The first rule of the Do-Over is that you don't talk about the Do-Over. At least, if you know who the secret guests are ahead of time. After seven summers, the party has become an almost ecclesiastical ritual -- each Sunday so crowded that the swarms leave you at risk of being permanently stained by Sangria. Hell, this week, even Spike Lee showed up.
That's the price you pay for a free weekly that has hosted the likes of Madlib, Flying Lotus, DJ AM, A-Trak and practically every DJ worth a damn. Founded by Jamie Strong, Chris Haycock and Aloe Blacc, the event is now at Hollywood's Cabana Club -- its third venue -- following stints regularly exceeding capacity at Crane's Hollywood Tavern and briefly, at Silverlake's El Cid.
Indeed, the afternoon's performers included the Gaslamp Killer, a premiere turntablist and producers who had commanded top dollar the previous night at Hard Summer. And rightfully so. Gaslamp Killer has spent the last year detonating dance floors and terrorizing men, women and children. If you haven't seen Will Bensussen spin at the Low End Theory or at random spot dates around town, you're missing out on the most demented and dynamic DJ barely taking time to breathe, a B-boy dancing like an electrocution, pantoming and controlling the crowd like a dusted Gustavo Dudamel. All charisma and a fro like a Jewish Oscar Gamble.