Last week our favorite bass destination went down the rabbit hole with one of the most forward thinking lineups we've seen in awhile. White Rabbit Group's Havoc Thursday took on a trippier side by booking the metaphysically powerful trio known as Autograf alongside Luca Lush and LondonBridge.
We arrived when LondonBridge began his set, a journey into the deep underground sounds of house music. The performance revealed an accessible side for those who might not be familiar with the genre, although who really isn't? During the show he played out one of Bijou's unreleased tracks, bringing him out to dance on stage. It's this kind of support that makes us see LondonBridge as a channel for the new creative community that is currently growing with electronic music in the city. "I just want to be a good curator"- says Rami Pearlman post-gig. His involvement and residency with Hollywood's pizza-loving nightclub Space Yacht became his opportunity to finally break through the noise of a busy Los Angeles music industry, and now he's spreading that to a greater audience.
I've been producing for 20 years, just in different phases.
For Rami fame is no longer the driving force in his career. The motivation comes from challenging his musical abilities and spreading them as far as possible.
Rami had been musically collaborating with longtime partner Eric Goldman for the past eight years. Aside from the early years of college DJing, the majority of music he had created went beyond dance music to contemporary styles of indie rock and pop, naming LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead as influences. His band Something For Rockets kept him artistically busy up until a few years ago when him and Eric created LondonBridge. "We began making dance music for fun, some deep and tech house kind of stuff, tongue-in-cheek, not that serious." Although his music went in the club-friendly direction, he still admits to writing his best work on piano and guitar.
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LondonBridge found its home with the creation of Space Yacht. The results have created something much greater than the sum of its own parts.
It seems as though Rami and Space Yacht's founders, Ollie and Henry, have successfully guided the energy of a booming music industry into their weekly party destination. The feeling of musical innovation is kept alive with the artist showcases and record label takeovers that Space Yacht thrives on.
Along with Space Yacht's own success comes their community approach towards building relationships with other clubs, such as Havoc. LondonBridge isn't the only dedicated Space Yacht artist to perform at Havoc, Rami talked about how Dr. Fresch, 2ToneDisco, and Yultron had all seen the same amount of support from White Rabbit Group when it came to booking for their weekly Santa Ana based venue. The synchronicity and success between both nightclubs is something that aids to each other's strength, "we bring our crowd to you and vice versa". This support comes without any contracts or promo deals, in a way it all naturally made sense.
Outside of LA people go out to see new music rather than to solely party. Rami notes how Havoc's crowd was more appreciative than what he's used to. No matter the situation, LondonBridge is meant to make people dance and we can see that the dirty rhythms and hypnotic basslines are beginning to spread further than its home at Space Yacht. When Havoc or any club books LondonBridge its as if they're booking a part of the Los Angeles music community. Same goes with music festivals such as this year's Snowglobe where LondonBridge is set to perform in the snowy wonderland of Lake Tahoe, California. No matter where he goes as an artist, the energy of Tuesday will always take some sort of shape or form.
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