnts@gmail.com

 

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