Adventure Club, Whipped Cream, Someone’s Daughter and Slimez will all be playing at DJ Mag’s Best of North America party tonight (3rd May)
The party, hosted by Insomniac, is part of the DJ Mag Best of North America 2018 Tour, which continues tomorrow with Dennis Ferrer & Kenny Glasgow, on 12th May in Ethics club Austin with Lauren Lane, and on 18th May in New York’s House of Yes with Kerri Chandler.
Founded by promoters U Lee and Sascha as a hub for all things vibrant and wild, the former warehouse venue that is Bootshaus has become the stuff of legend. The club boasts three unique areas, including its amphitheatre-like main room with stunning visuals and pyrotechnics as well as an entire open-air section.
KSHMR is set to make his Exchange LA debut this Friday 13th February, and his entire set will be live-streamed on DJ Mag’s Facebook page.
The event kicks off at 10pm PST (6am GMT) with Adam Auburn and Jvck Savage in support. KSHMR’s set time is still to be confirmed.
American-born DJ producer KSHMR was recently unveiled at No.12 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll, after coming in as the highest new entry in 2015 at No. 23.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Pacific Stock Exchange had no idea what happened to it after almost 25 years of vacancy, when its hallowed halls turned into DTLA’s superclub, Exchange LA. The area feels like it’s experiencing an ongoing earthquake on the few nights a week Exchange is open for business. The tight streets feel tighter, with the queues three deep and the velvet ropes tangling with pedestrians wondering what’s happening here?
Insomniac’s crown jewel of nightlife venues, upon entry the perpetual activity on Exchange’s groundfloor might seem like the central attraction. Or perhaps its the side rooms, dark and dank, offering left-of-centre sounds. But it’s up two flights of stairs and past a gracious atrium that the cavernous space station of the main dancefloor awaits.
Four sweeping RGB 6w lasers and 70 heart-stopping spotlights make the metallic accessories of the room flash. A high balcony around the perimeter of the room looks down onto the constantly moving dancefloor, itself surrounded by 15-foot-tall projection mapping. The talent ranges from Armin van Buuren to Duke Dumont, Oliver Heldens, Eats Everything, Andy C, Noisia, and Matrix & Futurebound. There are some recurring favourites at Exchange LA, among them, Gorgon City, Green Velvet and Nora En Pure.
The sound is on-point with a Funktion-One system featuring new EVO6 speaker cabinets coupled with Sound Investment AV and Exchange’s own line array system, which hangs from the 40-foot ceiling. Yet elements of the original Exchange still remain intact with the four key sculpted figures in the lobby ceiling: Speed, Accuracy, Permanence, and Equality. Not bad icons for a Top 100 Club.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Converted from the former Los Angeles Stock Exchange building which dates back to 1931, Exchange LA opened in 2010 and today serves as Downtown Los Angeles’ flagship electronic music venue. Much of the historic LA Stock Exchange interior has been preserved, but instead of brimming with brokers moving bills, the landmark space is now home to established and emerging artists alike, doling out hours of dance music every Friday and Saturday (along with some Thursday’s for their collaboration with Insomniac’s Bassrush brand).
Across four floors and 25,000-square-feet, Exchange LA welcomes 1,500 patrons a night to revel in the sounds of venue veterans like Claude VonStroke, Duke Dumont and Ferry Corsten, as well as acts like Green Velvet, MK and The Glitch Mob. The cross-genre programming is evident in bookings such as rappers Lil Dicky and Wiz Khalifa.
This past year, Exchange LA has expanded outside of its corridors by producing 20,000-person electronic concerts at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and also opened a second nightclub, in partnership with longtime business partner Insomniac, named Academy in Hollywood. Back at Exchange LA, the venue added brand-new, state-of-the-art lasers to its already impressive audiovisual setup which is anchored by a Funktion-One soundsystem and a floor-to-ceiling LED video wall.
Exchange LA is primed to continue expanding, improving, and providing top-drawer nightlife experiences to Los Angeles’ evolving dance music scene.
As downtown Los Angeles undergoes a cultural renaissance, Exchange LA remains one of its key nightlife institutions. The club owes much of its magic to its unique venue: Exchange LA is housed in what was formerly the Los Angeles Stock Exchange building. When the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange shut down in 1986, brokers vacated the building, leaving the spot empty until 2008, when a two-year renovation began. The result: Exchange LA, which opened in 2010.
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
As downtown Los Angeles undergoes a cultural renaissance, Exchange LA remains one of its key nightlife institutions. The club owes much of its magic to its unique venue: Exchange LA is housed in what was formerly the Los Angeles Stock Exchange building. When the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange shut down in 1986, brokers vacated the building, leaving the spot empty until 2008 when a two-year renovation began. The result: Exchange LA, which opened in 2010.
Today, the building is living its second life as one of the top clubs in the nation and the go-to destination for artists touring the West Coast. Spanning 25,000 square feet over four floors, Exchange LA flexes robust audiovisual muscle: a Funktion-One soundsystem, new EVO6 speaker cabinets and impressive lighting and video systems that feature over 300 LED lighting fixtures, four lasers and a massive floor-to-ceiling LED video wall.
The club partners with festival giant Insomniac Events, the team behind Electric Daisy Carnival, which means it regularly hosts mainstage acts and bubbling artists from every genre imaginable across its bi-weekly series, Awakening Fridays and Inception Saturdays. Recent bookings include Get Real, Above & Beyond, Duke Dumont, Shiba San, REZZ, Ferry Corsten and tons more.
Exchange sits in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, in what was formerly the Los Angeles Stock Exchange building. Brokers vacated in 1986 when the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange shut down, and the space remained empty until 2008, when a two-year renovation began to turn it into Exchange nightclub. It currently spans 25,000 square feet over four floors, with care towards preserving as much as the original interior as possible. While the architecture might harken back to a different time, the tech and music within are future-forward.
Exchange sports a Funktion One system with new EVO6 speaker cabinets, over 300 LED lighting fixtures, four lasers, and a massive floor-to-ceiling video wall. They’ve also been live-streaming about half of all their events as of late, using a dynamic 8-HD camera setup that feeds both into Facebook and app Grooveo (we recommend tuning in on Facebook, where you can experience the events in 360-degree video live). They book a spectrum of acts, from AC Slater to Martin Garrix to MSTRKRFT, and play host to Insomniac’s Awakening Fridays and Bassrush DTLA, meaning there’s a sound and night for every taste.
Exchange sits in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, in what was formerly the Los Angeles Stock Exchange building. The history of the building is maintained throughout, with the lobby sporting four sculpted figures representing Speed (Mercury), Accuracy (the archer), Permanence (a figure contemplating the universe) and Equality (a figure with scales). The old trading floor is now a dancefloor and ancient Near East and Native Indian influences run throughout the architecture details.
Old meets new, now, as these classic influences meet an LED screen with over one million bulbs, a Funktion One Res. III soundsystem, six full-service bars and naturally, all the smart lighting and confetti one could dream of. Add to that additional spaces like the more chill Rockefeller Room or the private Sky Loft, and there is a space tailored for every mood and pocket. This is, essentially, The Wolf of Wall Street’s playing ground in real life. Packing it in, they feature Insomniac’s Awakening Fridays, Inception Saturdays and are also the home to Bassrush DTLA, meaning you’ll find a variety of sounds, from Andy C to Justin Martin.