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Exclusive Mix 011 : Victor Rodriguez (LA)

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June 15, 2013

Victor

An Influential DJ and promoter since before he was legally allowed to enter clubs, Victor Rodriguez has been a part of building the LA club scene since the late 80’s and early 90’s through his association with such legendary clubs as White Chocolate, Plastic Passion, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. In the late 90’s he teamed up with Billy Erb in bringing the legendary NYC party “Beige” to Los Angeles. It was a huge success that lasted 11 years and set a new standard that is still trying to be duplicated to this day.

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Through his collaboration with DJ Chris Bowen under the Critter Control collective, they helped established a re-birth of downtown LA club culture with their party “Shits & Giggles”. Showcasing such talents as Andy Butler, Pat Mahoney, Horse Meat Disco, Daniel Wang, and Tim Sweeney among others. The party had wide critical success. In addition, that partnership continues to influence LA nightlife with parties like “Cub Scout” and “Bears in Space”.

Most recently, he has added “Soul Time” and “The Mess Around” to his residences, parties that feature the best soul music from the 50s through the mid 70’s, as well as returning to his underground roots with the Warehouse Party “Nox Illusio,” bringing such talents as Benoit and Sergio, Tone of Arc and Maxxi Soundsystem to the local scene.

His private clients events have taken him all over the globe to DJ amazing parties for personalities such as Elton John, Anna Wintour, Madonna. He has also played for companies like, Paramount, Jaguar / Land Rover, and MOCA with residencies at The W Hotel on Vieques island and The Ace Palm Springs.

His versatility and ability to set a mood with his wide collection and knowledge of music, has proved his ability to remain relevant in our ever-changing climate.

Where are you based?: Los Angeles

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Why do you play music?

It’s sort of the only thing I ‘kind of’ know how to do…

What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?

Being the oldest international deaf DJ.

Favorite label or artist from the last year?

Sonns, The Carter Bros, Dead Rose Music Company, B Jam, too many to mention..

What are you looking forward to most this year?

More work 😉 And my Pacific Northwest Tour, Camp Disco.

What’s a favorite memory from each decade you’ve been DJ’ing? (80s, 90s, 00’s, 10’s)

80’s Becoming the DJ at my favorite warehouse party in LA called “Plastic Passion” 1986.
90’s I’m having a really hard time remembering what happen in the 90’s.
00’s playing a private after hours party at Beige for Grace Jones and 20 close friends.
10’s My partnership with Chris Bowen ” Critter Control “, and my jump back into the LA Warehouse party world.

Track listing

1: The Dynamic Clark Sisters – Ha Ya
2: Sharper Image – The Shade ( Pools Remix )
3: Alkalino – Come Back Baby
4: Soons – On my Mind ( Mark E Remix )
5: BG Baarregaard – I?ll Be Your Shining Star
6: The Noodleman – Wait for it
7: The Carter Bros. – Check Me
8: John Talabot – La Ninya ( Afro Dub Version )
9: Richard From Milwaukee – Free Love ( Fernando Remix)
10: Good Living ( Original Mix )
11: 78 Edits – Don’t You Know
12: The Legendary 1979 Orchestra – Spring Fever
13: Ooft – Arbitary
14: DJ Steef – Venusian Missing
15: Glocal – After Midnight ( Rotciv Re Edit )
16: Capablanca & T Keeler – No Hay Dub
17: The Gaff – Funny Saga

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