A metamorphism is taking place in downtown Los Angeles – from an underdeveloped urban landscape to a thriving metropolis with a flourishing electronic music scene.
Arising from this transformation is Deep Tech Los Angeles (DTLA) – a new collective of underground house producers from Los Angeles, all striving to build a grassroots movement of music and events.
Established by Redux Saints, the first U.S. graduate of the Toolroom Academy programme, the aim of the collective is to connect artists via a series of ‘listening sessions’ where producers could give feedback to each other. The project rapidly evolved into a compilation album of exclusive new and original material.
DTLA Volume 1 – released on Krafted Underground – showcases the deep, tech-y and progressive sounds that DTLA stands for, featuring tracks from LA scene stalwarts JJ Flores, Mr. Bootsauce, Lok N Key, Redux Saints, Shanto, Contessa, Andy Slate, P-LASK alongside newcomers 28mm and Thomas Garcia.
Today, we are premiering four cuts from the 12-tracker, which you can enjoy via the SoundCloud player below:
While DTLA will also be the home of nationwide and international events, it is fitting that the launch party for the compilation is in the hometown of Los Angeles. JJ Flores, Redux Saints, Mr. Bootsauce, Thomas Garcia and Shanto & Contessa will be playing at the infamous Sunday Sanctuary on October 8th to launch this exciting new brand. RSVP here for more information
Redux Saints – DTLA (Original Mix)
Redux Saints – Mental Baggage Claim (Original Mix)
Lok N Key – Temptation (Original Mix)
Mr. Bootsauce – Who’s With Me (Original Mix)
28mm – Front Left (Original Mix)
Shanto – Tyrant (Original Mix)
Contessa – Auguary (Original Mix)
P – LASK – You Gonna Learn (Original Mix)
Eric Ross – Living LA (Original Mix)
Andy Slate – Are We Back Yet (Original Mix)
Thomas Garcia, Missy B – Forever Feeling (Original Mix)
JJ Flores & Contessa – Chrysalis (Original Mix)
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