ALL MY FRIENDS–the new major music festival coming to downtown Los Angeles this Weekend. Joining the fest’s previously announced ‘Big Six’ headliners RL GRIME, GUCCI MANE and JHENE AIKO (Saturday, August 18) and M.I.A., JAMIE XX and ARMAND VAN HELDEN (Sunday, August 19) are: ABRA, ANNA LUNOE, BARCLAY CRENSHAW, CHRIS LAKE, CHRIS LORENZO, CLAPTONE, CUT CHEMIST, DESTRUCTO, DEUX TWINS , GODDOLLARS, GOLF CLAP, GRANDSON, JASON BENTLEY, JUBILEE, JUSTIN MARTIN, LA LEAKERS, LITTLE BOOTS, MIKE B, MONTE BOOKER, MOON BOOTS, DJ NU-MARK, PETE TONG, PHLEGMATIC DOGS, RAVYN LENAE, SHECK WES, SMOKEPURPP, SOUL CLAP, SPLIT SECS, THEM JEANS, WAX MOTIF and YO GOTTI.
ALL MY FRIENDS’ inaugural festival will be situated on the edge of Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District at ROW DTLA, a creative space and shopping destination. Its three stages will be immersed in the industrial backdrop of one of Los Angeles’ major produce markets and former home of American Apparel (whose slogan‘Made In Downtown LA’ still is prominently displayed on one of ROW DTLA’s main buildings). The revitalized historic setting makes a unique location for LA’s only major music event happening in the city this summer.
Here music fans will get to experience the true sounds of what is cool and current. The ALL MY FRIENDS line-up highlights hip-hop acts Yo Gotti, Smokepurpp and Sheck Wes, R&B artists Ravyn Lenae andDarkwave Duchess Abra, cutting-edge producers Claptone, Soul Clap, Jubilee, Monte Booker and Grandson, A Club Called Rhonda founder GodDollars, and LA favorites Jason Bentley, Cut Chemist, DJ Nu-Mark and LA Leakers just to name a few. Festival curator Gary Richards (aka DESTRUCTO) recently told Hilary Hughes of Billboard (5/18), “It isn’t on ’10’ the whole time. People can come and relax; they’re not wound up from beginning to end.” He adds, “All the cool people in my life, I know through music… ‘All My Friends’ really has a deep rooted meaning.”
Outside festival grounds, fans can take in shopping, restaurants and incredible murals painted by local artists throughout the complex. More information can be found at https://rowdtla.com/
Check out the ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival Spotify playlist at:
In addition to 2-Day GA & VIP Festival Passes, Single day GA & VIP tickets are now available starting at $79 and $129. Tier 1 pricing ends June 1.
Tickets for ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival are still on sale at www.amfamfamf.com.
Yet another incredible release from our friends over at Night Bass. This time, we have a groovy bass filled AC Slater remix to Destructo & Wax Motif’s track “Beatdown”, featuring Vanilla Ace. (00:45)
Since Shift K3Y’s explosive 2014 debut single ‘Touch,’ a #3 charting single on the UK pop charts, the 21-year-old multitalented performer, DJ, producer, vocalist, and instrumentalist has had a whirlwind trajectory into the electronic, pop, and R&B music stratosphere. Once he took to the decks himself, Skrillex and Diplo were early supporters, the former taking him on the ‘Takeover’ tour around the US. With over 200K records sold with ‘Touch’ alone, Shift has established himself as a go-to hitmaker remixing the likes of Tinie Tempah, Tove Lo and Iggy Azalea. Identifying Shift’s status as a classically trained musician, with a soulful and vast knowledge beyond his years, has already brought him into the studio with icons like Chaka Khan, DJ Mustard, and Robin Thicke who will be featured on his forthcoming debut LP. Of meeting the funk queen Khan in LA to record his song “Gone Missing,” he says: “It was the most intensely amazing experience of my life.”
Before we get a listen to his star-studded album, Shift K3Y has released a one-off single featuring his own vocals and producation that Insomniac describes as “dripping-hot, sweat-inducing,”- “Name & Number.” The single has already dominated the club scene charting at #6 on the UK dance charts. Idolator describes the track as “sparkling uptempo with slinky vocals and thumping bass that will have your feet moving on the dancefloor.” He’s not done there. He has now enlisted a group of his most talented (and buzzworthy) friends including Wax Motif, Chloe Martini, Cause & Affect, Mike Mago, and Kideko to throw a new twist onto his dancefloor anthem. We also will hear Shift remix his own work on the EP upon the EP’s release May 19th via Ultra Records.