Lauren Lane knows a thing or two about a good party having
played some of the most notorious clubs and festivals across the
globe – think Coachella, Ibiza‘s legendary DC10 and Rio Music
Conference. While she honed her craft on the New
York house music scene, the DJ now calls Los Angeles home. With the city more renowned
natural food scene than its nightlife, we were curious where
the DJ could be found when the lights go down in the City of
Angels. Here Lauren gives SUITCASE some of her favourite haunts in
For a casual drink with friends:
Mama Shelter in Hollywood has a cool, kitchsy vibe.
There are games at the bar and the food is yummy. The roof is a
great spot to have a casual drink and take in the views from the
heart of Hollywood. This place isn’t fancy but it’s fun.
To have a drink outdoors:
The garden terrace at Chateau Marmont is the best place for an
outdoor drink. The chic vintage vibe provides the perfect setting
to enjoy this legendary hotel.
If you want to dance but don’t want to go to a club:
of the Trees in Silver Lake is a cool indoor/outdoor cocktail
bar with space for dancing and even an outdoor movie theatre. It
looks like a mid-century style home and focuses on music, film, art
and cuisine making it more diverse than a regular club.
If you want to listen to techno:
in Hollywood is a great place to hear the best tech-house, deep
house and techno. I was actually one of the first residents on
Friday nights when the club first opened 4 years ago. Check their
schedule for the rotating list of international talent.
If you want to listen to house:
A Club Called Rhonda is the polysexual party
that started in LA in 2010 and has now toured many cities
throughout the world. From
LA to Miami
and a lot in between, Rhonda has become a benchmark in music and
nightlife for inclusion, uninhibited self-expression and excellent
taste in music.
If you want to listen to dancehall:
SHABBAAAAA. It’s a reggae and dancehall night at Los Globos.
If you’re out after hours:
DTLA warehouse parties or The Overpass (the after hours
invite-only speakeasy) are both fun options that stay open later
than the average 2am last call for “regular” bars and clubs in
On a night out, you’re most likely to find me at:
Dinner. I like to enjoy relaxing nights when I’m home in LA and
not on tour.
You’d never find me at:
A BBQ restaurant (…I’m vegetarian)
Lauren’s new EP ‘Mantra 304’ is out now on Saved record and
available on Beatport