HARD Day Of The Dead took place last weekend with a strong lineup of house and dance producers from around the world. That festival (which used to be a 2-day indoor Halloween weekend festival named Hard Haunted Mansion) and the HARD production company in general have helped secure L.A.’s spot amongst the top U.S. cities for electronic music. The company was founded by Gary Richards, a longstanding L.A. DJ that performs under the name Destructo.
In honor of his city and the success he’s achieved for himself within it (and the success he’s helped achieve for L.A.’s EDM scene in general), Destructo released a track entitled “LA Funky.” The song features L.A. duo OLIVER, which consists of DJs Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein.
The song, which combines elements of funk with laid-back house music, also has an accompanying video. In the clip, Destructo and the two members of Oliver drive around Los Angeles in an old-school Chevy mobile (license plate: #LAFUNKY), passing through the downtown streets near where Hard Day Of The Dead took place. The DJs enlist some dancers to show off their moves in Dodger Stadium, the La Brea tar pits, and other iconic LA locations. They even get a police officer to do a dance on top of his squad car. Now THAT’s LA Funky.
It’s a good, well-spirited clip and an entertaining song. Check out the video below.