Ahead of our Community Connections series, we touched base with Cooper Saver & Jen Ferrer, who run Far Away in Los Angeles. The crew are responsible for bringing Four Tet, Floating Points, Palms Trax and more through Los Angeles’ warehouse circuit. Friday 1st December we’ll be teaming up with them for a throw down at El Cid. $5, and unannounced guests, see you front left.
1. How would you describe your music policy?
Our policy is less about genres or styles and more about encouraging guests to have fun and let loose.
2. What makes a great party?
A comfortable room with everyone attending on the same page - an encouraging, open minded dance floor.
3. What does your party stand for, and how do you express that?
It stands for freedom of expression - for the party goers and also the DJs. Our goal has always been to bring our favorite artists to play intimate and unusual spots, which allows them to offer a more personal set and give the dancers something special and unique.
4. What’s the greatest problem facing club culture in your city?
2am cutoff in legal venues, high costs of permitting events, and lack of good venues that cater to dance music specifically.
5. What’s your favourite memory of the night?
Cooper: It's hard to pick a number 1 favorite memory, they're all special and I learn a lot from each. I think the best memories are not only the amazing all nighters, but also the time spent stuck in traffic from the airport with my favorite DJs / artists talking about whatever. I guess that's a bonus to doing parties in LA.
Jen: I'm tearing up a little thinking about all of the amazing moments we've had over the years. Some of my fondest memories are from the early residents-only nights when we would DJ ourselves all night with friends. It was so sloppy and ridiculous and probably what I'll think back on as the best times of my 20's. There's a beautiful camaraderie in sharing a DJ booth and I learned so much about my friends, myself, and DJing in general by cutting my teeth that way.
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