Lucent Lamour with Adam Freeland and Z-Trip; Peanut Butter Wolf, Prince Paul and Arabian Prince at the Echoplex
Hopeless romantics and players alike will find something to love at the slew of Valentine’s-themed dance parties this week. Lucent L’amour’s lusty performance art and impressive DJ line-up, including Adam Freeland, Z-Trip and more, are sure to offer plenty of PDA as well as EDM in the streets; 600 Block of Imperial St., L.A.; Sat., Feb. 14. http://lucentlamour.thedolab.com. Also downtown, Hang the DJs-hosted Lovers & Strangers promises naughty deck selections and humpin’ good times from Yo! Majesty’s Shunda K, Dazzler, We Are the World, Aaron Castle, Killed By Synth and many more; at Hear Gallery, 265 S. Main St.; Sat., Feb. 14. www.myspace.com/theheargallery. The Echoplex will be sweet and sticky all weekend, first at Peanut Butter Wolf’s Be Our Valentine with Prince Paul, Egyptian Lover, Mayer Hawthorne and PBW himself spinning (Fri., Feb. 13), and then at the Beat Junkies’ Nightlife Songs in the Key of D (Sat., Feb. 14), a heart-pumping, head-spinning display of turntablism with J Rocc, Babu, Rhettmatic and Mr. Choc making love to the wax; both at 1154 Glendale Blvd. www.attheecho.com. And finally, Marques Wyatt’s long-running house music night Deep celebrates its 10th anniversary, proving the spark is still alive on its floor and the genre is still sexy as ever, with guest DJs Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, Garth Trinidad and Wyatt himself; Sun., Feb. 15 (special hours: 6 p.m.- 4am); Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd. www.deep-la.com.
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