Saturday May 18th, 2013
SunKissed@ZENGO Santa Monica feat. ::: Stylus :::
21+ Free w/ RSVP here...
B Warned.... This is a Beach Based Rooftop Bar & Lounge Day Event filled with great food, oozing with casual class and ridiculously good music that will make u feel all warm and fuzzy in the Sun all day long. SUBstance-LA events have been known to produce extended, and sometimes irreversible smiling.
So bring ur dancin shoes n lets do this Santa Monica!
West Side... Make no mistake about it... This Is Your Jam!
Brought to you by SUBstance-LA & Zengo Santa Monica
SUBstance-LA events feature a rotating list of hand picked Underground Selectors from LA and beyond. SUBstance-LA combines Underground Sounds on The West Side of LA with environments that are rich in Atmosphere, Culture, and Proper Sonic Fidelity.
SUBstance-LA events are hosted in only the finest settings around West LA which we hope will help to build a home for the Deep House | Tech House | Nu Disco sounds on The West Side.
Zengo is an artful blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. A beautiful restaurant / lounge located right off the Santa Monica Pier at Santa Monica Place overlooking the Santa Monica Promenade from its roof deck patio perch! This locale is a great place to spend the day. ZENGO offers a private street level elevator on Broadway so you have easy access to the beach and shopping on the promenade throughout the day. But we doubt you'll leave ZENGO from the time you sit down for their optional $35 ::: 11-3 Bottomless Brunch ::: with its Unlimited Small Plates and Free-Flowing Brunch Cocktails while bathed in morning sun and chill beatz.
Around 2pm we step it up to Day Party Status with Sets from this week's special guest crew Stylus. All bumpin from this week's featured Selectors:
::: STYLUS ::: is a DJ+Production collaboration consisting of Thee-O, Luis Rosario, and Rob Pointer (formerly known as Robtronik).
::: Thee-O :::
Thee-O is best known for his talented mixing and scratching skills along with his consistent sets that always get the crowds moving and grooving. His loyal following continues to grow not only in the city of L.A. but beyond the U.S., with help from his numerous amount of original music productions, MP3 Sets, pod-casts, CD’s, mix tapes, and his untiring efforts for the dance music industry that he loves so much. His DJing has taken him to 3 countries, 30 states and over 75 cities. Soon he will be traveling abroad to even more locations to spread his passion for the music.
Over the past years he has spun next to Outkast, Orbital, Underworld, BT, Judge Jules, The Orb, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Aphex Twin, 808 State, Chemical Brothers, Mixmaster Morris, Blank & Jones, 2 Bad Mice, Carl Craig, Rabbit in the Moon, Juno Reactor, DJ Sneak, Dave Angel, Loop Guru, Westbam, X-Cabs, The Roots, Atomic Babies and many notable others.
::: Rob Pointer :::
Rob has been an active participant in electronic dance music culture for almost 25 years. Having started DJing when techno/rave exploded in the early 90's, he found a home in San Francisco's movement attending events and then eventually throwing parties in Sacramento.
In 2002, he created an alter-ego and named himself Robtronik and went on to found of the online electronic dance community, Socal-Breaks.com and created a dedicated club to nu-skool breaks called Boom Box. Beginning as a weekly in May of 2002, Boom Box helped keep breakbeat a focus for southern California club culture by highlighting internationally known artists such as Lee Coombs, Mechanoise, Uberzone, The Crystal Method, Simply Jeff, Atomic Hooligan, SOTO, Elite Force, B.L.I.M., and many, many more.
Rediscovering his techno/rave roots in 2005 after attending Droid Behavior's 3 year anniversary party, Rob decided that where the most creativity and excitement lie in the sounds of minimal, soulful/Detroit techno and deep house that had been exploding world wide. He went on to found Compression and had the don of techno at the debut show held at the King King, Juan Atkins with local hero, John Tejada.
During its 6 year run, Compression has featured Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Richie Hawtin, Matthew Dear (as Audion), Magda, Claude von Stroke, Christian Martin, Justin Martin, J Phlip, Steve Bug, Paco Osuna, Adam Beyer, Joey Beltram, DJ Pierre, Josh Wink, Funk D'Void, Misstress Barbara, Lee Burridge, DJ Three, Droog, Ambivalent, Egyptian Lover, Arabian Prince, Tipper, Kenny Larkin, Daniel Bell, John Tejada, Mathew Jonson & Cobblestone Jazz (live), Joel Mull, and many many more.
Having been a DJ since the early nineties when the rave and techno scene exploded in the United States, Rob has accumulated a vast and deep selection of music that cuts across all dance music genres. He is deeply committed to the culture and the DIY ethic of the electronic dance music community. He has been honored to play for Giant, Spundae, Godskitchen, Avalon as well as Insomniac, Space Island, Dim Mak, Cinespace, and more.
::: Luis Rosario :::
His passion for music started back in his early days in the late 80s and early 90s while in Brooklyn, going to underground electronic music clubs in NYC where he just went to go dance. Black Nation Records and Sketchbook Records recording artist, Luis Rosario's has created a production sound that stands on it's own. His musical palette continues to evolve as he's currently involved myriad of dj/production projects solo, and otherwise. His production work under the moniker Ds and Cs along with production partner Nelson Fernandez (DJ Nova) has received some recognition on the global dance scene. Their debut album Placing Ourselves Elsewhere, considered to be works of art by some, has brought this project visible on the global stage. Past works from the duo, such as Trouble, charted on Stacey Pullen's Essential Mix hosted by Pete Tong while Moon Over Miami charted on Maya Jane Coles dj charts. Currently based in Los Angeles, Luis has been an active figure in the Los Angeles dance scene for the past 10 years and most associated with the legendary Compression events as a resident dj during it's 6 year run.
Opening B2B feat.
::: Tim Koranda (SUBstance-LA) :::
Los Angeles based DJ/Producer and SUBstance-LA founder Tim Koranda takes people on a journey throughout LA's top venues. His signature Deep Soulful Tech House and Techno sounds deliver Underground grooves that keep LA's feet moving.
::: Germano Kuerten (MoonSol Music) :::
2012 was an immense year for Germano Kuerten. In January starting the new label MoonSol Music he released his own vision of Brazil’s influenced House, Back to Brazil EP. Containing heavy leading drum lines, and melodic classic elements of jazz and house, as the Saxophone beautifully performed by good friend Art Espinosa. The EP quickly jumped up the charts to become #1 in House Music Releases on Beatport and #8 on the overall top Releases. That same month Germano flew to Playa Del Carmen invited by tribal House legend Saeed Younan for the Younan Music Showcase at the Bpm Festival.
His music has already been supported by some of the finest artists and taste makers in Eletronic music like Saeed Younan, Paolo Mojo, Roger Sanchez, Coyu, UGLH, Horatio, Miss Nine, Olivier Desmet, Doc Martin, Larry Tee, Alessio Colina, Randy Jackson (Michael Jackson’s brother) and Dev from the Cataracts to name a few.
A SUBstance-LA event is not just any other event! This is a rallying cry for Dance Music lovers all over The West Side of LA who have been patiently waiting for something of SUBstance to rise from the ashes of the same bottle service fed vibe on repeat that exists throughout today's LA nightlife scene.
West LA this is our New Summer Home!
Finally we have Quality Underground Sounds West of The 405 Out of the dark alleys and into the Sun! A centrally located place to hang out, listen to great music, socialize with friends and surrounded by everything else the Santa Monica Promenade / Pier / Beach has to offer all in one day!
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SUBstance-LA events feature a rotating list of hand picked Underground Selectors from LA and beyond. SUBstance-LA combines Underground Sounds with environments that are rich in Atmosphere, Culture, and Proper Sonic Fidelity.