ALL ACCESS PASS
NYE 2014 Special: Interview with DJ R3hab
EARGASMIC
Curtis Peoples Releases New Music Video For His Single, 'Afraid.'

Pop singer/songwriter, Curtis Peoples, releases his new music video today for his single, 'Afraid.' Best known for his special blend of coffee shop quality music mixed with arena rock qualities, Curtis delivers to a wide spectrum of fans who enjoys both pop and rock music, alike.

His single, 'Afraid' is part of his complete album, The Fight, which was released this past year under the production of Steven Miller. After traveling between LA, NY and Nashville in the past 18 months, Curtis prepared for this second album by working with many notable writers during this process including Nathan Chapman who's also worked with Taylor Swift.

EARGASMIC
Event Preview: Figure x Crizzly at Webster Hall 12/13


Mark your calenders for December 13th--bass heads Figure and Crizzly are coming to Webster Hall for its weekly Girls & Boys event. Along with Figure and Crizzly, LA duo gLAdiator and Alex English will be playing the same night.

This event is a continuation of the Figure x Crizzly All Black Everything tour, so make sure to catch these two when they make their stop in New York City. Figure is synonymous with Drumstep while Crizzly is known for embodying the Crunkstep genre, and together they will bring bass-heavy music for all the bass heads out there.

HAPPENINGS
Have a Beer with the Cast of Always Sunny

Besides the chance of banging out some time with Charlie and Frank, by entering the contest you will be helping the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that assists veterans who are recovering from combat wounds. We want you, not just the Nightman, to cometh on set!

If you win, your flight and hotel for two are totally included in this Sweet-Deal. The gang might not show you how to solve the gas crises, per se, but they will explain how they came to be, what it takes to launch a hit comedy (Danny DeVito) and what it’s like to have a drink at an imaginary bar with real people.

EARGASMIC
DIM MAK Sundays in Hollywood

Steve Aoki has teamed up with Insomniac Events and sbe Nighlife Group, to bring us DIM MAK Sundays. Every Sunday starting September 15, Create Nightclub in Hollywood will be hosting the electric dance music event, which will showcase a variety of artists signed to Steve Aoki's DIM MAK music label.

This Sunday you can catch Felix Cartel and ETC! ETC!, who have both been making waves in the EDM scene. On the 22nd, Autoerotique will be the guest DJ, and the following week Yolanda Be Cool will be on the set.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Closing out the year: Top 5 DJ Performances on NYE

It’s NYE and you know the drill:
Hot venue √
Sexy outfit √
Champagne at midnight √

What could possibly make ringing in a brand new year that much more spectacular? A performance by one of electronic dance music's hottest DJ’s? Absolutely! If you’re lucky enough to attend any of the NYE parties spanning across these five fabulous cities, you’ll be guaranteed beats, ball drops and a banging good time! Here’s a look at the Top 5:

Armin van Buuren – New York City
Don’t miss out on this adrenaline fueled electric dance party extravaganza presented by Joonbug.com. It all goes down at Pier 36, a 64,000 square foot pier that stretches out to Manhattan’s East River. There’s a 3-hour open bar taking place between 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. This event is strictly 21+. Several VIP packages are available and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

ALL ACCESS PASS
The Many Faces of Stephan Jacobs

LA-based DJ and producer (not to mention Burning Man veteran) Stephan Jacobs has been dubbed one of the "most promising DJs coming out of the West Coast bass music scene." Currently releasing music under a variety of aliases in addition to perfecting his own individual sound, Jacobs is a prime example of versatility. An original member of the Headtron crew, he's best known for his live sets and high-energy orginal production style.

AM: Can you tell us about your early days starting out as a DJ and producer?

Stephan: Sure, I got a set of turntables when I was 16. I didn’t really know anything about the electronic music scene at the time but was heavily influenced by hip hop music in general. My main focus at the time was to just get really good at mixing beats together.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Mmm...Beer!

A few season ago, Angelo Sosa was thisclose to winning Top Chef. And while that didn’t happen, his flair for exotic updates on Southeast Asian food (and his flair for unfashionably tight jeans) has remained in our memory.

Finally, a chance to sample some of Sosa’s spicy eats is available to Angelenos (completely accidental pun, here) at SmithHouse Tap and Grill. Sosa’s presence elevates the space from standard pub-style food and the 100+ beers on tap don’t hurt the experience either.

THE SCENE
Red, White and Black Swan
BEST OF
L.A.'s Best Vegan Sweets

Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you have to be healthy all the time, and luckily, restaurateurs in Los Angeles seem to understand this. The following are (in my humble opinion, as a vegan with a sweet tooth that influences more life decisions than I care to admit) the best places to find animal product-free desserts in L.A.

Scoops 712 N. Heliotrope Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 906-2649

Tai Kim’s nothing short of a genius with his impressively Yelp-approved menu of vegan and non-vegan ice creams. How he manages to rotate his eclectic flavors daily and never miss a beat, how he makes some of them vegan without a hint of iciness or intrusive soy flavor, and how he does it for just $2.49 per giant two-scoop serving, are beyond me. And how I’m ever going to be able to move away soon from my convenient walking-distance location from Scoops is definitely, most certainly, beyond me. Stop by here (perhaps after dinner at vegan haunt Pure Luck across the street), and you won’t be disappointed. Feed your vegan-phobic friends Kim’s signature brown bread dairy-based ice cream, and they won’t be disappointed, either.

The Sensitive Baker, 10836 1/2 Washington Blvd, Culver City, (310) 815-1800, http://thesensitivebaker.com/