The Los Angeles underground is deep. There’s something for everyone. Every niche imaginable has an audience, regular venues, local cutting edge artists and promoters pushing the sounds years before they make it across most of the States. We could host a year’s worth of Coast to Coast broadcasts in Los Angeles alone and it’d still be impossible to tell the full story of LA’s underground. We did our best. However, we’d be remiss not to acknowledge our intent to showcase the symbiotic relationship with San Francisco and our sister city to the south.
San Francisco has lost more than our fair share of artists that cut their teeth in the Bay Area before moving to the City of Angeles. Dave Aju and Jeniluv are two such artists. Both were big players in the City, integral to the fabric that helped defined SF nightlife throughout the ‘00s. Jeni’s been active the last decade putting her own fingerprints on an array of projects. Dave Aju made a stopover in Berlin before settling into LA. San Francisco’s Chuck Gunn spent half his life in LA, coming of age before moving to Bay Area and has quickly begun creating his own niche influenced by his earlier years in SoCal. Outliers amongst most of their peers, Force Placement and Juliet Mendoza are both born and raised in LA. They come from worlds across the spectrum of Los Angeles diverse nightlife. Force Placement pushes mutant sounds alongside his Black Lodge cohorts, while Juliet taps into the soulful beats that find their roots in the 90s house scene. Together this month’s installment of Coast to Coast with AYLI and FaultRadio.com
brings you a kaleidoscope of what you’d find on a weekend out in Los Angeles. Tune in. Quality.
For this month’s edition of AYLI Coast to Coast, the artists will be donating their tips to GWORL’S Rent and Gender Reaffirming Fund && SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition. All tips can be made directly on venmo to @jeniluv.
For the Gworls’ Rent and Gender-Affirming Surgery Fund accepts applications from Black, transgender people nationwide. With this fund, we actively fight to reduce homelessness rates in the Black transgender community, as well as lower the risk for affirmative surgeries being done in ways that put them at greater health risks. Now more than ever, this work is especially important considering that many Black transgender people are being laid off in absurdly high numbers, which is only exacerbating the already terrible conditions that Black transgender people generally live in. https://www.artsbusinesscollaborative.org/…/for-the…/
SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition is an LA based coalition of neighborhood organizers who recognize unhoused individuals as fellow members of our community worthy of the same dignity, respect and representation afforded to any housed person. Offering food, showers, and other services that are considered basic human needs to support the homeless population in LA. https://www.selahnhc.org/
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