JULY 24, 2014
Get Lost is fast becoming one of LA’s favorite late summer rituals, a bewitching day and night session, gathering the city’s Rebel Ravers, discerning dance-heads, and those adventurous pilgrims about to set off for the Black Rock desert.
This August, Get Lost returns to the remarkable environs of the Egyptian Theatre – a venue steeped in the era of a bygone civilization; a bastion of mysticism, spirits, Gods and Demons. At a time when US mainstage dance music becomes ever more bombastic, these themes of spirituality have increasingly come to define the dance floor explorations of Lazarus and his Crosstown Rebels crew, notably on Lazarus’ forthcoming live album project.
It is fitting then that Get Lost LA will see the introduction of a brand new sonic experiment from Lazarus, four DJs casting one truly magic spell. Wizardry: The Get Lost Afterhours will feature Acid Pauli, Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis and Three playing back-to-back all night at Create after the opening set from Bill Patrick. Anyone who has caught Acid Pauli’s 18 hour sets at Berlin’s iconic Bar 25, sampled the punk-techno and disco of Life and Death’s revered founder DJ Tennis, or been aware of Three’s historic impact on the US dance scene will know that this trio alongside Damian Lazarus, is a set not to be missed. Dance floor Wizardry at its finest.
During the day Crosstown Rebels will take over the courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre, bringing other-worldly outdoor revelry to the heart of Hollywood. The aforementioned talents will all take the turntables, and be joined by the fast rising Rebels’ starlet Francesca Lombardo and one of the UK’s most promising live acts Subb-an.
In 2014 Crosstown Rebels celebrates its twelfth years of existence. Damian Lazarus’ current release ‘Lover’s Eyes’, which saw him collaborate with three Pakistani Qawwali singers, is burning up charts and danceloors, and is the first single from his forthcoming live album project Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons. Crosstown Rebels also just announced the third installment of its Day Zero Festival in Mexico on January 10, previous installments have featured the likes of Massive Attack, Mathias Aguayo, Trentemoller, Jamie Jones, Art Department, Simian Mobile Disco, Tiga and more.
In 2014 the label has also had releases from Ali Love, Felix da Housecat’s iconic alias Aphrohead, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, Ida Engberg and Mineo, ensuring Crosstown Rebels continues its twelfth year like every other, at the coal face of bleeding edge underground dance music.
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