The legendary Daedelus, pictured here in a mermaid sandwich, DJs tonight for ¡Reunión! at Ace Hotel Palm Springs — he sent us a few words to celebrate.
Now for a little reminiscence… Reunion! Of course the first thing that comes to mind is old (school) friends, and the curious fate of those who haven’t already been looked-up / stalked thru your favorite social network. For me it more closely means growing up in Santa Monica, just a few miles away from Palm Springs, a little less Desert, a bit more Pacific.
Time spent as a young musician soul searching for a sound and trying to gig. However Los Angeles wasn’t always this hotbed of musically adventuring creativity (please see current examples of Nosaj Thing, Tokimonsta, Flying Lotus, Shlohmo, Baths, plus many many more all from LA). It was the kind of place if you didn’t get invited on stage, you paid-to-play. A curious phrase that unless you’ve gigged the Whiskey-A-Go-Go you’d hopefully not know, it means you get alotted a certain number of tickets and if you don’t sell them you pay the venue back for the remainder… tough times as a youngster! But a movtivating force to get those very same friends, close or far distant, to make it out on whatever week night into a shameful reunion of a sort.
However time changes all things and I’m going to be proudly inviting all to this DJ set, taking time to enjoy some friendly faces, and perhaps acquire some new acquaintances. Oh and it’s free entrance so don’t worry…
See you tonight Alfred!