VERSUS was our humble weekly event @ The Central in Santa Monica, CA over the past 2 years. We’re sad to have it come to an end, but we sent it off proper with a biblical b2b set from Skrillex x Congorock x Crookers x 12th Planet, along with Doorly and our very own Bones. We thank everyone for all the memories, never forget what we’ve built.
It’s been an amazing 2 years, but we will be retiring VERSUS after we celebrate its second birthday this Thursday. From Digitalism to D. Ramirez, Dillon Francis to RL Grime, and Canblaster to Zombie Disco Squad, we’ve been so lucky to be able to showcase established as well as rising talent in an intimate setting on the West side of Los Angeles since 2011. We’ll be taking a break for a while, but VERSUS may come back in some form one day. On that note, we invite you to celebrate one more time with us this Thursday as we bring in some very very special guests to help close out an amazing chapter. We expect this one to be a big one, so arrive early before the Jameson runs out.
To celebrate the last VS of the year (and the end of the world as we know it?), we’re teaming up with our friends at The Well to bring you a SECRET GUEST (Boys Noize Records) all the way from France. Supporting the night will be a special b2b set from our own Troy Kurtz & Bones, along with a birthday performance from Ben Oprstu and sets from SF’s Realboy and Option4. Can you say, techno?
We kick off December w/ a special and very intimate edition of VERSUS… The NO SHIRT x NO SHOES DJsTropicool & Bixel Boys will be setting the vibe all night, along with sets by Justin Cornwall and Mazkarate… Fireplace on the dancefloor. Secret DJ booth. Speakeasy vibes. Funky tunes. Radical visuals. Let’s boogie woogie.
After a week off due to tryptophan overdoses, VERSUS returns this Thursday with UK native Sharooz – providing us a rare intimate performance before he heads back across the pond. Supporting the night, the hard hitting Ecto Cooler will be celebrating his ‘Touch The Sky’ EP release party, along with DJ sets from Sam Hiller, Don Winsley, and Master Wayne. It’s almost the end of 2012, so don’t miss out on one of our last!
This Thursday, EDM’s jack of all trades Whiskey Pete will be hosting his newly founded Switchblade Records launch party @ VERSUS – featuring DJ sets from big guns Will Bailey, Reid Speed and even a special guest. Opening the night will be Play Me Records prodigy Cykosis. Get ready to get live and loud.
If you’re like us at GDD™, then you’re probably just as obsessed with the dirtybird label and collective as we are. At the forefront of a genre-blurring, widely appealing, eclectic sound, dirtybird artists all seem to have a knack for making bouncy, fun tunes that are as deep as they are bassy, which is why we had to invite a couple fantastic young producers, Ardalan and Justin Jay, to VERSUS this week for a little showcase of their talent.
We’ve been sitting on a bomb ready to burst… and now we can finally announce!
Halloween doesn’t end on Wednesday – We’ve teamed up with HARD to host the official HARD DAY OF THE DEAD PRE PARTY, featuring Hardfest maestro Destructo along with “Friends” of his (which means some BIG surprise guests) dropping by to hop on the decks.
Come out early, Destructo’s good friend and our very own Bones will be kicking things off for what is looking like one of the biggest VERSUS nights in the books. Don’t forget to wear your costume and RSVP for FREE ENTRY before 11!
*This event will reach capacity quickly – please RSVP and arrive very early to guarantee entry!
As Halloween season kicks into full swing this week, we get things started on Thursday @ VERSUS with SAZON BOOYA rolling through town on their Impacto Fall Tour. And they’re not coming alone – we’ve stacked the lineup with Mad Decent ruffians Valentino Khan and Benzona, along with a very special guest to make this a massive night in Santa Monica. ¡Vamanos!
*This event will reach capacity – so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry
This Thursday, Santa Monica gets taken to the deep end as our familiars over at RollingTUFF take over our VERSUS party! The bottomless basslines will be led by Defected representative and LA’s own Human Life, along with our own wonderboy Troy Kurtz. Warming up the speakers will be directed by Young Diamond and Chemical Ali. If you lean toward the deeper side of house music, this is an intimate gathering you truly do NOT want to miss. This event will reach capacity – so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry