Catch Bonobo, TEED, and more at Minimal Effort’s All Hallow’s Eve’s fifth anniversary

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It may only be August, but it certainly isn’t too early to start thinking about Halloween plans.

The perennially freaky holiday always aligns with the underground aesthetic, and SoCal already has its first dark and dastardly lineup locked and loaded, compliments of Minimal Effort: All Hallow’s Eve.

Topping the bill for the event’s fifth anniversary is the endlessly talented polymath, Bonobo, hosting his own Outlier stage. Just below is the UK groove machine Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs alongside Machinedrum‘s collaborative project with Jimmy Edgar, JETS, which will serve as a welcomed departure from the expected house and techno roster.

From there, a series of stand-out talents including Prok|Fitch, Fort Romeau, and Enzo Siragusa remain with the promise of additional acts still yet to be announced.

Over the last five years, Minimal Effort has booked some of the most revered DJs on earth for their annual Halloween spectaculars. Boys Noize, Lee Burridge, Anja Schneider, and MK are just a few of the heavyweights who have made appearances on the All Hallow’s front, and considering the party’s host, Underrated Presents, is still free from any conglomerate backing from potentially domineering parent companies like its similarly curated competitors, the event is primed for harrowing and uninhibited Halloween antics.

View the full lineup for Minimal Effort: All Hallow’s Eve below and purchase tickets here.

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Minimal Effort announces stacked lineup for upcoming NYE event

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Following a successful All Hallow’s Eve event, Minimal Effort will once again take the reigns at downtown LA’s Belasco Theater on December 31. In its four year run, the event series has made a notable dent in LA’s underground club scene, holding events bi-annually on Halloween and New Years Eve. Their All Hallow’s Eve event proved nothing short of spectacular, with a headlining set from Boys Noize and support from Louisahhh, WhoMadeWho, Audiofly, and others, who tore up Belasco’s main room.

To ring in 2019, Minimal Effort will bring famed international artists to the spacious, ornate theater, including Grammy-nominated Sasha, English producer Skream, house connoisseur Will Clarke, one of DIRTYBIRD’s crowned jewels Justin Jay, and many more. In addition to its performers, The Belasco’s multiple stage atmospheres, lounge areas, live art, and stationed local vendors make it the perfect destination for celebrating the New Year.

Purchase tickets here.

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A frightful night at Minimal Effort: All Hallow’s Eve 2018 – photos by Jamie Rosenberg

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Exclusive: whomadewho fashions frightfully good Halloween mix ahead of Minimal Effort

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Autumn has arrived, and with it, Halloween season. The ghoulish holiday is inching closer, and, per its usual night-focused nature, is bringing along an array of dance music events with it. One such event is the unstoppable Minimal Effort in LA, known for taking obstacles in stride and overcoming them to become one of the city’s top hotspots for underground electronica. This year’s gathering has recruited Boys Noize, Tim Engelhardt, Audiofly, Ardalan under his new Ardy Party project, and more.

Whomadewho, a rising name in the deep and melodic world, will also be making an appearance at Minimal Effort’s hallowed affair, where he will join his peers in providing an enchanting time to guests spelled across intricate percussion and heady instrumentals. Having spent the better part of two decades in the experimental realm as a live act, they’re primed to put on a performance that will remain imprinted in Minimal Effort history for good while. Turn on the mix, and float away — but make sure to come back down to Earth by the time they take the stage on Saturday, October 27.

 

Get last-minute tickets to Minimal Effort here

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Meet the talent of Minimal Effort: Ardalan [Exclusive Interview]

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What does an Ardy Party look like? The new, all-encompassing entity launched by DIRTYBIRD veteran Ardalan is the culmination of all things he loves: music with a healthy dose of funk, good energy, and an an overall wild time among fans and colleagues with the intimate feel of a house party. Ardalan certainly knows how to provide all these things in spades to his audience, after years of honing his production down to the most danceworthy beats and behind the decks reading and tending to crowds from tiny warehouse gatherings, to large-scale festivals.

Ardalan’s had quite the busy year, having recently come off counselor duty at Dirtybird Campout West and, according to him, preparing to release a solid chunk of new music as we move into the tail-end of 2018. He also had a hit on his hands with his wildy infectious Escape In Acid EP on Christian Martin’s Trippy Ass Technologies, earning support from far and wide within the house realm. Prior to that, however, he’ll be bringing Ardy Party to Los Angeles’ Minimal Effort festival for what’s primed to be a memorable performance. Minimal Effort has been known for booking top acts bubbling to the top of the underground, and tapping Ardalan’s newly-unveiled character fits into their ethos. He’ll be joining the likes of whomadewho, Tim Engelhardt, Boys Noize, and more on October 27.

Ahead of bringing the Ardy Party to Minimal Effort, we picked Ardalan’s brain on the festival, his current inspirations, and what’s next in his pipeline. Purchase tickets and view more information on the festival in the meantime here.


What type of legacy are you trying to leave behind with your music?
I want to leave behind a positive legacy in which I can inspire more people through my music. I hope I can help shape a better future for our planet through my music.

What goes into preparing for your sets?
Lots and lots of digging for new and old gems. Going through a matrix of subfolders and getting what I would think is the right vibe for the set. Also a nice light meal before the show is important to the performance.

What can fans expect from your Ardy Party performance?
They can expect a healthy dose of space funk and some new music I have been cooking lately.

What track/body of music are you most proud of and why?
It’s hard to say which one. I am proud of all of them. Even the one’s I think were bad. The tracks I have done with Justin Martin (Mr.Spock) & Christian Martin (Super Moon) make me super proud!

How have you seen the electronic scene evolve over the last decade?
I think its safe to say that social media has evolved every music scene in a profound rate. Everyone has gained more knowledge through the increasing rate of information in the electronic scene. Whether it’s EDM or underground music. There are more parties happening because of it.

How do instrumentals/electronic production coexist within your music?
I would say 95% of my music has been mostly instrumentals. I think instrumentals can be as or even more powerful than tracks with lyrics, if done right. But I have been having a lot of fun speaking/singing and using singers/songwriters in my music. It is a exciting territory for me personally.

How has your music evolved since you first started?
In terms of the way I make music, I still use the same creative process. But I think I have learned more in how to make my tracks sound tighter and better over the years, with the help of referencing and constructive feedback. Also now that I have more hardware in the studio, I have endless fun!

What excites you most about Minimal Effort?
The unique line up and beautiful venues they choose has always made them stand out. This year’s Minimal Effort has the most insane line up I have seen!

If you had to pick an artist from the Minimal Effort lineup to be, who’d you choose?
It’s too hard to choose. I guess I would wanna be myself because I’m too excited to see what they are gonna play!

Which artists are you most excited to see at Minimal Effort after your set?
I am really stoked to see what Christian Martin ,Kill Frenzy, and Worthy are going to play in the Ardy Pardy. But I am excited to see Boys Noize, Nicola Cruz, Tim Engelhardt, and Butch as well.

There is a lot of good music happening all over the party.

 

Photo credit: Justin Martin

Minimal Effort’s All Hallow’s Eve lays down noteworthy phase one lineup: Boys Noize, Kill Frenzy, Tim Engelhardt, and more

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Minimal Effort has announced it will resurrect All Hallow’s Eve this year on October 28 at its newly confirmed venue, New York City’s Belasco Theatre. With a top-notch phase one lineup now underway, including Dirtybird‘s Christian Martin, German techno/house sensation, Tim Engelhardt, Worthy, Boys Noize, and many more, All Hallow’s Eve is poised to be among NYC’s premiere Halloween hotspots.

The 100+ year-old Belasco is the ideal setting for a spooky affair, and an distinguished, antique backdrop for the event’s new installments, such as a live candlelit performance from Rodriguez Jr. in the Mobilee Basement. The venue will be sectioned into several deliciously wicked dance spaces and lounges, each housing a specifically spine-chilling theme. Minimal Effort has exerted anything but their ironic namesake — permeating throughout the North American underground dance scene, booking clandestinely cool acts like, Dusky, Lee Burridge, and Damian Lazarus, to name a few. View the full All Hallow’s Eve lineup below.

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DJ Three & Öona Dahl prepare for Minimal Effort NYE with curated Orbit playlists

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For underground fans in Los Angeles this weekend, Minimal Effort is the party to ring in the New Year. Stacked to the brim with the scene’s top talent, the holiday event will host names like Maya Jane Coles, Ardalan, Jimmy Edgar, Justin Martin, DJ Three, Öona Dahl, and more.

To get ready for the NYE affair, DJ Three and Öona Dahl have stepped up to the plate to curate their own Orbit playlists to help attendees prepare to dance the night away. While DJ Three takes listeners on an ethereal techno and underground journey, Dahl offers up an eclectic batch of her favorite tunes from all over the electronic music spectrum.

Listen to both playlists below, and for LA residents, last minute tickets for Minimal Effort are still available here.

 

DJ Three about his playlist:
“I drew up a cross-section of all things psychedelic from dub disco to cosmic techno. Expect twists and turns that somehow never break flow.”

 

Öona Dahl about her playlist:
“Here is a selection of music that I love. I wanted to incorporate sounds that currently inspire me, from dj tracks to artists I listen to on the plane. Anything from techno to dream pop.”

 

Read more:

Ardalan releases exclusive mix ahead of Minimal Effort NYE

Minimal Effort imports underground techno veterans to a major LA setting [Review]

Maya Jane Coles revealed as Minimal Effort NYE special guest