Don't shop til' you drop, bop til' you drop! European electronic dance dynamos, a hip-hop master (DJ Quik) and wax-wielding women (in hottie holiday garb!) round out the dance offerings for the first week of December.
Fri., Dec. 2
Departure's got another global groover to get you grinding, Tiefschwarz of Souvenir Music/Cocoon out of Berlin. Their Euro-tastic EDM and heavy house will heat this party up until the wee hours. Locals Droog (known for their Standard DTLA parties and Avalon sets) and Anton Tumas open. 6021 Hollywood Blvd. www.vanguardla.com or www.auburneventsla.com
Expect a jolly affair filled with sexy elves and turntable art-tarts at Chicks With Decks' Naughty or Nice 2 Holiday Costume Party. The all-female lineup includes Ora, DJ Syrena, Shakti Bliss, Holly Adams (KCRW) and Dayhota (Hummingbyrd Music) with more TBA. At the Custom Hotel, 8639 Lincoln Blvd. (310) 645-0400. Tickets here.
Sat., Dec. 3
Hard to believe Boombox has been blasting beats and making booties bump for five years. The club offers the best hip hop, breaks & more from an impressive roster of spinners, and their anniversary is sure to be a good one. Special guest selector DJ Quik (Mad Science Recordings) takes over the decks for a big, “fonky” set that'll make you sweat. Stones Throw's MED hosts and the “Boombox Soundsystem” — Inka One (Beathackerz), Ben Diggin (Soul.Scienz), and Analog (Beathackerz) — spin too. At Grand Star Jazz Club, 943 N. Broadway. Chinatown. www.twitter.com/boomboxla
More euro-disco and house in an underground environment will be offered at Making Shapes. Benoit & Sergio “live” (Visionquest, DFA) plus Mark E (UK), Qzen (40 Thieves, Permanent Vacation / Berlin) and locals Disko, Jeniluv and Alexandre round out the DJ list, while Cali selectors Oliver, Mike B, Davi, Acid Girls and Hoff spin in a second room. See www.making-shapes.com and to sign up for the info list or call the (old school) party line for more: (323) 634-4826.
Tues., Dec. 6
DFA and Dim Mak always make for a dance-happy combo and when The Juan Maclean are in the house, this will surely be the case. Add A Club Called Rhonda's resident deck ragers Goddollars to the mayhem and we're talkin' full-blown hipstermaggedon. Also on the bangin' bill: Bones, DJ Metric, and Tropicool. At Dim Mak Studios, 6356 Hollywood Blvd. www.dimmak.com