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Musication presents: Steve Aoki & The LA Battle of the DJs at the Avalon Hollywood Post-Event

27 Apr

Too much work to do? Stressed over finals? Don’t have enough time? It seems like everyone is grinding through the last weeks of the school year, but for the attendees of the first Musication show last night, it was a completely different story.

The night commenced with an opening set by LMU’s Doc P, aka Danny Parra, a member of the hip-hop group Random Citizens. He set the tone for the LA Battle of the DJs with a unique blend of hip-hop and electronic music, which was complimented nicely by his excellent turntablism – something none of the other DJs have in their arsenal. Next up was UCLA’s DJ Mico. He started off strong with some some bass heavy tunes that seemed to bring up the energy quite a bit. That energy level was held throughout his whole set, but there were definitely times where it was raised. Most notably, when he mixed into the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Otherside,” Afrojack’s “Take Over Control,” and Pretty Lights’ “Fly Away Another Day”. USC’s Tony Fresch was the closer for the battle, and he certainly finished it off with a bang. With some hard electro and other fist-pump worthy bangers, he gave DJ Mico a run for his money, racking up votes to beat the UCLA favorite by only 1%! Congratulations to the winner of the LA Battle of the DJs, Tony Fresch, and big ups to Doc P and DJ Mico for excellent sets all around!

Once the battle was over, I could feel the vibe of the Avalon change with anticipation of the headliner for the night, Steve Aoki. This was my 4th time seeing him, so I knew what to expect and he did not disappoint. In the midst of all of the hard electro, Mr. Aoki, being a showman, practiced his usual stage antics and seemed to be a master of puppets, controlling the crowd with his engaging mixing. As if that wasn’t enough, there was a cake (yes, a cake), a pool float, and confetti to keep things fun and interesting. Not to mention the Steve Aoki look-alike who was brought up on stage for a short period of time. Musication definitely made a great decision with selecting the appropriate headliner for their first event and I think all the Los Angeles college party people would agree! I had such a great time throughout whole night and I feel it was a unique experience for many. I can’t wait for the Musication to come! Keep an eye out for more events next school year!

If you like the photo featured in this post, you can thank WEST LA CNCT’s incredibly talented photographer, Nathan Podshadley! Check out more of his photos by clicking the link below. While you’re at it, here are some tunes that really heated up the Avalon and I’ve included a bonus inspired by Steve Aoki dropping Diddy-Dirty Money’s “I’m Coming Home ft. Skylar Grey”. Enjoy!

Musication presents: Steve Aoki & The LA Battle of the DJs at the Avalon Hollywood PICTURES!


Mike Candys & Jack Holiday- One More Time (Original Mix)

Felix Cartal- The Joker (Original Mix)

Plan B- Love Goes Down (Doctor P Remix)



Diddy Vs. A Clamaran Vs. Hard Rock Sofa Vs. Dirty South- Stick Shift Home (Triarchy Edit)


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