Upcoming: Blazing 45s on Friday at the Hyperion Tavern and an exclusive DJ Destroyer mix
The hottest ticket in town on Friday night might be the Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross show at Staples Center. But perhaps the wisest and cheapest alternative is to head to the Hyperion Tavern for Blazing 45s, a night of 15-minute sets comprised of only 45 records.
Presented by Fuzz and Dublab, the lineup is deliriously deep and consists of many of Los Angeles' top crate-diggers: B+, Dam-Funk, Shinehead, Peanut Butter Wolf, Frosty, Nobody, Rhettmatic, Dub Club Tom, Turquoise Wisdom, Nanny Cantaloupe, Danny Holloway, Destroyer, Monalisa, Expo, Byze, Belson, Scott Craig, Dina J, Hymnl, IMI, and John Tripp.
The event also doubles as Holloway's birthday bash. And for those of you who are unawares of the man's prowess, I'll point to this stellar reggae mix he made last year, full of deep and rare dub and roots reggae gems.
In honor of the occasion, Destroyer has cobbled together a similarly impressive reggae, classic soul and gypsy jazz-like remix of Aaliyah's "Try Again." Oh, and best of all, the event is free. It goes from 10 p.m. p.m till 2 a.m., but early arrival is suggested.
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-- Jeff Weiss