Amine Edge & DANCE
Insomniac presents Inception Saturdays:
Amine Edge & DANCE
Walker & Royce
RYBO B2B Kevin Anderson
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Music begins with an idea—perhaps from a dream—but here on the dancefloor is where it truly comes to life. Join Exchange LA and Insomniac on Saturdays in Downtown Los Angeles, and rekindle your psyche with the best of house and techno, served up by an all-star roster of dance music artists from across the globe.
618 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
21+ // Doors open at 10pm
Amine Edge & DANCE are two artists from Marseille, France who were childhood buddies and who now share a love of the heavy bass, fat booties, and the “so fresh so clean” approach of American textiles. They have managed to create their own style: the G-House sound, a real grind-up of musical influences that include suave Washington soul, the groove of Philli’s funk, NYC rap slang and the Vertigo of the voguing from the first houses parties of Chicago.
It is in England, always a leader when it comes to musical trends, that they are taking the Royal road, wining house purists as fans, but also in the US are people massively into their work. The pair are always filling larger rooms and bringing with them a uniquely mad vibe.
Their tracks regularly strike the top of the Beatport charts; they’ve played more than 130 dates per year and their remixes snap like a junky looking for freebase in a Baltimore crack house. With hip-hop in their soul, Amine Edge & DANCE like to share; to share their many DJ sets on Soundcloud, share their daily life, and finally share their love of the dancefloor. Recently, they have launched their own label, CUFF, a collective of artists all more talented than most and soon to spark in clubs worldwide.
CUFF is a desire, a crew, and a response to the expectations of those who have become geeks listening to "Chronic" by Dr. Dre. CUFF represents lovers of these cultures that have rocked us, and which make us vibrate. But fuck… this is not even a label that we are talking about, it’s a fucking movement!
Similar to many artists Will Clarke’s sonic palette comes his experiences and influences from home and afar. The roots of his sound stem from both his home town of Bristol, and his seasonal home in Ibiza, which have forged Will’s style; a style that fuses the best of Bristol’s bass elements with the upfront house music sensibilities of the white isle.
Having started on his path of 4/4 discovery at a young age Will’s early career defining moment was gaining a residency at Kanya in Ibiza, where he was able to hone his skills day and night in front of the Ibiza crowd, and his DJ peers, gaining fanbase and respect along the way. Will explains “Playing in Ibiza felt natural straight away. I get on and work well there, it fits, it’s my second home.”
Cutting into the DJ circuit is no mean feat, but the cream rises to the top, so whilst Will is busy DJing at an ever growing list of clubs he’s also getting prestigious gigs at clubs like Space and MOS. Along side these gigs Will has also be building his own club brand Cut a Rug. Holding regular parties at Motion in Bristol Cut A Rug have hosted the likes of Visionquest, Carl Cox, Boys Noize, Zombie Disco Squad and Hauswerks, with whom Will has been able to support on the decks, a job which is natural to him. Outside of the UK Will has been booked for his debut Australian tour towards the end of the summer. Along with trips back and fourth to NYC and not forgetting Ibiza during this summer.
Yet whilst DJing and promotion have been building well for Will, his real strengths lie in the studio. Having been committed to his studio for many years he also undertook a music production course that have seen him made rapid progress in a short time with releases on labels such as Anabatic, Exploited, Southern Fried, No Brainer along with the launch of his new label Cut A Rug. Some of Will’s recent releases has had support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Mista Jam, Hannah Wants with plays on Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra.
Talking of his approach to productions Will says “I make music for clobbers, not DJs. I sample a lot of old school rave tracks from the 90s, with 21st Century production techniques.” Then add those little influences from Bristol and Ibiza and you will understand why Will’s music holds such a broad appeal and is often supported by fellow DJ’s such as Justin Martin, Seth Troxler, Ardlander, J.Philip, Worthy, T.Williams, Waifs & Strays, Pezzner and Miguel Migs.
Will Clarke is a talented, skilled, young producer who is making strides in the dance music business with his own sound and now his own label / events. He has an impressive list of quality productions and remixes that is growing month by month and a great track record at his residencies and guest gigs. You know you can trust him to come up with the goods.
“Walker & Royce” started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. As things usually go, it was a bit of luck that got them off the ground: Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases, a remix of SAARID’s “Future Lately”, on Nervous Records. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP “You’re Not Welcome” and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight.
Around the same time, Walker & Royce released a track on OFF Recordings that went on to become a house anthem: “Connected”. The song became a mainstay in Solomun’s performances and with that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Their most recent EP on Moda Black entitled “Sister” was picked by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune, and their chart toping remix of Baunz’ “Out the Window” on Pets Recordings garnered support from many of the biggest artists in electronic music. Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce’s music in sets from many of the top DJ’s from around the world! From Sasha to Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex to Gorgon City and Eats Everything to Locodice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads….
Kevin Anderson is a living party, that manifests itself inside the music and vibe when he DJs. Driven by a deep seeded passion for house music, Kevin understands that those roots lie in the party and in dance – which is what motivates him while he’s behind the decks.
Where did it start? Kevin was caught partying a bit too hard as a teenager in high school, was punished by his parents for a full summer, and they bought him a pair of technics turntables to direct his passion for partying to music. Now, 7 years later Kevin is starting parties and causing ruckus on the dance floors with the tools and passion that were given to him that very boring summer.
Don’t be surprised when you see Kevin’s name on more and more events in the Southern California area. Kevin is now a Resident Desert Hearts Dj and recently has played with Dixon, Kill Frenzy, Justin Jay, Gigamesh, Zombie Disco Squad, and Walker & Royce. It’s Inevitable that he’ll only continue to build his growing reputation.