Red Bull Sound Select curates music discovery events in which they take over a city and host concerts, shows and studio sessions for an entire month straight. Instead of having to marathon over a weekend festival, Red Bull takes a more intimate approach by hosting intimate concerts and dressing up different venues throughout Los Angeles with their Red Bull lounge, complete with neon lights, a photo booth and bars.
Shura and Tennyson kicked of week 2 at the Roxy Theater, however I started week 2 at Exchange Night Club in Downtown Los Angeles and caught Phantoms playing a melodic set before Kiesza. The traditional DJ night club set up, Exchange was transformed to suit the live playing artists that were all performing as a band.
I also got to see Flume at The Mayan, also in Downtown Los Angeles, where he played a mellow trap infused future-bass set including fan favorites and previous collaborations with RL Grime and What So Not as well as his latest work. For those who also caught Flume’s performance at FYF Fest, Andrew Wyatt joined Flume on stage around mid-set to perform “Some Minds” together.
The best part of attending all the different shows hosted by Red Bull this month is getting a chance to check out different venues around the area as well as getting to see up-and-coming talent. Festival season may be coming to a close for the year but Red Bull’s Sound Select is keeping the music scene alive in Los Angeles for the rest of November.
This week includes performances by Lion Babe, Big Sean and many other artists. For more information check out redbullsoundselect.com.
Photos by Tori Kobayashi