Turnament - a festival of turntablism in Los Angeles, November 7.
- Hello unto you.
This is to inform you that the Turnament festival of turntablism,
produced by David Cotner in association with The Derby, takes place
November 7 at the Derby Nightclub in Los Angeles. Ticket prices have
been lowered to $25 for the evening; UCLA student discount remains at
$20 for night (only 200 of these tickets are available).
Friday, November 7, 2003
· Your MC, for the first time in Los Angeles in almost two decades -
The Rappin' Duke!
· Ace & Duce - Los Angeles (Los Angeles Free Music Society founders)
· amk - Los Angeles (flexidisc collages on classroom record players)
· DJ Icy-Ice - Los Angeles (Stacks Records proprietor and hip-hop
· DJ Jester - San Antonio (URB Magazine Next 100 artists 2003)
· DJ Quest - San Francisco (Live Human founder and "Hamster Breaks"
· DJ Smallcock - Sydney (3000 RPM of terror from Down Under)
· Dublab Soundsystem (Daedelus, Derelict, Dr. Rock, Frosty) - Los
Angeles (transglobal Internet broadcasting pioneers)
· Emil Beaulieau - Lowell (America's Greatest Living Noise Artist
performs a dignified and professional tutorial on anti-records)
Installations (in the Derby Room)
· DJ Meeuw - Amsterdam (king of the colourful 7" working an all-45s
set of dancehall / ragga)
· The New Blockaders - anti-concert
· David Woodard - Los Angeles (lecture / exposition of the Brion Gysin
9:30 p.m., The Derby Nightclub (21+)
4500 Los Feliz Boulevard (corner of Hillhurst Avenue and Los Feliz
Los Angeles, California 90027
323 663 8979 fon
Admission at the door - $25 / $20 UCLA students with valid ID
Contact info@... for advance ticket sales information
"From 1940 to 1960, this same building housed one of the original
Brown Derby Restaurants. There were five in all - located in Beverly
Hills, mid-Wilshire (the hat-shaped one), Hollywood, Los Feliz and the
Crenshaw district. The Crenshaw location opened and closed in just a
few months, so it is not as well known as the others.
The idea for what is now The Derby was originally conceived by Cecil
B. DeMille and opened in 1929 as Willard's Chicken Inn. The motto
back then was "The chicken whose feet never hit the ground". Live
chickens actually were raised in the kitchen! It was the gathering
place for Hollywood's movie stars; in 1945, while on location filming
"Mildred Pierce", Joan Crawford muttered the infamous line, "People
have to drink somewhere. Why not here?" The dome-shaped design of the
roof actually had a unique purpose: water was pumped up to the top of
the dome and then ran down the sides into a moat to make this one of
the first air-conditioned buildings."
Future bulletins as events warrant, of course.