The beauty of the LA electronic scene stems from a cultural philosophy of being open to experimentation. Locals and transplants alike find success in providing an eclectic mix of sounds to diverse crowds. As such, artists who defy boundaries and typical genre tropes find a receptive ear in the venues of Downtown LA, from the underground and into the mainstream. This Friday, Exchange LA will once again play host to an eclectic mix of artists in line with this hometown philosophy.
Wuki (OWSLA, Mad Decent) and Grandtheft (Mad Decent) will curate an evening of multi-genre sounds at Exchange. Each features an extensive catalogue of original tracks that combine elements of trap, future house, dubstep, and moombahton, among others. Both artists have historically focused on the vibe of the crowd over staying within a specific genre’s lane. Opening support for these out-of-town headliners will be provided from LA’s own JayKayEl. A Space Yacht journeyman with years of contributing back to LA’s local collectives, JayKayEl’s sets are a true reflection of the cities’ appetite for experimentation. His opening set should usher in an evening of unpredictable mixing and crowd-centric tunes. Having his fingers directly on the pulse of the Los Angeles underground, attendees can expect JayKayEl to set a high bar in his debut set.
From open to close, this event is a homage to the principles that have made Los Angeles the progressive capital of innovative dance music. Tickets to this Friday’s event at Exchange LA are still available here.