Somewhere at the cross section of contemporary dance music and modern Los Angeles cool you’ll find Venessa Michaels. This multitalented artist has hit the scene with her own version of “Date Night House”. She has songs for getting ready, for the ride to the restaurant, and certainly for the nightcap. Fusing elements of future, deep house, r&b and trap, Venessa takes it a step further by supplying her own signature future house style. With the inclusion of guest performers like rapper Tay Jasper and singer Kiana Brown, each track echoes the zeitgeist of today’s electronica while also having mainstream appeal.


The recently released 2090 EP gives us a 4 track sample size of what Venessa can bring to the table. Whether it’s the smooth flow of ‘I Need That’ featuring Tay Jasper or the sexy baseline of ‘Whatcha On’ (definitely influenced by ‘The Whisper Song’), Michaels gives us something for the club, the afterparty, and even the after-after party on the track ‘Sexin’ with my Ex’.


Venessa Michaels – Sexin’ With My Ex ft. Tay Jasper

Venessa Michaels – Touch Me ft. Kiana Brown

Autumn Rowe – If I Don’t Have You (VenessaMichaels Remix)




Northern Nights | Lineup | Tickets


Northern Nights Spotlight brings attention to artists that will be featured at

♦ Northern Nights Music Festival 2015 ♦
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BASECAMP is a Tennessee trio that isn’t afraid to share their feelings. Their style of downtempo R&B is characterized by flitting percussion, fervent vocalizations, and sweeping tempos that ultimately elicit a sense of emotionally ethereal enchantment.


BASECAMP – Shudder






Le YouthTickets


One thing we’ve learned about a Le Youth set is that you can never have enough of a Le Youth set. There’s just something about that R&B-chill-house sound that works. To our pleasure, we’ve got him coming back to WAVS this Friday (5|15). He recently released his R-E-A-L EP. Check it out if you’re down with a wide range of remixes.


Local regulars Torosbros, Curt Reynolds, and HEABNASTY will be leading the night. Come enjoy some vibes.



Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday May 15th!
1. Tweet: “I want 3 tickets to see @leyouth at @wayfarercm! with @CtrlAltDelight @follow_mda on 5/15”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page


Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!


Le Youth – TOUCH

Le Youth – Solé Fixtape vol. 9




The lead-in to summer often sees new music wiggling its way out of the woodwork as show season reaches full bloom. Here’s a mixed bag of recent sounds and styles for your travels to-and-from said gatherings.


Towkio – .Wav Theory

Towkio gathers talent from all over the beat and hip-hop game for this fiery first release. Get it free then catch him at Soulection this Saturday.


Ambassadeurs – Can’t You See

Dreamy basslines by Ambassadeurs show us that his skill is in crossing through genres with ease. Trust us, you don’t want to miss him at LIB.


Taste Nasa – Time Goes By

The sounds get silky smooth on Taste Nasa‘s latest release off Vitalic Noise. Time Goes By has us swooning to sun-kissed indie-psych-funk.


Thomston – Backbone

New Zealand’s Thomston brings on the emotions with his third EP. The R&B tempos and clouded vocals have a certain listless romanticism to them.


La Décadance – Subway

Swedish duo La Décadance sprinkle some Scandinavian pop flavor on top of minimal deep house with this latest EP. Take these wide-ranging tracks exploring.


Along with Soulection, Flow-Fi was one of our collectives to watch last year and they have yet to disappoint. Co-founder Fortune just blew us out of the water with Venha Comigo. The smooth beat and steady structure keeps true to the label name. The horns, winds, and samples just add to the mellow soulful style we’ve grown to love.


The freshness of this EP puts it up there as a contender for the year. Name your price on Bandcamp and come get lost in the moods with us.


Fortune – Venha Comigo


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When we caught Sylvan Esso at SXSW 2014, the only real intro we had to them was the chilled out electronica of ‘Hey Mami’ and ‘Coffee’. They came out looking like a typical indie boy-girl feel good-pop duo. And then they shattered all of our expectations.


Listening to their recorded tracks does them only the slightest of justice. Where they excel is definitely in the performer’s eye. Amelia and Nick’s on-stage presence is charmingly lovable. They feed off of each other and the energy seeps. Starting the festival season off with smiles all around and playful dancing with strangers is A-Okay in our book. Come play with us.


Sylvan Esso – Coffee

Sylvan Esso – Play It Right

Sylvan Esso – Hey Mami




Tickets | Event Info


If you guys hadn’t already noticed, the joint series with our buddies at Ouija Entertainment and L’Affaire Musicale kicked off a few weeks ago with Jessie Andrews and Human Life. It was fun. Second up on the list is Thursday (3|12) and it’s promising to be a feel good affair. The always dancefloor friendly Le Youth and Solidisco will be manning the waves. Support from Kedd Cook, Templeton, and Kid B will commence the night.


Get there between 9-10 to take advantage of the open bar courtesy of Tequila Avion and Absolut! Win some tickets and join us on the dancefloor, friends.



Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Thursday March 12th!
1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to see @leyouth @solidisco at @sound_nightclub! @CtrlAltDelight @OuijaEnt @affairemusicale”
2. Tag two friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page



Le Youth – COOL

Le Youth – TOUCH

Kanye West – Bound 2(Solidisco Remix)

Solidisco – Work Your Body

Templeton – Better Represent