Young Guns: The Godfather

Wow! Before I get started I just gotta say that Lykke Li at the Belly Up tonight was phenomenal. The gist of it: a Swedish singer/songwriter in Solana Beach at on a Monday night right after Coachella (where she also performed) completely sold out. Why such a big deal? Imagine a one-in-a-million voice somewhere between the Nordic rasp of Niko and the ethereal cooing of Blonde Redhead. It was something very special and everyone was stoked to be there. She even covered 'A Milli" by Lil Wayne and "Can I Kick It?' By A Tribe Called Quest- IN STYLE! On that note lets talk about this Saturday night because I'm sure we will witness an equal level of awesomeness.


Where do I begin? Franki Chan is one of my heroes. Not because he is a jet setting DJ, or because he is world famous for his record label/production company, IHeartComix (home to Designer Drugs, HeartsRevolution, Matt & Kim and many others). He's got something few DJs can claim- he helped start a new movement in music, a movement that is close to the hearts of tens of thousands of musically-discerning southern Californians.
He almost single-handedly lit the indie dance party fire in LA in the later half of this decade. He brought out French Electro super bad asses Justice for their first American show. He help break Spank Rock, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Crystal Castles, Boys Noize, and many others to the Southern Californa masses with his bi-monthly party called Check Yo Ponytail in LA. He did it before "electro" was a buzzword, and he is a big reason the genre has moved to that point. For that he is rightfully called the Godfather by many. Below is a video that documents Check Yo Ponytail on Halloween night 2006. This was the first night Justice performed in the states to scores of screaming fans. Did I mention MSTRKFT was there too? It was a catalytic moment in dance music culture and we at El D are proud to have him get behind the decks this Saturday for your entertainment.

Here's one of Mr. Chan's recent mixtapes

Last thing, for everyone looking for the photos from our last party, you can find them here.
In fact, for all the photos check out the photo blogs on our profile at: myspace.com/younggunssandiego

See ya soon!


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