LED events had so much success with their OMFG NYE event at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo in Los Angeles last month, why not arrange another one since it is what all ravers, clubgoers, EDM lovers are just yearning for? LED is kicking off a new music event with a seductive title named Finger Lickin.’ The Shrine was opened in 1926 and has hosted so many monumental events from the Grammys, the SAG Awards, and other major televised programs. But, that is not what we really care about. We care about where the lights, lazers, amplifiers, giant speakers, bass, beats, and amazing music are. This venue can hold a large capacity of EDM fans that have already bought their tickets to an event that is definitely going to sell out. The lineup is impeccable with major headliners Chuckie and Showtek, and with immaculate opening music producers: TJR, Pegboard Nerds, and Ummet Ozcan. It is taking place at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles and is set for February 16th, so save the date!
Chuckie (Clyde Sergio Narain) can already be described as a legend. He is a native of the Netherlands and has been going strong since most young ravers/clubgoers were born. He has his own record label, which speaks for itself, ingeniously named Dirty Dutch Records. Chuckie has produced so many innovative tracks that have been the setting stone for big music producers in the industry. Chuckie focuses on genres mostly of electro house/Dutch house/progressive house, but that does not mean he does explore other genres. He has played at many massive EDM events, such as Tomorrowland and Electric Daisy Carnival, so we know Chuckie has a lot to bring to the table (or the turntables so to speak).
Showtek is comprised of a very influential Dutch duo consisting of two brothers, Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, who began producing music in 2001. The two have been very experimental and very daring in the EDM genres they have chosen to work. They became international DJs thanks to hardstyle being their initial plateau of success where Showtek had established themselves. It was not until recent years they decided to expand their talents and work more with house and house subgenres. They have shifted gears towards what EDM fans are more directed towards these days. Chuckie and Showtek both have made it in the top 50 DJs in the world, so their finishing sets are going to be insane with heavy bangers and a compelling variety of tracks.
Ummet Ozcan is a Turkish DJ, but also is rooted from the Netherlands and is proficient in his Dutch house game. However, he has dabbled in Trance as well, working with W&W, Armin van Buuren, Sander van Doorn, Tiesto and many more. When Ozcan released his remix “Pulsar” by Armin van Buuren it was heard all over every major music event and festivals. Ozcan also made the top 100 DJ list in the world, so we know he is being identified by his true talent.
Pegboard Nerds is another duo on the lineup, consisting of Michael Parsberg and Alexander Odden, that are also from out of the US, but not from the Netherlands. The two are Norwegian DJs that set foot on the scene in 2011 producing EDM that pertains to electro house and dubstep. They both received an excessive amount of attention for their remix of “Make it Bun Dem” by Skrillex & Damian Jr. Gong Marley. Therefore, if you are looking to get a little more of a dirty dubstep feel, these guys are definitely going to be sharing that at this event.
TJR (TJ Rozdilsky), an American music producer who is on board as one of LED’s signed artists, is also on the lineup. TJR had his career really take off in 2010 and he is signed to Rising Records, owned by Chris Lake. He became even more noteworthy as a music producer when his track, “Funky Vodka,” emerged in 2012 and reached #1 on Beatport. And, let me tell you, this guy is funky. He is unique in his technique in performance and in his groovy beats. TJR is quite experimental with a variety of acid house/electro/progressive house sounds and heavy basslines.
Golden voice has taken over management at the Shrine with promoting/hosting many upcoming music events that you do not want to miss out on. This event is holding an impressive amount of expertise and entertainment that is going to be finger lickin’ good.