Koreatown DJ | Space N Faders at Barcade | Los Angeles, CA

I DJayed earlier this month at Barcade.  A few DJ friends I've known since high school promote "Space N Faders", which occurs every first Friday of the month.  Barcade is located in Los Angeles, California and directly adjacent to Koreatown.  

The building is hidden behind a giant tree and painted black.  The place is small, dark, filled with around 20 vintage arcade games and has a bar.  Arcades are very rare in Los Angeles and a bar that's also an arcade is truly a rare gem.

Space N Faders at Barcade - Koreatown, CA March 8, 2013

Space N Faders at Barcade - Koreatown, CA March 8, 2013

When they asked if I could DJ in Koreatown and play for trendy hipsters, I said "can I play what I want".  The guys said yes.  And the first song I played was "Hit Me Like A Rock" by CSS.  

Here is a sample of my playlist:

  • CSS                      Hits Me Like A Rock [Dillon Francis Remix - VM EDIT]
  • Foster The People        Houdini [VM EDIT]
  • Holy Ghost!              Some Children (Jason Bee Edit)          
  • DeBarge                  Give It Up         
  • Billy Ocean              Caribbean Queen (Victor Menegaux Edit)
  • Hall & Oates             Out Of Touch (Short Edit)            
  • Talking Heads            This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)     
  • Stereo MC's              Step It Up        
  • The Supermen Lovers      Say No More (Jupiter Remix) Menegaux Edit       
  • Capital Cities           Holiday (Simo Short Edit)            
  • Lifelike Ft. A-Trak      Don't Stop (Simo Short Edit)         
  • Lykke Li                 Little Bit (Gigamesh Remix-Jordan Marc Edit)      
  • Metric                   Help I'm Alive (Twelves Rmx - Menegaux Edit)   
  • Housse De Racket         Roman [Oliver Remix]          
  • Sneaky Sound System      Really Want To See You Again (Funkagenda Remix) [Drew Pierce Edit]            
  • Michael Jackson          Get On The Floor (Brass Knuckles Electro Remix)        
  • Cassian                  Getting High (Simo Edit) 

The crowd was a surprising mix of hipsters, Koreans and Korean hipsters.  The three groups came for one purpose - to lounge around in a bar, playing arcade games, and listening to DJs perform.  Well, they may have actually came for all three reasons.  

The highlight of the evening was when a girl with a Pabst Blue Ribbon in hand, complimented my song selections and asked me to play "I Love It" by Icona Pop.   If you look at my playlist above, you'll know that Icona Pop's song would not mix well.  She knew it too, but maybe the PBR made the request.