Unicorn Fukr, Michael Medina, Kthulu Prime, DJ G
828 S. Peters Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130
This event is 18 and over
A lot has happened since LA Riots branded dance music with a bawdy blend of Indie electro in 2007. Founding partner Daniel LeDisko has since teamed with fellow veteran DJ/producer Jon Pegnato to reinvent a sound that melds influences of techno, house and drum n' bass. In widening their production scope, LA Riots has managed to maintain underground credibility while remixing for some of the industry's premier pop and rock labels.
Forming on the 15th anniversary of 1992 Los Angeles Riots, LeDisko and then-partner J.O.B. (John O'Brien) launched their collaborative project on April 27, 2007. As the Indie dance rock sound exploded onto underground and mainstream club circuits, LA Riots became one of its brashest ambassadors, melding electro-laced beats over commercial savvy cuts and vocals.
The original Riots garnered multiple successes, including a North American tour supporting MSTRKRFT with the Bloody Beetroots in 2008 and a spot at Australia's Global Gathering Festival alongside Kraftwerk, Mark Ronson and Sasha that same year. But by summer 2009, LeDisko aimed to evolve beyond straight Indie electro and explore house and techno production while J.O.B. wanted to head into the mainstream production world, so they decided to go their separate ways. A chance meeting with veteran DJ/producer Pegnato during a San Bernardino set would prove to be a turning point for LA Riots; the two collaborated in the studio and clicked on instant creative chemistry.