BASEMENT: Clark Price / Ryan Smith
STUDIO: Mez / Ron Like Hell
Clark Price headlines Wrecked. The Honcho member and Campout co-founder is not only an integral leading lights of the US queer underground, he’s also an exceptional DJ. Known for his fluid, perfectly warped groove descents, Price’s deft touch and free-range listening draw from lush, rolling grooves to snotty industrial, menacing, acid-drenched industrial and thick, commanding classic techno. Best of all, he makes it all work, finding surprising threads of coherence and movement across decades and genres. He plays BASEMENT alongside Ryan Smith, taking a break from his usual post at STUDIO. Like Price, Smith is a DJ’s DJ. Decades into his career, he keeps it fresh, drawing on a seemingly-endless font of inspiration.
Signal co-founder Mez lands at STUDIO. The LA-based artist is part of a collective that’s bringing an unfiltered queer energy to LA’s house music scene. Drawing on a timeless lineage, Mez breathes new life into exuberant, foundational classics. In his own words: “club music at its peak, its rawest—the sounds were fresh and a lot of territory was being charted for the first time —and it's palpable.” Ron Like Hell joins him. Similarly, he pulls from the stranger corners, gravitating towards spiraling energy and an enveloping, hypnotic flow punctuated by moments of slamming, straight-to-the-jugular boldness.
■ No photos or videos
■ No phone use on the dancefloor
■ The dance floor is for dancing, not conversation
■ No glowing/flashing clothes or items
■ Respect other people's space, no shuffling
■ Consent is mandatory
■ Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism or any form of discrimination
■ Take care of each other, alert our staff if somebody isn't feeling well
■ Violating the house rules will result in removal
■ Ticket purchase does not guarantee entrance