L.A.M.P., A Party With A Cool Set Up But Lost Potential
A sudden decision last Friday night brought me to a warehouse party just past Downtown LA called L.A.M.P. It was put on by PUZL clothing and even though the set up and performers were amazing, overall I was very disappointed. We were on the list and at first they refused to let us in and demanded we pay $20! Are you kidding me?!?! We eventually got in with no charge to find a large, empty warehouse space with about 30 dudes and 10 girls (maybe). Yeah it was that bad of a ratio. The warehouse set up was incredible though. It was sheik, trendy and not at all what I expected before arriving. It is clearly used for various types of events such as art galleries, photo sessions, etc. It had a staircase leading up to a nice kitchen and livingro0m area with a bathroom as well. An attractive girl lived in a room downstairs. This place was one of those, "you have to see it to know exactly what I am talking about" kind of thing. We made the most of our experience however. We enjoyed a couple of drinks and listened to some great tunes. When we arrived, Special Blend of Audible Mainframe was spinning some great chill hip-hop tunes. Shortly after his set electro-pop duo Das Tapes rocked out and with style too. We have seen them on multiple occasions and they always know how to get a party started. Finally, before we decided to call it a night, PZB came on to continue the energetic vibes with a killer set. Below are my favorite tracks by each performer. DJ Special Blend (DJSB) - "Play It Cool" [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/33910897" iframe="true" /] Das Tapes - "Black Ferrari" [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/18982509" iframe="true" /] DJ PZB - "Sophie loves Acid" [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/34955378" iframe="true" /] The party wasn't all bad but it could have been so much better. Usually at warehouse parties there are more activities to do than just watch live music. There is typically things like face painting, a photo booth, arcade games... at least that's what I enjoyed at the last warehouse party I attended, Brokechella. Instead there was just some mediocre art work on the walls and a few clothing items from PUZL displayed. It was very easy to get bored in between musical sets. The music was great though. Hopefully the next one won't be as much of a disappointment.