If John Carpenter made techno, it probably would sound like an L.A. Club Resource record. The label, founded and run by Delroy Edwards, ostensibly is in the business of putting out dance music, but this isn't the fun, disco-imbued sound of Chicago house or the shiny anthems of EDM. L.A. Club Resource puts out the grimiest, most lo-fi, distorted, four-on-the-floor techno and house records around, a lot of it made by L.A. producers and DJs. This is music that sounds like it was spewed straight out of an old tape deck, or like the pulsating, nagging thump in your head when you're driving home from a club in the early hours of the morning. Ultimately, it's the beating-heart soundtrack for the millions making their way through the struggle to survive in Los Angeles.
L.A. Club Resource's Jimmy Mock (left), Delroy Edwards and Henoch Moore; Credit: Dicko Chan